Decision of a court to grant or refuse an adjournment is a judicial function for the purposes of the Charter of Human Rights
20 March 2012
Slaveski v The Queen (on the application of the Prothonotary of the Supreme Court of Victoria)  VSCA 48 (20 March 2012) The applicant, Mr Slaveski, appealed against conviction and...
20 July 2011
Summary In this case, the Supreme Court of Victoria held that the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal had both failed to interpret law consistently with human rights and had itself...
29 October 2010
Canberra Fathers and Children Services Inc v Michael Watson  ACAT 74 (29 October 2010) The ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal has found that an eviction from social housing that...
3 September 2010
McAdam v Victoria University & Ors (Anti-Discrimination)  VCAT 1429 (3 September 2010) This decision illustrates how Charter arguments may complement complaints under the Equal Opportunity Act 1995 (Vic). It...
Equality and Public Authorities: Court Considers Exclusion of Female Ski Jumpers from Winter Olympics and Paralympics
20 November 2009
Sagen v Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, 2009 BCCA 522 (20 November 2009) The British Columbian Court of Appeal has confirmed that the Canadian...
9 October 2009
Metro West v Sudi  VCAT 2025 (9 October 2009) The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has held that a non-profit housing agency is a ‘public authority’ under section 4(c)...
No Longer Left in the Dark: Right to Municipal Services and the Procedural Fairness Obligations of Electricity Providers
9 October 2009
Joseph v City of Johanesburg  ZACC 30 (9 October 2009) The Constitutional Court of South Africa has held that government-owned electricity service providers have an obligation to accord procedural...