Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/2762
Title: Litigation for failure to warn of natural hazards and community resilience
Contributor(s): Eburn, Michael Ernest (author)
Publication Date: 2008
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/2762
Abstract: This paper considers, in the Australian context, the potential liability of those involved in communicating hazard warnings to the community. It considers the proposition that suing the authorities for 'failure to warn' will be a reasonably attractive litigation strategy but that, if adopted, may pose a threat to community resilience. It will argue that reliance on tort (or fault based litigation) may pose a threat to community resilience.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: Victorian Office of the Emergency Services Commissioner, Melbourne, Australia, 6 August 2008
Conference Details: Victorian Office of the Emergency Services Commissioner, Melbourne, Australia, 6 August 2008
Source of Publication: Presentation to the Office of the Victorian Emergency Services Commissioner, Melbourne, Australia
Field of Research (FOR): 180126 Tort Law
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 940401 Civil Justice
HERDC Category Description: E2 Non-Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
Other Links: http://www.ema.gov.au/www/emaweb/rwpattach.nsf/VAP/(084A3429FD57AC0744737F8EA134BACB)~13821+WEMA+Eburn.PDF/$file/13821+WEMA+Eburn.PDF
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