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LIMITATION OF ACTIONS ACT 1974 - SECT 11A
No limitation period for actions for child sexual abuse
11A No limitation period for actions for child sexual abuse
(1) An action for damages relating to the personal injury of a person
resulting from the sexual abuse of the person when the person was a child—
(a) may be brought at any time; and
(b) is not subject to a limitation period
under an Act or law or rule of law.
(3) This section applies whether the
claim for damages is brought in tort, in contract, under statute, or
(4) This section applies to an action for damages—
under the Civil Proceedings Act 2011 , section 64; or
(b) that has survived
on the death of a person for the benefit of the person’s estate under the
Succession Act 1981 , section 66.
(5) This section does not limit—
inherent, implied or statutory jurisdiction of a court; or
(b) any other
powers of a court under the common law or any other Act (including a
Commonwealth Act), rule of court or practice direction.
section does not limit a court’s power to summarily dismiss or permanently
stay proceedings if the lapse of time has a burdensome effect on the defendant
that is so serious that a fair trial is not possible.
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