Full Court Minute Books

Case S190/2017

Alley v. Gillespie

Case No.


Case Information


Interpretation of s.44(v) and s.46 of the Constitution - claim pursuant to the jurisdiction conferred by s.5 of the Common Informers (Parliamentary Disqualifications) Act 1975 (Cth) - defendant is a member of the House of Representatives - lease of premises by defendant to tenant - Australia Post entered into agreement with tenant.

Short particulars


07/07/2017 Writ of summons

11/07/2017 Notice of constitutional matter (Plaintiff)

18/08/2017 Notice of constitutional matter (Attorney-General of the Commonwealth intervening)

23/08/2017 Hearing (Single Justice, Sydney)

27/09/2017 Hearing (Single Justice, Sydney)

10/11/2017 Written submissions (Defendant)

10/11/2017 Written submissions (Attorney-General of the Commonwealth intervening)

22/11/2017 Written submissions (Plaintiff)

27/11/2017 Reply (Defendant)

27/11/2017 Reply (Attorney-General of the Commonwealth intervening)

12/12/2017 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra) (Audio-visual recording)

21/03/2018 Judgment (Judgment summary)