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Tag Archives: civil liability act
On 26 October 2018 the NSW Parliament passed legislation to introduce a statutory duty on both public sector agencies and private organisations to prevent the abuse of children.
Civil Liability Act – when is a council protected from liability arising from defects in paths and roads?
A recent decision of the Full Bench of the NSW Court of Appeal has reconsidered the special protection councils (in their capacity as roads authorities) have from liability in relation to road work where they do not have actual knowledge of … Continue reading
Councils can take some comfort regarding the effectiveness of general risk warning signs as a result of the decision of the Court of Appeal in Sharp v Parramatta City Council  NSWCA 260.
Rockdale City Council has lost its appeal against the decision to award substantial damages to a cyclist who suffered severe injury when he rode his bicycle into a boom gate that had been erected by the Council across a public … Continue reading
On 22 October 2012 the Coastal Protection Amendment Act 2012 (Amendment Act) was passed. It has not yet commenced. Once it does commence, it will amend the Coastal Protection Act 1979 (Act) in a number of ways which could be seen … Continue reading
On 28 May 2012 Latham J of the the Supreme Court of NSW delivered judgment in the case of Streller v Albury City Council  NSWSC 729. The principle issue was whether the Council owed a duty of care to … Continue reading
On 9 March 2012 the NSW Court of Appeal delivered judgment in Bellingen Shire Council v Colavon Pty Limited  NSWCA 34. The case concerned the Council’s failure to install guideposts along a stretch of public road delineating the edge … Continue reading