Month: November 2020

What are the limits of hypothetical (federal) jurisdiction?

BY MICHAEL DOUGLAS

‘The first duty of any Court, in approaching a cause before it, is to consider its jurisdiction’.

So said Isaacs ACJ in Hazeldell Ltd v Commonwealth (1924) 34 CLR 442, 446. With reference to that orthodoxy, … Read the rest

Northern Land Council v Quall – implications for the exercise of statutory functions by corporations

BY WILLIAM ISDALE AND SAMUEL WALPOLE

On 7 October the High Court delivered its judgment in Northern Land Council v Quall [2020] HCA 33 (NLC v Quall). On its face, the decision is about whether or not certain … Read the rest

The pandemic and the public trust

This is one of a special series of posts exploring the public law implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on the Gilbert + Tobin Centre’s work in the area of public law and public health, see here.Read the rest

Public Law Events Roundup November 2020

Welcome to the November edition of the AUSPUBLAW Australian Public Law Events Roundup. The events in this roundup were compiled in late October.

Before we get to the events roundup, we would like to draw your attention to the following … Read the rest

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