I would like to know if your name is used in a newspaper article without your permission, is the newspaper liable? The comment quoted was in a private document - my resignation - but used out of text in the article. The person who made the statement is not named in the article. Is this person liable in anyway under Australian law? Example: Committee of management president Judith Brennan resigned on Sunday, claiming that the Volcanoes Discovery Centre subcommittee was "not prepared to try in any way to do the best for the Penshurst community". I do not believe my name should have been used without my permission and without confirming the statement. I would sincerely appreciate your advice.