Exercise 023 | Law

Exercise 023

Stanbridge v The Premier of Queensland [1995] QSC 201 (25 August 1995)

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Easy questions

  1. What is the citation of the case?
  2. Is this an authorised report?
  3. Is this a civil or criminal case?
  4. What court is this case heard in? Where does it fit in the court hierarchy?
  5. What are the catchwords? What authority do they have?
  6. Who are the parties?
  7. What is the applicant seeking?
  8. What is the basis of the application?
  9. What facts give rise to the dispute?
  10. What is the name of the judge in the proceedings?
  11. What is the role of the Solicitor General in this case?

More difficult questions

  1. What arguments were put by counsel for the respondent?
  2. What decision did the judge make?
  3. What did the judge see as the issue(s) to be decided?
  4. What status did the judge think article 9 of the Bill of Rights 1688 had in Queensland in 1995?
  5. What is 'standing'? What did the judge decide about standing?
  6. What form did the orders the judge made take?

Complex questions

  1. What use did the judge make of Pepper's case?
  2. What use did the judge make of R v Jackson (1987) 8 NSWLR 116? Did he follow it, apply it, distinguish it?
  3. What effect did the judge think the Judicial Review Act had on the Bill of Rights?
  4. What did the judge decide the effect of Magna Carta was in the context of the case?
  5. Can you find a rule which you think this case stands for?