Lowe v R

JurisdictionAustralia Federal only
Neutral Citation[1984] HCA 46,1984-0802 HCA A
Date1984
Year1984
CourtHigh Court
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629 cases
  • Green v The Queen
    • Australia
    • High Court
    • 6 December 2011
    ...case. It applies to the punishment of ‘co-offenders’, albeit the limits of that term have not been defined with precision. 30 In Lowe v The Queen46 and in Postiglione v the Queen 47, this Court was concerned with the application of the parity principle to persons charged with the same offe......
  • Salasch v R
    • Australia
    • Federal Court
    • Invalid date
  • Steer v R
    • Australia
    • Federal Court
    • Invalid date
  • Accc v Abb Transmission and Distribution Ltd (No 2)
    • Australia
    • Federal Court
    • Invalid date
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2 firm's commentaries
  • Parity in sentencing
    • Australia
    • Mondaq Australia
    • 22 September 2021
    ...sentencing of the co-offenders giving rise to a justifiable sense of grievance. Of importance here is the decision of Lowe v The Queen (1984) 154 CLR 606 at [623] where Dawson J states as "There is no rule of law which requires co-offenders to be given the same sentence for the same offence......
  • Parity in sentencing
    • Australia
    • Mondaq Australia
    • 22 September 2021
    ...sentencing of the co-offenders giving rise to a justifiable sense of grievance. Of importance here is the decision of Lowe v The Queen (1984) 154 CLR 606 at [623] where Dawson J states as "There is no rule of law which requires co-offenders to be given the same sentence for the same offence......
4 books & journal articles
  • The Paradox of Parity in Sentencing in Australia: The Pursuit of Equal Justice That Highlights the Futility of Consistency in Sentencing
    • United Kingdom
    • Sage Journal of Criminal Law, The No. 77-5, October 2013
    • 1 October 2013
    ...general character ofthe offender, and the part which he or she played in the commission of theoffence, have to be taken into account.43 (1984) 154 CLR 606 at 609. See also Lowe v The Queen (1984) 154 CLR 606,[1984] HCA 46; Mason J at 611–14; Dawson J at 623; Postiglione v The Queen(1997) 18......
  • The Protection of Voting Equality in Australia
    • United Kingdom
    • Sage Federal Law Review No. 44-3, September 2016
    • 1 September 2016
    ...(McHugh J), 369–71 (Kirby J); Wong v The Queen (2001) 207 CLR 584, 608 (Gaudron, Gummow and Hayne JJ), 617 (Kirby J); Lowe v The Queen (1984) 154 CLR 606, 611 (Mason J); Nicholas v The Queen (1998) 193 CLR 173, 208 (Gaudron J); Thomas v Mowbray (2007) 233 CLR 307, 442 (Kirby J). 2016 The Pr......
  • Lessons lost in sentencing: welding individualised justice to indigenous justice.
    • Australia
    • Melbourne University Law Review Vol. 39 No. 1, August - August 2015
    • 1 August 2015
    ...(SD NY, 1998). (24) Postiglione v The Queen (1997) 189 CLR 295, 301 (Dawson and Gaudron JJ) (emphasis added), citing Lowe v The Queen (1984) 154 CLR 606, 610-11 (Mason (25) Matters pertaining to Indigenous health, life expectancy, mortality, suicide and self-harm, education, home ownership ......
  • Sir Ronald Wilson: an appreciation.
    • Australia
    • Melbourne University Law Review Vol. 31 No. 2, August 2007
    • 1 August 2007
    ...166 CLR 283. (117) Ibid 296-306. (118) (1982) 149 CLR 1. (119) Ibid 16-22. (120) (1985) 157 CLR 523, 546-63. (121) Ibid 557. (122) (1984) 154 CLR 606. (123) (1987) 163 CLR (124) Ibid 451-2 (Mason CJ, Wilson, Brennan, Toohey and Gaudron JJ). (125) (1989) 180 CLR 508. (126) Ibid 510-11. (127)......

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