Contribution between persons liable for the same damage

Reference received: ​12 August 1985 


Report 89: Contribution Between Persons Liable for the Same Damage (PDF, 437.2 KB), March 1999

Report 65: Solidary Liability (PDF, 85.7 KB), July 1990

  • Tabled in parliament: 12 September 1990
  • Judicial citation: AWA Ltd v Daniels (1992) 7 ACSR 759 at 877

Discussion paper

Journal articles

A Rogers, "Fairness or joint and several liability" (2000) 8 Torts Law Journal 107; M J Tilbury, "Fairness indeed?: A reply to Andrew Rogers" (2000) 8 Torts Law Journal 113; Peter B Kutner, "A problem of contribution: should judgment for a defendant in an action for damages bar liability for contribution?" (2000) 29 Anglo-American Law Review 397

Terms of reference

To inquire into and report on:

  • the law governing rights of contribution between two or more persons responsible for the same damage; and
  • any incidental matter.
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