We are delighted to welcome you to our September 2010 edition of the Public law report – our third edition for the year. We outline some important developments in litigation, including a recent case on compliance with model litigant obligations and proposed reforms in relation to alternative dispute resolution of civil disputes in the federal courts. We also look at some interesting decisions concerning the AAT, including its power to make confidentiality orders and the application of ‘without prejudice’ privilege in AAT proceedings. This edition also contains a number of articles highlighting recent cases involving liability of statutory authorities in negligence for personal injury to employees and members of the public. Finally, we note the High Court’s recent decision declaring invalid the electoral laws imposing cut-off dates on enrolments before an election.
Read more of the report by Norton Rose.