The Cruise Lines International Association has announced the adoption by the industry of a passenger bill of rights that guarantees the “safety, comfort and care” of guests. (more…)
As leisure cruising becomes a major segment of the Australian travel market with 53 cruise ships having a daily passenger capacity of 54,000 souls plying Australian waters and visiting 31 (more…)
Corporate high-flyers are rare protagonists in injury compensation brawls.
So when Neil Balnaves sued after a 2002 head-on boat smash on a narrow bend (more…)
A South Australian tourist has failed to cast “an aura of prostitution and drug use” over a Spring Hill apartment complex where her hand was impaled on a discarded hypodermic syringe. (more…)
A visiting overseas plumber serving out visa-mandated farm duties at a Mungindi cotton gin has been awarded $567,000 injury (more…)
The District Court in Brisbane was asked this month* to absolve a multitude of a statutory and procedural non-compliances relating to a personal injury claim for a U.K. tourist injured in 2001, when an inter-island (more…)
The NZ embassy in Canberra has now responded to demands about misleading and deceptive injury compensation statements on its website by agreeing that they be immediately removed. (more…)
If you or your family are planning a trip to New Zealand, be warned that as you step off the aircraft after landing, you are entering a legal-liability free zone.
In an experiment that began nearly 40 years ago, New Zealand decided (more…)
In May 2007 Bill Brannock was jetting off with a friend on a month’s holiday from Brisbane to Adelaide. After being checked for boarding, the 84 yr old was directed (more…)
Recent overseas air crashes involving Australians are tragic reminders of the importance of booking every leg of an international journey – especially side trips – from home.