Castle v. The Queen

Case No.

A24/2016

Related matter.

A26/2016 – Bucca v. The Queen

Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

3/12/2015 Supreme Court of South Australia (Court of Criminal Appeal) (Kourakis CJ, Parker & Lovell JJ)

[2015] SASCFC 180

Catchwords

Criminal law – Evidence – Confession and admissions – Application of proviso – Whether possibility jury relied on inadmissible statement made by the co-accused to reject oral evidence could be excluded.
Criminal law – Extended joint enterprise – Application of McAuliffe v The Queen (1995) 183 CLR 108.

Documents*

25/05/2016 Hearing (SLA, Melbourne)

06/06/2016 Notice of appeal

29/06/2016 Written submissions (Appellant)

29/06/2016 Chronology (Appellant)

20/07/2016 Written submissions (Respondent)

03/08/2016 Reply

31/08/2016 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra)

*The due dates shown for documents on this page are indicative only. 

Blank v. Commissioner of Taxation

Case No.

S144/2016

Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

29/10/2015 Federal Court of Australia (Kenny J, Robertson J, Pagone J)

[2015] FCAFC 154

Catchwords

Income tax – Where appellant participated in profit participation schemes as an employee of company group in foreign countries and in Australia – Where employee allocated ‘profit participation units’ and equal number of shares in holding company – Whether amount assessable as ordinary income or as a capital gain.

Documents*

16/05/2016 Hearing (SLA, Sydney)

30/05/2016 Notice of appeal

20/06/2016 Written submissions (Appellant)

20/06/2016 Chronology (Appellant)

11/07/2016 Written submissions (Respondent)

25/07/2016 Reply

23/08/2016 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra)

*The due dates shown for documents on this page are indicative only. 

Comcare v. Martin

Case No.

S142/2016

Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

30/11/2015 Federal Court of Australia (Siopis J, Flick J, Murphy J)

[2015] FCAFC 169

Catchwords

Workers compensation – The operation and exclusion in S5A of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (Cth) – Causation of injury, disease or aggravation under the Act – Whether injury, disease or aggravation suffered ‘as a result of’ administrative action – Whether administrative action taken ‘in a reasonable manner’

Documents*

16/05/2016 Hearing (SLA, Sydney)

27/05/2016 Notice of appeal

20/06/2016 Written submissions (Appellant)

20/06/2016 Chronology (Appellant)

11/07/2016 Written submissions (Respondent)

25/07/2016 Reply 

26/08/2016 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra)

*The due dates shown for documents on this page are indicative only. 

The Queen v. Baden-Clay

Case No.

B33/2016

Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

8/12/2015 Supreme Court of Queensland (Court of Appeal) (Holmes CJ, Fraser JA, Gotterson JA)

[2015] QCA 265

Catchwords

Criminal law – Where the respondent was convicted at trial of murdering his wife – Where the Court of Appeal set aside verdict of murder and substituted a verdict of manslaughter – Whether Court of Appeal decision is inconsistent with R v Ciantar (2006) 16 VR 26 – Whether the evidence raised an inference that the respondent killed his wife with intent to do her grievous bodily harm or to kill her – Whether evidence was capable of establishing motive relevant to the intention to kill.

Short Particulars

Documents

12/05/2016 Hearing (SLA, Canberra)

24/05/2016 Notice of appeal

10/06/2016 Written submissions (Appellant)

10/06/2016 Chronology (Appellant)

27/06/2016 Written submissions (Respondent)

08/07/2016 Reply

26/07/2016 Hearing (Full Court, Brisbane)

Simic & Ors v. NSW Land and Housing Corporation & Ors

Case No.

S136/2016

Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

18/12/2015 Supreme Court of New South Wales (Court of Appeal) (Bathurst CJ, Ward JA, Emmett AJA)

[2015] NSWCA 413

Catchwords

Contract – Letters of credit – Whether a misdescription of the beneficiary of a bank guarantee entitled the bank to refuse to pay out the credit – Whether regard could be had to the underlying contract to confirm the correct description of the beneficiary – Autonomy principle – Principle of strict compliance.

Short Particulars

Documents

05/05/2016 Hearing (SLA, Canberra)

19/05/2016 Notice of appeal

09/06/2016 Written submissions (Appellants)

09/06/2016 Chronology (Appellants)

28/06/2016 Written submissions (Second Respondent)

30/06/2016 Written submissions (FIrst Respondent)

14/07/2016 Reply

20/07/2016 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra) (Audio-visual recording)

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