Reforms to personal injuries legislation and practice

The Civil Liability and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2009 was introduced to parliament on 7 October 2009, to amend various legislation impacting on personal injuries, but not including work injuries.

Among the amendments tabled are:

  • Altering limitation periods for Dust Diseases claims;
  • Indexing General Damages allowances to increase annually;
  • Reinstating certain gratuitous domestic claims (CSR Limited v Eddy);
  • Permitting de-facto partners to claim for loss of consortium; and
  • Amending pre-court procedures under the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002.

 

Further discussion will follow regarding the various amendments proposed.

Brisbane Barrister – David Cormack

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