SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES TRIBUNAL -v- WEST AUSTRALIAN NEWSPAPERS LTD [2008] WASC 39

(2008) 36 WAR 324
SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
[2008] WASC 39
N/A
GDA 1/2008
7 MARCH 2008
MARTIN CJ
20/03/2008
Perth
Appeal dismissed
A
SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES TRIBUNAL
WEST AUSTRALIAN NEWSPAPERS LTD
CIVIL SERVICE ASSOCIATION OF WA INC
Appeal
Respondent sought access to documents used in the determination of salary reviews by the appellant
Appellant refused access to those documents
Appellant contended that the document was received whilst exercising its judicial or quasi-judicial functions
Respondent successfully appealed to Information Commissioner
Whether the Salaries and Allowances Tribunal is a 'court' within the meaning of the Freedom of Information Act 1992 (WA)
Whether the Tribunal is an adjudicative body
Corruption and Crime Commission Act 2003 (WA)
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth), s 5
Freedom of Information Act 1992 (WA), s 3, s 4, s 10, s 13, s 23, s 65, s 85, s87, sch 2
Interpretation Act 1984 (WA), s 18
Local Government Act 1995 (WA), s 5.39
Parliamentary Superannuation Act 1970 (WA)
Rules of the Supreme Court 1971 (WA), O 56 r 11
Salaries and Allowances Act 1975 (WA), s 5, s 5A, s 6, s 6A, s 6AA, s 6B, s 7, s7A, s 8, s 9, s 10
Workers Compensation & Rehabilitation Act 1981 (WA)
Brandy v Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (1994) 183 CLR 245
Information Commissioner for Western Australia v Ministry of Justice [2001] WASC 3
Kable v Director of Public Prosecutions (NSW) (1996) 189 CLR 51
Police Force of Western Australia v Kelly (1997) 17 WAR 9
Re Monger
Ex parte WMC Resources Ltd [2002] WASCA 129
Stoker v Adecco Gemvale Constructions Pty Ltd [2004] NSWCA 449
The Victorian Public Service Board v Wright (1986) 160 CLR 145
(1986) 64 ALR 206
Thomas v Mowbray [2007] HCA 33
(2007) 237 ALR 194
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