Former Liberal MP’s legal costs amounted to more than $118,000 on top of $175,000 in damages

An article that defamed former federal MP Sophie Mirabella while she was campaigning for her old seat during the 2016 federal election is ultimately costing a weekly Victorian newspaper almost $300,000.

Victoria county court judge Michael Macnamara last week awarded Mirabella all her legal fees for her defamation lawsuit against weekly newspaper the Benalla Ensign, on top of $175,000 in damages she was awarded.

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