Hamcor Pty Ltd v Queensland

Stickley, Amanda P. (2014) Hamcor Pty Ltd v Queensland. Australian Civil Liability, 11(10), pp. 128-130.

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The Ipp Report recommendation that for claims for personal injury and death arising from the negligent performance or non-performance of a public function based upon a policy decision, could not establish negligence unless the public authority was so unreasonable that no reasonable public authority in the same position would have made it, was adopted in different ways by all jurisdictions except South Australia and the Northern Territory.1 This introduced the public law concept of Wednesbury unreasonableness to civil liability which caused much academic debate.2 Section 36 of the Queensland provides...

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ID Code: 78567
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: Negligence, Public Authority, Civil Liability Act 2002 (Qld) s 36
ISSN: 1449-6127
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Tort Law (180126)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Commercial & Property Law Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Lexis Nexis Australia
Deposited On: 10 Nov 2014 22:19
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2015 09:11

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