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9.14 Effect of Legal Actions ('recovery of damages') under 1930 Act


In general, the provisions of the 1930 Act in relation to recovery of damages are much simpler than under either the 1971 Act or the SRCA.

In practice Delegates need only concern themselves with the effects and recoveries from past legal actions, as all attempts at a new legal action in respect to 1930 Act deaths would be well out of the time allowed by law, by some decades...with one exception. The group-action brought by the survivors of the 1964 collision between HMAS Melbourne and HMAS Voyager represents a special case. It is not likely to be repeated. If any such cases arise it should be referred to National Office.

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