Recent Cases

Campbell v Northern Territory of Australia [2022] FCAFC 37 (14 March 2022) (Jagot, Bromwich and Abraham JJ)


STATUTORY INTERPRETATION — whether limitation on isolating detainee in cell under Youth Justice Regulations 2006 (NT) applied to detainee transferred to a prison under Youth Justice Act 2005 (NT) — application of statutory limitations period to commence proceedings for acts or omissions of officials — appeal dismissed

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE — application for leave to file notice of contention — whether appellant precluded from instituting appeal by virtue of releases in deed of settlement — doctrine of merger — leave to file notice of contention refused