Helljay Investments Pty Ltd v Deputy Commissioner of Taxation [1999] HCA 56

In¬†Helljay Investments Pty Ltd v Deputy Commissioner of Taxation [1999] HCA 56 the director of a company resisted a bankruptcy proceeding, alleging a break in the sovereignty of Australia at the Treaty of Versailles meant that current law and courts were inoperative.¬† It was further contended that and the judges who had heard the earlier … Continue reading Helljay Investments Pty Ltd v Deputy Commissioner of Taxation [1999] HCA 56

Precedent Law, Practice & Trends in Australia

Extract from "Precedent Law, Practice & Trends in Australia" by The Hon Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG: The binding nature of the ratio decidendi: "Lower courts in Australia are not bound by everything that is said in a judicial decision or by all of the judicial observations of a higher court. Rather, it is the … Continue reading Precedent Law, Practice & Trends in Australia