Full Court Minute Books

Case S262/2019

Hocking v. Director-General of the National Archives of Australia

Case No.


Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

8/02/2019 Federal Court of Australia (Allsop CJ, Flick & Robertson JJ)

[2019] FCAFC 12


Administrative law – Where access sought under Archives Act 1983 (Cth) to records, being correspondence (original or copies) received and sent by former Governor-General or Official Secretary to and from Queen – Whether correspondence is “Commonwealth record” within meaning of Act, or is excluded as personal or private – Whether records created or received in corresponding with Monarch in performance of office of Governor-General are property of Commonwealth or personal property of Governor-General.


16/08/2019 Hearing (SLA, Sydney)

29/08/2019 Notice of appeal

04/10/2019 Written submissions (Appellant)

04/10/2019 Chronology (Appellant)

01/11/2019 Written submissions (Respondent)

22/11/2019 Reply

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