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Law enforcement agencies and the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998

Australia - July 26 2018 Law enforcement agencies (including NSW Police and Corrective Services NSW) have an obligation to protect personal information under the Privacy and…

Damages for misfeasance in public office: Nyoni v Shire of Kellerberrin

Australia - November 15 2018 The tort of misfeasance in public office (misfeasance) is not commonly litigated. When defending a claim of misfeasance, how should a government…

$1 general damages for false imprisonment totalling 2 years and 10 months - Guo v Commonwealth of Australia [2017] FCA 1355

Australia - December 19 2017 On 24 November 2017 Jagot J of the Federal Court found that the applicant had been unlawfully imprisoned by the Commonwealth for almost three years…

Intoxicated, slurring and aggressive - Barker v Commonwealth of Australia [2016] QSC 310

Australia - January 9 2017 The plaintiff was intoxicated, aggressive, swearing, slurring and using abusive language when he arrived on a flight at Brisbane…

Ibrahimi v Commonwealth of Australia [2018] NSWCA 321

Australia - January 17 2019 On 19 December 2018 the Court of Appeal, comprised of Meagher JA, Payne JA and Simpson AJA, delivered judgment dismissing an appeal, and in so doing…