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Police not Liable for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Stickley, Amanda P. (2007) Police not Liable for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The Queensland Lawyer, 28(1), pp. 21-23.

Abstract

NSW v Fahey [2007] HCA 20 (22 May 2007) was an appeal by the State against the finding that it had breached the duty of care it owed to a police officer. The police officer, the respondent, claimed damages in negligence for her post-traumatic stress disorder, allegedly the result of the conduct of individual officers and the Police Service during and after attending the immediate aftermath of an armed robbery.

Special leave was granted by the High Court to determine the issue of breach of duty and to consider whether the decision of Wyong Shire Council v Shirt (1980) 146 CLR 40 ought to be reconsidered.

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ID Code: 14816
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: negligence
ISSN: 0312-1658
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Thomson Legal & Regulatory
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 10 Sep 2008
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 23:04

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