BGC (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD -v- FREMANTLE PORT AUTHORITY & ANOR [2003] WASCA 250

(2003) 28 WAR 187
SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
[2003] WASCA 250
N/A
SJA 1095/2002
18 MARCH 2003
EM HEENAN J
15/10/2003
Perth
Appeal dismissed
A
BGC (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD
FREMANTLE PORT AUTHORITY
WESTERN AUSTRALIAN LAND AUTHORITY
Administrative law
Freedom of information
Exempt matter
Confidentiality
Breach of confidence for which a legal remedy could be obtained
Obligation of confidence arising from express contractual provision
Whether contractual claim for confidence unenforceable as contrary to public policy for access to documents of public agencies
Restrictions on extent of access available under Freedom of Information Act
Scope for review by Information Commissioner or court of collateral purposes or of false claims for confidentiality by agency
Freedom of Information Act 1992
A v Hayden (1984) 156 CLR 532
Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd v The Commonwealth of Australia (1977) 139 CLR 54
Australian Broadcasting Corporation v Lenah Game Meats Pty Ltd (2001) 208 CLR 199
Cardile v LED Builders Pty Ltd (1999) 198 CLR 380
City of Subiaco v Heytesbury Properties Pty Ltd (2001) 24 WAR 146
Corrs Pavey Whiting & Byrne v Collector of Customs (Victoria) & Anor (1987) 14 FCR 434
74 ALR 428
Esso Australia Resources Ltd v Plowman (1995) 183 CLR 10
Hughes Aircraft Systems International v Airservices Australia [1997] 76 FCR 151
146 ALR 1
Manly v Ministry of Premier and Cabinet (1995) 14 WAR 550
Meehan v Jones (1982) 149 CLR 571
R v Young (1999) 46 NSWLR 681
Re Speno Rail Maintenance Australia Pty Ltd & Anor v The Western Australian Government Railways Commission [1997] WAI Cmr 29
Sankey v Whitlam (1978) 142 CLR 1
Searle Australia Pty Ltd v Public Interest Advocacy Centre (1992) 36 FCR 111
108 ALR 163
Smith Kline & French Laboratories (Australia) Ltd v Secretary to the Department of Community Services & Health (1990) 22 FCR 73
89 ALR 366
Smith Kline & French Laboratories (Australia) Ltd v Secretary to the Department of Community Services & Health (1991) 28 FCR 291
99 ALR 679
Victorian Public Service Board v Wright (1986) 160 CLR 145
N/A
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