High Court of Australia

Commonwealth of Australia v Director, Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate [2015] HCA 46

9 Dec 2015

Case Number: B36/2015 B45/2015


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


Practice and procedure – Civil penalties – Whether submissions as to agreed penalty permissible – Whether Barbaro v The Queen (2014) 253 CLR 58 applies to civil penalty proceedings.

Words and phrases – "agreed penalty", "appropriate penalty", "civil penalty".

Building and Construction Industry Improvement Act 2005 (Cth) – ss 38, 49.

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