R v Federal Court of Australia; Ex parte WA National Football League (1979) 143 CLR 190

Facts The respondent, Adamson, was a young Indigenous Australian who played football in Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. He want to play football professionally. In 1973, he lived in the recruitment area assigned by the Western Australian National League […]

Jumbunna Coal Mine NL v Victorian Coal Miners’ Association (1908) 6 CLR 309

Facts Following strike action across Australia and New Zealand in the 1890s, the Constitution had been drafted to allow the federal government to make laws about the conciliation and arbitration of industrial disputes, but only where such disputes went beyond […]

Re Canavan; Re Ludlam; Re Waters; Re Roberts [No 2]; Re Joyce; Re Nash; Re Xenophon [2017] HCA 45

Facts In 2017, it was discovered that various federal Australian politicians were in possible breach of section 44(i) of the Constitution.  This was because they appeared to be dual citizens. These politicians were: Matt Canavan (Italian citizenship); Barnaby Joyce (New […]