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Queensland Law Reform Commission Annual Report and Statement of Affairs 2001-2002

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Date Published
August 2002
63 pages
This document presents the annual report of the Queensland Law Reform Commission for 2001-2002.
The Queensland Law Reform Commission reviews areas of law in need of reform and makes recommendations to Parliament for reform based on extensive research, public consultation, impartiality, equity, and social justice. The Governor in Council appoints the members of the Commission on the advice of the Attorney General. In 2002, the Commission received a reference from the Attorney General regarding the privilege against self-incrimination. The Queensland Law Reform Commission was requested to examine the various statutory provisions abrogating the privilege; recommend whether there is justification for the abrogation of the privilege; and recommend whether immunities should apply to subsequent criminal proceedings only or to all subsequent proceedings. As of June 30, 2002, a total of 56 reports, 56 working papers, and 37 miscellaneous papers had been completed. The Commission completed four publications during the reporting period. These publications are the Annual Report and Statement of Affairs 2000-2001, Vicarious Liability, Uniform Succession Laws, and Damages in an Action of Wrongful Death. Current projects of the Commission are facilitating the evidence of child witnesses, leading the Uniform Succession Laws Project, examining the law of vicarious liability, and reviewing the damages recoverable by a spouse or child of a deceased person in a wrongful death claim. During the reporting period 12 meetings of the full Commission were held. 9 footnotes, 6 appendices


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