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Volunteers and the new tort law reform

McGregor-Lowndes, Myles & Nguyen, Linh T. (2005) Volunteers and the new tort law reform. Torts Law Journal, 13(1), pp. 41-61.

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Abstract

The volunteer protection legislation in each Australian jurisdiction makes considerable changes to the law of civil liabil-ity. Advocates for volunteer protection from third party liability were quite successful in having their issue accepted by all governments in the race to provide relief from the insurance crisis. However, there are a number of provisions that can be improved now that there is time for reflection. This article outlines a number of reforms to the legislation to pro-vide better outcomes for volunteers, community organisations and persons injured through negligence.

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ID Code: 5158
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: volunteer protection legislation, tort reform, volunteer, civil liability, community organisations, nonprofit, reform
ISSN: 1038-5967
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Tort Law (180126)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 LexisNexis
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 06 Oct 2006
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2013 22:39

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