Emma Husar and news outlet BuzzFeed are headed to mediation in an attempt to settle the Lindsay MP’s defamation case against the publisher.
Ms Husar and representatives of BuzzFeed appeared briefly in court today, where they agreed to engage in mediation.
That process must begin by June 21.
If a settlement cannot be reached, a trial date will be set on June 28.
Ms Husar, who is not re-contesting Lindsay at next month’s Federal Election, took legal action against BuzzFeed and journalist Alice Workman over stories last year regarding allegations of misconduct.
Ms Husar claims BuzzFeed published a range of false and defamatory allegations against her.
In a statement, Ms Husar said: “I welcome BuzzFeed’s agreement to mediate and otherwise look forward to defending these allegations head on.”
Troy Dodds is the Weekender’s Managing Editor and Senior Writer. He has more than 15 years experience as a journalist, working with some of Australia’s leading media organisations.