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  1. Typo in email address leads to compensation awards for privacy breach

    13 July 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    Is your patients’ privacy adequately protected? In a decision published on 1 July 2020,1 the Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner ordered a medical practice to pay compensation totalling $16,400 to two complainants arising...

  2. Queensland Claims Farming Legislation in Force from 5 December 2019

    6 March 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Motor Accident Insurance and Other Legislation Act 2019 received royal assent on 5 December 2019. From that date, significant reforms aimed at stopping claims farming schemes came into effect in Queensland. These reforms created additional practical...

  3. High Court overturns controversial finding against 17 year old tetraplegic

    18 September 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    The High Court has overturned a decision that an unlicensed teenager was driving a vehicle when he sustained catastrophic injuries, finding that it had been proved on the balance of probabilities that his father was the driver at the time of the...

  4. Speeding motorcyclist’s damages reduced by 80% for contributory negligence

    2 September 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    The plaintiff, Mr Swan, sought damages for personal injuries after the motor cycle he was riding collided with the defendant’s motor vehicle. The accident occurred when the defendant attempted to turn right into a commercial driveway and collided...

  5. Speeding motorcyclist’s damages reduced by 80% for contributory negligence

    30 August 2019 | Insurance & Health Law
    Tags CTP

    The plaintiff, Mr Swan, sought damages for personal injuries after the motor cycle he was riding collided with the defendant’s motor vehicle. The accident occurred when the defendant attempted to turn right into a commercial driveway and collided...

  6. Queensland Introduces Bill to Block ‘Insidious’ Claim Farming Practice

    24 June 2019 | Insurance & Health Law
    Tags CTP

    The Queensland Government expressed an intention in July last year to stamp out this “insidious” practice. To this end, on 14 June 2019, the Motor Accident Insurance and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 (the Bill) was introduced to the...

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