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The emerging legal issue of failure to warn

Eburn, Michael


This paper will review the legal obligation upon the emergency services to warn the community of impending natural disasters. The essential legal elements in 'failure to warn' cases will be identified and, with reference to findings from post event inquiries (including the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission), post event litigation (including litigation arising from the 2003 Canberra fires) and recent amendments to legislation (including the Fire Services Commissioner 2010 (Vic)) the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Emergency Management
Access Rights: Open Access


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