In Argos Pty Ltd v Corbell  HCA 50, the High Court held that an applicant whose profitability would be affected by a decision had standing under the AD(JR) Act.
Author: Alex Solomon-Bridge
In Australian Electoral Commission v Johnston  HCA 5, the High Court, sitting as the Court of Disputed Returns, answered questions of law in a way which led to the election of WA Senators to the Commonwealth Parliament being declared void.
The High Court explained the standard of reasons required where a Medical Panel gives its opinion on a medical question referred to it.
A majority of the High Court held that the provisions creating a mandatory minimum sentence of five years’ imprisonment for those convicted of an aggravated form of “people smuggling” were valid.