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Case C5/2018

Williams v. Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council & Anor

Case No.


Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

23/10/2017 Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory (Court of Appeal) (Murrell CJ, Burns J, Mossop J)

[2017] ACTCA 46


Interpretation – Concurrent operation – Where Council leased property to appellant under residential tenancy agreement – Where appellant commenced proceedings in ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal seeking orders for repairs and compensation – Where Tribunal referred questions of law to Supreme Court for determination – Where Court of Appeal allowed appeal – Whether Court of Appeal erred in concluding ACT laws retain subordinate status when applied to Jervis Bay Territory by force of s 4A of Jervis Bay Territory Acceptance Act 1915 (Cth) – Whether Court of Appeal erred in concluding ss 8 and 9 of Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (ACT) not capable of operating concurrently with Aboriginal Land Grant (Jervis Bay Territory) Act 1986 (Cth) such that ss 8 and 9 do not apply to “Aboriginal Land” for purposes of s 46 of Aboriginal Land Grant (Jervis Bay Territory) Act.


21/03/2018 Determination (SLA, Canberra)

04/04/2018 Notice of appeal

09/05/2018 Written submissions (Appellant)

09/05/2018 Chronology (Appellant)

06/06/2018 Written submissions (Second Respondent)

20/06/2018 Written submissions (First Respondent)

27/06/2018 Reply

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