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Civil Wrongs (Torts)

Torts are actions that are taken for a specific civil wrong such as negligence or defamation. Community organisations are able to sue and be sued, including for things such as negligence. Likewise, community workers are able to be sued.

Liability in negligence can be based on a range of duties, including:

a duty owed by a professional
a duty owed under law
a duty owed under policy.