High Court of Australia

Rutledge v Victoria [2013] HCA 60

88 ALJR 257; 304 ALR 315

21 Nov 2013

Case Number: M60/2013

Before

Hayne J

Catchwords

Constitutional law (Vic) – Royal Assent – Whether Royal Assent to Bill reserved in accordance with Australian States Constitution Act 1907 (Imp) can be signified only under Royal Sign Manual – Whether Bill for Constitution Act 1975 (Vic) assented to in accordance with law.

Words and phrases – "reserved for the Signification of Her Majesty's Pleasure".

Australian States Constitution Act 1907 (Imp) – s 1(1).

Colonial Laws Validity Act 1865 (Imp) (28 & 29 Vict c 63) – s 6.

Victoria Constitution Act 1855 (Imp) (18 & 19 Vict c 55) – Sched 1, s 60.
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