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Compensation for non-economic loss

Subtitle Submissions regarding exemption from Civil Liability and Residential Parks Acts

Tenants NSW became aware of the decision of the NSW Court of Appeal in Insight Vacations Pty Ltd v Young that proceedings relating to 'distress and disappointment' are subject to the Civil Liability Act 2002, and formed the view that this may severely limit tenants' proceedings for compensation.

Tenants NSW made submissions to the Minister for Fair Trading and the Attorney General seeking an exemption from the Civil Liability Act 2002 for proceedings under the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 and the Residential Parks Act 1998.

CLC/Agency Tenants' Union of NSW
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Area of Law
  • Housing and land
  • Community organisation
  • Community workers
  • State government
  • NSW
Method of Delivery
  • Campaign
  • Capacity building project
  • Policy development
Project Type
  • Law Reform
Project uploaded to CLEAR 30th September 2011
Contact Person Ned Cutcher
Contact Position Policy Officer
Contact Email
Contact Phone 02 8117 3712
Production/Delivery Date 2011
Evaluation Not Stated

As this project has exceeded its review date it is recommended that the author/auspicing agency be contacted to confirm the currency of the information provided. 

Sponsor / Partner Agencies

NSW Tenants Advice and Advocacy Services

Review Date 3rd October 2012

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