The Civil Liability and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2010 – what You Need to Know

01 April 2010 Topics: Insurance

On 17 March 2010, the long debated and long awaited amendment bill became law. The Act is really something of a compromise, attempting to balance the interests of injured Queenslanders, while at the same time maintaining the financial viability of the schemes to which the Act applies. As with any compromise, not everyone will be happy. Further reform will no doubt continue to be agitated by both sides to the litigation equation.

The Act supplements changes implemented in July last year to refine the descriptors used for injuries in the Civil Liability Regulations 2003. Many were disappointed at that time that indexation of general damages awards had not been undertaken. That disappointment has now been addressed, at least in part.

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