PIAC’s submission in response to the NSW Government’s draft Civil Procedure Amendment (Supreme Court Representative Proceedings) Bill 2010 welcomes the proposal for a comprehensive representative proceedings regime in the NSW Supreme Court modelled on the Federal Court regime.
PIAC’s submission highlights the benefits of adopting a regime in NSW modelled on Part IVA of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth), noting that the Federal Court representative proceedings regime has been a valuable mechanism to promote access to justice for a significant number of people who would otherwise have been severely hampered from making individual claims for compensation against powerful wrongdoers.
PIAC joined with a number of other organisations to endorse the submission made by Mr Ben Slade of Maurice Blackburn in relation to the proposed Bill.
Letter dated 10 November 2010 to Mr Laurie Glanfield Director General Attorney General’s Department. By e-mail