High Court of Australia

Alford v Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services [2018] HCA 57

22 Nov 2018

Case Number: B59/2018


Gordon J


Interlocutory order – Application for stay or injunction – Where Parliamentary Joint Committee conducting inquiry – Where plaintiffs directed to appear before Committee – Where plaintiffs sought to restrain Committee's exercise of power – Whether plaintiffs established prima facie case for relief – Whether balance of convenience favoured relief.

Words and phrases – "compel", "joint committee", "parliamentary privileges".

Constitution – ss 49, 50.

Parliamentary Privileges Act 1987 (Cth) – ss 3, 16.

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