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Volunteer Immunity and the Public Sector

McGregor-Lowndes, Myles & Edwards, Scott B. (2006) Volunteer Immunity and the Public Sector. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 65(4), pp. 29-40.

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Abstract

Every jurisdiction in Australia has now enacted legislation to protect volunteers of community organisations and all levels of government from incurring personal civil liability. In most jurisdictions these laws transfer liabilities incurred by volunteers to the public sector organisation that organises the work they undertake. This article provides a brief background to the reforms before undertaking an examination of the impact of the legislation upon public sector organisations and their volunteers.

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ID Code: 5157
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: volunteer immunity, public sector, nonprofit, volunteer, civil liability, Australia
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8500.2006.00502a.x
ISSN: 0313-6647
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Tort Law (180126)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Blackwell Publishing
Copyright Statement: The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com
Deposited On: 06 Oct 2006
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:26

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