Civil liability

  • Governments face a reckoning in the courts over climate change failure

    9th Jan 2020

    In the midst of the bushfire catastrophe in Australia and in the shadow of the failure of successive governments to act on warnings by scientists, Greg Barns argues that it will only be a matter of time before the courts are forced to step in as they have done with Big Tobacco and Big Pharma.

  • Justice for survivors of institutional child abuse: how the NSW vicarious liability amendments shape up

    21st Nov 2019

    Andrew Morrison RFD SC examines whether the reforms enacted by the Civil Liability Amendment (Organisational Child Abuse Liability) Act 2018 (NSW) will deliver the promised pathways for justice to survivors of child abuse in institutional settings.

  • Farnham v Pruden & Anor [2016] QCA 18

    8th Apr 2016

    Shane Lawlor provides a case note that looks at the Civil Liability Act 2003 (Qld) (CLA) and the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 [(Qld) (WCRA)].

  • Victorian Government must take Horvath case seriously

    1st Aug 2014

    The Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) has supported a call for the Victorian Government to take its international obligations seriously, following the Government’s inaction to rectify breaches of the United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

  • Pendulum swinging back to rights for injured to seek redress

    26th Oct 2012

    For the first time since the media announced a “public liability crisis” in 2002, the pendulum is starting to swing back towards the rights of the injured to redress within our courts, lawyer Travis Schultz told the Australian Lawyers Alliance National Conference in Glenelg today.