Category Archives: Legislation

Slavery Abolition Act 1833 (UK) | 28 August 1833

ON 28 AUGUST 1833, the UK Parliament passed the Slavery Abolition Act 1833.

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/Will4/3-4/73/contents

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Lord Campbell’s Act (UK) | 26 August 1846

ON 26 AUGUST 1846, the UK Parliament passed the Fatal Accidents Act 1846, also known as Lord Campbell’s Act.

Close relatives of a person killed by the wrongdoing of another were entitled by this Act to recover damages that the common law did not previously allow. The provision has been legislated in common law jurisdictions around the world. The Compensation to Relatives Act 1897 (NSW) introduced similar provisions in New South Wales.

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Greiner v Independent Commission Against Corruption (1992) 28 NSWLR 125 | 21 August 1992

ON 21 AUGUST 1992, the NSW Court of Appeal delivered Greiner v Independent Commission Against Corruption (1992) 28 NSWLR 125.

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Cruelty to Animals Act 1876 (UK)| 15 August 1876

ON 15 AUGUST 1876, the UK Parliament enacted the Cruelty to Animals Act 1876.

The Act amended the Cruelty to Animals Act 1849, extending it to animal experiments by licensing and regulating scientific animal experiments and prohibiting such experiments that are painful.

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Roy Morgan Research Centre Pty Ltd v Commissioner of State Revenue (Vic) [2001] HCA 49 | 9 August 2001

ON 9 AUGUST 2001, the High Court of Australia delivered Roy Morgan Research Centre Pty Ltd v Commissioner of State Revenue (Vic) [2001] HCA 49; 207 CLR 72; 181 ALR 307; 75 ALJR 1342 (9 August 2001).

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/HCA/1998/68.html

A provision conferring jurisdiction on a court is to be liberally construed (at [11]).

Statutory interpretation should begin with consideration of the text of the legislation. Judicial exposition should not be favoured over analysis of the legislation itself (at [9], [46]-[51]).

A judge has an obligation to state his or her reasons (at [32]-[33]).

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Al-Kateb v Godwin [2004] HCA 37 | 6 August 2004

ON 6 AUGUST 2004, the High Court of Australia delivered Al-Kateb v Godwin [2004] HCA 37; 219 CLR 562; 208 ALR 124; 78 ALJR 1099 (6 August 2004).

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/HCA/2004/37.html

The High Court held that the provisions under the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) requiring the continued detention of non-citizens for an indefinite period are not prohibited by the Constitution because the purpose of the legislation is the eventual removal of those persons.

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Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) | 1 August 1984

ON 1 AUGUST 1984, the Commonwealth Sex Discrimination Act 1984 commenced.

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/sda1984209/

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Smoke-free Environment Amendment Act 2004 (NSW) | 2 July 2007

ON 2 JULY 2007, smoking was banned in all enclosed areas of bars through the commencement of the Smoke-free Environment Amendment Act 2004, which amended the Smoke-free Environment Act 2000.

Click to access seaa2004n110354.pdf

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/consol_act/sea2000247/

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Road Transport Act 2013 (NSW)

ON 1 JULY 2013, the Road Transport Act 2013 (NSW) commenced.

The object of the Act is to consolidate the provisions of the numerous NSW road transport Acts into the one Act.

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National Federation of Independent Business v Sebelius 567 US (2012) | 28 June 2012

ON 28 JUNE 2012, the US Supreme Court delivered National Federation of Independent Business v Sebelius 567 US (2012).

Click to access 11-393c3a2.pdf

The court upheld the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare.

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