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O’Connor v Brisbane City Council [2013] QDC 137
The Brisbane City Council has failed in its Civil Liability Act bid to hold out a fitness rider from injury damages after he was thrown from his bike on encountering unfinished bitumen resurfacing on a suburban bayside thoroughfare. The council argued every conceivable CLA point including – whilst still keeping a straight face – that exercise riding is a “dangerous recreational activity” for which under CLA section 19, it had no injury liability for the stack because it was an “obvious risk.”


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David Cormack – Brisbane Barrister.



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