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Typo in email address leads to compensation awards for privacy breach

Australia - July 13 2020 In a decision published on 1 July 2020, the Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner ordered a medical practice to pay…

Samantha Pillay

Queensland Claims Farming Legislation in Force from 5 December 2019

Australia - March 6 2020 From that date, significant reforms aimed at stopping claims farming schemes came into effect in Queensland. These reforms created additional…

High Court Overturns Controversial Finding Against 17 Year Old Tetraplegic

Australia - September 18 2019 The High Court has overturned a decision that an unlicensed teenager was driving a vehicle when he sustained catastrophic injuries, finding that it…

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

Australia - August 30 2019 The plaintiff, Mr Swan, sought damages for personal injuries after the motor cycle he was riding collided with the Defendant’s motor vehicle. The…

Queensland Introduces Bill to Block ‘Insidious’ Claim Farming Practice

Australia - June 24 2019 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…