GLOSSARY TERM  
  Civil Liability Act 2003 (Qld)  
 
  DESCRIPTION  
  The Act reforms the law of civil liability for negligent acts in Queensland and applies to claims for damages for harm. The Act also implements a proportionate liability regime for claims concerning purely economic loss and property damage, so that a defendant will not be primarily liable to the plaintiff for more than their own share of responsibility for the loss that a plaintiff has suffered. Unlike comparative regimes in New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia and the ACT, the CLA specifically prohibits parties from contracting out of the regime.