Burnie Port Authority v General Jones Pty Ltd [1994] HCA 13

ON 24 MARCH 1994, the High Court of Australia delivered Burnie Port Authority v General Jones Pty Ltd [1994] HCA 13; (1994) 179 CLR 520; (1994) Aust Torts Reports 81-264; (1994) 120 ALR 42; (1994) 68 ALJR 331 (24 March 1994). The rule in Rylands v Fletcher was abolished so that the determination of liability for harm caused by dangerous substances or activities on premises comes under the principles of negligence rather than strict liability.

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