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Attorney-General (NSW) v Trethowan

[1932] A.C. 526

Case summary last updated at 06/02/2020 12:56 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case Attorney-General (NSW) v Trethowan

PRIVY COUNCIL case: An amendment to the Constitution Act 1907 was passed to require a referendum before the Legislative Council could be scrapped, and that this provision cold only be removed by referendum. A new govt took office and passed bills to abolish the need for referendum and to abolish the Legislative Council. An injunction was granted to prevent the governor-general from giving his signature to the bills before a referendum was held. The Privy Council upheld this injunction, since parliament was free to bind itself and therefore the conditions governing the initial law were valid. 

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