This page was last updated 18 December 2019, and includes decisions from September 2019.


High Court – public law decisions

Pending & reserved cases – constitutional law

Pending & reserved cases – administrative law

  • CNY17 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection M72/2019
  • Hocking v Director-General of the National Archives of Australia S262/2019
  • CXXXVIII v Commonwealth of Australia A30/2019

Pending & reserved cases – Native title

  • State of WA v Manado on behalf of the Bindunbur Native Title Claim Group; State of Western Australia v Augustine on behalf of the Jabirr Jabirr / Ngumbarl Native Title Claim Group P34/2019; Commonwealth of Australia v Manado on behalf of the Bindunbur Native Title Claim Group P34/2019; P35/2019; P37/2019

Decided cases – constitutional law

Comcare v Banerji [2019] HCA 23

  • Opinions on High post

Palmer v Australian Electoral Commission [2019] HCA 24

  • Opinions on High post

Minogue v Victoria [2019] HCA 31

Vella v Commissioner of Police (NSW) [2019] HCA 38

BMW Australia Ltd v Brewster; Westpac Banking Corporation v Lenthall [2019] HCA 45

Decided cases – administrative law

BVD17 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2019] HCA 34

INTERNATIONAL JURISDICTIONS – Significant constitutional law decisions

Canadian Supreme Court

  • Desgagnés Transport Inc. v. Wärtsilä Canada Inc. (2019) SCC 58
  • Canada (Attorney General) v British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (2019) SCC 63

South African Constitutional Court

  • Freedom of Religion South Africa v Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development and Others [2019] ZACC 34
  • President of the Republic of South Africa v Democratic Alliance and Others [2019] ZACC 35
  • Minister of Justice and Correctional Services v Ramuhovhi and Others [2019] ZACC 44

New Zealand Supreme Court

United Kingdom Supreme Court

United States Supreme Court

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region High Court

  • In the matter of the Emergency Regulations Ordinace, Cap 241 and the Prohibition on Face Covering Regulation, Cap 241K [2019] HKCFI 2820