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November 2010 - Plaintiff Awarded $927,000.00 For Slip At Holiday Resort

Corkery and Ors v Kingfisher Bay Village Pty Ltd [2010] QSC June 2008 - Woolworths v Hidassy [2008] QDC 43 - Does s 56 operate as a code for damages?

Background Facts:

Paul Hidssay ("the Plaintiff") was injured at the Kawana Woolworths store on 25 May 2005, and served a Notice of Claim, pursuant to the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002 ("PIPA") on 10 July 2005.

Proposed Reforms to the Workers’ Compensation Scheme - Issues for Public Liabiilty Insurers


In late February 2010, the Queensland government circulated a Discussion Paper setting out proposals for significant reforms to the Queensland Workers’ Compensation scheme. The proposals are aimed at addressing a stated underwriting shortfall caused by the Global Financial crisis and an increase in claim cost and frequency.

These reforms have the potential to significantly affect public liability insurers operating in Queensland. The closing date for submissions is 24 March 2010. Given the gravity of the reforms and their potential to cause unintended outcomes insurers may wish to make submissions.

Attached are links to our summary of the discussion paper and the discussion paper itself.