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Potential Changes to Limit National Park Liability

The Queensland Government has recently announced that it will seek to change liability laws in respect to National Parks.

Currently liability claims cost the Government 2 million dollars a year. Steve Dickson, the National Parks Minister states that people who place themselves at risk should not be entitled to compensation.

However, this change is only sought to remove some aspects of civil liability, such as the ability to claim compensation for harm suffered for leaving the set tracks, or for diving into shallow ponds. It is not designed to limit the liability of the National Parks in relation to areas of maintenance and care.


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