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Australian Wildfire Litigation

Eburn, Michael; Dovers, Stephen


Legal liability is an issue that concerns volunteer firefighters and may affect the ability of fire managers to perform their tasks. There are calls to guarantee firefighters will not be personally liable for actions undertaken in good faith. This paper reviews post-wildfire litigation in Australia and claims for compensation made against the New South Wales Rural Fire Service. Although the data are incomplete and likely to underestimate the actual claims history, analysis of the available data...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Wildland Fire
DOI: 10.1071/WF11094


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