Bateman’s Bay Local Aboriginal Land Council v The Aboriginal Community Benefit Fund Pty Limited (1998) 94 CLR 247

Facts Under the Funeral Funds Act 1979 (NSW), the Aboriginal Community Benefit Fund Pty Ltd (ACBF) operated a funeral fund that Aboriginal people could join for between $4 – $26 a fortnight. Bateman Bay’s Local Aboriginal Land Council (BBLALC) also opened a funeral […]

Shop Distributive and Allied Employees Association v Minister for Industrial Affairs (1995) 129 ALR 191

Facts The Minister wanted to allow shops in Adelaide to open on Sundays. The Act stated that shops could not open on Sundays, but that the Minister could give out exemption certificates to allow certain shops to trade, under certain […]

Truth About Motorways Pty Ltd v Macquarie Infrastructure Investment Management Ltd (2000) 200 CLR 591

Facts Truth About Motorways Pty Ltd (Truth) sought a writ of prohibition against Macquarie Infrastructure Investment Management Ltd (Macquarie) to stop Macquarie from publishing a prospectus which called for investors in a new toll road in Sydney. Truth claimed that […]

Australian Conservation Foundation Inc v Commonwealth (1980) 146 CLR 493

Facts Iwasaki Sangyo Company (Australia) Pty Ltd proposed to establish a tourist resort in Farnborough, Queensland. The proposal required foreign exchange approval by the Commonwealth under the Banking (Foreign Exchange) Regulations.  Before this could occur, an environmental impact assessment had […]