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QUT and affiliates sued for $8m Kangaroo Point 24-May-2017 At 2:59:25 PM AndreasAachen
On 18/05/2017 tnd wrote:
>A word on this from my many years' experience on the Sydney Rockclimbing
>Club committee, in the period after we ceased being able to obtain third
>party liability insurance, and so stopped running climbing trips for a
>When the law in NSW subsequently changed to make accidents due to "obviously
>dangerous activities" very difficult to blame on anyone else, we were lucky
>enough to get (pro-bono) legal advice on a process by which we could resume
>club-organised group climbing.

As the previously leader of the Deakin Climbing Club, I can tell you that after this accident (in combination with a smaller one which apperntly occured in one of the VIC climbing clubs later on), we were basically forced to close down the club. Due to these accidents the insurance companies 'reviewed' the the climbing club and the requirements to run a trip became completely unreasonable....

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