Carr v The State of Western Australia

JurisdictionAustralia Federal only
CourtHigh Court
JudgeGleeson CJ,Gummow,Heydon,Crennan JJ.,Kirby J.
Judgment Date23 October 2007
Neutral Citation[2007] HCA 47,2007-1023 HCA A
Date23 October 2007
Docket NumberP34/2006
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  • NSW Police Force - Exemptions from privacy laws
    • Australia
    • Mondaq Australia
    • 11 June 2022
    ...processes. As such they cannot be separated from law enforcement functions. The High Court said in Carr v The State of Western Australia [2007] HCA 47 at [23] that "making entries into police databases, returning the appellant's property, photographing him and taking DNA samples" were admin......
10 books & journal articles
  • The never-ending challenge of drafting and interpreting statutes - a meditation on the career of John Finemore QC.
    • Australia
    • Melbourne University Law Review Vol. 36 Nbr. 1, April 2012
    • 1 April 2012
    ...See, eg, Palgo Holdings Pry Ltd v Gowans (2005) 221 CLR 249, 264-5 [37] (Kirby J) ('Palgo'). (66) See, eg, Carr v Western Australia (2007) 232 CLR 138, 164 [82]-[83] (Kirby J) (67) Ibid 177 8 [126] [128]. (68) Stephen Gageler, 'Common Law, Statutes and Judicial Legislation: Statutory Interp......
  • Outside the Text: Inside the use of Extrinsic Materials in Statutory Interpretation
    • United Kingdom
    • Federal Law Review Nbr. 42-2, June 2014
    • 1 June 2014
    ...Queensland (2011) 242 CLR 573, 592 [45] (French CJ, Gummow, Hayne, Crennan, Kiefel and Bell JJ); Carr v The State of Western Australia (2007) 232 CLR 138, 142–3 [5] (Gleeson CJ); Airlink Pty Ltd v Paterson (2005) 223 CLR 283, 311 [79] (Kirby J). However a contrary view that the purposive ap......
  • Tax avoidance - a view from the dark side.
    • Australia
    • Melbourne University Law Review Vol. 39 Nbr. 3, April 2016
    • 1 April 2016
    ...[1974] 1 WLR 1594, 1617 (Lord Simon); Commissioners of Inland Revenue v Duke of Westminster [1936] AC 1, 19-20 (Lord Tomlin). (39) (2007) 232 CLR 138,143 (40) (2009) 239 CLR 27,35 [11], (41) 248 F 2d 399,411 (2nd Cir, 1957). (42) [1982] AC 300, 326-7. (43) [1936] AC 1,19-20. (44) [1911] AC ......
  • Justice Windeyer on the Engineers' Case
    • United Kingdom
    • Federal Law Review Nbr. 37-3, September 2009
    • 1 September 2009
    ...(Brennan CJ), 231 (McHugh J); APLA Ltd v Legal Services Commissioner (NSW) (2005) 224 CLR 322, 409 (Gummow J), Carr v Western Australia (2007) 232 CLR 138, 145 (Gleeson CJ). 33 This proposition is denied by Ronald Dworkin, who maintains that the law is so rich in underlying principles that ......
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