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Thursday, 12 December 2002
Page: 7990


Senator LUDWIG (9:14 PM) —I want to clarify what the minister said about minors—having minors of my own, it does concern me. I understand it in the sense that you say it is a contract and a privity of contract would exist—notwithstanding Trident General Insurance, which I am sure the minister is familiar with—but it would not necessarily hold up all the time. Minors can sue. There is no doubt about that, especially in respect of negligence. What happens if a minor is of an age where comprehension of a waiver does not exist?