Kirby on the public interest and amicus curiae

Posted by Anton Hughes on Monday, September 18, 2006 with No comments
http://www.hreoc.gov.au/legal/amicus/christina_giblet.html at [9]:

In Attorney-General (Cth) v Breckler & Ors (1999) 197 CLR 83, the High Court also recognised that specialist organisations will have a broad interest and capacity to offer assistance (per Kirby J at 134):
[i]n many proceedings, especially in recent years, [the High Court] has granted leave to governmental and non-governmental organisations to make submissions as amici curiae where their interests have suggested a capacity to provide submissions from a specialised viewpoint, an industry perspective or in the public interest.
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