Attorney-General (Nt) v Kearney

JurisdictionAustralia Federal only
Neutral Citation1985-0925 HCA A,[1985] HCA 60
Date1985
Year1985
CourtHigh Court
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3 books & journal articles
  • Lawyers, confidentiality and whistleblowing: lessons from the McCabe tobacco litigation.
    • Australia
    • Melbourne University Law Review Vol. 40 No. 3, April - April 2017
    • 1 April 2017
    ...J). (76) British American Tobacco Australia Ltd v Gordon [2009] VSC 619 (24 December 2009) [158] (Kaye J), quoting A-G (NT) v Kearney (1985) 158 CLR 500, 514 (Gibbs CJ). See also British American Tobacco Australia Ltd v Gordon [2009] VSC 77 (27 March 2009) [23]-[25] (Byrne (77) See Matthew ......
  • Case Commentaries
    • United Kingdom
    • Sage International Journal of Evidence & Proof, The No. 16-2, April 2012
    • 1 April 2012
    ...commission of acrime or fraud. Therefore, communications for such purposes (‘iniquity’) are notprotected.In Attorney-General vKearney (1985) 158 CLR 500 the High Court of Australiaexpanded the ‘iniquity’ exception to include a deliberate abuse of statutory power.This decision is the provena......
  • Legal Profession
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review No. 2010, December 2010
    • 1 December 2010
    ...are committed deliberately and as part of a deliberate plan to defy the law. See Attorney-General for the Northern Territory v Kearney (1985) 158 CLR 500. Alternatively, as Doyle CJ put it in Southern Equities Corp Ltd v Arthur Anderson & Co (1997) 70 SASR 166 at 174: ‘fraud in this context......

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