Nelan v Downes

JurisdictionAustralia Federal only
Neutral Citation[1917] HCA 51,1917-1001 HCA A
Date1917
Year1917
CourtHigh Court
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2 books & journal articles
  • Religious charitable status and public benefit in Australia.
    • Australia
    • Melbourne University Law Review Vol. 35 No. 3, December 2011
    • 1 décembre 2011
    ...to trivialise religious belief. (76) See, eg, O'Hanlon v Logue [No 2] [1906] 1 IR 247; Maguire v A-G [1943] IR 238; Nelan v Downes (1917) 23 CLR 546. The latter case concerned the charitable status of a testamentary gift for masses to be said for the souls of the testatrix and her husband. ......
  • Trusts for Religious Purposes and the Question of Public Benefit
    • United Kingdom
    • The Modern Law Review No. 71-2, March 2008
    • 1 mars 2008
    ...See also Re Cranston [1898] 1 IR 431 (an animal welfare case); Attorney-General vBecher [1910] 2 IR251; NelanvDownes (1916^17) 23 CLR 546.85 Charities Bill 2007,s 3(4) at www.oireachtas.ie/documents/bills28/bills/2007/3107/b3107d.pdf(vis-ited 18October 20 07).86 [1934] 1 Ch 162.87 n 72 abov......

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