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Case S23/2010

Phonographic Performance Company of Australia Limited & Ors v. Commonwealth of Australia & Ors

Case No.


Case Information


Constitutional law — Operation and effect of Commonwealth Constitution — Powers with respect to property — Power to acquire property on just terms — Whether some or all of provisions in ss 109 and 152 of Copyright Act 1986 (Cth) beyond legislative competence of Parliament by reason of s 51(xxxi) of Constitution — If so, whether such provisions should be read down or severed and, if so, how — Constitution, s 51(xxxi) — Copyright Act 1986 (Cth), ss 109 and 152.

Short Particulars


17/02/2010 Writ of Summons

20/01/2011 Hearing (Single Justice, Sydney)

28/03/2011 Written submissions (Plaintiffs)

28/03/2011 Chronology

19/04/2011 Written submissions (Defendant 1)

19/04/2011 Written submissions (Defendant 2)

19/04/2011 Written submissions (Defendant 3)

26/04/2011 Reply

10/05/2011 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra)

11/05/2011 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra)

12/05/2011 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra)

28/03/2012 Judgment  (Judgment summary)