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18 June 2002 18 June 2002

Civil Liability Act 2002 No 22

Assented to 18.06.2002.

Second reading speech made: Legislative Assembly, 28.5.2002; Legislative Council, 4.6.2002.

Date of commencement, 20.3.2002, sec 2.

Mental Health and Cognitive Impairment Forensic Provisions Act 2020 No 12

Assented to 23.06.2020.

Date of commencement, 27.3.2021, sec 2 and 2021 (116) LW 19.3.2021.

Amending legislation

Stronger Communities Legislation Amendment (Crimes) Act 2020 No 26

Assented to 28.09.2020.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Children’s Guardian Act 2019 No 25

Assented to 04.12.2019.

Date of commencement of Sch 5.11, 1.3.2020, sec 2(1).

Justice Legislation Amendment Act (No 3) 2018 No 87

Assented to 28.11.2018.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.7, assent, sec 2 (1).

Civil Liability Amendment (Organisational Child Abuse Liability) Act 2018 No 56

Assented to 26.10.2018.

Date of commencement of Sch 1 (except Sch 1 [4] to the extent that it inserts Div 4 of Part 1B), assent, sec 2 (1).

Date of commencement of Sch 1 [4] to the extent that it inserts Div 4 of Part 1B, 1.1.2019, sec 2 (2) and 2018 (736) LW 14.12.2018.

Miscellaneous Acts Amendment (Marriages) Act 2018 No 28

Assented to 15.06.2018.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Amendment (Sentencing Options) Act 2017 No 53

Assented to 24.10.2017.

Date of commencement, 24.9.2018, sec 2 and 2018 (534) LW 21.9.2018.

The amendment made by Sch 4.8 [3] was without effect. Amended by Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 No 25. Assented to 15.6.2018.

Date of commencement, 29.6.2018, sec 2 (1).

Motor Accident Injuries Act 2017 No 10

Assented to 04.04.2017.

Date of commencement of Sch 5, 1.12.2017, sec 1.2 and 2017 (638) LW 22.11.2017.

Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Legislation Amendment Act 2015 No 7

Assented to 09.06.2015.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, 1.7.2015, sec 2 (2) and 2015 (299) LW 19.6.2015.

Victims Rights and Support Act 2013 No 37

Assented to 03.06.2013.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Workers Compensation Legislation Amendment Act 2012 No 53

Assented to 27.06.2012.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, assent, sec 2 (2).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2012 No 42

Assented to 21.06.2012.

Date of commencement of Sch 2.7, 6.7.2012, sec 2 (1).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2011 No 62

Assented to 16.11.2011.

Date of commencement of Sch 4, 6.1.2012, sec 2 (1).

Home Building Amendment Act 2011 No 52

Assented to 25.10.2011.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, assent, sec 2 (1).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011 No 27

Assented to 27.06.2011.

Date of commencement of Sch 3, 8.7.2011, sec 2 (2).

Fair Trading Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Act 2010 No 107

Assented to 29.11.2010.

Date of commencement, 1.1.2011, sec 2.

Courts Legislation Amendment Act 2010 No 63

Assented to 28.06.2010.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.6, assent, sec 2 (2).

Crimes (Sentencing Legislation) Amendment (Intensive Correction Orders) Act 2010 No 48

Assented to 28.06.2010.

Date of commencement of Sch 5, 1.10.2010, sec 2 and 2010 (532) LW 17.9.2010.

Relationships Register Act 2010 No 19

Assented to 19.05.2010.

Date of commencement of Sch 3, assent, sec 2 (2).

NSW Trustee and Guardian Act 2009 No 49

Assented to 26.06.2009.

Date of commencement, 1.7.2009, sec 2 and 2009 (305) LW 1.7.2009.

Civil Liability Legislation Amendment Act 2008 No 84

Assented to 05.11.2008.

Date of commencement, 12.11.2008, sec 2 and GG No 145 of 12.11.2008, p 10921.

Miscellaneous Acts (Local Court) Amendment Act 2007 No 94

Assented to 13.12.2007.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, 6.7.2009, sec 2 and 2009 (314) LW 3.7.2009.

Civil Liability Amendment (Offender Damages) Act 2007 No 84

Assented to 07.12.2007.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Mental Health Act 2007 No 8

Assented to 15.06.2007.

Date of commencement, 16.11.2007, sec 2 and GG No 169 of 16.11.2007, p 8465.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2006 No 120

Assented to 04.12.2006.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, assent, sec 2 (2).

Crimes and Courts Legislation Amendment Act 2006 No 107

Assented to 29.11.2006.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.5, assent, sec 2 (2).

Civil Liability Amendment Act 2006 No 55

Assented to 20.06.2006.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2005 No 98

Assented to 24.11.2005.

Date of commencement of Sch 3, assent, sec 2 (2).

Defamation Act 2005 No 77

Assented to 26.10.2005.

Date of commencement, 1.1.2006, sec 2.

Civil Liability Amendment (Offender Damages Trust Fund) Act 2005 No 76

Assented to 26.10.2005.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Confiscation of Proceeds of Crime Amendment Act 2005 No 73

Assented to 21.10.2005.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, 28.10.2005, sec 2 and GG No 132 of 28.10.2005, p 8934.

Civil Liability Amendment (Food Donations) Act 2005 No 16

Assented to 18.05.2005.

Date of commencement, 1.7.2005, sec 2 and GG No 77 of 24.6.2005, p 2951.

Civil Liability Amendment (Offender Damages) Act 2005 No 9

Assented to 14.04.2005.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Civil Liability Amendment (Offender Damages) Act 2004 No 29

Assented to 13.05.2004.

Date of commencement, 19.11.2004, sec 2 and GG No 183 of 19.11.2004, p 8503.

Civil Liability Amendment Act 2003 No 94

Assented to 10.12.2003.

Date of commencement of Schs 1 and 3, 19.12.2003, sec 2 and GG No 197 of 19.12.2003, p 11258.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, 1.12.2004, sec 2 and GG No 187 of 26.11.2004, p 8549.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2003 No 40

Assented to 22.07.2003.

Date of commencement of Sch 2.4, assent, sec 2 (2).

Civil Liability Amendment (Personal Responsibility) Act 2002 No 92

Assented to 28.11.2002.

Date of commencement of Sch 1 (except Sch 1 [1] to the extent that it inserts sec 5N, Sch 1 [4] and Sch 1 [5] to the extent that it inserts Part 4) and Sch 2, 6.12.2002, sec 2 and GG No 249 of 6.12.2002, p 10529.

Date of commencement of Sch 1 [1] to the extent that it inserts sec 5N and Sch 1 [4], 10.1.2003, sec 2 and GG No 13 of 10.1.2003, p 95.

Date of commencement of Sch 1 [5] to the extent that it inserts Part 4, 1.12.2004, sec 2 and GG No 187 of 26.11.2004, p 8550.

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Sec 3

Am 2002 No 92, Sch 2 [1] [2]; 2020 No 12, Sch 3.4A[1] (am 2020 No 26, Sch 1.12[1]).

Sec 3A

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 2 [3].

Sec 3B

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 2 [3]. Am 2006 No 55, Sch 1 [1]–[6]; 2006 No 107, Sch 1.5 [1]; 2008 No 84, Sch 1 [1]; 2013 No 37, Sch 3.3 [1] [2]; 2017 No 10, Sch 5.1 [1] [2]; 2018 No 56, Sch 1 [1]–[3].

Sec 3C

Ins 2003 No 94, Sch 3 [1].

Sec 4

Subst 2002 No 92, Sch 2 [4].

Part 1A, heading

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [1].

Part 1A, Div 1, heading

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [1].

Sec 5

Rep 2002 No 92, Sch 2 [4]. Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [1].

Sec 5A

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [1].

Part 1A, Div 2 (secs 5B, 5C)

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [1].

Part 1A, Div 3

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [1].

Sec 5D

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [1]. Am 2003 No 40, Sch 2.4.

Sec 5E

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [1]. Am 2012 No 42, Sch 2.7.

Part 1A, Div 4

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [1].

Sec 5F

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [1].

Sec 5G

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [1]. Am 2012 No 42, Sch 2.7.

Secs 5H, 5I

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [1].

Part 1A, Divs 5–8 (secs 5J–5T)

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [1].

Secs 6–8

Rep 2002 No 92, Sch 2 [4].

Part 1B, Divs 1–5 (secs 6A–6Q)

Ins 2018 No 56, Sch 1 [4].

Part 1B, Div 1 (secs 6A–6C)

Ins 2018 No 56, Sch 1 [4].

Part 1B, Div 2

Ins 2018 No 56, Sch 1 [4].

Sec 6D

Ins 2018 No 56, Sch 1 [4].

Sec 6E

Ins 2018 No 56, Sch 1 [4]. Am 2019 No 25, Sch 5.11.

Sec 6F

Ins 2018 No 56, Sch 1 [4].

Part 1B, Divs 3–5 (secs 6G–6Q)

Ins 2018 No 56, Sch 1 [4].

Secs 9, 10

Rep 2002 No 92, Sch 2 [5].

Sec 11

Subst 2002 No 92, Sch 2 [5].

Sec 11A

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 2 [5]. Am 2004 No 29, Sch 1 [1].

Sec 14

Am 2002 No 92, Sch 2 [6].

Sec 15

Am 2006 No 55, Sch 1 [7] [8]; 2008 No 84, Sch 1 [2].

Sec 15A

Ins 2006 No 55, Sch 1 [10].

Sec 15B

Ins 2006 No 55, Sch 1 [11]. Am 2010 No 19, Sch 3.18 [1] [2]; 2018 No 28, Sch 1.8 [1].

Sec 15C (previously sec 15A)

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [2]. Renumbered 2006 No 55, Sch 1 [9].

Sec 16

Am 2002 No 92, Sch 2 [7]; 2008 No 84, Sch 1 [3].

Sec 17

Am 2002 No 92, Sch 2 [8]; 2008 No 84, Sch 1 [4]; 2010 No 63, Sch 1.6 [1].

Sec 17A

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [3]. Am 2005 No 98, Sch 3.8 [1].

Part 2, Div 4, heading

Subst 2002 No 92, Sch 2 [9].

Sec 18

Am 2006 No 55, Sch 1 [12] [13].

Part 2, Div 5, heading

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 2 [10].

Sec 19

Am 2004 No 29, Sch 1 [2].

Sec 20

Rep 2002 No 92, Sch 2 [11].

Part 2, Div 6, heading

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 2 [12].

Sec 21

Subst 2002 No 92, Sch 2 [12].

Part 2, Div 7, heading

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [4].

Sec 22

Subst 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [4].

Sec 23

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [4]. Am 2009 No 49, Sch 2.8 [1] [2].

Sec 24

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [4].

Sec 25

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [4]. Am 2005 No 98, Sch 3.8 [2].

Sec 26

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [4]. Am 2005 No 98, Sch 3.8 [3]; 2015 No 7, Sch 2.2 [1].

Part 2A

Ins 2004 No 29, Sch 1 [3].

Part 2A, Div 1

Ins 2004 No 29, Sch 1 [3].

Sec 26A

Ins 2004 No 29, Sch 1 [3]. Am 2005 No 9, Sch 1 [1]; 2007 No 84, Sch 1 [1] [2]; 2010 No 48, Sch 5.3; 2017 No 53, Sch 4.8 [1] (am 2018 No 25, Sch 1.6 [12]) [2].

Sec 26B

Ins 2004 No 29, Sch 1 [3]. Am 2008 No 84, Sch 1 [5].

Part 2A, Div 1A (secs 26BA–26BD)

Ins 2008 No 84, Sch 1 [6].

Part 2A, Div 2

Ins 2004 No 29, Sch 1 [3].

Sec 26C

Ins 2004 No 29, Sch 1 [3].

Sec 26D

Ins 2004 No 29, Sch 1 [3]. Am 2005 No 9, Sch 1 [2]–[4]; 2007 No 84, Sch 1 [3].

Part 2A, Div 3 (secs 26E–26G)

Ins 2004 No 29, Sch 1 [3].

Part 2A, Div 4

Ins 2004 No 29, Sch 1 [3].

Sec 26H

Ins 2004 No 29, Sch 1 [3].

Sec 26I

Ins 2004 No 29, Sch 1 [3]. Am 2005 No 9, Sch 1 [5]; 2012 No 53, Sch 2.3.

Part 2A, Div 5

Ins 2004 No 29, Sch 1 [3].

Sec 26J

Ins 2004 No 29, Sch 1 [3]. Am 2005 No 9, Sch 1 [6] [7]; 2006 No 120, Sch 2.12; 2007 No 94, Sch 2; 2009 No 49, Sch 2.8 [3]–[5]; 2013 No 37, Sch 3.3 [3] [4].

Part 2A, Div 6

Ins 2005 No 76, Sch 1 [1].

Sec 26K

Ins 2005 No 76, Sch 1 [1]. Am 2020 No 12, Sch 3.4A[2] (am 2020 No 26, Sch 1.12[1]).

Sec 26L

Ins 2005 No 76, Sch 1 [1]. Am 2008 No 84, Sch 1 [7] [8]; 2009 No 49, Sch 2.8 [3].

Sec 26M

Ins 2005 No 76, Sch 1 [1]. Am 2007 No 84, Sch 1 [4]; 2008 No 84, Sch 1 [9].

Sec 26N

Ins 2005 No 76, Sch 1 [1]. Am 2008 No 84, Sch 1 [10]–[14].

Sec 26O

Ins 2005 No 76, Sch 1 [1]. Am 2007 No 94, Sch 2.

Sec 26P

Ins 2005 No 76, Sch 1 [1].

Sec 26Q

Ins 2005 No 76, Sch 1 [1]. Am 2008 No 84, Sch 1 [15]; 2009 No 49, Sch 2.8 [3].

Sec 26QA

Ins 2010 No 63, Sch 1.6 [2].

Sec 26R

Ins 2005 No 76, Sch 1 [1]. Am 2007 No 84, Sch 1 [5]; 2008 No 84, Sch 1 [16]; 2009 No 49, Sch 2.8 [3].

Sec 26S

Ins 2005 No 76, Sch 1 [1]. Am 2008 No 84, Sch 1 [17]–[20]; 2009 No 49, Sch 2.8 [3].

Sec 26T

Ins 2005 No 76, Sch 1 [1]. Am 2015 No 7, Sch 2.2 [2].

Sec 26U

Ins 2005 No 76, Sch 1 [1]. Am 2015 No 7, Sch 2.2 [3].

Sec 26V

Ins 2005 No 76, Sch 1 [1]. Am 2008 No 84, Sch 1 [21]; 2009 No 49, Sch 2.8 [6].

Sec 26W

Ins 2005 No 76, Sch 1 [1]. Am 2020 No 12, Sch 3.4A[3] (am 2020 No 26, Sch 1.12[1]).

Part 2A, Div 7 (sec 26X)

Ins 2010 No 63, Sch 1.6 [3].

Part 3

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [5].

Secs 27–29

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [5].

Sec 30

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [5]. Am 2010 No 19, Sch 3.18 [3]; 2018 No 28, Sch 1.8 [2].

Secs 31–33

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [5].

Part 4

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [5].

Sec 34

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [5]. Am 2003 No 94, Sch 2 [1]–[5]; 2010 No 107, Sch 3.2; 2011 No 52, Sch 2 [1].

Sec 34A

Ins 2003 No 94, Sch 2 [6].

Sec 35

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [5].

Sec 35A

Ins 2003 No 94, Sch 2 [7].

Secs 36–39

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [5].

Part 5

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [5].

Sec 40

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [5].

Sec 41

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [5]. Am 2003 No 94, Sch 1 [1].

Sec 42

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [5]. Am 2003 No 94, Sch 3 [2].

Sec 43

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [5]. Am 2003 No 94, Sch 3 [3].

Sec 43A

Ins 2003 No 94, Sch 1 [2].

Sec 44

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [5]. Am 2003 No 94, Sch 3 [2] [4].

Sec 45

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [5]. Am 2003 No 94, Sch 3 [2].

Sec 46

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [5].

Part 6 (secs 47–50)

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [5].

Part 7

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [5].

Part 7, Div 1, heading

Ins 2005 No 73, Sch 2 [1].

Sec 51

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [5].

Sec 52

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [5]. Am 2003 No 94, Sch 1 [3]; 2020 No 12, Sch 3.4A[4] (am 2020 No 26, Sch 1.12[1]).

Sec 53

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [5].

Sec 54

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [5]. Am 2003 No 94, Sch 1 [4].

Sec 54A

Ins 2003 No 94, Sch 1 [5]. Am 2020 No 12, Sch 3.4A[4]–[7] (am 2020 No 26, Sch 1.12[1]).

Part 7, Div 2

Ins 2005 No 73, Sch 2 [2].

Part 7, Div 2, heading

Ins 2005 No 73, Sch 2 [2]. Am 2020 No 12, Sch 3.4A[8] (am 2020 No 26, Sch 1.12[1]).

Sec 54B

Ins 2005 No 73, Sch 2 [2].

Sec 54C

Ins 2005 No 73, Sch 2 [2]. Am 2020 No 12, Sch 3.4A[4] (am 2020 No 26, Sch 1.12[1]).

Sec 54D

Ins 2005 No 73, Sch 2 [2]. Am 2007 No 8, Sch 7.1; 2009 No 49, Sch 2.8 [3].

Sec 54E

Ins 2005 No 73, Sch 2 [2]. Am 2009 No 49, Sch 2.8 [3].

Sec 54F

Ins 2005 No 73, Sch 2 [2]. Am 2009 No 49, Sch 2.8 [2].

Sec 54G

Ins 2005 No 73, Sch 2 [2]. Am 2009 No 49, Sch 2.8 [3] [5] [7].

Sec 54H

Ins 2005 No 73, Sch 2 [2]. Am 2009 No 49, Sch 2.8 [3] [5] [8].

Part 8 (secs 55–58)

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [5].

Part 8A (secs 58A–58C)

Ins 2005 No 16, Sch 1 [1].

Part 9 (secs 59–66)

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [5].

Part 10

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [5].

Sec 67

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [5]. Am 2005 No 77, Sch 6.2 [1].

Sec 67, note

Ins 2005 No 77, Sch 6.2 [2].

Secs 68, 69

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 1 [5].

Part 11 (secs 70, 71)

Ins 2003 No 94, Sch 1 [6].

Part 12 (secs 72, 73)

Ins 2011 No 62, Sch 4.2.

Sch 1

Am 2002 No 92, Sch 2 [13] [14]; 2003 No 94, Sch 3 [5] [6]; 2004 No 29, Sch 1 [4] [5]; 2005 No 9, Sch 1 [8]–[10]; 2005 No 16, Sch 1 [2] [3]; 2005 No 73, Sch 2 [3]; 2005 No 76, Sch 1 [2] [3]; 2006 No 55, Sch 1 [14] [15]; 2006 No 107, Sch 1.5 [2]; 2007 No 84, Sch 1 [6]–[10]; 2008 No 84, Sch 1 [22] [23]; 2010 No 63, Sch 1.6 [4]; 2011 No 52, Sch 2 [2] [3]; 2018 No 56, Sch 1 [5] [6]; 2018 No 87, Sch 1.7; 2020 No 12, Sch 3.4A[9] (am 2020 No 26, Sch 1.12[1]).

Sch 2

Rep 2002 No 92, Sch 2 [15]. Ins 2011 No 27, Sch 3.2.

Civil Liability Bill 2002

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