High Court of Australia

P.T. Garuda Indonesia Ltd v Australian Competition & Consumer Commission [2012] HCA 33

247 CLR 240; 86 ALJR 1071; 290 ALR 681

7 Sep 2012

Case Number: S343/2011

Before

French CJ, Gummow, Hayne, Heydon, Crennan JJ

Catchwords

Public international law – Foreign State immunity – Sections 11(1) and 22 of Foreign States Immunities Act 1985 (Cth) ("Act") together provide that a separate entity of a foreign State is not immune from jurisdiction in a proceeding that concerns a "commercial transaction" – Respondent commenced proceedings against appellant for conduct allegedly contrary to Pt IV of Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) – Whether appellant immune under Act from exercise of jurisdiction – Whether civil penalty proceeding concerns a "commercial transaction".

Words and phrases – "commercial transaction", "conferral of jurisdiction", "jurisdiction", "sovereign immunity ".

Constitution – s 51(xxix).

Foreign States Immunities Act 1985 (Cth) – ss 3(1), 9, 10, 11, 22, 38, 40.

Judiciary Act 1903 (Cth) – s 39B.

Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) – Pt IV.
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