Full Court Minute Books

Case H3/2016

Brown & Anor v. The State of Tasmania

Case No.

H3/2016

Case Information

Catchwords

Constitutional Law – Implied freedom of political communication – Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Act 2014 (Tas) – Where Forestry Tasmania was authorised to undertake forestry operations in the Lapoinya Forest – Where plaintiffs protested against forestry operations in vicinity of the operations – Where plaintiffs were charged on separate occasions for breaching s 8 of the Act – Where charges were dismissed against both plaintiffs – Whether plaintiffs have standing – Whether Act impermissibly burdens the implied freedom of political communication.

Short particulars

Documents

09/03/2016 Writ of summons

14/04/2016 Notice of constitutional matter (Plaintiffs)

07/07/2016 Hearing (Single Justice, Melbourne)

14/11/2016 Hearing (Single Justice, Melbourne v/link Hobart)

09/12/2016 Special case stated

13/12/2016 Order by consent referring special case stated to the Full Court

27/02/2017 Written submissions (Plaintiffs)

27/02/2017 Chronology

08/03/2017 Written submissions (Human Rights Law Centre seeking leave to appear as amicus curiae)

21/03/2017 Written submissions (Defendant)

27/03/2017 Written submissions (Attorney-General for the State of South Australia intervening)

28/03/2017 Written submissions (Attorney-General of the Commonwealth intervening)

28/03/2017 Written submissions (Attorney-General for the State of New South Wales intervening)

28/03/2017 Written submissions (Attorney-General of the State of Queensland intervening)

28/03/2017 Written submissions (Attorney-General for the State of Victoria intervening)

11/04/2017 Reply (Plaintiffs)

02/05/2017 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra) (Audio-visual recording)

03/05/2017 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra) (Audio-visual recording)