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dc.contributor.authorMcDonald, J
dc.contributor.editorBuckley, R
dc.contributor.editorPickering, C
dc.contributor.editorWeaver, DB
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-28T02:10:33Z
dc.date.available2018-09-28T02:10:33Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.date.modified2007-03-10T06:49:52Z
dc.identifier.isbn0-85199-732-5
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/633
dc.description.abstractProtected-area management agencies are sometimes sued by visitors injured during recreational activities. The legal context for such actions and hence the likely outcomes differ considerably between countries and jurisdictions. A review of litigation in Australia suggests that it is currently possible to predict precisely how a claim will be resolved. Recent case-law seems to recognize the dilemma facing park managers in fulfilling their broad-ranging statutory functions. There may be a modest shift away from the 'land manager as quasi-insurer' approach of the early 1900s, with several decisions recognizing the need for greater personal responsibility on the part of visitors. These trends cannot be relied upon, however, in an uncertain legal environment, where no-win/no-fee arrangements drive speculative litigation. Alternative approaches include the enactment of statutory immunities or the establishment of statutory compensation schemes that replace common-law avenues.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCABI Publising
dc.publisher.placeUK
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.cabi.org/bookshop/book/9780851997322
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleNature-Based Tourism, Environment and Land Management
dc.relation.ispartofchapter6
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom35
dc.relation.ispartofpageto50
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode390107
dc.titleThe Financial Liability of Park Managers for Visitor Injuries
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Chapters
dc.type.codeB - Book Chapters
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environment
gro.date.issued2003
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorMcDonald, Janet


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