ASIC given stronger tools to counter corporate and financial misconduct22 March 2019 | Insurance & Health Law
After passing through both houses of Parliament in February, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Strengthening Corporate and Financial Sector Penalties) Act 2019 received royal assent last week, significantly increasing both civil and criminal penalties...
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AFCA begins consultation on plans to accept legacy complaints21 March 2019 | Insurance & Health Law
Following the Hayne Royal Commission, both the Government and Opposition outlined their respective plans to expand the remit of AFCA (see our earlier article). Significantly, both major parties agree on empowering AFCA to consider legacy complaints dating...
Dangerous driving conviction a bar to claim for damages for personal injuries19 March 2019 | Insurance & Health Law
The Supreme Court of Queensland has dismissed an injured plaintiff’s application to strike out those parts of a defence which plead a statutory bar to her claim for damages on account of the fact she was convicted of dangerous operation of a motor...
Driverless Vehicles: Australia is playing catchup15 March 2019 | Insurance & Health Law
Frustration I have been interested in driverless vehicles for many years now and two things have been a source of constant frustration. The first is how the media pays a lot of attention to the failures particularly where deaths are involved. This focus...
Contributory negligence – a tale of two intoxicated plaintiffs15 March 2019 | Insurance & Health Law
Under the Civil Liability Act 2003 (Qld) there is a presumption that if a plaintiff is intoxicated, they contributed to their own injuries (known as contributory negligence). The concept of contributory negligence has been incorporated into legislation in...