High Court of Australia

Grajewski v Director of Public Prosecutions (NSW) [2019] HCA 8

13 Mar 2019

Case Number: S141/2018


Kiefel CJ, Bell, Keane, Nettle, Gordon JJ


Criminal law – Appeal against conviction – Question of law referred to Court of Criminal Appeal – Case stated – Destroying or damaging property – Physical element of offence – Where appellant harnessed himself to ship loader – Where ship loader shut down due to safety concerns – Where ship loader inoperable until appellant removed – Where no alteration to physical integrity of ship loader – Whether property damaged.

Words and phrases – "destroys or damages", "impairment of value", "physical derangement", "temporary functional derangement".

Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) – s 195(1).

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