Subject notes for LaTrobe LAW2TOT
Semester 2, 2016
- How to structure a Policy Essay
- Definition of Torts:
i. What is a tort?
ii. What are the objectives of tort law?
iii. What are the sources of tort law?
- The Role of Fault:
i. Objectives of negligence
ii. Role of insurance in tort law
- What is a No-Fault Scheme?
i. No-fault compensations in VIC
a) Transport Accident Scheme
b) Workers’ Compensation Scheme
c) Criminal Injuries Compensation
d) National Disability Insurance Scheme
- Third Party Liability Insurance
- Overview of Negligence:
i. Flow chart
ii. Harriton v Stephens – “damage is the gist of a negligence action”
iii. Provisions for negligence
iv. Elements of negligence:
a) Duty of care
d) No defences
v. The role of negligence
- Legislative Changes:
i. Civil Liabilty Act 2002 (NSW)
ii. Wrongs Act 1958 (VIC)
iii. Ipp Panel’s Review of the Law of Negligence
LaTrobe, Melbourne (Bundoora)