Liability of highway authorities for non-repair

Reference received: 25 September 1985


Report 55: Liability of Highway Authorities for Non-repair (PDF, 218.9 KB), December 1987

Tabled in parliament: 12 September 1989

Judicial citation: Brodie v Singleton Shire Council (2001) 75 ALJR 992

Terms of reference

To inquire into and report on the following matters:

  1. whether the common law rule which denies recovery to a person injured as a result of a failure to repair the highway in an action against the authority in occupation of the highway should be modified or abolished;
  2. any related matter.
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