Sand dunes and a lake – an obvious risk?*

Mr Kelly, the plaintiff, suffered serious personal injuries on Fraser Island when he toppled down a sand dune and then fell…

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The effects of the new Workers Compensation legislation*

In mid-2012, the NSW Government introduced sweeping reforms to the workers compensation scheme, legislating the Workers Compensation Legislation Amendment Act 2012…

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Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992 – how it may impact you

On 20 May 2013 the Hon Bill Shorten, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, released the Review of the Seacare Scheme…

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Traps for young players*

This decision demonstrates the practical application of the risk warning provisions of the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW) (CLA) especially in…

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High Court considers failure to warn of risks and causation

Medical treatments often have multiple material risks which, individually or cumulatively, may dissuade a patient from undergoing the treatment. This decision…

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