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A & S Ruffy Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation (Cth) [1958] HCA 18

(1958) 98 CLR 637; 32 ALJR 60; [1958] ALR 432; 11 ATD 452
Dixon CJ, Williams, Webb, Fullagar, Taylor JJ
Date: 30 Apr 1958

A Raptis & Son (Regd) v South Australia [1977] HCA 36

(1977) 138 CLR 346; (1977) 138 CLR 346; 51 ALJR 637; 51 ALJR 637; 15 ALR 223; 15 ALR 223
Barwick CJ, Gibbs, Stephen, Mason, Jacobs, Murphy JJ
Date: 27 Jun 1977
Fisheries – Constitutional Law (Cth) - Constitutional Law (S. A. )

Fisheries – Regulation - Australian waters - Proclaimed waters - Proclamation - Waters not within territorial limits of a State - Powers of State Parliaments - Investigator Strait - Whether beyond territorial limits of South Australia - The Constitution (63 &64 Vict. c. 12), s. 51 (x. ). Constitutional Law (Cth) - Inconsistency between Commonwealth and State laws - State law requiring licence to fish in certain waters not within territorial limits of State - Commonwealth law requiring licence to fish in waters beyond territorial limits of a State - Whether inconsistency - The Constitution (63 &64 Vict. c. 12), s. 109 - Fisheries Act, 1971 (S. A. ), ss. 5 (2), 29 (1), 42 - Off-shore Waters (Application of Laws) Act, 1976 (S. A. ), ss. 3, 4 - Fisheries Act 1952 (Cth), ss. 7, 12. Constitutional Law (S. A. ) - Seaward boundaries of State - Legislative power over contiguous sea - Territorial Waters - Whether Gulf of St. Vincent, Spencer Gulf and Investigator Strait part of territory of South Australia - Statute 4 &5 Will. IV c. 95 (Imp. ) - Letters Patent of 19th February 1836 establishing Province of South Australia - Fisheries Act, 1971 (S. A. ), ss. 5 (2), 29 (1), 42 - Off-shore Waters (Application of Laws) Act, 1976 (S. A. ), ss. 3, 4.

A v Hayden [No 2] [1984] HCA 67

(1984) 156 CLR 532; 59 ALJR 6; 56 ALR 82
Gibbs CJ, Mason, Murphy, Wilson, Brennan, Deane, Dawson JJ
Date: 6 Nov 1984
Contract – Injunction - Criminal Law

Contract – Public policy - Contract of employment - Employment by Commonwealth - Term binding Commonwealth not to disclose name of employee or any act performed in course of employment - Whether contrary to public interest and national security - Suspicion that criminal offences committed in course of employment - Security training exercise - Australian Secret Intelligence Service. Injunction - Criminal Law - Suspected breach - Confidential information - Public interest - Prejudice to national security - Functions of executive government. Criminal Law - Defence of superior orders - Whether maintainable.

A v Minister for Immigration & Multicultural Affairs [1997] HCA 4

(1997) 190 CLR 225; 71 ALJR 381; 142 ALR 331; [1998] INLR 1; 2 BHRC 143
Brennan CJ, McHugh, Gummow, Kirby, Dawson JJ
Date: 24 Feb 1997
Immigration – Refugee status - Fear of persecution by forcible sterilisation pursuant to China's One Child Policy" - Whether persecution feared "for reasons of . . . membership of a particular social group" - Whether legitimate to define particular social group by reference to fear of persecution. Statutes - Interpretation - Statute incorporating provisions of international treaty - Approach to construction. Words and phrases - "particular social group" - "for reasons of". Migration Act 1958 (Cth)

a'Beckett v Commissioner of Taxation [1959] HCA 57

(1959) 104 CLR 508; 33 ALJR 333; 12 ATD 127
Windeyer J
Date: 30 Oct 1959
Income Tax (Cth)

Income Tax (Cth)
– Assessable income - Lease - Meaning of expiry of a lease" - Lessor assessed on estimated value to him of improvements made by lessee - Exception where lease to company by individual who controls voting power - Relevant date at &hich control must exist - Operation of taxing provision where lease surrendered in year improvements completed - Income Tax and Social Services Contribution Assessment Act 1936-1953 (Cth)

A-G (Cth) v Finch [No 2] [1984] HCA 40

(1984) 155 CLR 107; 58 ALJR 378; 53 ALR 609
Gibbs CJ, Mason, Murphy, Wilson, Brennan, Deane, Dawson JJ
Date: 28 Jun 1984
Constitutional Law

Constitutional Law
– Privy Council - Appeal from Supreme Court of Queensland - Petition by convicted person for special leave to appeal from decisions of Court of Criminal Appeal dismissing appeal from conviction and refusing leave to appeal from conviction - Competence - Previous refusal by High Court of special leave to appeal against each decision of Court of Criminal Appeal - The Constitution (63 &64 Vict. c. 12), s. 73 - Privy Council (Limitation of Appeals) Act 1968 (Cth), s. 3 - Privy Council (Appeals from the High Court) Act 1975 (Cth), s. 3.

A-G (Cth) v RT Co Pty Ltd [No 2] [1957] HCA 29

(1957) 97 CLR 146; 31 ALJ 504
Fullagar J
Date: 20 May 1957

A-G (Cth) v Schmidt [No 2] [1962] HCA 55

(1962) 109 CLR 163; 36 ALJR 223; [1963] ALR 276
Kitto J
Date: 9 Nov 1962
Defence and War

Defence and War
– Trading with the enemy - Enemy property - Application for transfer of moneys &. to Controller of Enemy Property - Power of High Court to give directions as to application of moneys for meeting just claims - Nature of directions - Just claims" - Future maintenance of dependants of persons in respect of whom controllers appointed - Trading with the Enemy Act 1939-1952 (Cth)

A-G (Cth) v Schmidt [No 3] [1963] HCA 12

(1963) 109 CLR 169; 36 ALJR 360; [1963] ALR 653
Kitto J
Date: 24 Apr 1963
Defence and War

Defence and War
– Trading with the enemy - Enemy property - Application for transfer of moneys etc. to Controller of Enemy Property - Power of High Court to give directions as to application of moneys - Just claims" - Claims adverse to ownership terminated by vesting - Claims of legal right - Trading with the Enemy Act 1939-1952 (Cth)

A-G (Cth) v T & G Mutual Life Society Ltd [1978] HCA 24

(1978) 144 CLR 161; 52 ALJR 573; 19 ALR 385
Gibbs ACJ, Stephen, Mason, Jacobs, Murphy, Aickin JJ
Date: 15 Jun 1978
Constitutional Law (Cth) – Practice

Constitutional Law (Cth) – Special leave of appeal from High Court to Privy Council - Limitation of matters in &hich such leave may be asked - The Constitution (63 &64 Vic. c. 12), ss. 73, 74, 75, 76 - Privy Council (Limitation of Appeals) Act 1968 (Cth), s. 3 - Privy Council (Appeals from the High Court) Act 1975 (Cth), s. 3. Practice - Parties - Locus standi - Right of Attorney-General of Commonwealth to sue for declaration.

A-G (NSW) v Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia [1986] HCA 22

(1986) 160 CLR 315; 60 ALJR 353; 65 ALR 74; [1986] Aust HC & Fed Ct Prac 96,431
Mason, Wilson, Brennan, Deane, Dawson JJ
Date: 15 May 1986
Constitutional Law (Cth)

Constitutional Law (Cth)
– High Court - Removal of causes involving interpretation of Constitution - Matter" - Cause under appeal to State Court of Appeal - Whether capable of removal - Original action standing dismissed - Whether capable of removal - Whether matter involves interpretation of Constitution - The Constitution (63 &64 Vict. c. 12)

A-G (NSW) v Donnelly [1958] HCA 1

(1958) 98 CLR 538; 32 ALJR 44; [1958] ALR 257
Dixon CJ, McTiernan, Williams, Webb, Kitto JJ
Date: 11 Mar 1958

A-G (NSW) v Perpetual Trustee Co Ltd [1952] HCA 2

(1952) 85 CLR 237; [1952] ALR 125; 52 SR (NSW) 3; 69 WN (NSW) 49; 25 ALJ 762
Dixon, McTiernan, Williams, Webb, Fullagar, Kitto JJ
Date: 5 Mar 1952

A-G (NT) v Kearney [1985] HCA 60

(1985) 158 CLR 500; 59 ALJR 749; 61 ALR 55
Gibbs CJ, Mason, Wilson, Brennan, Dawson JJ
Date: 25 Sep 1985
Practice

Practice
– Discovery - Legal professional privilege - Communications between government and salaried legal advisers - Prima facie evidence of deliberate abuse of statutory powers.

A/asian Catholic Assurance Co Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation (Cth) [1959] HCA 26

(1959) 100 CLR 502; 33 ALJR 94; 11 ATD 577
Menzies J
Date: 28 May 1959
Income Tax (Cth. )

Income Tax (Cth. ) - Life assurance company - Blocks of flats bought as long term investments - Sale dictated by economic considerations - Profit on sale - Whether profit capital gain or income according to ordinary concepts - Income Tax and Social Services Contribution Assessment Act 1936-1950, s. 6 (1).

A/asian Conference Association Ltd v Mainline Constructions Pty Ltd [1978] HCA 45

(1978) 141 CLR 335; 53 ALJR 66; 22 ALR 1
Gibbs ACJ, Stephen, Jacobs, Murphy, Aickin JJ
Date: 24 Nov 1978
Building Contracts

Building Contracts
– Construction - Security in lieu of retention fund - Whether building owner may pay sub-contractors out of security moneys - Entitlement to surplus after payment - Subrogation.

A/asian Jam Co Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation (Cth) [1953] HCA 52

(1953) 88 CLR 23; [1953] ALR 855; 10 ATD 217; 27 ALJ 408
Fullagar J
Date: 9 Sep 1953

A/asian Oil Exploration Ltd v Lachberg [1958] HCA 51

(1958) 101 CLR 119; 32 ALJR 301; [1959] ALR 855
Dixon CJ, McTiernan, Taylor JJ
Date: 21 Nov 1958

Aafjes v Kearney [1976] HCA 5

(1976) 180 CLR 199; 50 ALJR 454; 8 ALR 455; [1976] WCR (NSW) 18
Barwick CJ, McTiernan, Gibbs, Stephen, Mason JJ
Date: 3 Mar 1976
Worker's Compensation (N. S. W) - Compensation - Calculation - Total and partial dependency - Dependant" - Child of worker living with mother in stepfather's house - Support by mother out of maintenance payments made by worker - Whether wholly dependent on worker for support - Workers' Compensation Act 1926 (N. S. W)

AB v The Queen [1999] HCA 46

(1999) 198 CLR 111; 73 ALJR 1385; 165 ALR 298
McHugh, Gummow, Kirby, Hayne, Callinan JJ
Date: 9 Sep 1999
AB v The Queen

Criminal law
– Sentence - Principles - Offences not forming the basis of extradition - Extradition law - Confession and non-insistence on rule of speciality - Whether sentencing Court required to have regard to the public interest in the accused's confession and non-insistence on rule of speciality.

Appeal – Sentence for criminal offences - New ground added in appeal to High Court - Ground not expressly taken at first instance or in Court of Criminal Appeal - Whether ground could or should be allowed - Whether materials before lower courts, relevant to ground, sufficiently raised point of law for consideration in High Court.

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