Discussion paper

Options for the implementation in the Northern Territory of the civil litigation reforms recommended by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

22 Sep 2018
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The Department of the Attorney-General and Justice is seeking comments and submissions from interested groups and the general public to a range of proposed reforms recommended by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

These proposed reforms include the introduction of legislation to:

  • establish a statutory duty of care which incorporates a non-delegable element and reverse onus provision; and
  • ensure that survivors seeking damages for child sexual abuse against institutions associated with a property trust will be able to sue an entity with sufficient assets to meet their claim.

Submissions or comments can be as short or as informal as an email or letter, or can be a more substantial document. They also do not have to address all aspects of the discussion paper or be confined to any of the proposed options discussed in the paper.

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