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Inquiry into the Effects on Government Agencies of the Abolition of the Common Law Immunity of Nonfeasance

The Public Bodies Review Committee has received a request from The Hon Harry Woods MP, Minister for Regional Development, Rural Affairs and Local Government to inquire and report on: The potential effect of the High Court decision in Brodie v Singleton Shire Council and any other cases on NSW state and local government agencies with respect to their public liabilities, insurance premiums as well as maintenance and administration costs; Preventative measures currently being undertaken by NSW state and local government agencies to address their public liability risks; Possible suitable administrative and/or legislative actions which can be undertaken in the absence of nonfeasance immunity; Attempts to address the issue in other jurisdictions; And any other relevant matters. Individuals and organisations are invited to make a submission (in writing, typed or on disk) to assist the inquiry. Submissions should be addressed to: Committee Manager Public Bodies Review Committee Parliament House Macquarie Street SYDNEY NSW 2000