Full Court Minute Books

Case S196/2019

Smethurst & Anor v. Commissioner of Police & Anor

Case No.


Case Information


Whether s 79(3) of the Crimes Act 1914 (Cth) is invalid by virtue of an infringement of the implied freedom of political communication - whether an executed search warrant otherwise invalid due to any misstating the substance of s 79(3) or not precisely stating the alleged offence - seizure orders and injunctive relief sought


26/06/2019 Application for constitutional or other writ

26/06/2019 Notice of constitutional matter (Plaintiffs)

13/08/2019 Amended application for an order to show cause

30/08/2019 Hearing (Single Justice, Sydney v/link Melbourne)

06/09/2019 Order referring matter to Full Court (6/09/2019)

25/09/2019 Written submissions (Plaintiffs)

23/10/2019 Written submissions (First Defendant)

04/11/2019 Reply

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