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Review of the Law of Negligence

Review Chair: David Andrew | 2002 - 2002

Following from the Ministerial Meeting on Public Liability Insurance on 30 May 2002, the Commonwealth in consultation with the States and Territories agreed to jointly appoint an expert panel of eminent persons to examine the law of negligence, including its interactions with the Trade Practices Act 1974.

The Report of the Law of Negligence was released on 2 October 2002. This report also includes the First Report which was released in September 2002.

On 15 November 2002 the Report to the Insurance Issues Working Group of Heads of Treasuries - Actuarial assessment of the recommendations of the Ipp Report was released by the Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer*.

Report of the Law of Negligence
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Complete Report - 1,791 KB
     
Letter 557 KB 14 KB
Table of Contents 100 KB 21 KB
Terms of Reference 97 KB 18 KB
Panel of Eminent Persons 92 KB 12 KB
List of Recommendations 152 KB 83 KB
Introduction 125 KB 56 KB
Implementation of the Panel's Recommendations 95 KB 17 KB
Professional Negligence 189 KB 104 KB
Not-for-Profit Organisations 143 KB 63 KB
Trade Practices 136 KB 70 KB
Limitation of Actions 161 KB 72 KB
Forseeability, Standard of Care, Causation and Remoteness of Damages 169 KB 106 KB
Contributory Negligence, Assumption of Risk and Duties of Protection 149 KB 70 KB
Mental Harm 151 KB 82 KB
Public Authorities 141 KB 70 KB
Non-Delegable Duties and Vicarious Liability 121 KB 41 KB
Proportionate Liability 123 KB 43 KB
Damages 349 KB 229 KB
Appendices - Appendix A: Trade Practices Act 1974 and state and territory equivalents 140 KB 41 KB
Definitions 99 KB 19 KB
List of Submissions 182 KB 25 KB
List of Consultations and Advice 114 KB 16 KB
Table of Cases 149 KB 22 KB
Table of Legislation 106 KB 14 KB
List of Tables 111 KB 11 KB

* Senator the Hon Helen Coonan, as at 15 November 2002

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