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Case S302/2014

Independent Commission against Corruption v. Cunneen & Ors

Case No.


Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

5/12/2014 Supreme Court of New South Wales (Court of Appeal) (Bathurst CJ, Basten JA, Ward JA)

[2014] NSWCA 421


Statutes – Interpretation – Independent Commission Against Corruption Act 1988 (NSW) (“Act”), ss 8(2) and 13(1) – Respondents were summoned to public inquiry by applicant regarding allegations that first and second respondents had intended to pervert course of justice – Respondents challenged inquiry on basis that allegations could not constitute “corrupt conduct” under Act – Whether allegation amounting to perverting the course of justice could also amount to conduct that “adversely affects, or could adversely affect… the exercise of official functions by any public official” within meaning of s 8(2) of Act – Whether allegation capable of being investigated by applicant.

Short particulars


09/12/2014 Application for special leave to appeal

12/12/2014 Hearing (Single Justice, Sydney)

16/01/2015 Written submissions (Applicant)

16/01/2015 Chronology (Applicant)

02/02/2015 Written submissions (Respondents)

02/02/2015 Chronology (Respondents)

13/02/2015 Reply (Applicant)

04/03/2015 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra) (Audio-visual recording)

15/04/2015 Judgment (Judgment summary)