Ah yes, I see. The thing is, you can usually instruct Sue, Grabbit & Runne to act for you in foreign lands but the Australian system requires the physical presence of the plaintiff, or so I was given to understand. If, say, someone defamed me in the United States, I could call the attorneys I know in New York or Los Angeles and instruct them to sue the miscreant without my having to set foot in the USA. But it would appear that I would have to turn up in court in Australia in order for my lawsuit to be heard. That's why so many people and firms without a legal presence in Australia are very wary of dealing with Australian clients. If they bilk you, you have to go there to get your money. Same applies to being libelled by an Aussie. Hence my point about responding to any libel by Dr Valhalla by suing his publishers. It's actually a far more effective method. It's something Jason and others might want to consider where those other two academics are concerned: don't waste time talking to them or thinking about suing them. Sue the publishing house. Instant column inches, acute embarrassment on the part of the publishers because they didn't exercise due diligence when they passed the manuscript fit for publication etc etc etc... Eventual result? Charlatans end up on undeclared blacklist maintained by publishers, especially vanity publishers, because they cost the publishers money. Coming back to Dr Bluster, I am pretty sure that he understands that once he starts making threats of this nature, he risks sparking off a "war" that would probably do his career a fair amount of damage. Many tabloid hacks dislike cops and he would be ideal fodder for them. You reading this, Goldsworthy? Of course you are! In which case, I suggest that you engage your brain now and that you stop making threats. You're not dealing with a load of inbred Queensland pikeys now, mate. You're about to let a genie out of a bottle and I strongly urge you to desist. Argue with us by all means. Pour scorn, by all means. But do not make threats like the one you have just made.