R v Kirby; Ex parte Boilermakers' Society of Australia
|Court||High Court of Australia|
|Full case name||R v Kirby; Ex parte Boilermakers' Society of Australia|
|Decided||2 March 1956|
|Citation(s)||(1956) 94 CLR 254|
|Judge(s) sitting||Dixon CJ, McTiernan, Williams, Webb, Fullagar, Kitto and Taylor JJ|
The Boilermakers' case was a 1956 decision of the High Court of Australia, holding that the judicial power of the Commonwealth could not be vested in a tribunal that also exercised non-judicial functions. It is a major case dealing with the separation of powers in Australian law.
The significance of the case was that it restricted the use of judicial power to Chapter III courts (under the Australian Constitution), also establishing that these courts could exercise no other power. In this way, it set a high standard for the separation of judicial power.
- R v Kirby; Ex parte Boilermakers' Society of Australia (1956) 94 CLR 254
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