Full Court Minute Books

Case S204/2018

Unions NSW & Ors v. State of New South Wales

Case No.

S204/2018

Case Information

Catchwords

Constitutional law – Implied freedom of political communication – Where plaintiffs assert intention to incur electoral expenditure during capped State expenditure period within meaning of Electoral Funding Act 2018 (NSW) – Where ss 29(1) and 35 of Act cap electoral expenditure by third-party campaigners – Whether s 29(10) and/or s 35 invalid because impermissibly burden implied freedom of political communication.

Short particulars

Documents

10/08/2018 Writ of summons

13/08/2018 Notice of constitutional matter (Plaintiffs)

26/09/2018 Hearing (Single Justice, Sydney)

19/10/2018 Special Case (Plaintiffs)

23/10/2018 Hearing (Single Justice, Sydney)

24/10/2018 Written submissions (Plaintiffs)

26/10/2018 Chronology

14/11/2018 Written submissions (Defendant)

16/11/2018 Written submissions (University of New South Wales Grand Challenge to Inequality seeking leave to be heard as amicus curiae)

21/11/2018 Written submissions (Attorney-General of the Commonwealth intervening)

21/11/2018 Written submissions (Attorney-General for the State of South Australia intervening)

21/11/2018 Written submissions (Liberal Party of Australia (NSW Division) seeking leave to intervene)

26/11/2018 Written submissions (Attorney-General of the State of Queensland intervening)

26/11/2018 Written submissions (Attorney-General for the State of Western Australia intervening)

28/11/2018 Reply (Plaintiffs)

05/12/2018 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra) (Audio-visual recording)

05/12/2018 Outline of oral argument (Plaintiffs)

05/12/2018 Outline of oral argument (Defendant)

05/12/2018 Outline of oral argument (Attorney-General of the Commonwealth intervening)

06/12/2018 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra) (Audio-visual recording)

06/12/2018 Outline of oral argument (Attorney-General of the State of Queensland intervening)

06/12/2018 Outline of oral argument (Attorney-General for the State of Western Australia intervening)

06/12/2018 Outline of oral argument (Attorney-General for the State of South Australia intervening)