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Greens Senator wins defamation case against David Leyonhjelm

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Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young has won her defamation case against former politician David Leyonhjelm.

She has been awarded $120,000 in damages, plus interest, in the federal court.

Ms Hanson-Young sued her then colleague over comments he made in 2018.

Their dispute was sparked with a comment Mr Leyonhjelm made in parliament amid a debate on legislation seeking to prevent violence against women.

Ms Hanson-Young says she’ll be donating the money to two charities.

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