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Reference received: 4 November 1986
Report 59: Dividing Fences (PDF, 252.6 KB), December 1988
Tabled in parliament: 9 May 1989
Legislative action: Dividing Fences Act 1991
Judicial citation: Larney v Johannson  NSWCA 409 
To inquire into and report on:
1. the law governing the rights and liabilities of owners or occupiers of adjoining land with regard to the construction and maintenance of dividing fences, including but not limited to the application of:
(a) the Dividing Fences Act, 1951;
(b) relevant parts of the Crown Lands Consolidation Act 1913, Western Lands Act 1901, Closer Settlement Act 1904, and Pastures Protection Act 1934.
2. Any incidental matter.
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the ongoing connection Aboriginal people have to this land and recognise Aboriginal people as the original custodians of this land.