Judgment summaries


13 November 2019

For judgment:

HT v The Queen & Anor [2019] HCA 40 (PDF) (RTF)

Lordianto & Anor v Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police; Kalimuthu & Anor v Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police [2019] HCA 39 (PDF) (RTF)

6 November 2019

For judgment:

Vella & Ors v Commissioner of Police (NSW) & Anor [2019] HCA 38 (PDF) (RTF)

For delivery of reasons:

Fennell v The Queen [2019] HCA 37 (PDF) (RTF)


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