Inquiry into Aspects of the Wrongs Act 1958

On 30 May 2013, the Commission was asked to undertake an inquiry into Aspects of the Wrongs Act 1958 (Vic). The inquiry focused on addressing anomalies, inconsistencies and inequities in the Act relating to personal injury damages, without compromising the original intention of the 2002-03 tort law reforms.

The Commission was also asked to inquire into the strict liability regime for damage caused by aircraft to a person or property on land or water.

The inquiry was completed on 26 February 2014 when the Commission presented its final report, Adjusting the Balance: Inquiry into Aspects of the Wrongs Act 1958, to the Treasurer.

The Government released its response on 2 September 2014.

Project Details

Commissioners Dr Matthew Butlin (Chair) and Bill Mountford
Submissions 25   view submissions
Roundtables 2   view roundtables
Meetings 30
Documentation Draft reportIssues Paper
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