(1) In this Act:
offer to make amends means an offer to make amends made under section 9D.
Territory of the Commonwealth includes a territory governed by the Commonwealth under a trusteeship agreement.(2) For the purposes of this Act, an imputation or other matter is a matter of substantial truth if, but only if, in substance it is true or in substance it is not materially different from the truth.(3) Where any right or liability of any person in respect of defamation passes to the executor of the person’s will or to the administrator of the person’s estate or to any other person, a reference in this Act which applies to the first-mentioned person extends, except in so far as the context or subject-matter otherwise indicates or requires, to that executor, administrator or other person.(4) Where by this Act an expression used in this Act is given a meaning or has a modified meaning, that expression has a corresponding meaning in any rules of court, pleading or other document in respect of proceedings to which this Act applies, except in so far as the context or subject-matter otherwise indicates or requires.(5) Notes included in this Act do not form part of this Act.