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Privy Council (Limitation of Appeals) Act 1968

Authoritative Version
Act No. 36 of 1968 as amended, taking into account amendments up to Act No. 216 of 1973
An Act to limit the matters in which Special Leave of Appeal from the High Court of Australia to Her Majesty in Council may be asked and to exclude appeals to Her Majesty in Council from other Federal Courts and from the Supreme Courts of the Territories
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Start Date 31 Dec 1973
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Privy Council (Limitation of Appeals) Act 1968

Act No. 36 of 1968 as amended

This compilation was prepared on 7 November 2000
taking into account amendments up to Act No. 216 of 1973

The text of any of those amendments not in force
on that date is appended in the Notes section

The operation of amendments that have been incorporated may be
affected by application provisions that are set out in the Notes section

Prepared by the Office of Legislative Drafting,
Attorney‑General’s Department, Canberra

  

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title [see Note 1]........................................................................ 1

2............ Commencement [see Note 1].............................................................. 1

3............ Limitation of matters in which special leave of appeal from the High Court may be asked      1

4............ Exclusion of appeals from Federal Courts and Supreme Courts of Territories         2

Notes                                                                                                           3


An Act to limit the matters in which Special Leave of Appeal from the High Court of Australia to Her Majesty in Council may be asked and to exclude appeals to Her Majesty in Council from other Federal Courts and from the Supreme Courts of the Territories

1  Short title [see Note 1]

                   This Act may be cited as the Privy Council (Limitation of Appeals) Act 1968.

2  Commencement [see Note 1]

                   This Act shall come into operation on a date to be fixed by Proclamation, being a date after the date on which the Governor‑General makes known under section 60 of the Constitution that this Act has received the Queen’s assent.

3  Limitation of matters in which special leave of appeal from the High Court may be asked

             (1)  Special leave of appeal to Her Majesty in Council from a decision of the High Court may be asked only in a matter in which the decision of the High Court was a decision that:

                     (a)  was given on appeal from a decision of the Supreme Court of a State given otherwise than in the exercise of federal jurisdiction; and

                     (b)  did not involve the application or interpretation of:

                              (i)  the Constitution;

                             (ii)  a law made by the Parliament; or

                            (iii)  an instrument (including an ordinance, rule, regulation or by‑law) made under a law made by the Parliament.

             (2)  The last preceding subsection does not apply in respect of a decision of the High Court given in a proceeding that was commenced in a court before the commencement of this Act.

4  Exclusion of appeals from Federal Courts and Supreme Courts of Territories

                   Leave of appeal to Her Majesty in Council, whether special leave or otherwise, shall not be asked from a decision of a Federal Court (not being the High Court) or of the Supreme Court of a Territory.


Notes to the Privy Council (Limitation of Appeals) Act 1968

Note 1

The Privy Council (Limitation of Appeals) Act 1968 as shown in this compilation comprises Act No. 36, 1968 amended as indicated in the Tables below.

Table of Acts

Act

Number
and year

Date
of Assent

Date of commencement

Application, saving or transitional provisions

Privy Council (Limitation of Appeals) Act 1968

36, 1968

(a)

1 Sept 1968 (see Gazette 1968, No. 71, p. 4669)

 

Statute Law Revision Act 1973

216, 1973

19 Dec 1973

31 Dec 1973

Ss. 9(1) and 10


(a)     Act No. 36, 1968; reserved for Her Majesty’s pleasure, 17 May 1968; Queen’s Assent, 10 June 1968; Queen’s Assent proclaimed 6 August 1968 (see Gazette 1968, No. 68A, p. 4365A).


Table of Amendments

ad. = added or inserted      am. = amended      rep. = repealed      rs. = repealed and substituted

Provision affected

How affected

Title ....................................

am. No. 216, 1973

S. 4......................................

am. No. 216, 1973