A comparison of the adoption of the Ipp report recommendations and other personal injuries liability reforms

Butler, Desmond A. (2005) A comparison of the adoption of the Ipp report recommendations and other personal injuries liability reforms. Torts Law Journal, 13(2), pp. 203-215.

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Dramatic increases in insurance premiums for a range of activities led to a review of the laws of negligence relating to personal injuries. The review was conducted by a panel under the chairmanship of Justice Ipp. It resulted in a report which made 61 recommendations. At the same time, State and Territory governments were developing their own reforms designed to ease the burden of the premium increases. While it was the primary recommendation of the Ipp Panel that uniform legislation be enacted, a very different result has emerged. Although similarities do exist, in many respects jurisdictions have taken approaches that may differ significantly or marginally. This poses a challenge for those interested in comparative work. While this is an area that may still undergo further change, this article seeks to provide a comparison of the enactment in the States and Territories of the bulk of the reforms in a quick reference format.

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ID Code: 18801
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: laws of negligence, Justice Ipp
ISSN: 1038-5967
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Tort Law (180126)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 LexisNexis Butterworths
Deposited On: 16 Mar 2009 06:52
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:15

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