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Australian tort law reform: statutory principles of causation and the common law

journal contribution
posted on 01.01.2004, 00:00 authored by Danuta MendelsonDanuta Mendelson
By mid-2004, Parliaments in each Australian jurisdiction will either complete or will be in the process of partial codification of the law of torts. The reforms, including those to the law of negligence, are extensive. This article focuses on codification of the law of causation as an element of the cause of action in negligence. It examines the background to "tort reform", as the process has been labelled, and discusses the common law paradigm of negligence and various approaches to causation. It then analyses and compares the causation provisions in each jurisdiction.

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Journal

Journal of law and medicine

Volume

11

Issue

4

Pagination

492 - 509

Publisher

Lawbook Co.

Location

North Ryde, NSW

ISSN

1320-159X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2004, Lawbook Co.

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