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Civil Proceedings Act 2011 – 22 March 2016

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A Queensland court is to ensure, as far as possible, that all matters in dispute between the parties are completely and finally decided.

  • Sections 3, 4, 5, 7

A Queensland court may make order conditions it considers appropriate and generally award costs in all proceedings.

  • Sections 3, 4, 5, 14, 15

Proceedings before the District and Magistrates court may be dismissed if no action has been taken for 2 years.

  • Section 22

The parties to a dispute may agree to refer their dispute to an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process by filing a consent order in the approved form.

  • Section 42

Damages based on earnings may be reduced by income tax which would have been payable.

  • Section 60

A special discount is applied when assessing lump sum damages for deprivation or impairment of earning capacity or for a liability to incur expenditure in the future.

  • Section 61

Damages for the death of a person may be claimed for the benefit of members of the deceased’s family.

  • Sections 64, 65, 67, 68, 70

To enforce an original order of the court, an enforcement warrant may be obtained.

  • Sections 90, 91
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