Full Court Minute Books

Case S307/2010

Williams v. Commonwealth of Australia and Ors

Case No.

S307/2010

Case Information

Catchwords

Plaintiff contends that the payment or disbursement by the Commonwealth of monies from the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the purposes of the National School Chaplaincy Program, and therefore the Darling Heights Funding Agreement, was not supported by an appropriation made by law, as required by s.83 of the Constitution.

Short Particulars

Documents

21/12/2010 Writ of summons

21/12/2010 Notice of constitutional matter

27/01/2011 Hearing (Single Justice, Sydney)

25/03/2011 Hearing (Single Justice, Sydney)

06/05/2011 Draft case stated

09/05/2011 Hearing (Single Justice, Canberra by video link to Sydney & Melbourne)

18/05/2011 Special case

28/06/2011 Written submissions (Plaintiff)

28/06/2011 Chronology

01/07/2011 Written submissions (Attorney-General for Western Australia intervening)

11/07/2011 Written submissions (First to Third Defendants)

12/07/2011 Written submissions (Fourth Defendant)

19/07/2011 Reply

19/07/2011 Written submissions (Attorney-General for the State of New South Wales intervening)

20/07/2011 Written submissions (Attorney-General for the State of Victoria intervening)

20/07/2011 Written submissions (Attorney-General for the State of Queensland intervening)

20/07/2011 Written submissions (Attorney-General for the State of South Australia intervening)

25/07/2011 Written submissions (Attorney-General for the State of Tasmania intervening)

26/07/2011 Hearing (Single Justice, Canberra by video-link to Adelaide and Perth)

26/07/2011 Amended written submissions (Fourth Defendant)

27/07/2011 First to Third Defendants' reply to interveners

29/07/2011 Further amended written submissions (Plaintiff)

29/07/2011 Amended written submissions (First to Third Defendants)

29/07/2011 Amended written submissions (Attorney-General for the State of New South Wales intervening)

29/07/2011 Plaintiff's reply to interveners

29/07/2011 Amended written submissions (Attorney-General for the State of Western Australia intervening)

29/07/2011 Written submissions (Churches Commission on Education - seeking leave to intervene)

09/08/2011 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra)

10/08/2011 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra)

11/08/2011 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra)

19/08/2011 Further written submissions (Attorney-General for the State of Tasmania intervening)

19/08/2011 Further written submissions (Attorney-General for the State of South Australia intervening)

01/09/2011 Response to intervener's submissions (First to Third Defendants)

12/09/2011 Supplementary written submissions (Plaintiff)

20/06/2012 Judgment