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Aboriginal peoples

Aboriginal peoples  

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The first reported decision of the High Court in which an Aboriginal person was a party to the proceedings seems to have been Tuckiar v The King (1934). This was ...
Accountability

Accountability  

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The High Court is the end of the road for litigants; there is no further appeal to another court. Moreover, its Justices are appointed until retirement age, are not subject ...
Admiralty

Admiralty  

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The law of admiralty encompasses claims which were originally within the jurisdiction of the Admiralty Court of England and Wales and which are now governed by the Admiralty Act 1988 ...
Alan Russell Taylor

Alan Russell Taylor  

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(born 25 November 1901; died 3 August 1969; Justice 1952–69),was born at Newcastle, NSW, the fifth son of Walter Durham Taylor, customs officer from York, England, and his native-born wife Lilias ...
Alfred Deakin

Alfred Deakin  

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(1856–1919)Australian statesman and three times prime minister (1903–04; 1905–08; 1909–10), who played a major role in the early development of the Commonwealth.Born and educated in Melbourne, the ...
Andrew Inglis Clark

Andrew Inglis Clark  

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(1848–1907)was a federationist who helped draft the Commonwealth constitution. A lawyer and parliamentarian in Tasmania, he was an advanced liberal and admirer of the USA with a strong attachment ...
Arches Court of Canterbury

Arches Court of Canterbury  

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The Court of the province of Canterbury which formerly met in Bow Church (‘S. Maria de Arcubus’). It now has no original jurisdiction but hears appeals from the diocesan Consistory Courts within the ...
Archibald Campbell Tait

Archibald Campbell Tait  

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(1811–82), Abp. of Canterbury from 1868. At Oxford in 1841 he was one of the four tutors who protested against Tract 90 (see Tractarianism), and as Bp. of London (1856–68) he withdrew the licence of ...
Archibald Knox

Archibald Knox  

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(born 29 November 1863; died 27 April 1932; Chief Justice 1919–30)was born in Sydney, the fourth son and youngest of eight surviving children of Edward Knox, Danish-born founder and ...
Argument before the Court

Argument before the Court  

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Has been influenced both in style and substance by the Justices who have comprised the Bench during any given period of the Court's history. While counsel have rarely been able ...
Australia Acts

Australia Acts  

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Two substantially identical Acts passed in 1986 by the Australian and UK Parliaments, preceded by enabling legislation in the Australian states. The Acts terminated the power of the UK Parliament ...
Bank Nationalisation Case

Bank Nationalisation Case  

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(1948).Regarded as one of the most protracted legal battles in post-war Australia, this case opened to a crowded High Court in Melbourne on 9 February 1948. It was heard ...
Barwick Court

Barwick Court  

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(27 April 1964–11 February 1981).The history of the Court during Barwick's term as Chief Justice may be divided into two periods. Initially, Barwick sat with Justices who were contemporaries ...
Boilermakers Case

Boilermakers Case  

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(1956)concerned a challenge by the Boilermakers' Society of Australia to sections 29 and 29A of the Conciliation and Arbitration Act 1904 (Cth), which empowered the Commonwealth Court of Conciliation ...
bread, leavened and unleavened

bread, leavened and unleavened  

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In the Eucharistic rite most of the E. Churches use leavened bread, whereas Catholics in the W. use unleavened; the divergence became a cause of dissension. In the Anglican Communion the use of ...
Buildings

Buildings  

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It is possible to trace the Court's development by reference to the buildings in which it has been housed. The Court's first sitting took place in the Banco Court of ...
Business of Court

Business of Court  

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The business of the High Court has evolved significantly over time, reflecting Australia's development as a nation and its social, political and economic changes. The growth and change in the ...
Caledonian Collieries Cases

Caledonian Collieries Cases  

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(1930).In the Coal Vend Case (1911), it was alleged that colliery owners in the NSW Hunter Valley were manipulating the interstate supply and price of coal. Isaacs made a ...
characterisation

characterisation  

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The process of determining whether Commonwealth legislation is ‘with respect to’ one of the matters listed in ss 51 and 52 of the Constitution, focusing on the statute itself; one ...
Citations by Court

Citations by Court  

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Judges, especially appellate judges, are expected to give reasons for their decisions. In the course of giving these reasons, the judges generally cite authorities in support of their conclusions. So ...

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