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Constitutional Law

This subject contains a comprehensive list of the cases covered in the study of Australian Constitutional Law, including the powers of the Commonwealth such as Taxation, Corporations Power, External Affairs Power, Arbitration, Executive Power, Judicial Power and Jurisdictional Issues, Duties of Excise, Inconsistency of State and Federal Laws and the Separation of Powers Doctrine.

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A-G (WA) v Australian National Airlines Commission (“Ansett Transport Industries Case”) (1976) 138 CLR 492
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Actors and Announcers Equity Association of Australia v Fontana Films (“Actors Equity Case”) (1982) 150 CLR 169
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Air Caledonie International v Commonwealth (1988) 165 CLR 462
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Airlines of New South Wales v New South Wales (No 2) (“Second Airlines Case”) (1965) 113 CLR 54
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Amalgamated Society of Engineers v Adelaide Steamship Co Ltd (“Engineers' Case”) (1920) 28 CLR 129
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Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) v Wardley (1980) 142 CLR 237
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Aust Capital Television v Commonwealth (No 2) (1992) 177 CLR 106
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Austin v Commonwealth (2003) 215 CLR 185
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Australian Boot Trade Employees Federation v Whybrow (1910) 11 CLR 311
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Australian Coastal Shipping Commission v O'Reilly (1962) 107 CLR 46
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Australian Communist Party v Commonwealth (Communist Party Case) (1951)
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Australian National Airways v Commonwealth (1945) 71 CLR 29
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Australian Tape Manufacturers Association v Commonwealth (“Blank Tape Royalty Case”) (1993) 176 CLR 480
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Bank of New South Wales v Commonwealth (1948) 76 CLR 1
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Barley Marketing Board (NSW) v Norman (1990) 171 CLR 182
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Bath v Alston Holdings (1988) 165 CLR 411
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Betfair Pty Ltd v Western Australia (2008) 234 CLR 418
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Blackley v Devondale Cream (1968) 117 CLR 253
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Botany Municipal Council v Federal Airports Corporation (1992) 175 CLR 453
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Bradley v Commonwealth (1973) 128 CLR 557
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Brandy v Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (“Brandy's Case”) (1995) 183 CLR 245
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Burwood Cinema v Australian Theatrical and Amusement Employees Association (1925) 35 CLR 528
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Caledonian Collieries Ltd v Australasian Coal and Shale Employees Federation (No. 1) (1930) 42 CLR 527
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Capital Duplicators v Australian Capital Territory (No 2) (1993) 178 CLR 561
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Castlemaine Tooheys v South Australia (1990) 169 CLR 436
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Clyde Engineering Co v Cowburn (1926) 37 CLR 466
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Cockle v Isaksen (1957) 99 CLR 155
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Cole v Whitfield (1988) 165 CLR 360
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Colvin v Bradley Bros (1943) 68 CLR 151
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Commercial Radio Coffs Harbour v Fuller (1986) 161 CLR 47
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Commonwealth v Cigamatic (1962) 108 CLR 372
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Commonwealth v Tasmania (“Tasmanian Dam Case”) (1983) 158 CLR 1
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Dennis Hotels v Victoria (1960) 104 CLR 529
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Dickenson's Arcade v Tasmania (1974) 130 CLR 177
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Dickson v The Queen [2010] HCA 30; 241 CLR 491
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Elliott v Commonwealth (1936) 54 CLR 657
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Ex parte McLean (1930) 43 CLR 472
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Fairfax v FCT (1965) 114 CLR 1
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Fencott v Muller (1983) 152 CLR 570
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Fox v Robbins (1909) 8 CLR 115
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Grannall v Marrickville Margarine Pty Ltd, (1955) 93 CLR 55
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Ha v New South Wales (1997) 189 CLR 465
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Harper v Victoria (1966) 114 CLR 361
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Harris v Caladine (1991) 172 CLR 84
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Hematite Petroleum v Victoria (1983) 151 CLR 599
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Hilton v Wells (1985) 157 CLR 57
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Horta v Commonwealth (1994) 181 CLR 183
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Huddart Parker v Commonwealth (1931) 44 CLR 492
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Jumbunna Coal Mine v Victorian Coal Miners Association (1908) 6 CLR 309
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Kable v Director of Public Prosecutions NSW (1996) 189 CLR 51
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Koowarta v Bjelke-Petersen (1982) 153 CLR 168
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Lange v Australian Broadcasting Corp (1997) 189 CLR 520
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Leask v Commonwealth (1996) 187 CLR 579
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Levy v Victoria (1997) 146 ALR 248
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Logan Downs v FCT (1965) 112 CLR 177
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Logan Downs v Queensland (1977) 137 CLR 59
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Luton v Lessels (2002) 210 CLR 333
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Mabo v Queensland (1988) 166 CLR 186
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MacCormick v Federal Commissioner of Taxation (1984) 158 CLR 622
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Magaming v The Queen [2013] HCA 40; 87 ALJR 1060
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Matthews v Chicory Marketing Board (Victoria) (1938) 60 CLR 263
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Melbourne Corporation v Commonwealth (“Melbourne Corporation Case”) (1947) 74 CLR
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Metal Trades Employers Association v Amalgamated Engineering Union (1935) 54 CLR 387
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Murphyores Inc Pty Ltd v Commonwealth (1976) 136 CLR 1
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Nationwide News v Wills (1992) 177 CLR 1
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New South Wales v Commonwealth (“Incorporation Case”) (1990) 169 CLR 482
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New South Wales v Commonwealth (“Seas and Submerged Lands Act Case”) (1975) 135 CLR 337
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New South Wales v Commonwealth; Western Australia v Commonwealth (2006) 229 CLR 1 (“Work Choices Case”)
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Northern Suburbs General Cemetery Reserve Trust v Commonwealth (“Training Guarantee Case”) (1993) 176 CLR 555
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O'Sullivan v Noarlunga Meat (1954) 92 CLR 565
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Osborne v Commonwealth (1911) 12 CLR 321
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Parton v Milk Board (Victoria) (1949) 80 CLR 263
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Permanent Trustee Australia Pty Ltd v Commissioner of State Revenue (2004) 220 CLR 388
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Peterswald v Bartley (1904) 1 CLR 497
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Pirrie v McFarlane (1925) 36 CLR 170
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Plaintiff S157/2002 v Commonwealth of Australia (2003) 211 CLR 476
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Polyukhovich v Commonwealth (“War Crimes Act Case”) (1991) 172 CLR 501
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Precision Data Holdings v Wills (1991) 173 CLR 167
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Queensland v Commonwealth (“Tropical Rainforest Case”) (1989) 167 CLR 232
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R v Australian Industrial Court: ex parte C L M Holdings (1977) 136 CLR 235
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R v Barger (1908) 6 CLR 41
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R v Burgess: ex parte Henry (1936) 55 CLR 608
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R v Credit Tribunal: ex parte General Motors Acceptance Corporation, Australia (1977) 137 CLR 545
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R v Davison (1954) 90 CLR 353
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R v Federal Court of Australia: ex parte Western Australian National Football League (“Adamson's Case”) (1979) 143 CLR 190
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R v Joske: ex parte Australian Building Construction Employees and Builders Labourers Federation (1974) 130 CLR 87
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R v Kelly: ex parte Victoria (1950) 81 CLR 64
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R v Kirby; Ex Parte Boilermakers Society of Australia, The Boilermakers Case (1956) 94 CLR 254; (1957) 95 CLR 529
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R v Ludeke: ex parte Queensland Electricity Commission (1985) 159 CLR 178
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R v Poole: ex parte Henry (No 2) (1939) 61 CLR 634
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R v Sharkey (1949) 79 CLR 121
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Re Alcan Aust Ltd: ex parte FIMEE (1994) 181 CLR 96
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Re Australian Education Union: ex parte Victoria (State Public Servants) (1995) 184 CLR 188
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Re Coldham: ex parte Australian Social Welfare Union (“CYSS”) (1983) 153 CLR
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Re Cram: ex parte New South Wales Colliery Proprietors' Association (“Cram's Case”) (1987) 163 CLR 117
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Re Dingjan; ex parte Wagner (“Dingjan's Case”) (1995) 183 CLR 323
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Re Dymond (1959) 101 CLR 11
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Re Lee: ex parte Harper (“Teacher's Association Case”) (1986) 160 CLR 430
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Re The Residential Tenancies Tribunal of NSW and Henderson; Ex parte The Defence Housing Authority (“Hendersons Case”) (1997) 190 CLR 410
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Re Wakim; ex parte McNally (1999) 198 CLR 511
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Redfern v Dunlop Rubber Australia (“Redfern's Case”) (1964) 110 CLR 194
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Richardson v The Forestry Commission (1988) 164 CLR 261
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Roy Morgan Research Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation [2011] HCA 35 244 CLR 97
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South Australia v Commonwealth (First Uniform Tax Case) (1942) 65 CLR 373
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State Chamber of Commerce and Industry v Commonwealth (Fringe Benefits Tax Case) (1987) 163 CLR 329
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State Superannuation Board v Trade Practices Commission (1982) 150 CLR 282
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Strickland v Rocla Concrete Pipes (“Concrete Pipes Case”) (1971) 124 CLR
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Theophanous v Commonwealth (2006) 225 CLR 101
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Thomas v Mowbray (2007) 233 CLR 307
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Union Steamship Co of Australia v King (1988) 166 CLR 1
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Victoria v Commonwealth (1971) (“Payroll Tax Case”) 122 CLR 353
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Victoria v Commonwealth (Second Uniform Tax Case) (1957) 99 CLR 575
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Victoria v Commonwealth (“Industrial Relations Act Case”) (1996) 187 CLR 416
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Viskauskas v Niland (1983) 153 CLR 280
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Waterside Workers Federation of Australia v J W Alexander (1918) 25 CLR 434
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Wenn v Attorney-General (Victoria) (1948) 77 CLR 84
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Wilson v Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs (1997) 189 CLR 1
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Wollongong University v Metwally (1984) 158 CLR 447
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Wotton v Queensland [2012] HCA 2; 246 CLR 1
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Wragg v New South Wales (1953) 88 CLR 353
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