Commonwealth v John Fairfax & Sons Ltd

JurisdictionAustralia Federal only
Neutral Citation1980-1201 HCA A,[1980] HCA 44
Year1980
Date1980
CourtHigh Court
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99 cases
  • Mahon and Others v Keena
    • Ireland
    • High Court
    • October 23, 2007
    ...v POST PUBLICATIONS LTD T/A SUNDAY BUSINESS POST UNREP SUPREME 29.3.2007 2007 IESC 15 COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA v JOHN FAIRFAX & SONS LTD 147 CLR 39 SUNDAY TIMES v UK 1979 2 EHRR 245 EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS & FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS ART 10(2)LINGENS v AUSTRIA 1986 8 EHRR 407 CASTEL......
  • Attorney General for England & Wales v Brandon Book Publishers Ltd
    • Ireland
    • High Court
    • January 1, 1987
    ...3 AER 316 AG V THE OBSERVER LTD & ORS 26/7/86 THE TIMES ARGYLL V ARGYLL 1967 CH 302 COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA V JOHN FAIRFAX & SONS LTD 147 CLR 39 CONSTITUTION ART 40.6.1 HOUSE OF SPRING GARDENS V POINT BLANK 1984 IR 611 Synopsis: CONSTITUTION Personal rights Freedom of expression - Publi......
  • Henderson v Walker
    • New Zealand
    • High Court
    • September 3, 2019
    ...(Engineers) Ltd, above n 29, at 47. 35 At 48. 36 Hunt v A, above n 30, at [75]. 37 Commonwealth of Australia v John Fairfax & Sons Ltd (1980) 147 CLR 39 at 50, citing Tipping v Clarke (1843) 2 Hare 383 at 393, 67 ER 157 at 161 and Lamb v Evans [1893] 1 Ch 218 at 235. 38 Fraser v Evans [19......
  • His Honour Judge Alan P. Mahon, Her Honour Judge Mary Faherty and His Honour Judge Gerald B. Keys (members of the Tribunal of Inquiry into Certain Planning Matters and Payments) v Post Publications Ltd trading as The Sunday Business Post
    • Ireland
    • Supreme Court
    • March 29, 2007
    ...that seeks the remedy. In my view, for reasons so cogently stated by Mason J. in Commonwealth of Australia v. John Fairfax & Sons Ltd. (1980) 147 C.L.R. 39, which I will not repeat because they are fully cited in the speech of Lord Keith of Kinkel, a government that wishes to enforce silenc......
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1 firm's commentaries
  • Confidential information and departing employees - the threat from within
    • Australia
    • Mondaq Australia
    • August 25, 2013
    ...Clark (Engineers) Ltd (1968) 1A IPR 587 at 591; [1968] FSR 415; [1969] RPC 41. 28 See also Commonwealth v John Fairfax & Sons Ltd (1980) 147 CLR 39 at 51; 32 ALR 485; 55 ALJR 29Above, n 4. 30Above, n 11. 31Above, n 4. 32See also Wright v Gasweld Pty Ltd (1991) 22 NSWLR 317 at 329 per Gl......
10 books & journal articles
  • THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF FAIR DEALING
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Journal No. 2016, December 2016
    • December 1, 2016
    ...at 1177 (9th Cir, 2012). 59 British Oxygen v Liquid Air [1925] 1 Ch 383 at 393, per Romer LJ. 60 Commonwealth v John Fairfax & Sons (1980) 32 ALR 485 at 495; Hyde Park Residence v Yelland[2001] Ch 143 at 159; Queensland v TCN Channel Nine(1992) 25 IPR 58 at 63; Beloff v Pressdram[1973] FSR ......
  • The Legal Personality of the Commonwealth of Australia
    • United Kingdom
    • Sage Federal Law Review No. 47-1, March 2019
    • March 1, 2019
    ...Webb, Fullagar and Kitto JJ).151. Williams (No 1) (2012) 248 CLR 156, 236 [151], quoting Commonwealth v John Fairfax & Sons Ltd(1980) 147 CLR 39, 51 (Mason J), the discussion of the considerations governing the protection byequitable injunction of the information of government. One example ......
  • Open Justice: Concepts and Judicial Approaches
    • United Kingdom
    • Sage Federal Law Review No. 40-3, September 2012
    • September 1, 2012
    ...good reasons to impose blanket — or at least prima facie — prohibitions in such cases. 114 See eg, Commonwealth v John Fairfax & Sons (1980) 147 CLR 39 (the 'Defence Papers Case'); In re Guardian News and Media Ltd and others [2010] 2 AC 697. 406 Federal Law Review Volume 40 _______________......
  • Secrecy Provisions in Commonwealth Legislation
    • United Kingdom
    • Sage Federal Law Review No. 19-1, March 1990
    • March 1, 1990
    ...Commission on Intelligence and Security (1977) 4th Report Vol 2,Appendix4E.20[1979] WAR30,32.21See Commonwealth vJohn Fairfax &Sons Ltd (1980) 147 CLR 39, 50; Allied MillsIndustries PtyLtdvTrade Practices Commission (1981) 34 ALR 105, 118;Attorney-General yJonathon Cape Ltd [1976] 1QB752.22......
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