Volunteer Protection in Queensland
McGregor-Lowndes, Myles (2003) Volunteer Protection in Queensland. The Queensland Lawyer, 24(2), pp. 81-94.
A minor element of current tort law involves the protection of volunteers from personal civil liability. Queensland has enacted the Civil Liability Act 2003 protecting volunteers (including office holders) of community organisations from personal civil liability. This article examines the implications of the Queensland provisions and identifies issues for further consideration. The article first places volunteer protection in a policy context of volunteering statements and then moves to examine the immediate civil liability issues in Queensland. A detailed examination of the legislation is then undertaken with emphasis on the issues community organisations and volunteers face in taking advantage of the provisions.
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|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2003 Thomson Legal & Regulatory|
|Deposited On:||09 Oct 2007 00:00|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 12:59|
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