Transparency in the Insurance Contract Law of Australia

  • Robin BowleyEmail author
Part of the AIDA Europe Research Series on Insurance Law and Regulation book series (ERSILR, volume 2)


This chapter examines the extent to which transparency is achieved in the Australian insurance contract law. It focuses on the contractual relationship insurance between insurers and insured clients as set out in the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth) (the ICA). The analysis in both parts is structured under the four “quadrants” of the duty of utmost good faith—the first quadrant being the insured’s pre-contractual obligations; the second being the insurer’s pre-contractual obligations; the third being the insured’s post-contractual obligations after the inception of the policy and the fourth being the insurer’s post-contractual obligations.



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of TechnologySydneyAustralia

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