Fortescue Metals Group Ltd v The Commonwealth

JurisdictionAustralia Federal only
CourtHigh Court
JudgeFrench CJ,Hayne,Bell,Keane JJ,Crennan J,Kiefel J
Judgment Date07 August 2013
Neutral Citation2013-0807 HCA B,[2013] HCA 34
Docket NumberS163/2012
Date07 August 2013
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2 cases
  • Spence v Queensland
    • Australia
    • High Court
    • 15 May 2019
    ...Pty Ltd v The Commonwealth (1992) 177 CLR 106 at 134; New South Wales v The Commonwealth (2006) 229 CLR 1 at 119–120 [194]; Fortescue (2013) 250 CLR 548 at 609 [130]. polity to function as a government. Sometimes this is expressed merely as an “interference” with the polity's continued func......
  • Queensland Nickel Pty Ltd v Commonwealth of Australia
    • Australia
    • High Court
    • 8 April 2015
    ...v The Commonwealth (1936) 54 CLR 657 at 668 per Latham CJ, 683 per Dixon J; [1936] HCA 7; Fortescue Metals Group Ltd v The Commonwealth (2013) 250 CLR 548 at 575 [30] per French CJ, 607 [124] per Hayne, Bell and Keane JJ; [2013] HCA 34R v Barger (1908) 6 CLR 41 at 106 per Isaacs J, 132 per ......
2 firm's commentaries
  • Mining tax beats challenge in High Court … and what it means for you
    • Australia
    • Mondaq Australia
    • 8 August 2013
    ...(Fortescue Metals Group (FMG)) were insufficient to overturn the controversial tax (Fortescue Metals Group Limited v The Commonwealth [2013] HCA 34). The judgment is a win for the Government and means that the MRRT will remain in place, subject (of course) to any action to repeal it taken b......
  • Construction & Infrastructure - What's News - 14 August 2014
    • Australia
    • Mondaq Australia
    • 19 August 2013
    ...ill-defined, or the subject of further negotiation or agreement, will be uncertain". Cases Fortescue Metals Group Ltd v Commonwealth - [2013] HCA 34 Statutes - Interpretation - Commonwealth Constitution s 51(ii) - So as not to discriminate between States or parts of States. Statutes - Acts ......
4 books & journal articles
  • Sharing Water from Transboundary Rivers: Limits on State Power
    • United Kingdom
    • Federal Law Review Nbr. 44-1, March 2016
    • 1 March 2016
    ...Constitution. For a more recent discussion of the intergovernmental immunities doctrine see: Fortescue Metals Group Ltd v Commonwealth (2013) 250 CLR 548, 609-11 [130]-[137] (Hayne, Bell and Keane JJ). 72 (1983) 158 CLR 1 (‘Tasmanian Dam Case’). 73 Ibid 280 (Deane J) (during argument). 74 I......
  • Discriminatory Taxation in Light of Fortescue: Its Implications for the Development of Northern Australia
    • United Kingdom
    • Federal Law Review Nbr. 42-1, March 2014
    • 1 March 2014
    ...* Professor, University of Southern Queensland. Thanks to the anonymous referees and the editing team. 1 [2013] HCA 34 (‘Fortescue’). 2 ‘The Parliament shall, subject to this Constitution, have power to make laws for the peace, order and good government of the Commonwealth with respect to t......
  • MAKING SENSE OF S. 96: TIED GRANTS, CONTEXTUALISM AND THE LIMITS OF FEDERAL FISCAL POWER.
    • Australia
    • Melbourne University Law Review Vol. 42 Nbr. 2, April 2019
    • 1 January 2019
    ...the geographical aspects of the state, as opposed to the state as a governmental polity: see Fortescue Metals Group Ltd v Commonwealth (2013) 250 CLR 548, 591 [70] (Hayne, Bell and Keane (156) Saunders, 'Part 1' (n 11). Saunders' view was that that the reference to the polity meant that 'se......
  • Sharing water from transboundary rivers in Australia - an interstate common law?
    • Australia
    • Melbourne University Law Review Vol. 39 Nbr. 1, August - August 2015
    • 1 August 2015
    ...234 CLR 418; Betfair Pty Ltd v Racing New South Wales (2012) 249 CLR 217; Sportsbet Pty Ltd v New South Wales (2012) 249 CLR 298. (134) (2013) 250 CLR 548, 585 [49]. In addition, French CJ, at 561-2 [3], noted The limitations on Commonwealth legislative power imposed by ss 51 (ii) and 99 of......

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