Spencer v Commonwealth of Australia

JurisdictionAustralia Federal only
CourtHigh Court
JudgeCrennan,Bell JJ.,French CJ,Gummow J.,Heydon J.
Judgment Date01 September 2010
Neutral Citation[2010] HCA 28,2010-0901 HCA A
Date01 September 2010
Docket NumberS87/2009
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3 books & journal articles
  • The common law principle of legality in the age of rights.
    • Australia
    • Melbourne University Law Review Vol. 35 Nbr. 2, August 2011
    • 1 August 2011
    ...omitted). (94) See below Part V(A). (95) This issue was raised in a constitutional (and statutory) context in Spencer v Commonwealth (2010) 241 CLR 118 where the plaintiff argued that a collection of intergovernmental agreements between the Commonwealth and New South Wales resulted in him b......
  • Parliament's role in constitutional interpretation.
    • Australia
    • Melbourne University Law Review Vol. 37 Nbr. 2, August - August 2013
    • 1 August 2013
    ...on the basis it would be wrong to overrule such recent precedent simply because of a change in the composition of the Court. (90) (2010) 241 CLR 118,132 [25]. (91) Bruff, above n 22, 115. (92) Ibid. (93) Randolph D Moss, 'Executive Branch Legal Interpretation: A Perspective from the Office ......
  • Extended Standing — Enhanced Accountability? Judicial Review of Commonwealth Environmental Decisions
    • United Kingdom
    • Federal Law Review Nbr. 39-3, September 2011
    • 1 September 2011
    ...184–5; Lawyers for Forests Inc v Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts [2008] FCA 588, [4]–[5]. 46 Spencer v Commonwealth (2010) 241 CLR 118, 140 [55] (Hayne, Crennan, Kiefel and Bell JJ); see also 131 [24] (French CJ and Gummow J). 47 Lawyers for Forests Inc v Minister for th......

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