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December 19, 2013
The Commonwealth v Australian Capital Territory [2013] HCA 55 (12 December 2013)   I refer you to the judgment summary.   Catchwords: Constitutional law (Cth) – Powers of federal Parliament – Section 51(xxi) – Marriage – Whether s 51(xxi) confers power with respect to same sex marriage. Territories (ACT) – Inconsistency of Commonwealth and Territory...
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Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v TPG Internet Pty Ltd [2013] HCA 54 I refer you to the judgment summary.   CATCHWORDS Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v TPG Internet Pty Ltd Consumer law – Misleading or deceptive conduct – Whether respondent’s advertisements breached Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) (“TPA”) and Australian Consumer Law –...
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Takla v Nasr [2013] NSWCA 435   Before McColl JA at [1], Basten JA at [98], Hoeben JA at [105]  Decision Appeal dismissed with costs. Catchwords TORTS – professional negligence – where appellant retained respondent solicitor on purchase of townhouse – where appellant paid 80 per cent of purchase price as deposit – where vendor...
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State of New South Wales v Beck; Commissioner of Police v Beck [2013] NSWCA 437   Before Beazley P at [1] Barrett JA at [8] Ward JA at [9] Decision In CA 2013/043889: 1. Appeal allowed. 2. Set aside orders made by Adams J. 3. The matter be remitted to the Common Law Division for...
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Callanan v Attendee X [2013] QSC 340 (12 December 2013) Callanan v Attendee Z [2013] QSC 342 (12 December 2013) Callanan v Attendee Y [2013] QSC 341 (12 December 2013)   JUDGE: Applegarth J ORDER: I am satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that the respondent was in contempt of the presiding officer in that he refused...
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