Civil Liability Bill 2002


Bill No.138

SynopsisThe objective of this Bill is to reduce public liability insurance premiums and/or improve insurance availability, through regulating the recovery of damages for death or injury. The aim is to achieve cost reduction, claims cost containment for the future, improving certainty and predictability in the insurance system and changing social and legal attitudes toward the assumption of and liability of risk. The Bill also places restrictions on advertising for personal injury legal services.

StatusAssented to 11/20/2002
Royal Assent given 20 Nov 2002 as Act No. 35 of 2002. Different sections of this Act come into operation on Royal Assent and Proclamation. For details refer to Commencement Clause of the Bill (see also Assent and Commencement information for Acts)

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Progress

Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 08/14/2002  
First Reading 08/14/2002  
Second Reading 08/14/2002  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 09/17/2002  
Consideration in Detail 10/17/2002  
Amendments adopted 10/22/2002  
Third Reading 10/24/2002  


Legislative Council DateNote No.
First Reading 10/24/2002  
Second Reading 10/24/2002  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 11/13/2002  
Committee of the whole 11/13/2002  
Third Reading 11/13/2002