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Otter Gold NL v Barcon P/L & Sankey [2000] NTSC 100
Interlocutory applications - costs.
(2000) 10 NTLR 189
Date of Decision 21:12:2000
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Gokel v Althouse [2000] NTSC 99
Appeal - general principles - error in formulating the sentences.
(2000) 10 NTLR 179
Date of Decision 20:12:2000
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Carnesi v Hales [2000] NTSC 98
Criminal law -Misuse of Drugs Act - sentence - appeal.
Date of Decision 15:12:2000
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Eupene v Hales [2000] NTCA 16
Procedure - costs - miscarriage of proceedings in lower court - whether to make an order for costs.
(2000) 10 NTLR 16
Date of Decision 14:12:2000
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Hales v Stevens [2000] NTSC 97
Criminal law - sentence - appeal - Crown appeal.
Date of Decision 14:12:2000
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Carroll v Murwangi Community Aboriginal Corporation [2000] NTMC 32
Workers' compensation - entitlement to weekly compensation
Date of Decision 13:12:2000
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Alagic v Callbar Pty Ltd [2000] NTCA 15
Contract - breach of warranty
(2000) 137 NTR 1, (2000) 10 NTLR 86
Date of Decision 08:12:2000
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Jackson v Hales [2000] NTCA 14
Appeal - Sentence - Mandatory sentencing
Date of Decision 01:12:2000
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Giumelli & Ors v Bowen [2000] NTSC 96
Appeal - general principles - whether findings of guilt were unsafe and unsatisfactory
Date of Decision 30:11:2000
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Mamone & Ors v Gagliardi & Ors [2000] NTSC 95
Succession - wills, probate and administration - interlocutory matters
(2000) 10 NTLR 121
Date of Decision 30:11:2000
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Leisure Investments P/L v Bilioara P/L [2000] NTSC 94
Partnership - dissolution of partnership.
Date of Decision 27:11:2000
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Rupe v Beta Frozen Products [2000] NTSC 93
Date of Decision 22:11:2000
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Margarula v Rose [2000] NTCA 12
Criminal law - conviction - appeal.
Date of Decision 16:11:2000
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Northern Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service (NAALAS) Incorporated v Bradley and Northern Territory of Australia [2000] NTCA 13
Constitutional law - judicial independence - appointment of magistrates
(2000) 136 NTR 1, (2000) 10 NTLR 103
Date of Decision 16:11:2000
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Stephensen v Trennery [2000] NTSC 92
Appeal - appeal against sentence - whether "exceptional circumstances exist" - "good character".
Date of Decision 14:11:2000
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Elliott v Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Development & Northern Territory of Australia;Perperiadis v Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Development & Northern Territory of Australia;
Walters & Walters v Northern Territory of Australia [2000] NTSC 91
Transport - Commercial Passenger (Road) Transport Act (NT) - taxi licences - cancellation - compensation.
Date of Decision 09:11:2000
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The Public Trustee as Executor of the Estate of the Late Helmut Pareroultja & Ors v Central Land Council [2000] NTSC 90
Procedure - summary judgment - striking out wholly or in part as not disclosing a cause of action.
Date of Decision 03:11:2000
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Proprietors Units Plan & Ors v Jiniess Pty Ltd & Ors [2000] NTSC89
Negligence
Date of Decision 31:10:2000
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McLaughlan Holdings Pty Ltd & Ors v Darwin City Council [2000] NTCA 11
Local government - rates
Date of Decision 26:10:2000
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Grice Holdings Pty Ltd & Anor v Commissioner of Taxes [2000] NTSC 88
Stamp duty - appeal against assessment.
Date of Decision 23:10:2000
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Achille Constructions P/L v Beare [2000] NTSC 87
Appeal - appeal from Magistrate - non-suiting the plaintiff's cases.
Date of Decision 13:10:2000
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Crambrook Nominees P/L & Blake Corp P/L v Commissioner of Taxes [2000] NTSC 86
Appeal - appeal against decision of Commissioner of Taxes - objections against assessments of stamp duty.
Date of Decision 13:10:2000
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Burns v Pryce and Ryan [2000] NTSC 83
Criminal law - sentence - appeal.
Date of Decision 05:10:2000
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The Queen v Hungan [2000] NTSC 84
Date of Decision 04:10:2000
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Daye v Pryce [2000] NTSC 82
Criminal law - sentence - appeal
Date of Decision 03:10:2000
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Milton v Trenerry [2000] NTSC 81
Appeal - appeal from magistrate - costs.
Date of Decision 22:09:2000
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R v Jarc [2000] NTSC 80
Date of Decision 20:09:2000
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Waye v The Queen [2000] NTCCA 5
Criminal law - sentence - appeal against - whether sufficient weight given to expert evidence.
Date of Decision 20:09:2000
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Findlay v NT of Australia & Others [2000] NTSC 78
Appeal from Magistrate - whether jury would find respondent guilty of an offence.
Date of Decision 19:09:2000
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Ngambe v Hales [2000] NTSC 76
Appeal from Magistrate - sentence manifestly excessive - discount on sentence for plea of guilty.
Date of Decision 19:09:2000
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Normandy Mining Pty Ltd v Horner [2000] NTSC 79
Work health - compensation - appeal.
Date of Decision 19:09:2000
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Thomas v Hales [2000] NTSC 77
Appeal from Magistrate - sentence manifestly excessive - attaching weight to defendant's previous criminal history.
Date of Decision 19:09:2000
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Costa v Sortino & Anor [2000] NTSC 70
Costs
Date of Decision 11:09:2000
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Director of Public Prosecution Reference No. 1 of 1999 [2000] NTCA 10
Costs - Justices Act s162A(7) - question of law reserved - where appeal to Court of Appeal.
Date of Decision 11:09:2000
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Gamble v Nayda [2000] NTSC 75
Appeal
Date of Decision 06:09:2000
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Hales v Dial [2000] NTSC 73
Appeal
Date of Decision 06:09:2000
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McDonald's Australia v Commissioner of Taxes [2000] NTSC 72
Real property - leases - licences - stamp duty(2000) 10 NTLR 76
Date of Decision 06:09:2000
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Pederson v Hales [2000] NTSC 74
Appeal(2000) 10 NTLR 73
Date of Decision 06:09:2000
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Rupe v Beta Frozen Products [2000] NTSC 71
Workers' compensation
Date of Decision 06:09:2000
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Eupene v Hales [2000] NTCA 9
Appeal - criminal law - whether plea of guilty amounts to an unequivocal admission of guilt
Date of Decision 04:09:2000
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Peters v Pryce [2000] NTSC 69
Date of Decision 31:08:2000
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R v Braedon [2000] NTSC 68
Evidence
Date of Decision 31:08:2000
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The Queen v Satour [2000] NTSC 67
Criminal Law
Date of Decision 22:08:2000
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Costa v Sortino & anor [2000] NTSC 66
Tort - negligence - motor vehicle accident
Date of Decision 17:08:2000
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Otter Gold NL v Barcon P/L & Sankey [2000] NTSC 65
Appeal
Date of Decision 15:08:2000
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Collins v Deflaw Pty Ltd [2000] NTSC 64
Date of Decision 04:08:2000
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Lexcray P/L v NT of Australia [2000] NTSC 63
Costs - security for costs
Date of Decision 04:08:2000
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Yakimova v Briggs [2000] NTSC 62
Appeal
Date of Decision 02:08:2000
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Olympic Pool Consultants Pty Ltd v Richardson [2000] NTSC 61
Appeal
Date of Decision 27:07:2000
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re R. Jansan Pty Ltd v Australian Guarantee Corporation Limited [2000] [2000] NTSC 103
Corporations - NT - statutory demand
Date of Decision 27:07:2000
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Darwin Ship Repair & Engineering Pty Ltd v Cranage [2000] NTSC 60
Appeal - Workers Compensation
Date of Decision 24:07:2000
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Jyascovic v Territory Insurance Office [2000] NTSC 58
Procedure
Date of Decision 14:07:2000
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R.A.W. and C.A.W. and Minister for Health Family and Children's Services and J.A.S.C. and R.N.F. and D.A.W. [2000] NTSC 59
Adoption
Date of Decision 14:07:2000
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Woodruffe v Northern Territory of Australia [2000] NTCA 8
Interpretation - admissibility of extrinsic evidence in relation to instruments.(2000) 10 NTLR 52
Date of Decision 14:07:2000
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Willoughy v Trenerry [2000] NTSC 57
Appeal - general principles - criminal law - property offences
Date of Decision 13:07:2000
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Konecny v Pryce [2000] NTSC 55
Sentence - appeal
Date of Decision 12:07:2000
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R v Smiler [2000] NTSC 56
Application under s26L of the Evidence Act
Date of Decision 12:07:2000
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R v Hatim & Others [2000] NTSC 53
Criminal law - jurisdiction - onus
Date of Decision 07:07:2000
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Application by the Public Trustee for the Northern Territory [2000] NTSC 52
Administration of estate of deceased Aboriginal - plan of distribution.
Date of Decision 30:06:2000
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Hales v Garbe [2000] NTSC 49
Criminal law - appeal against sentence -driving whilst disqualified.
Date of Decision 30:06:2000
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Kelly v The Queen [2000] NTCCA 3
Criminal law - appeal - general principles - interference with Judge's finding of fact - whether sentencers to reveal the extent of discount given for a plea of guilty.
(2000) 10 NTLR 39
Date of Decision 30:06:2000
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Mamone & Ors v Gagliardi [2000] NTSC 51
Succession - wills, probate and administration - whether caveator has an interest in the estate.
Date of Decision 30:06:2000
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Mamone & Ors v Gagliardi & Ors [2000] NTSC 50
Succession - wills, probate and administration - whether caveator has an interest in the estate.
Date of Decision 30:06:2000
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Mitchell v The Queen [2000] NTCCA 4
Appeal - sentence - offences against the person.
Date of Decision 30:06:2000
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Mungaribi v Hales[2000] NTSC 48
Criminal law - appeal against sentence
Date of Decision 30:06:2000
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Boyce v Owen [2000] NTCA 7
Appeal - administrative law - Ombusdman
(2000) 9 NTLR 177
Date of Decision 29:06:2000
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R v Stokes [2000] NTSC 47
Evidence - publication of reasons for ruling.
Date of Decision 27:06:2000
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Nathan Richardson v Peter Cumming and David Peach [2000] NTSC 46
Criminal law - sentence - appeal
Date of Decision 23:06:2000
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Director of Public Prosecutions Reference No. 1 of 1999 [2000] NTCA 6
Criminal law - responsibility - Criminal Code (NT) s30(2) - "honest claim of right" - practice and procedure - case stated procedure
(2000) 134 NTR 1, (2000) 10 NTLR 1
Date of Decision 22:06:2000
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Gaffy v Tennant Creek Town Council [2000] NTSC 45
Negligence - personal injuries - damages.
Date of Decision 21:06:2000
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The Queen v Jones [2000] NTSC 42
Appeal - Appeal against decision
Date of Decision 21:06:2000
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The Queen v Kenny [2000] NTSC 43
Appeal - Appeal against sentence
Date of Decision 21:06:2000
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The Queen v Mellors [2000] NTSC 41
Criminal Law - Evidence - Admissibility
Date of Decision 21:06:2000
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The Queen v Spencer [2000] NTSC 44
Criminal Law - Evidence - Admissibility
Date of Decision 21:06:2000
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Lexcray Pty Ltd v Northern Territory of Australia [2000] NTCA 5
Bias - apprehended as opposed to actual bias - relevant principles.
Date of Decision 16:06:2000
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Lexcray Pty Ltd v Northern Territory of Australia [2000] NTCA 4
Limitation of actions.(2000) 9 NTLR 213
Date of Decision 15:06:2000
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Territory Rural Housing (NT) Pty Ltd v Carine Nominees Pty Ltd [2000] NTSC 40
Contract - breach - damages
Date of Decision 15:06:2000
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McKechnie v Gameson [2000] NTSC 39
Money - limitation of actions
Date of Decision 09:06:2000
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JSV & JAV & Ors v Christian Outreach Centre & Anor [2000] NTSC 36
Insurance - professional indemnity policy.
Date of Decision 08:06:2000
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Noll v Pryce [2000] NTSC 37
Road traffic - breath analysis - blood test requirements.
Date of Decision 08:06:2000
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Pagett v Hales [2000] NTSC 35
Criminal law - sentence - appeal.
Date of Decision 08:06:2000
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R v Stokes [2000] NTSC 38
Evidence - admissibility
Date of Decision 08:06:2000
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Bateman Project Engineering Pty Ltd & Ors v Pegasus Gold Australia Pty Ltd [2000] NTSC 34
Constitutional law - Territories - legislative power
(2000) 10 NTLR 69
Date of Decision 06:06:2000
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Powers v R [2000] NTCCA 2
Criminal Law - Evidence
Date of Decision 06:06:2000
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City Developments P/L & Anor v Registrar General of the NT & Others [2000] NTSC 33
Real property - easements - whether purported grant of an easement an easement.
(2000) 135 NTR 1
Date of Decision 02:06:2000
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The NT Police Association Inc v The Police Arbitral Tribunal & The Commissioner of Police [2000] NTSC 32
Administrative law - certiorari - determinations of the Police Arbitral Tribunal.
Date of Decision 02:06:2000
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Roper v Dore [2000] NTCA 2
Criminal law - sentence - appeal
Date of Decision 01:06:2000
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Hales v O'Neill [2000] NTSC 31
Appeal - appeal against sentence
Date of Decision 22:05:2000
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Deputy Commissioner Of Taxation v Athanasios Athanasiou
Procedure - summary judgment - Supreme Court Rules. O. 22.02(4).
Date of Decision 18:05:2000
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CEO (Housing) v Brown & Cooper [2000] NTSC 29
Landlord and tenant - Tenancy Act 1979 (NT) s47(1)(b).
Date of Decision 17:05:2000
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Ventry v Sunkird Investments P/L [2000] NTSC 30
Landlord and tenant - notice to quit.
Date of Decision 17:05:2000
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Costa v Sortino & anor [2000] NTSC 28
Practice and procedure - civil actions - juries.
(2000) 9 NTLR 205
Date of Decision 08:05:2000
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White v Pink Batts Insulation P/L [2000] NTSC 27
Claim for damages
Date of Decision 05:05:2000
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Ebatarinja and R [2000] NTSC 26
Bail - Aboriginal applicant.
Date of Decision 04:05:2000
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Ngurratjuta Pmara/Ntjarra Aboriginal Corporation v Commissioner for Taxes [2000] NTSC 25
Taxation - Aboriginal Corporation - payroll tax - exemption.
Date of Decision 03:05:2000
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Islam v Duncan [2000] NTCA 3
Equity - confidential document - disclosure
(2000) 134 NTR 12, (2000) NTLR 193
Date of Decision 08:056:2000
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Lexcray P/L v NT of Australia [2000] NTSC 24
Appeal - security for costs - onus of proof
Date of Decision 19:04:2000
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Christopher Murielle, Mathew Lalara, Hamilton Lalara, Campson Lalara and James Bishop v. David Moore and Eric Holt [2000] NTSC 23
Date of Decision 14:04:2000
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Noel John Gokel v. Phillip Silverthorne [2000] NTSC 22
Criminal Law - Procedure
Date of Decision 14:04:2000
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Noel Newcastle v. Mark Anthony Coffey [2000] NTSC 21
Criminal law - sentence - imprisonment in default of payment of fine(2000) 9 NTLR 168
Date of Decision 13:04:2000
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R. v. Lotomau Faagutu [2000] NTSC 20
Criminal Law
Date of Decision 10:04:2000
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Northern Territory of Australia v. Christopher John Mueller, Robert Carmichael Fitzsimmons, Adrianna Susanna Brand, Richard Smith, Jeanette Ruth Tilmouth and William Kunoth-Monks [2000] NTSC 19
Date of Decision 06:04:2000
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Van Jole v Cole [2000] NTSC 18
De facto relationships - separation agreement
(2000) 26 Fam LR 228
Date of Decision 04:04:2000
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Ngurratjuta Pmara Ntjara Aboriginal Corporation v Commissioner for Taxes [2000] NTSC 17
Date of Decision 03:04:2000
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Trajkov v Pryce [2000] NTSC 16
Appeal - sentence - factor of general deterrence.
Date of Decision 30:03:2000
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Renner v Northern Territory of Australia & Anor [2000] NTSC 15
Negligence - personal injury - bicycle path - failure to protect path users.
Date of Decision 27:03:2000
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R v Sukarni & ors [2000] NTSC 13
Criminal law - evidence - record on interview.
Date of Decision 22:03:2000
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R v Stokes [2000] NTSC 12
Evidence - DNA evidence - admissibility
Date of Decision 16:03:2000
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Carruthers v Griffis [2000] NTSC 11
Restraining order under s4 of the Domestic Violence Act.
Date of Decision 15:03:2000
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Bara Bara v James [2000] NTSC 8
Criminal law - conviction - whether sentence was manifestly excessive - not a matter of appeal under the Justices Act 1928 (NT).
Date of Decision 10:03:2000
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Colless v Trenerry [2000] NTSC 9
Criminal law - evidence - circumstantial evidence - inference - intermediate fact - onus of proof - standard of proof - log book entry - "greatest catch" - Fisheries Management Act 1991 (Cth), s 107.
Date of Decision 10:03:2000
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Suncode Pty Ltd and The N.T. of Australia [2000] NTSC 10
Land - former Lands Acquisition Tribunal - appeal to Supreme Court
Date of Decision 10:03:2000
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Palmer v Pryce [2000] NTSC 7
Appeal - sentence - Domestic Violence Act - regulatory offences.
Date of Decision 09:03:2000
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Kenwright v Hales [2000] NTSC 6
Criminal law - appeal - sentence.
Date of Decision 28:02:2000
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Lane and Hales [2000] NTSC 5
Criminal law - liability -defence - Criminal Code s33 - "circumstances of sudden and extraordinary emergency".
Date of Decision 28:02:2000
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McKechnie v Gameson [2000] NTSC 4
Interlocutory procedure
Date of Decision 14:02:2000
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Green v R [2000] NTCCA 1
Criminal law - sentencing - Sentencing Act Part 3 - "Indefinite Sentences for Violent Offenders".
(2000) 9 NTLR 138, (2000) 133 NTR 1
Date of Decision 11:02:2000
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Bateman Project Enginenering Pty Ltd & Ors and Pegasus Gold Australia Pty Ltd [2000] NTSC 3
Date of Decision 31:01:2000
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Northern Land Council v Hansen [2000] NTCA 1
Date of Decision 25:01:2000
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Cavanagh v Sunners [2000] NTSC 2
Procedure - Supreme Courtprocedure
Date of Decision 07:01:2000
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The Proprietors - Units Plan No. 95/38 & ors v Jiniess Pty Ltd & ors [2000] NTSC 1
Procedure - leave to proceed without legal representation.
Date of Decision 06:01:2000
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