It seem like a logical expectation that a product with millions of customers like the Galaxy Note 7 which appears to have not only failed, but to have failed to the point of self-destruction, was going to encounter legal claims against its manufacturer - Samsung. This month (October 2016), and especially in recent days, reports of various actions have been appearing.
The NSW Government has introduced the Crown Land Management Bill 2016 into the Legislative Council. The Bill is the result of a lengthy review conducted by the Government into the NSW Crown lands system, including a white paper released in 2014 (see TimeBase’s earlier article), a parliamentary inquiry and an Audit Office report into the sale and leasing of Crown land. The Bill significantly reforms Crown land legislation, by repealing a number of Acts and consolidating the provisions into one piece of legislation. The Government has announced it will introduce a second bill dealing with consequential amendments to legislation in 2017.
Yesterday (18 October 2016) the School Boarding Facilities Legislation Amendment and Repeal Bill 2015 (the School Boarding Facilities Bill) was ruled to be out of order by the Speaker of the WA Assembly with the effect being that the Bill would need to be reintroduced into the Assembly again and then proceed through both the Assembly and the Council before it could proceed to being enacted as legislation.
On 13 October 2016, the Commonwealth House of Representatives introduced a three Bill package of legislative reforms to modernise aspects of the Seacare scheme, aligning work health and safety with the model work health and safety laws, giving effect to recommendations in a review of workers compensation and making the scheme consistent with the government’s cost recovery guidelines.
After a Notice of Motion in the Legislative Assembly of NSW on 1 June 2016, on 13 October 2016, the Civil Remedies for Serious Invasions of Privacy Bill 2016 (the Bill) was finally introduced into the NSW Parliament. The Bill aims to implement the legislative recommendations of a report of the Legislative Council Standing Committee on Law and Justice and, among other amendments, suggests the creation of a statutory cause of action for serious invasions of privacy in NSW.
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