Pennicuik v City of Gosnells [2011] WASC 63

In Pennicuik v City of Gosnells [2011] WASC 63 the appellant sought to raise a contention about the lack of validity of Local Government because of lack of recognition in the Federal Constitution of the third tier of government, arguments to similar effect were raised and dealt with by the Court of Appeal in the case of Glew v Shire of Greenough [2006] WASCA 260 but in a somewhat different context. The unanimous decision of Wheeler, Pullin and Buss JJA in that case rejected a contention that the local government authorities were not properly constituted and for that reason could not issue proceedings for the recovery of rates. 

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