New South Wales Court of Appeal - Decisions of Interest Search - Area of law: Statutory construction


  1. 15/12/2016
    Statutory construction: legislative history; utility of legislative history where provisions substantially amended

    Grain Growers Limited v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue (NSW)  [2016] NSWCA 359
  2. 15/12/2016
    Statutory construction: words used in legislation to be construed within their statutory context; utility of reference to the construction of particular words within a different statutory context

    Grain Growers Limited v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue (NSW)  [2016] NSWCA 359
  3. 15/12/2016
    Statutory construction: construction of s 48 of the Payroll Tax Act 2007 (NSW); phrase “work of a kind ordinarily performed in connection with the … charitable … purposes of the institution”; whether s 48(2) requires assessment of work performed by comparable institutions; whether such a construction would produce absurdity; whether such a construction would preclude new or innovative charitable activities

    Grain Growers Limited v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue (NSW)  [2016] NSWCA 359
  4. 04/12/2016
    Statutory construction: construction of Workers Compensation Act 1987 (NSW), Sch 6, Pt 19H, cl 26; meaning of “to or in respect of”

    WorkPac Pty Ltd v Thearle  [2016] NSWCA 303
  5. 25/11/2016
    Statutory construction: Residential Tenancies Act 2010 (NSW), s 91(1); whether residential premises used for unlawful purposes; meaning of “use”

    Davis v NSW Land and Housing Corporation  [2016] NSWCA 325
  6. 03/11/2016
    Statutory construction: importance of context; whether literal construction or construction which accorded with regulation’s purpose and structure and explanatory statement preferred
    Park Trent Properties Group Pty Ltd v Australian Securities and Investments Commission  [2016] NSWCA 298
  7. 24/10/2016
    Statutory construction: Crimes (Appeal and Review) Act 2001 (NSW), s 17; whether sentence appeal to District Court in nature of hearing de novo
    Engelbrecht v Director of Public Prosecutions (NSW  [2016] NSWCA 290
  8. 22/09/2016
    Statutory construction: “joint parental responsibility”; effect of joint parenting order on whether those subject to it are “parents” within meaning of Education Act 1990 (NSW), s 71; whether operational inconsistency between Federal order and State legislation

    Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards v Vandenbovenkamp  [2016] NSWCA 268
  9. 08/09/2016
    Statutory construction: Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991 (NSW); whether legal costs incurred in establishing hardship are costs in “connection with the compulsory acquisition of land”, s 59(1)(a); whether “need not be taken into account” confers discretion, s 26

    Hoy v Coffs Harbour City Council  [2016] NSWCA 257
  10. 05/09/2016
    Statutory construction: applicant made privacy complaint seeking internal review of Minister’s alleged conduct in obtaining and using applicant’s personal and health information; Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (NSW), s 53, Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 (NSW), s 21; whether definition of “public sector agency” in each Act extended to a Minister; Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (NSW), s 3, Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 (NSW), s 4; whether later amendments to principal Act relevant to statutory interpretation; interpretation of legislation in pari material

    AQO v Minister for Finance and Services  [2016] NSWCA 248