High Court of Australia

Communications, Electrical, Electronic, Energy, Information, Postal, Plumbing and Allied Services Union of Australia v Queensland Rail [2015] HCA 11

8 Apr 2015

Case Number: B63/2013

Before

French CJ, Hayne, Kiefel, Bell, Gageler, Keane, Nettle JJ

Catchwords

Constitutional law – Constitution, s 51(xx) – "[T]rading or financial corporations formed within the limits of the Commonwealth" – Queensland Rail Transit Authority Act 2013 (Q) established right and duty bearing entity which "is not a body corporate" – Functions of entity included provision of labour hire services – Functions to be carried out as a commercial enterprise – Whether entity a trading corporation formed within the limits of the Commonwealth.

Words and phrases – "is not a body corporate", "trading corporation".

Constitution – s 51(xx).

Queensland Rail Transit Authority Act 2013 (Q) – s 6.
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