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CIVIL LIABILITY ACT 1936 - NOTES

Legislative history

Notes

• Please note—References in the legislation to other legislation or instruments or to titles of bodies or offices are not automatically updated as part of the program for the revision and publication of legislation and therefore may be obsolete.

• Earlier versions of this Act (historical versions) are listed at the end of the legislative history.

• For further information relating to the Act and subordinate legislation made under the Act see the Index of South Australian Statutes or www.legislation.sa.gov.au.

Formerly

Wrongs Act 1936

Principal Act and amendments

New entries appear in bold.

Year

No

Title

Assent

Commencement

1936

2267

Wrongs Act 1936

13.8.1936

13.8.1936

1939

18

Wrongs Act Amendment Act 1939

22.11.1939

22.11.1939

1940

48

Wrongs Act Amendment Act 1940

28.11.1940

28.11.1940

1944

14

Wrongs Act Amendment Act 1944

23.11.1944

23.11.1944

1951

50

Wrongs Act Amendment Act 1951

13.12.1951

13.12.1951

1952

42

Statute Law Revision Act 1952

4.12.1952

4.12.1952

1956

17

Limitation of Actions and Wrongs Acts Amendment Act 1956

8.11.1956

8.11.1956

1956

49

Wrongs Act Amendment Act 1956

22.11.1956

22.11.1956

1958

58

Wrongs Act Amendment Act 1958

27.11.1958

27.11.1958

1959

38

Wrongs Act Amendment Act 1959

10.12.1959

10.12.1959

1972

19

Statutes Amendment (Law of Property and Wrongs) Act 1972

30.3.1972

18.5.1972 (Gazette 18.5.1972 p1926)

1972

58

Statutes Amendment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1972

27.4.1972

18.5.1972 (Gazette 18.5.1972 p1926)

1974

70

Wrongs Act Amendment Act 1974

17.10.1974

28.11.1974 (Gazette 28.11.1974 p3373)

1975

118

Statute Law Revision Act (No. 2) 1975

4.12.1975

4.12.1975

1975

119

Wrongs Act Amendment Act 1975

4.12.1975

29.1.1976 (Gazette 29.1.1976 p356)

1983

87

Wrongs Act Amendment Act 1983

1.12.1983

1.12.1983

1983

116

Wrongs Act Amendment Act (No. 2) 1983

22.12.1983

22.12.1983

1986

126

Wrongs Act Amendment Act 1986

24.12.1986

8.2.1987 (Gazette 5.2.1987 p250)

1987

45

Wrongs Act Amendment Act 1987

30.4.1987

5.7.1987 (Gazette 28.5.1987 p1384)

1988

41

Wrongs Act Amendment Act 1988

5.5.1988

8.2.1987: s 2

1991

38

Wrongs Amendment Act 1991

31.10.1991

31.10.1991

1993

5

Statutes Amendment (Motor Vehicles and Wrongs) Act 1993

4.3.1993

3.5.1993 (Gazette 29.4.1993 p1476)

1993

62

Statutes Amendment (Courts) Act 1993

27.5.1993

s 42—28.10.1993 (Gazette 27.10.1993 p1892)

1994

21

Statutes Amendment (Attorney-General's Portfolio) Act 1994

26.5.1994

7.7.1994 (Gazette 7.7.1994 p4)

1994

30

Passenger Transport Act 1994

26.5.1994

Sch 4—1.7.1994 (Gazette 30.6.1994 p1843)

1994

59

Criminal Law Consolidation (Felonies and Misdemeanours) Amendment Act 1994

27.10.1994

1.1.1995 (Gazette 8.12.1994 p1942)

1996

92

Racial Vilification Act 1996

12.12.1996

6.7.1998 (Gazette 2.7.1998 p9)

1997

30

Statutes Amendment (References to Banks) Act 1997

12.6.1997

Pt 13 (s 19)—3.7.1997 (Gazette 3.7.1997 p4)

1997

53

Non-Metropolitan Railways (Transfer) Act 1997

31.7.1997

11.9.1997 (Gazette 11.9.1997 p703)

1998

67

Statutes Amendment (Motor Accidents) Act 1998

17.9.1998

Pt 3 (s 13) and Pt 4 (s 14)—29.10.1998 (Gazette 17.9.1998 p902)

1999

33

Financial Sector Reform (South Australia) Act 1999

17.6.1999

Sch (item 64)—1.7.1999 being the date specified under s 3(16) of the Financial Sector Reform (Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act (No. 1) 1999 of the Commonwealth as the transfer date for the purposes of that Act: s 2(2)

2000

8

Wrongs (Damage by Aircraft) Amendment Act 2000

20.4.2000

9.11.2000 (Gazette 9.11.2000 p3004)

2001

41

Law Reform (Contributory Negligence and Apportionment of Liability) Act 2001

3.8.2001

s 9(1)—16.8.2001 (Gazette 16.8.2001 p3046)

2002

21

Wrongs (Liability and Damages for Personal Injury) Amendment Act 2002

12.9.2002

1.12.2002 (Gazette 28.11.2002 p4293)

2002

38

Law Reform (Delay in Resolution of Personal Injury Claims) Act 2002

28.11.2002

s 4—10.3.2003 (Gazette 13.2.2003 p581)

2003

44

Statute Law Revision Act 2003

23.10.2003

Sch 1—24.11.2003 (Gazette 13.11.2003 p4048)

2004

9

Law Reform (Ipp Recommendations) Act 2004

8.4.2004

Pt 2 (ss 4—72)—1.5.2004 (Gazette 29.4.2004 p1172)

2005

50

Defamation Act 2005

27.10.2005

Sch 1 (cll 2 & 3)—1.1.2006: s 2

2005

78

Dust Diseases Act 2005

8.12.2005

Sch 1 (cl 1)—8.2.2006: s 2

2006

43

Statutes Amendment (Domestic Partners) Act 2006

14.12.2006

Pt 15 (ss 42—51)—1.6.2007 (Gazette 26.4.2007 p1352)

2006

44

Statutes Amendment (Justice Portfolio) Act 2006

14.12.2006

Pt 6 (ss 8—10)—18.1.2007 (Gazette 18.1.2007 p234)

2008

51

Civil Liability (Food Donors and Distributors) Amendment Act 2008

11.12.2008

12.12.2008 (Gazette 11.12.2008 p5474)

2009

39

Statutes Amendment and Repeal (Fair Trading) Act 2009

23.7.2009

Pt 3 (ss 7 & 8)—1.1.2011 (Gazette 9.12.2010 p5580)

2013

15

Motor Vehicle Accidents (Lifetime Support Scheme) Act 2013

23.5.2013

Sch 2 (cll 2—8, 21 & 23)—1.7.2013 (Gazette 20.6.2013 p2629)

2014

16

Return to Work Act 2014

6.11.2014

Sch 9 (cl 3)—1.7.2015 (Gazette 4.12.2014 p6610)

2014

19

Civil Liability (Disclosure of Information) Amendment Act 2014

27.11.2014

2.10.2015 (Gazette 10.9.2015 p4221)

2016

28

Statutes Amendment (Attorney-General's Portfolio) Act 2016

16.6.2016

Pt 3 (s 5)—16.6.2016: s 2(1)

2017

13

Statutes Amendment (Registered Relationships) Act 2017

26.4.2017

Pt 4 (s 8)—1.8.2017 (Gazette 1.8.2017 p3039)

Provisions amended since 3 February 1976

• Legislative history prior to 3 February 1976 appears in marginal notes and footnotes included in the consolidation of this Act contained in Volume 11 of The Public General Acts of South Australia 1837-1975 at page 642.

New entries appear in bold.

Entries that relate to provisions that have been deleted appear in italics.

Provision

How varied

Commencement

Pt 1



Pt 1 heading

Pt A1 heading inserted by 44/2003 s 3(1) (Sch 1)

24.11.2003


Pt 1 heading inserted by 9/2004 s 4

1.5.2004


Pt A1 heading renumbered Pt 1 heading under Legislation Revision and Publication Act 2002

1.5.2004

s 1

substituted by 9/2004 s 5

1.5.2004

s 2

substituted by 9/2004 s 6

1.5.2004

s 3

substituted by 116/1983 s 2

22.12.1983


deleted by 9/2004 s 7

1.5.2004

s 3

s 3A redesignated as s 3 by 9/2004 s 8(6)

1.5.2004

s 3(1)

s 3 redesignated as s 3(1) by 15/2013 Sch 2(3)

1.7.2013

accident

inserted by 9/2004 s 8(1)

1.5.2004

consequential mental harm

inserted by 9/2004 s 8(2)

1.5.2004

Consumer Price Index

inserted by 9/2004 s 8(2)

1.5.2004

contributory negligence

inserted by 9/2004 s 8(2)

1.5.2004

damages

inserted by 9/2004 s 8(2)

1.5.2004

domestic partner

inserted by 43/2006 s 42(1)

1.6.2007


substituted by 13/2017 s 8(1)

1.8.2017

drive

inserted by 9/2004 s 8(2)

1.5.2004

duty of care

inserted by 9/2004 s 8(2)

1.5.2004

harm

inserted by 9/2004 s 8(2)

1.5.2004

health care service

inserted by 9/2004 s 8(2)

1.5.2004

intoxicated

inserted by 9/2004 s 8(2)

1.5.2004

the judgment first given

deleted by 9/2004 s 8(2)

1.5.2004

medical expenses

inserted by 9/2004 s 8(2)

1.5.2004

mental harm

inserted by 9/2004 s 8(2)

1.5.2004

motor accident

inserted by 9/2004 s 8(2)

1.5.2004


amended by 15/2013 Sch 2 cl 2(1)

1.7.2013

motor vehicle

inserted by 9/2004 s 8(2)

1.5.2004

MVA motor accident

inserted by 15/2013 Sch 2 cl 2(2)

1.7.2013

negligence

inserted by 9/2004 s 8(2)

1.5.2004

newspaper

deleted by 50/2005 Sch 1 cl 2

1.1.2006

non-economic loss

inserted by 9/2004 s 8(3)

1.5.2004

obvious risk

inserted by 9/2004 s 8(3)

1.5.2004

passenger compartment

inserted by 9/2004 s 8(4)

1.5.2004

personal injury or injury

inserted by 9/2004 s 8(4)

1.5.2004

precaution

inserted by 9/2004 s 8(4)

1.5.2004

prescribed discount rate

inserted by 9/2004 s 8(4)

1.5.2004

prescribed maximum

inserted by 9/2004 s 8(4)

1.5.2004

prescribed minimum

inserted by 9/2004 s 8(4)

1.5.2004

pure mental harm

inserted by 9/2004 s 8(4)

1.5.2004

putative spouse

deleted by 43/2006 s 42(2)

1.6.2007

registered relationship

inserted by 13/2017 s 8(2)

1.8.2017

spouse

substituted by 43/2006 s 42(3)

1.6.2007

State average weekly earnings

inserted by 9/2004 s 8(5)

1.5.2004

s 3(2)

inserted by 15/2013 Sch 2 cl 2(3)

1.7.2013

s 3B

inserted by 116/1983 s 3

22.12.1983


omitted under Legislation Revision and Publication Act 2002

10.3.2003

s 4

inserted by 9/2004 s 9

1.5.2004

s 4(3)

deleted by 39/2009 s 7

1.1.2011

s 4(4)

amended by 16/2014 Sch 9 cl 3

1.7.2015

Pt 2 before deletion by 50/2005



Pt 2 heading

Pt 1 heading deleted and Pt 2 heading inserted by 9/2004 s 10

1.5.2004

s 6

amended by 116/1983 s 4

22.12.1983

s 7



s 7(1)

amended by 116/1983 s 5

22.12.1983


amended by 30/1997 s 19

3.7.1997


amended by 33/1999 Sch (item 64)

1.7.1999

s 8

amended by 116/1983 s 6

22.12.1983

s 10



s 10(1)

amended by 116/1983 s 7

22.12.1983

s 11

amended by 116/1983 s 8

22.12.1983

s 14

amended by 116/1983 s 9

22.12.1983

Pt 2

deleted by 50/2005 Sch 1 cl 3

1.1.2006

Pt 3

Pt 1A comprising s 17A and heading inserted by 116/1983 s 10

22.12.1983

Pt 3 heading

Pt 1A heading deleted and Pt 3 heading inserted by 9/2004 s 11

1.5.2004

s 18

s 17A redesignated as s 18 by 9/2004 s 12

1.5.2004

Pt 4

Pt 1B comprising s 17B—17E and heading inserted by 45/1987 s 3

5.7.1987

Pt 4 heading

Pt 1B heading deleted and Pt 4 heading inserted by 9/2004 s 13

1.5.2004

s 19

s 17B redesignated as s 19 by 9/2004 s 14

1.5.2004

s 20

s 17C redesignated as s 20 by 9/2004 s 15

1.5.2004

s 21

s 17D redesignated as s 21 by 9/2004 s 16

1.5.2004

s 22

s 17E redesignated as s 22 by 9/2004 s 17

1.5.2004

Pt 5



Pt 5 heading

Pt 2 heading deleted and Pt 5 heading inserted by 9/2004 s 18

1.5.2004

s 23

s 19 amended by 59/1994 Sch 2

1.1.1995


s 19 redesignated as s 23 by 9/2004 s 19

1.5.2004

s 24

s 20 redesignated as s 24 by 9/2004 s 20(2)

1.5.2004

s 24(1)

amended by 43/2006 s 43(1)

1.6.2007

s 24(2)

s 20(2) substituted by 9/2004 s 20(1)

1.5.2004

s 24(2aa)

s 20(2aa)(i)—(v) redesignated as s 20(2aa)(a)—(e) by 44/2003 s 3(1) (Sch 1)

24.11.2003


amended by 78/2005 Sch 1 cl 1

8.2.2006

s 24(4)

amended by 43/2006 s 43(2)

1.6.2007

s 24(7)

amended by 43/2006 s 43(3), (4)

1.6.2007

s 25

s 21 redesignated as s 25 by 9/2004 s 21

1.5.2004

s 26

s 22 redesignated as s 26 by 9/2004 s 22

1.5.2004

s 27

s 23 redesignated as s 27 by 9/2004 s 23(2)

1.5.2004

s 27(1)

s 23(1) amended by 9/2004 s 23(1)

1.5.2004

s 28

s 23A redesignated as s 28 by 9/2004 s 24

1.5.2004

s 28(1)

amended by 44/2006 s 8

18.1.2007

s 29

s 23B redesignated as s 29 by 9/2004 s 25

1.5.2004

s 29(1)

amended by 44/2006 s 9

18.1.2007


amended by 43/2006 s 44(1)

1.6.2007

s 29(2)

amended by 43/2006 s 44(2)—(4)

1.6.2007

s 29(3)

amended by 43/2006 s 44(5)

1.6.2007

s 29(4)

substituted by 43/2006 s 44(6)

1.6.2007

s 30

s 23C redesignated as s 30 by 9/2004 s 26(5)

1.5.2004

s 30(1)

s 23C(1) amended by 9/2004 s 26(1)

1.5.2004


amended by 43/2006 s 45

1.6.2007

s 30(2)

s 23C(2) amended by 9/2004 s 26(2)

1.5.2004

s 30(3)

s 23C(3) amended by 9/2004 s 26(3)

1.5.2004

s 30(4)

s 23C(4) amended by 59/1994 Sch 2

1.1.1995


s 23C(4) amended by 9/2004 s 26(4)

1.5.2004

Pt 6

inserted by 9/2004 s 27

1.5.2004

s 38



s 38(2)

amended by 39/2009 s 8

1.1.2011

Pt 7

inserted by 9/2004 s 27

1.5.2004

s 46

s 24J redesignated as s 46 by 9/2004 s 40(2)

1.5.2004

s 46(2)

s 24J(2) amended by 9/2004 s 40(1)

1.5.2004

s 47

s 24K redesignated as s 47 by 9/2004 s 41

1.5.2004

s 48

s 24L redesignated as s 48 by 9/2004 s 41

1.5.2004

s 49

s 24M redesignated as s 49 by 9/2004 s 41

1.5.2004

s 50

s 24N redesignated as s 50 by 9/2004 s 41

1.5.2004

Pt 8

Pt 2A comprising ss 24—24O and headings inserted by 21/2002 s 3

1.12.2002

Pt 8 heading

Pt 2A heading deleted and Pt 8 heading inserted by 9/2004 s 28

1.5.2004

Pt 8 Div 1

Pt 2A Div 1 deleted by 9/2004 s 29

1.5.2004

s 51

inserted by 9/2004 s 29

1.5.2004

Pt 8 Div 2 heading

Pt 2A Div 2 heading deleted by 9/2004 s 30

1.5.2004

s 52

s 24B redesignated as s 52 by 9/2004 s 31

1.5.2004

s 52(2)

amended by 15/2013 Sch 2 cl  3(1)

1.7.2013

s 52(3)—(8)

inserted by 15/2013 Sch 2 cl 3(2)

1.7.2013

s 24C

deleted by 9/2004 s 32

1.5.2004

s 53

inserted by 9/2004 s 32

1.5.2004

s 53(1)

amended by 43/2006 s 46

1.6.2007

s 54

s 24D redesignated as s 54 by 9/2004 s 33(2)

1.5.2004

s 54(3)

inserted by 9/2004 s 33(1)

1.5.2004

s 55

s 24E redesignated as s 55 by 9/2004 s 34

1.5.2004

s 56

s 24F redesignated as s 56 by 9/2004 s 35

1.5.2004

s 56A

inserted by 15/2013 Sch 2 cl 4

1.7.2013

s 57

s 24G redesignated as s 57 by 9/2004 s 36

1.5.2004

s 58

s 24H redesignated as s 58 by 9/2004 s 37

1.5.2004

s 58(1)—(3)

amended by 43/2006 s 47

1.6.2007

s 58(4)—(6)

inserted by 15/2013 Sch 2 cl 5

1.7.2013

ss 58A and 58B

inserted by 15/2013 Sch 2 cl 6

1.7.2013

Pt 8 Div 3 heading

Pt 2A Div 3 heading deleted by 9/2004 s 38

1.5.2004

s 24I

deleted by 9/2004 s 39

1.5.2004

ss 24J—24N—see ss 46—50



Pt 8 Div 4

Pt 2A Div 4 deleted by 9/2004 s 42

1.5.2004

Pt 9



Pt 9 heading

Pt 3 heading deleted and Pt 9 heading inserted by 9/2004 s 43

1.5.2004

Pt 3 Div 1 heading

heading preceding s 24 deleted and Pt 3 Div 1 heading inserted by 8/2000 s 4 (Sch)

9.11.2000


deleted by 41/2001 s 9(1)

16.8.2001

s 24

amended by 8/2000 s 4 (Sch)

9.11.2000


deleted by 41/2001 s 9(1)

16.8.2001

ss 25—27

deleted by 41/2001 s 9(1)

16.8.2001

Pt 3 Div 2 heading

heading preceding s 27A deleted and Pt 3 Div 2 heading inserted by 8/2000 s 4 (Sch)

9.11.2000


deleted by 41/2001 s 9(1)

16.8.2001

s 27A

amended by 8/2000 s 4 (Sch)

9.11.2000


deleted by 41/2001 s 9(1)

16.8.2001

s 27B

deleted by 41/2001 s 9(1)

16.8.2001

Pt 9 Div 1



Pt 9 Div 1 heading

heading preceding s 27C and Pt 3 Div 3 heading inserted by 8/2000 s 4 (Sch)

9.11.2000


Pt 3 Div 3 heading deleted and Pt 9 Div 1 heading inserted by 9/2004 s 44

1.5.2004

s 59

s 27C redesignated as s 59 by 9/2004 s 45

1.5.2004

Pt 3 Div 4

deleted by 9/2004 s 46

1.5.2004

Pt 3 Div 4 heading

heading preceding s 28 deleted and Pt 3 Div 4 heading inserted by 8/2000 s 4 (Sch)

9.11.2000

Pt 9 Div 2



Pt 9 Div 2 heading

heading preceding s 29 deleted and Pt 3 Div 5 heading inserted by 8/2000 s 4 (Sch)

9.11.2000


Pt 3 Div 5 heading redesignated as Pt 9 Div 2 heading by 9/2004 s 47

1.5.2004

s 60

s 29 redesignated as s 60 by 9/2004 s 48

1.5.2004

Pt 9 Div 3

Pt 3 Div 6 inserted by 8/2000 s 3

9.11.2000


Pt 3 Div 6 redesignated as Pt 9 Div 3 by 9/2004 s 49

1.5.2004

s 61

s 29A redesignated as s 61 by 9/2004 s 50

1.5.2004

s 62

s 29B redesignated as s 62 by 9/2004 s 51

1.5.2004

Pt 9 Div 4



Pt 9 Div 4 heading

heading preceding s 30 deleted and Pt 3 Div 7 heading inserted by 8/2000 s 4 (Sch)

9.11.2000


Pt 3 Div 7 heading redesignated as Pt 9 Div 4 heading by 9/2004 s 52

1.5.2004

s 63

s 30 redesignated as s 63 by 9/2004 s 53

1.5.2004

s 31 and heading

deleted by 116/1983 s 11

22.12.1983

Pt 9 Div 5



Pt 9 Div 5 heading

heading preceding s 32 deleted and Pt 3 Div 8 heading inserted by 8/2000 s 4 (Sch)

9.11.2000


Pt 3 Div 8 heading redesignated as Pt 9 Div 5 heading by 9/2004 s 54

1.5.2004


amended by 43/2006 s 48

1.6.2007

s 64

s 32 redesignated as s 64 by 9/2004 s 55

1.5.2004

s 65

s 33 redesignated as s 65 by 9/2004 s 56

1.5.2004


substituted by 43/2006 s 49

1.6.2007

s 65(1)

s 65 redesignated as s 65(1) by 15/2013 Sch 2 cl 7

1.7.2013

s 65(2)

inserted by 15/2013 Sch 2 cl 7

1.7.2013

s 66

s 34 redesignated as s 66 by 9/2004 s 57

1.5.2004

s 66(1)

amended by 43/2006 s 50(1), (2)

1.6.2007

s 66(2)



injury

amended by 43/2006 s 50(3)

1.6.2007

Pt 9 Div 6

inserted by 9/2004 s 58

1.5.2004

Pt 9 Div 7



Pt 9 Div 7 heading

heading preceding s 35 deleted and Pt 3 Div 9 heading inserted by 8/2000 s 4 (Sch)

9.11.2000


Pt 3 Div 9 heading redesignated as Pt 3 Div 7 heading by 9/2004 s 59

1.5.2004

s 68

s 35 redesignated as s 68 by 9/2004 s 60

1.5.2004

Pt 3 Div 10

inserted by 126/1986 s 3

8.2.1987


amended by 41/1988 s 3

8.2.1987


amended by 38/1991 s 2

31.10.1991


amended by 5/1993 s 18

3.5.1993


amended by 62/1993 s 42

28.10.1993


amended by 21/1994 s 31

7.7.1994


amended by 30/1994 Sch 4 cl 2(e)

1.7.1994


amended by 53/1997 s 12

11.9.1997


amended by 67/1998 s 13

29.10.1998


amended by 8/2000 s 4 (Sch)

9.11.2000


deleted by 21/2002 s 4

1.12.2002

Pt 9 Div 8

Pt 3 Div 10A inserted by 38/2002 s 4

10.3.2003


Pt 3 Div 10A redesignated as Pt 9 Div 8 by 9/2004 s 61

1.5.2004

s 69

s 35B redesignated as s 69 by 9/2004 s 62

1.5.2004

dependant

amended by 44/2006 s 10

18.1.2007

s 70

s 35C redesignated as s 70 by 9/2004 s 63

1.5.2004

s 71

s 35D redesignated as s 71 by 9/2004 s 64

1.5.2004

Pt 9 Div 9



Heading preceding s 36

inserted by 87/1983 s 2

1.12.1983


deleted by 8/2000 s 4 (Sch)

9.11.2000

Pt 9 Div 9 heading

Pt 3 Div 11 heading inserted by 8/2000 s 4 (Sch)

9.11.2000


Pt 3 Div 11 heading redesignated as Pt 9 Div 9 heading by 9/2004 s 65

1.5.2004

s 72

s 36 inserted by 87/1983 s 2

1.12.1983


s 36 redesignated as s 72 by 9/2004 s 66

1.5.2004

Pt 9 Div 10



Heading preceding s 37

inserted by 92/1996 s 7

6.7.1998


deleted by 8/2000 s 4 (Sch)

9.11.2000

Pt 9 Div 10 heading

Pt 3 Div 12 heading inserted by 8/2000 s 4 (Sch)

9.11.2000


Pt 3 Div 12 heading redesignated as Pt 9 Div 10 heading by 9/2004 s 67

1.5.2004

s 73

s 37 inserted by 92/1996 s 7

6.7.1998


s 37 redesignated as s 73 by 9/2004 s 68

1.5.2004

Pt 9 Div 11

Pt 3 Div 13 inserted by 21/2002 s 5

1.12.2002


Pt 3 Div 13 redesignated as Pt 9 Div 11 by 9/2004 s 69

1.5.2004

s 74

s 38 redesignated as s 74 by 9/2004 s 70

1.5.2004

Pt 9 Div 11A

inserted by 51/2008 s 4

12.12.2008

Pt 9 Div 12 before substitution by 28/2016

Pt 3 Div 14 inserted by 21/2002 s 5

1.12.2002


Pt 3 Div 14 redesignated as Pt 9 Div 12 by 9/2004 s 71

1.5.2004

s 75

s 39 redesignated as s 75 by 9/2004 s 72

1.5.2004

Pt 9 Div 12

substituted by 28/2016 s 5

16.6.2016

Pt 9 Div 12A

inserted by 19/2014 s 4

2.10.2015

Pt 9 Div 13

inserted by 15/2013 Sch 2 cl 8

1.7.2013

Transitional etc provisions associated with Act or amendments

Wrongs Act Amendment Act 1986

4—Transitional provision

The amendments made by this Act do not affect a cause of action that arose before the commencement of this Act.

Wrongs Act Amendment Act 1987

4—Operation of this Act

This Act does not affect a cause of action that arose before its commencement and does not give rise to a cause of action in relation to an event that occurred before its commencement.

Statutes Amendment (Motor Vehicles and Wrongs) Act 1993

19—Transitional provision

The amendments made by this Act do not affect a cause of action, right or liability that arose before the commencement of this Act.

Statutes Amendment (Motor Accidents) Act 1998

14—Transitional provision

(1) An amendment made by this Act does not affect a cause of action, right or liability that arose before the commencement of the amendment.

(2) However, subsection (1) does not derogate from the operation of section 105 of the Motor Vehicles Act 1959.

Wrongs (Liability and Damages for Personal Injury) Amendment Act 2002

6—Transitional provision

(1) The amendments made by sections 3 and 4 of this Act are applicable to an action in which damages are claimed for personal injury if the accident out of which the action arises occurs on or after the commencement of those sections.

(2) If the accident out of which the action arises occurred before the commencement of sections 3 and 4 of this Act, the principal Act (if relevant to the action) applies as if the amendments made by those sections had not been made.

Example—

Suppose that A was exposed to asbestos in 1986 but is not diagnosed with asbestosis until 2004. The assessment of A's damages for personal injury would be determined in accordance with the law that applied before the commencement of sections 3 and 4 of the Wrongs Act (Liability and Assessment of Damages for Personal Injury) Amendment Act 2002.

7—Report on implications of these amendments

As soon as practicable after the expiration of 2 years from the commencement of this Act, the Economic and Finance Committee must investigate and report to the Parliament on the effect of the amendments on the availability and cost of public liability insurance.

Law Reform (Ipp Recommendations) Act 2004, Sch 1

1—Transitional provision

(1) The amendments made by the Law Reform (Ipp Recommendations) Act 2004 (the Ipp Recommendations Act) are intended to apply only prospectively.

(2) If a cause of action that is based wholly or partly on an event that occurred before the commencement of the Ipp Recommendations Act arises after the commencement of the Ipp Recommendations Act, it will be determined as if the amendments had not been enacted.

Example—

Suppose that A was exposed to asbestos in 1990 but a resultant illness is not diagnosed until after the commencement of the Ipp Recommendations Act. An action is then brought in negligence in which damages are claimed for personal injury. The amendments made by the Ipp Recommendations Act would not affect the determination of liability or the assessment of damages.

(3) As soon as practicable after the expiration of 3 years from the commencement of this Schedule, the Economic and Finance Committee must investigate and report to the Parliament on the effect of the Ipp Recommendations Act on the availability and cost of insurance to persons.

Statutes Amendment (Domestic Partners) Act 2006

51—Transitional provision

An amendment made by this Act to the Civil Liability Act 1936 applies only in relation to a cause of action that arises after the commencement of this section.

Motor Vehicle Accidents (Lifetime Support Scheme) Act 2013, Sch 2

21—Civil Liability Act—transitional provisions

(1) In this clause—

principal Act means the Civil Liability Act 1936.

(2) An amendment made by this Act—

(a) that amends section 52, 58 or 65 of the principal Act; or

(b) that inserts section 56A, 58A or 58B into the principal Act,

does not affect a cause of action, right or liability that arose before the commencement of the amendment.

(3) Section 58A of the principal Act (as inserted by this Act) applies in relation to a person who is a participant in the Scheme under this Act in respect of a motor vehicle injury that results from an MVA motor accident (as defined by the principal Act) occurring on or after the commencement of section 5 of this Act.

(4) Subclauses (2) and (3) do not derogate from the operation of section 105 of the Motor Vehicles Act 1959.

(5) To avoid doubt, section 76(14) of the principal Act (as enacted by this Act) does not apply in relation to a regulation that prescribes the injury scale values that are to apply on the commencement of section 52(3) of the principal Act (as enacted by this Act).

23—Contribution to liabilities of Authority—transitional provisions

(1) The Treasurer may, after consultation with MAC and the Authority, determine an amount that (in the opinion of the Treasurer) represents the amount derived by MAC from premiums in respect of policies of insurance under Part 4 of the Motor Vehicles Act 1959 in respect of any treatment, care and support needs of persons who become participants in the Scheme under this Act after the commencement of the Scheme and the commencement of section 58A of the Civil Liability Act 1936 (as inserted by this Act), including so as to provide an amount with respect to unexpended risk reserves held by MAC that are attributable to road accidents for which provision is made but for which liability does not eventually arise.

(2) The Treasurer may make a determination under subclause (1)—

(a) in respect of past and future premiums payable under Part 4 of the Motor Vehicles Act 1959 (applying such estimates as the Treasurer thinks fit); and

(b) on the basis of—

(i) estimates with respect to reductions in the liability and financial requirements of MAC in the future; and

(ii) estimates with respect to the liabilities and financial requirements of the Authority under this Act in the future,

and after taking into account such other matters as the Treasurer thinks fit.

(3) An amount determined by the Treasurer under subclause (1) will be payable by MAC (from out of the Compulsory Third Party Fund established under Part 4 of the Motor Accident Commission Act 1992) to the Authority (for payment into the Lifetime Support Scheme Fund established under Part 7 of this Act) at a time determined by the Treasurer after consultation with MAC and the Authority.

(4) This clause operates despite any provision in the Motor Accident Commission Act 1992 about payments into or out of the Compulsory Third Party Fund.

(5) In this clause—

MAC means the Motor Accident Commission.

Historical versions

Reprint No 1—31.10.1991


Reprint No 2—3.5.1993


Reprint No 3—28.10.1993


Reprint No 4—7.7.1994


Reprint No 5—1.1.1995


Reprint No 6—3.7.1997


Reprint No 7—11.9.1997


Reprint No 8—6.7.1998


Reprint No 9—29.10.1998


Reprint No 10—1.7.1999


Reprint No 11—9.11.2000


Reprint No 12—16.8.2001


Reprint No 13—1.12.2002


Reprint No 14—10.3.2003


Reprint No 15—24.11.2003


1.5.2004


1.1.2006


8.2.2006


18.1.2007


1.6.2007


12.12.2008


1.1.2011


1.7.2013


1.7.2015


2.10.2015


16.6.2016




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