Burns v Ransley

JurisdictionAustralia Federal only
CourtHigh Court
Date1949
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13 cases
  • Param Cumaraswamy (No 2); PP
    • Malaysia
    • High Court (Malaysia)
    • 1 January 1986
  • Fan Yew Teng; PP
    • Malaysia
    • High Court (Malaysia)
    • 1 January 1975
  • Nationwide News Pty Ltd v Wills
    • Australia
    • High Court
    • Invalid date
  • Williams v Commonwealth of Australia
    • Australia
    • High Court
    • 20 June 2012
    ...83 CLR 1 at 259 per Fullagar J; [1951] HCA 5. See also Burns v Ransley (1949) 79 CLR 101 at 109–110 per Latham CJ, 116 per Dixon J; [1949] HCA 45; R v Sharkey (1949) 79 CLR 121 at 148–149 per Dixon J; [1949] HCA 600 As in Pape (2009) 238 CLR 1. 601 As in Davis (1988) 166 CLR 79. 602 Blacks......
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5 books & journal articles
  • Alexander Meiklejohn, American Constitutional Law, and Australia's Implied Freedom of Political Communication
    • United Kingdom
    • Federal Law Review Nbr. 34-3, September 2006
    • 1 September 2006
    ...and accepted. 142 Jesting Pilate, above n 9, 51. 143 (1950) 83 CLR 1. 144 Ibid 193. 145 (1988) 166 CLR 79. See also Burns v Ransley (1949) 79 CLR 101, 110 (the Commonwealth 'has no power to pass a law to suppress or punish political criticism') (Latham CJ, dictum); at 116–8 (reading facts n......
  • The Legal Personality of the Commonwealth of Australia
    • United Kingdom
    • Federal Law Review Nbr. 47-1, March 2019
    • 1 March 2019
    ...(Gleeson CJ, Gummow and Hayne JJ), quoted in PlainPackaging Case (2012) 250 CLR 1, 72 [186] (Hayne and Bell JJ).68. Burns v Ransley (1949) 79 CLR 101, 115 (Dixon J).69. See Enever v The King (1906) 3 CLR 969, 989 (O’Connor J).70. See John Quick and Robert Randolph Garran, The Annotated Cons......
  • There Must be Limits: The Commonwealth Spending Power
    • United Kingdom
    • Federal Law Review Nbr. 37-1, March 2009
    • 1 March 2009
    ...against subversion and sedition: Australian Communist Party v Commonwealth (1951) 83 CLR 1 ('Communist Party Case'); Burns v Ransley (1949) 79 CLR 101, 109–110, 116; R v Sharkey (1949) 79 CLR 121, 148–9. It was expanded by many of the judges in AAP Case (1975) 134 CLR 338 and adopted in Dav......
  • Sedition, security and human rights: 'unbalanced' law reform in the 'War on Terror'.
    • Australia
    • Melbourne University Law Review Vol. 30 Nbr. 3, December 2006
    • 1 December 2006
    ...Anti-Terrorism Bill [No 2] 2005 (2005) 115, cited in ALRC, Fighting Words, above n 6, 35. (38) As Dixon J recognised in Burns v Ransley (1949) 79 CLR 101, 115, the word 'Constitution' 'does not refer to a document or instrument of government but to the polity or organized form of government......
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