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Torts Law - Australia

This subject contains a comprehensive list of the cases covered in the study of Tort Law, including Trespass, Assault, Negligence, Vicarious and Concurrent Liability, Duty of Care, Nuisance, Defamation, Detinue, and the various Defences and Remedies available in Tort Law.

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Adams v Kennedy (2000) 49 NSWLR 78
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Adamson v. M.V. Ins. Trust [1956] WALR 56
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Adelaide Chemical & Fertilizer Co v Carlyle (1940) 64 CLR 514
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Andrewartha v Andrewartha (1987) 44 SASR 1
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Annetts v Australian Stations Pty Ltd (2002) 211 CLR 317
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Australian Safeway Stores v Zaluzna (1987) 162 CLR 479
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Banovic v Perkovic (1982) 30 SASR 34
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Bateman v Shepherd [1997] Aust Torts Reports 81-417
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Bennett v Minister of Community Welfare (1992) 176 CLR 408
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Bitumen and Oil Refineries (Australia) v Commissioner for Government Transport (1955) 92 CLR 200
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Blacker v Waters (1928) 28 SR (NSW) 406
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Brady v Schatzel [1911] St R Qd 206
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Brambles Constructions v Helmers (1966) 114 CLR 213
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Brodie v Singleton Shire Council (2001) 180 ALR 145
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Bryan v Maloney (1995) 128 ALR 163
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Bryden v Chief General Manager of the Health Department (1987) Aust. Torts Rep. 80-075
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Bugge v Brown (1919) 26 CLR 110
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Bunyan v Jordan (1937) 57 CLR 1
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Burnie Port Authority v General Jones Pty Ltd (1994) 179 CLR 520
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Burton v Davies [1953] St Rep. Qd 26
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Bus v Sydney County Council (1989) 167 CLR 78
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Butler v The Egg and Egg Pulp Marketing Board (1966) 114 CLR 185
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Caledonian Collieries Ltd. v Speirs (1957) 97 CLR 202
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Campbelltown City Council v Mackay (1989) 15 NSWLR 501
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Carrier v Bonham [2002] 1 Qd R 474
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Carroll v Purcell (1961) 107 CLR 73
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Cartwright v McLaine & Long Pty Ltd (1979) 143 CLR 549
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Caterson v Commissioner for Railways (1973) 128 CLR 99
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Challen v McLeod Country Golf Club (2004) Aust Torts Rep 81-760
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Chapman v Hearse (1961) 106 CLR 112
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Christopher v MV Fiji Gas (1993) Aust Torts Reps pp 81-202
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Coco v The Queen (1994) 179 CLR 427
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Coles-Smith v Smith [1965] Qd R 494
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Cook v Cook (1986) 162 CLR 376
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Cook v Lewis [1952] 1 DLR 1
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Corbett v Pallas (1995) Aust Torts Rep 81-329
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Cullen v Trappell (1980) 146 CLR 1
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Deatons v Flew (1949) 79 CLR 370
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Dickenson v Waters (1931) 31 SR (NSW) 593
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Exchange Hotel v Murphy (1947) SASR 112
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Favell v Queensland Newspapers (2005) 221 ALR 186
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Fennell v Robson Excavations [1977] 2 NSWLR 486
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Fitzgerald v Penn (1954) 91 CLR 268
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Fontin v Katapodis (1962) 108 CLR 177
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Gala v Preston (1991) 172 CLR 243
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Geyer v Downs (1977) 138 CLR 91
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Gifford v Strang Patrick Stevedoring Pty Ltd (2003) 198 ALR 100; (2003) 214 CLR 269
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Giumelli v Johnston (1991) Aust Torts Rep 81-085
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Golden Eagle International Trading P/L v Zhang (2007) 229 CLR 498
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Goldman v Hargrave (1966) 115 CLR 458
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Graham v Baker (1961) 106 CLR 340
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Griffiths v Kerkemeyer (1977) 139 CLR 161
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Hackshaw v Shaw (1984) 155 CLR 614
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Hahn v Conley (1971) 126 CLR 276
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Haileybury College v Emmanuelli [1983] 1 VR 323
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Hall v Fonceca [1983] WAR 309
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Hall-Gibbs Mercantile Agency Ltd v Dun (1910) 12 CLR 84
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Halliday v Nevill (1984) 155 CLR 1
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Havenaar v Havenaar [1982] 1 NSWLR 626
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Hawkins v Clayton (1988) 164 CLR 539
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Henwood v Municipal Tramsways Trust (Sth Aust) (1938) 60 CLR 438
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Hepburn v TCN Channel Nine [1983] 2 NSWLR 682
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Hill v Van Erp (1997) 71 ALJR 487
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Hole v Hocking [1962] SASR 128
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Hollis v Vabu Pty Ltd [2001] HCA 44; 207 CLR 21
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Holloway v McFeeters (1956) 94 CLR 470
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Horkin v North Melbourne Football Club Social Club [1983] VR 153
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Hutchins v Maughan [1947] VLR 131
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Insurance Commissioner v Joyce (1948) 77 CLR 39
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Italiano v Barbaro (1993) 114 ALR 21
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Jackson v Harrison (1978) 138 CLR 438
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Jaensch v Coffey (1984) 155 CLR 549
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John F Goulding Pty Ltd v Victorian Railways Commissioners (1932) 48 CLR 157
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Johnson v Commonwealth (1927) 27 SR (NSW) 133
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Kent v Scattini (1961) WAR 74
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Kondis v State Transport Authority (1984) 154 CLR 672
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Kyogle Shire Council v Francis (1988) 13 NSWLR 396
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L J P Investments v Howard Chia Investments (1989) Aust Torts Rep 80-269
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Levi v. Colgate-Palmolive Ltd (1941) SR (NSW) 48
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Lloyd v Osborne (1899) 20 LR (NSW) 190
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Lord v Nominal Defendant (1979) 24 SASR 458
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Mahony v J Kruschich (Demolitions) (1985) 156 CLR 522
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Malec v J C Hutton (1990) 169 CLR 638
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March v Stramare (1991) 171 CLR 506
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McHale v Watson (1964) 111 CLR 384
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McLean v Tedman (1984) 155 CLR 306
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Moorgate Tobacco Co Ltd v Philip Morris Ltd (No 2) (1984) 156 CLR 414
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Mount Isa Mines v Pusey (1970) 125 CLR 383
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Munro v Southern Dairies [1955] VLR 332
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Murray v McMurchy [1949] 2 DLR 442
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Myer Stores Ltd v Soo [1991] 2 VR 597
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Nagle v Rottnest Island Authority (1993) 177 CLR 423
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National Insurance Co of New Zealand v Espagne (1961) 105 CLR 569
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Nelson v Nelson [1923] St R Qd 37
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New Zealand Forest Products v A-G New Zealand [1986] 1 NZLR 14
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Newington v Windeyer (1985) 3 NSWLR 555
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Niemann v John Ellison Hire Pty. Ltd. (1987) 48 SASR 492
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Northern Sandblasting v Harris (1997) 146 ALR 572
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Palsgraf v Long Island Railway Co. (1928) 162 NE 99
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Penfolds Wines v Elliott (1946) 74 CLR 204
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Pennington v Norris (1956) 96 CLR 10
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Perre v Apand (1999) 73 ALJR 1190
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Pitt Son and Badgery v Proulefco (1984) 153 CLR 644
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Platt v Nutt (1988) 12 NSWLR 231
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Plenty v Dillon (1991) 171 CLR 635
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Police v Greaves [1964] NZLR 295
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Proudman v Allen [1954] SASR 336
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Pyrenees Shire Council v Day (1998) ALJR 1
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Radio. 2UE Sydney Pty Ltd v Chesterton (2009) 238 CLR 460
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Reeve v Brisbane City Council [1995] 2 Qd R 661
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Rixon v Star City Pty Ltd [2001] NSWCA 265
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Rodrigues v Ufton (1894) 20 VLR 539
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Rogers v Whitaker (1993) 67 ALJR 47
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Roggenkamp v Bennett (1950) 80 CLR 292
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Rootes v Shelton (1967) 116 CLR 383
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Rozsa v Samuels [1969] SASR 205
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San Sebastian Pty Ltd v Minister Administering the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act (1986) 162 CLR 340
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Scanlon v American Cigarette Co (overseas) Pty Ltd (No3) (1987) VR 289
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Shaddock & Associates Pty Ltd v Parramatta City Council [1981] HCA 59;. (1981) 150 CLR 225
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Sharman v Evans (1977) 138 CLR 563
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Sibley v Milutinovic Aust. (1990) Torts Reps 81-013
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Silservice v Supreme Bread (1949) 50 SR (NSW) 127
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Skelton v Collins (1966) 115 CLR 94
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Slatyer v Daily Telegraph Newspaper Co Ltd (1908) 6 CLR 1
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Smith v Jenkins (1970) 119 CLR 397
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Smith v Leurs (1945) 70 CLR 256
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South Australian Ambulance Transport Inc. v Walhdeim (1948) 77 CLR 215
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SRA of NSW v Wiegold (1991) 25 NSWLR 500
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State of Queensland v Nolan (2002) 1Qd R 454
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Stevens v Brodribb Sawmilling Co (1986) 160 CLR 16
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Strong v Woolworths Ltd [2012] HCA 5; (2012) 246 CLR 182
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Sullivan v Gordon (1999) Aust Torts Rep 81-524
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Sullivan v Moody (2001) 207 CLR 562
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Sutherland Shire Council v Heyman (1985) 157 CLR 424
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Symes v Mahon [1922] SASR 447
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T.N.T. v Brooks (1979) 23 ALR 345
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Tame v NSW (2002) 211 CLR 317
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The Balmain New Ferry Co v Robertson (1906) 4 CLR 379
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Torette House v Berkman (1940) 62 CLR 637
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Van Gervan v Fenton (1992) 175 CLR 327
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Venning v Chin (1974) 10 SASR 299
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Versic v Conners [1968] 3 NSWR 770; 88 WN(NSW)(Pt 1) 332
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Victoria Park Racing and Recreation Grounds Co v Taylor (1937) 58 CLR 479
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Voli v Inglewood Shir (1963) 100 CLR 74
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Walsh v Ervin [1952] VLR 361
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Warwicker Assessments v Zadow (1989) 1 WAR 307
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Watt v Rama [1972] VR 353
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Webb v State Government of South Australia (1982) 43 ALR 465
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Wicks v State Railway Authority of NSW (2010) 241 CLR 60
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Williams v Milotin (1957) 97 CLR 465
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Willis v British Car Auctions [1978] 1 WLR 438
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Wyong Shire Council v Shirt (1980) 146 CLR 40; 29 ALR 217 at 221
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X L Petroleum (NSW) v Caltex Oil (Australia) (1985) 155 CLR 448
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York Bros (Trading) v Commissioner of Main Roads [1983] 1 NSWLR 391
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Young v Wheeler (1987) Aust Torts Rep 80-126
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Zanker v Vartzokas [1988) 34 A Crim R 11
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Zuijs v Wirth Bros (1955) 93 CLR 561
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