Supreme Court judgements

Judgements handed down by the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

Decision no. Year Name Precedent type Precedent detail Decision
WASC 352 2022 JB Foods Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Police [2022] WASC 352 s36B(4) The approach of the construction of the meaning of the word 'locality' applied by the Commission was contrary to the binding finding made by Archer J in Liquorland (Australia) Pty Ltd v Director of Liquor Licensing.
  • .pdf JB Foods Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Police [2022] WASC 352.pdf (191 KB)
  • WASC366 2022 Liquorland Australia Pty Ltd v Director of Liquor Licensing [2021]WASC366 s36B(4), Public Interest Construction of section 36B(4) of the Liquor Control Act 1988; Consumer requirements; 'Cannot be reasonably met'; "Locality"; Relevance of retail catchment area.
  • .pdf Liquorland Australia Pty Ltd v Director of Liquor Licensing [2021]WASC366.pdf (408 KB)
  • HCA 18 2013 Minister for Immigration and Citizenship v Li Procedural Fairness Adjournments
  • .pdf Minister for Immigration and Citizenship v Li.pdf (12673 KB)
  • WASC 290 2013 Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd v Hancock General Subpoenas
  • .pdf Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd v Hancock.pdf (7468 KB)
  • WASC 51 2013 Liquorland (Australia) Pty Ltd v Executive Director of Public Heath Licensing Consideration of objections and grounds of objection in Liquor Commission matters
  • .pdf Liquorland (Australia) Pty Ltd v Executive Director of Public Heath.pdf (13493 KB)
  • VSC 207 2011 Director of Liquor Licensing v Kordister Pty Ltd and Chief Commissioner of Police Harm and Ill-health, Licensing minimisation of harm - general and specific evidence is relevant in the decision making process
  • .pdf Director of Liquor Licensing v Kordister Pty Ltd and Chief Commissioner of Police.pdf (28921 KB)
  • WASCA 163 2010 The Commissioner of Police of Western Australia v AM General "frivolous and vexatious" proceedings
  • .pdf The Commissioner of Police of Western Australia v AM.pdf (6139 KB)
  • WASC 345 2010 Kapinkoff Nominees Pty Ltd v Director of Liquor Licensing Procedural Fairness Commission has absolute discretion to refuse an application on public interest grounds even if all the requirements under the Act are met
  • .pdf Kapinkoff Nominees Pty Ltd v Director of Liquor Licensing.pdf (7915 KB)
  • VSC 207 2010 Director of Liquor Licensing v Kordister Pty Ltd and the Chief Commissioner of Police Public Interest General and specific evidence is of value when deterimining if a licence is in the public interest
  • .pdf Director of Liquor Licensing v Kordister Pty Ltd and the Chief Commissioner of Police.pdf (810 KB)
  • SASC 13 2010 Woolworths Ltd v Drase Coosit Pty Ltd and Others Public Interest Consideration of the reasonable requirements of consumers for alcohol
  • .pdf Woolworths Ltd v Drase Coosit Pty Ltd and Others.pdf (544 KB)
  • HCA 23 2010 Amira Saeed v Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Procedural Fairness Right to comment upon material presented which is material to the decision
  • .pdf Amira Saeed v Minister for Immigration and Citizenship.pdf (411 KB)
  • HCA 41 2009 Alcan (NT) Alumina Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Territory Revenue General Definition of the term lease - whether the term lease includes an option to renew
  • .pdf Alcan (NT) Alumina Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Territory Revenue.pdf (374 KB)
  • 260 ALR 606 2009 CAL (no 14) Pty Ltd (t/as Tandara Motor Inn) and Another v Motor Accidents Insurance Board General Duty of care owed by licensees/proprietors of licensed premises to patrons
  • .pdf CAL (no 14) Pty Ltd (t/as Tandara Motor Inn) and Another v Motor Accidents Insurance Board.pdf (840 KB)
  • SALC 5 2009 Pivot Investment Group Pty Ltd T/A Spoon by Aramis Vineyards Licensing Special facilities licence should only be granted where no other category of licence is sufficient for the purposes of the business proposed
  • .pdf Pivot Investment Group Pty Ltd T/A Spoon by Aramis Vineyards.pdf (530 KB)
  • A191578 2009 Decision of the Director of Liquor Licensing: Bold Gem Pty Ltd Public Interest Public interest considerations
  • .pdf Decision of the Director of Liquor Licensing: Bold Gem Pty Ltd.pdf (1030 KB)
  • A193949 2009 Decision of the Director of Liquor Licensing: Milk Investments Pty Ltd Public Interest N/A
  • .pdf Decision of the Director of Liquor Licensing: Milk Investments Pty Ltd.pdf (223 KB)
  • HCA 39 2009 Minister for Immigration and Citizenship v SZIAI Procedural Fairness Failure of tribunals to invite appellant to hearings, failure to inquire on the part of the tribunal
  • .pdf Minister for Immigration and Citizenship v SZIAI.pdf (1118 KB)
  • A189135 2008 Decision of the Director of Liquor Licensing: Starwest Investments Pty Ltd/Shenanigans Bar and Grill Public Interest Alteration of a Tavern Licence to allow the sale of packaged liquor without the operation of a public bar on the same premises
  • .pdf Decision of the Director of Liquor Licensing: Starwest Investments Pty Ltd/Shenanigans Bar and Grill.pdf (188 KB)
  • SASC 6 2008 Bottega Rotolo Pty Ltd v Saturno's Colonist Tavern Pty Ltd & Anor Licensing "Special Circumstances Licence" (Special Facility Licence) - conditions where one should be granted
  • .pdf Bottega Rotolo Pty Ltd v Saturno's Colonist Tavern Pty Ltd & Anor.pdf (1382 KB)
  • FCA 1372 2008 SZIAI v Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Procedural Fairness Failure of tribunals to invite appellant to hearings, failure to inquire on the part of the tribunal
  • .pdf SZIAI v Minister for Immigration and Citizenship.pdf (891 KB)
  • WASC 224 2008 Hancock v Executive Director of Public Health Procedural Fairness Commission is required to review all the materials before the Director and conduct a full review based on that material
  • .pdf Hancock v Executive Director of Public Health.pdf (1076 KB)
  • WASCA 187 2007 Executive Director, Public Health v Meers Public Interest Applications should be granted on the merits of the individual case
  • .pdf Executive Director, Public Health v Meers.pdf (558 KB)
  • WASCA 270; [2005] WALLC 14 2006 OSB Operations Pty Ltd Licensee of the Old Swan Brewery Resraurant v Jansen & Anor s117, Licensing meaning of "undue" in relation to noise disturbance
  • .pdf OSB Operations Pty Ltd Licensee of the Old Swan Brewery Resraurant v Jansen & Anor.pdf (406 KB)
  • WASCA 21 2006 Highmoon Pty Ltd v City of Fremantle & Ors Licensing Removal of tavern licence
  • .pdf Highmoon Pty Ltd v City of Fremantle & Ors.pdf (2038 KB)
  • SCWA Lib No: 960309C 2006 Lonergan Pty Ltd v The Commissioner of Police for the State of Western Australia General Proceedings before the Commission are not quasi criminal
  • .pdf Lonergan Pty Ltd v The Commissioner of Police for the State of Western Australia.pdf (652 KB)
  • 2 QD R 433 2005 Harburg Investments Pty Ltd v Mackenroth Public Interest Adverse effects on public interest - considerations
  • .pdf Harburg Investments Pty Ltd v Mackenroth.pdf (394 KB)
  • FCA 1663 2004 Wilson v Manna Hill Mining Co Pty Ltd and Others Procedural Fairness N/A
  • .pdf Wilson v Manna Hill Mining Co Pty Ltd and Others.pdf (309 KB)
  • WALLC 4 2004 Re Mustang Bar; Highmoon Pty Ltd v 11 Resident Objectors Licensing Removal of tavern licence
  • .pdf Re Mustang Bar; Highmoon Pty Ltd v 11 Resident Objectors.pdf (379 KB)
  • WASC 198 2003 Re Commercial Registrar of the Commercial Tribunal of Western Australia; Ex Parte Perron Investments Pty Ltd Procedural Fairness Application of the rules of natural justice
  • .pdf Re Commercial Registrar of the Commercial Tribunal of Western Australia; Ex Parte Perron Investments Pty Ltd.pdf (379 KB)
  • WASCA 108 2002 Executive Director of Public Health & Anor v Woolworths Ltd and Ors Licensing Contiguous premises
  • .pdf Executive Director of Public Health & Anor v Woolworths Ltd and Ors.pdf (263 KB)
  • SASC 445 2001 Facac Pty Ltd v Talbot Hotel Group Pty Ltd & Anor Licensing Special facilities licence
  • .pdf Facac Pty Ltd v Talbot Hotel Group Pty Ltd & Anor.pdf (419 KB)
  • WASCA 410 2001 Executive Director of Health v Lily Creek Internation Pty Ltd & Others Harm and Ill-health, Public Interest The Licensing Authority need to weigh and balance the interests of consumers of liquor related services and the objects of minimising alcohol related harm
  • .pdf Executive Director of Health v Lily Creek Internation Pty Ltd & Others.pdf (365 KB)
  • WASCA 286 2001 Re Romato; Ex Parte Mitchell James Holdings Pty Ltd Procedural Fairness Consideration of Director's Policy in decision making
  • .pdf Re Romato; Ex Parte Mitchell James Holdings Pty Ltd.pdf (676 KB)
  • WASCA 356 2001 Hermal Pty Ltd v Director of Liquor Licensing Public Interest "exceptional public interest considerations" in relation to extention of trading hours
  • .pdf Hermal Pty Ltd v Director of Liquor Licensing.pdf (241 KB)
  • SALC 15 2001 Old Oat Mill Licensing Alteration of a special facilities licence to essentially trade as a liquor store
  • .pdf Old Oat Mill.pdf (521 KB)
  • WASCA 382 2001 Downes Family Trust & Ors v Woolworths (WA) Pty Ltd Licensing One stop shopping
  • .pdf Downes Family Trust & Ors v Woolworths (WA) Pty Ltd.pdf (280 KB)
  • WALLC 4 2001 Re Lily Creek International; Lily Creek International Pty Ltd v Sayers & Ors Harm and Ill-health, Public Interest Reasonable requirements of the public for liquor
  • .pdf Re Lily Creek International; Lily Creek International Pty Ltd v Sayers & Ors.pdf (2136 KB)
  • WASCA 105 2000 Liquorland (Australia) Pty Ltd v Austie Nominees Pty Ltd Public Interest Reasonable requirements of the public for liquor
  • .pdf Liquorland (Australia) Pty Ltd v Austie Nominees Pty Ltd.pdf (291 KB)
  • WASCA 258 2000 Executive Director of Health v Lily Creek Internation Pty Ltd & Others Harm and Ill-health, Public Interest The Licensing Authority need to weigh and balance the interests of consumers of liquor related services and the objects of minimising alcohol related harm
  • .pdf Executive Director of Health v Lily Creek Internation Pty Ltd & Others.pdf (149 KB)
  • WALLC 35/98 1999 Lily Creek International Pty Ltd v Executive Director of Health Harm and Ill-health, Public Interest The Licensing Authority need to weigh and balance the interests of consumers of liquor related services and the objects of minimising alcohol related harm
  • .pdf Lily Creek International Pty Ltd v Executive Director of Health.pdf (2466 KB)
  • unreported, WASCA, Lib No: 990160A 1999 Liquorland (Australia) Pty Ltd v Austie Nominees Pty Ltd Public Interest Reasonable requirements of the public for liquor
  • .pdf Liquorland (Australia) Pty Ltd v Austie Nominees Pty Ltd.pdf (68 KB)
  • WASCA 84 1999 Mackiewicz v Kal Holdings Pty Ltd & Anor General What constitutes a "meal" for the purposes of a restaurant licence
  • .pdf Mackiewicz v Kal Holdings Pty Ltd & Anor.pdf (3071 KB)
  • LLCWA (13 of 98) 1999 Gull Petroleum (WA) Pty Ltd v Executive Director Public Health and Others Licensing Interveners carry no burden of proof
  • .pdf Gull Petroleum (WA) Pty Ltd v Executive Director Public Health and Others.pdf (2786 KB)
  • VCAT 849 1999 Earl Downing v Victorian WorkCover Authority Public Interest Common law meaning of "public interest" what constitutes the public interest
  • .pdf Earl Downing v Victorian WorkCover Authority.pdf (192 KB)
  • 20 WAR 405 1999 Liquorland (Australia) Pty Ltd and Others v Austie Nominees Pty Ltd Licensing "reasonable requirements of the public for liquor"
  • .pdf Liquorland (Australia) Pty Ltd and Others v Austie Nominees Pty Ltd.pdf (4310 KB)
  • 20 SR (WA) 321 1999 Re Gull Liquor, Gingers' Road House, Upper Swan Harm and Ill-health Harm Considerations are not limited to consumers of alcohol at the premises but includes harm caused to people other than the consumers of liquor
  • .pdf Re Gull Liquor, Gingers' Road House, Upper Swan.pdf (3044 KB)
  • SASC 238 1999 Liquor Stores Association Inc v Wine Net Australia Pty Ltd Licensing Online liquor store licensing
  • .pdf Liquor Stores Association Inc v Wine Net Australia Pty Ltd.pdf (697 KB)
  • WASCA 182 1998 Hay Properties Pty Ltd and Marveena Pty Ltd v Roshel Pty Ltd Public Interest Relevance of survey results in determining the public interest
  • .pdf Hay Properties Pty Ltd and Marveena Pty Ltd v Roshel Pty Ltd.pdf (196 KB)
  • (unreported, FC of SCWA 5)(Lib no: 990194A) 1998 Rintag Pty Ltd and Others v West Coast Hospitality Pty Ltd Licensing Circumstances in which the grant of a special facilities licence is justified
  • .pdf Rintag Pty Ltd and Others v West Coast Hospitality Pty Ltd.pdf (333 KB)
  • HCA 28 1998 Project Blue Sky Inc & Ors v Australian Broadcasting Authority Procedural Fairness N/A
  • .pdf Project Blue Sky Inc & Ors v Australian Broadcasting Authority.pdf (12673 KB)
  • 16 WAR 325 1997 Liquorland (Australia) Pty Ltd v Hawkins and Others Public Interest Public interest and "one stop shopping"
  • .pdf Liquorland (Australia) Pty Ltd v Hawkins and Others.pdf (1155 KB)
  • SASC 5541 1996 Young Street (No 172) v Barnabit Pty Ltd and Ors Licensing, Public Interest Considerations of public interest - competing applications
  • .pdf Young Street (No 172) v Barnabit Pty Ltd and Ors.pdf (532 KB)
  • WASCA 368 1994 Baroque Holdings Pty Ltd v Aljohn Pty Ltd and Another Public Interest "reasonable requirements of consumers"
  • .pdf Baroque Holdings Pty Ltd v Aljohn Pty Ltd and Another.pdf (873 KB)
  • NTSC 179 1994 Tennant Creek Trading Pty Ltd and Others v The Liquor Commission of the Northern Territory Procedural Fairness Natural justice - perceived bias
  • .pdf Tennant Creek Trading Pty Ltd and Others v The Liquor Commission of the Northern Territory.pdf (1347 KB)
  • SASC 4164 1993 Saturno's Norwood Hotel Pty Ltd and Others v Edward Parade Pty Ltd Licensing Circumstances in which the grant of a special facilities licence is justified
  • .pdf Saturno's Norwood Hotel Pty Ltd and Others v Edward Parade Pty Ltd.pdf (587 KB)
  • 40 Unreported, BC 9301556 1993 Explorer Cruise Lines Pty Ltd v Burundi Holdings Pty Ltd Public Interest N/A
  • .pdf Explorer Cruise Lines Pty Ltd v Burundi Holdings Pty Ltd.pdf (511 KB)
  • WALLC 98/90 1993 Baroque Holdings Pty Ltd v Aljohn Pty Ltd and Another Public Interest "reasonable requirements of consumers"
  • .pdf Baroque Holdings Pty Ltd v Aljohn Pty Ltd and Another.pdf (1148 KB)
  • 7 WAR 241 1992 Palace Securities Pty Ltd and Another v Director of Liquor Licensing Licensing, Public Interest The licensing authority has an absolute discretion to grant or refuse an application on any ground or for any reason that it considers in the public interest; the discretion being confined only by the scope and purpose of the Act
  • .pdf Palace Securities Pty Ltd and Another v Director of Liquor Licensing.pdf (9504 KB)
  • WASCA 441 1992 Aljohn Pty Ltd and Another v Baroque Holdings Pty Ltd Public Interest "reasonable requirements of consumers"
  • .pdf Aljohn Pty Ltd and Another v Baroque Holdings Pty Ltd.pdf (840 KB)
  • 4 WAR 1 1991 Charlie Carter Pty Ltd v Streeter and Male Pty Ltd and Another Public Interest Whether a licence is necessary to provide for the reasonable requirements of the public
  • .pdf Charlie Carter Pty Ltd v Streeter and Male Pty Ltd and Another.pdf (1090 KB)
  • WALLC CRT 33/90 1991 Christoff & Sons Pty Ltd and Coles Myer Ltd & Others Licensing Competing applications
  • .pdf Christoff & Sons Pty Ltd and Coles Myer Ltd & Others.pdf (687 KB)
  • WASCA 6 1990 Jericho Nominees Pty Ltd v Dileum Pty Ltd Public Interest Transfer should not be exercised in a way that would result in abandoning a public facility - not in the public interest
  • .pdf Jericho Nominees Pty Ltd v Dileum Pty Ltd.pdf (942 KB)
  • HCA 638 1990 Malec v J C Hutton Pty Ltd General Awards of costs for future/hypothetical events
  • .pdf Malec v J C Hutton Pty Ltd.pdf (302 KB)
  • HCA 33; 170 CLR 321 1990 Australian Broadcasting Tribunal v Bond Fit and Proper N/A
  • .pdf Australian Broadcasting Tribunal v Bond.pdf (186 KB)
  • WALLL CRT 269/88 1990 Coles Myer Ltd Licensing Competing applications
  • .pdf Coles Myer Ltd.pdf (196 KB)
  • Unreported, full cour of WASC 149 1989 Fiver Pty Ltd Ex Parte: Cabaret Owners Association of WA Inc and Others Procedural Fairness Waiver of advertising requirements - deprivation of right to object to an application
  • .pdf Fiver Pty Ltd Ex Parte: Cabaret Owners Association of WA Inc and Others.pdf (1925 KB)
  • 13 NSWLR 562; (1989) 168 CLR 210 1988 O'Sullivan v Farrer Public Interest Public Interest is a broad concept with a discretionary element and a need to make value judgements
  • .pdf O'Sullivan v Farrer.pdf (1021 KB)
  • 20 FCR 520 1988 United States Tobacco Company v Minister for Consumer Affairs and Others Procedural Fairness Joinder of a party to proceedings
    48 SASR 156 1988 Vandeleur and Others v Delbra Pty Ltd and Liquor Licensing Commissioner General, Public Interest "Undue" disturbance/annoyance - granting of a licence
  • .pdf Vandeleur and Others v Delbra Pty Ltd and Liquor Licensing Commissioner.pdf (4110 KB)
  • .pdf Vandeleur and Others v Delbra Pty Ltd and Liquor Licensing Commissioner.pdf (579 KB)
  • SR(WA) 33 1987 Re McHenry General Suitability of premises
  • .pdf Re McHenry.pdf (2111 KB)
  • WAR 67 1987 Hwang v Celeghin and Another Licensing Removal of a licence to another premises
  • .pdf Hwang v Celeghin and Another.pdf (759 KB)
  • SASR 22 1987 Pierce and Others v Liquor Licensing Commission and Another Licensing Relevant Locality for the purposes of an application
  • .pdf Pierce and Others v Liquor Licensing Commission and Another.pdf (989 KB)
  • 159 CLR 656 1986 Public Service Board of NSW v Osmond Procedural Fairness Duty to give reasons for a decision
  • .pdf Public Service Board of NSW v Osmond.pdf (848 KB)
  • FCA 47; 6 FCR 155 1985 Re Bineshri Prasad v Minister of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs Procedural Fairness Failure to take into account relevant considerations
  • .pdf Re Bineshri Prasad v Minister of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs.pdf (10625 KB)
  • EWCA Civ 1 (10 November 1947) 1947 Associated Provincial Picture Houses Ltd v Wednesbury Corporation Procedural Fairness Wednesbury — unreasonable decisions
  • .pdf Associated Provincial Picture Houses Ltd v Wednesbury Corporation.pdf (299 KB)
  • 74 CLR 492 1947 Water Conservation and Irrigation Commission (NSW) v Browning Procedural Fairness Discretion of the commission
  • .pdf Water Conservation and Irrigation Commission (NSW) v Browning.pdf (563 KB)
  • 77 CLR 601 1946 Australian Workers' Union and Others v Bowen and Others Procedural Fairness Bias/Natural justice in Tribunals
  • .pdf Australian Workers' Union and Others v Bowen and Others.pdf (1554 KB)
  • 60 CLR 336 1938 Briginshaw v Briginshaw and Another Procedural Fairness Standard of proof required by tribunals
  • .pdf Briginshaw v Briginshaw and Another.pdf (1276 KB)
  • HCA 21; 19 CLR 521 1915 Licensing Court for the District of Northam v Worner Licensing where a "removal of licence" to another premises effectively constitutes the grant of a new licence
  • .pdf Licensing Court for the District of Northam v Worner.pdf (152 KB)
  • HCA 684 1905 Jack v Smail and Another General Principle: appeal judge should not interferre with findings unless those findings are unreasonable
  • .pdf Jack v Smail and Another.pdf (1590 KB)
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