Prevention is always better than cure, if you choose to cycle about, make yourself visible by wearing a fluoro vest. Having functioning lights is another way to do this, especially in low-light or dark conditions, and is also the law. Slowing down on approach to pedestrian crossings and being aware of the traffic around you is key.
The ACT Legislative Assembly has passed laws scrapping the time limit on historical institutional child abuse claims. The limitation period was removed in recognition of the trauma and hesitation many victims experience as a result of abuse. The move means the Territory has joined NSW and Victoria in removing that time barrier.
An ACT weed control company has failed to show in the Act Court of Appeal that the ACT Government should make a contribution to damages owed to its employee. In the appeal, Capital Weed Control Pty Ltd (CWC) claimed the ACT Government (the Territory) owed them a duty of care through the actions of Jenny Conolly, an ACT Government employee, which contributed to the CWC worker’s injuries. Ms Conolly, was a “Pest and Weeds Officer – Parks, Conservation and Lands” for the ACT Department of Territory and Municipal Services. […]
The Australian Lawyers Alliance and the ACT Law Society websites are both useful resources worth a look if you have some spare time. The Australian Lawyers Alliance is a national association of lawyers, academics and other professionals dedicated to protecting and promoting justice, freedom and the rights of the individual. They promote access to justice and equality before the law for all individuals regardless of their wealth, position, gender, age, race or religious belief. […]