Torts/Criminal Law

critically analyse and evaluate the ability of Australian Law to protect client confidentiality and privileged communications between clients and social workers as well as the ability of the Australian law to protect human service workers and related professionals against actions for negligence and defamation.
In answer, explain when it may be necessary for human service practitioners to breach client confidentiality, and critically analyse and evaluate possible defences to a breach of client confidence/privacy action. Furthermore, evaluate and critique relevant rules of evidence and procedural law governing privileged communications and the protection of professional confidential relationships.

Ensure legislative frameworks governing negligence, compellability of witnesses, privileged confidential relationships and use examples to illustrate argument.