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Reid v Wright [2012] NSWSC 1149. McCallum J.

14 There is no ambiguity in the present case as to the place of the alleged tort. All of the relevant conduct and events occurred in Cairns in the State of Queensland. Accordingly, to the extent that there is any difference between States as to the substantive statute law to be applied in determining such a claim, the law that governs the present claim is the statute law of Queensland, wherever the case is heardJohn Pfeiffer Pty Ltd v Rogerson [2000] HCA 36; (2000) 203 CLR 503 at [86]-[87] per Gleeson CJ, Gaudron, McHugh, Gummow and Hayne JJ

15 That includes determination as to the application of any limitation period: Pfeiffer at [100].


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