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The (Limited) Significance of the Individual in Section 117 State Residence Discrimination

Simpson, Amelia


The High Court of Australia has yet to resolve a clash of paradigms that pervades the reasoning in Street v Queensland Bar Association, the leading case on the Constitution's s 117 prohibition of discrimination on the basis of interstate residence. Some of the seven separate judgments in that case characterised s 117 as a non-discrimination rule grounded in intrinsic concern for the individual. Others understood the provision in instrumental terms, viewing its protection of individuals as...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Melbourne University Law Review


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