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2019

Grajewski  v Director of Public Prosecutions (NSW) [2019]  HCA 8 
CRIMINAL LAW – Appeal against  conviction – question of law referred to Court of Criminal Appeal – case stated  – destroying or damaging property – physical element of offence – where  appellant harnessed himself to ship loader – where ship loader shut down due to  safety concerns – where ship loader inoperable until appellant removed – where  no alteration to physical integrity of ship loader – whether property damaged.

2006

Island Maritime Limited v Filipowski; Kulkarni v Filipowski [2006] HCA 30

2004

Pacific Carriers Limited v BNP Paribas [2004] HCA 35

2003

Blunden v Commonwealth [2003] HCA 73; (2003) 203 ALR 189
Gibbs v Mercantile Mutual Insurance (Australia) Ltd [2003] HCA 39; (2003) 199 ALR 497
Re Maritime Union of Australia; Ex p CSL Pacific Shipping Inc [2003] HCA 43; (2003) 200 ALR 39

2002

Frost v Warner [2002] HCA 1; (2002) 209 CLR 509
Morrison v Peacock [2002] HCA 44; (2002) 210 CLR 274

2000

Smith v ANL Ltd [2000] HCA 58; (2000) 204 CLR 493

1999

Great China Metal Industries Co Ltd v Malaysian International Shipping Corporation, Berhad (1999) 196 CLR 161
Owners of 'Iran Amanat' v KMP Coastal Oil Pte Ltd [1999] HCA 11; (1999) 196 CLR 130

1998

Patrick Stevedores Operations No 2 Pty Ltd v Maritime Union of Australia [1998] HCA 30; (1998) 195 CLR 1

1997

Laemthong International Lines Co Ltd v BPS Shipping Ltd [1997] HCA 55; (1997) 190 CLR 181

1995

Sanko Steamship Co Ltd v Sumitomo Australia Ltd [1995] HCA 50; (1995) 183 CLR 628
Victrawl Pty Ltd v Telstra Corporation Ltd [1995] HCA 51; (1995) 183 CLR 595

1994

Owners of the Ship 'Shin Kobe Maru' v Empire Shipping Co Inc [1994] HCA 54; (1994) 181 CLR 404
Owners of the Ship' Shin Kobe Maru' v Empire Shipping Co Inc [1994] HCA 5; (1994) 120 ALR 12

1993

Baltic Shipping Co v Dillon (The Ship Mikhail Lermontov) [1993] HCA 4; (1993) 176 CLR 344

1991

Bridge Shipping Pty Ltd v Grand Shipping SA [1991] HCA 45; (1991) 173 CLR 231
Dillon v Baltic Shipping Co [1991] HCA 37; (1991) 102 ALR 482

1989

Nissho Iwai Australia Ltd v Malaysian International Shipping Corporation, Berhad [1989] HCA 32; (1989) 167 CLR 219

1988

Oceanic Sun Line Special Shipping Co Inc v Fay [1998] HCA 32; (1988) 165 CLR 197

1987

BP Australia Ltd v Bissaker [1987] HCA 24; (1987) 163 CLR 106

1986

Con-Stan Industries of Australia Pty Ltd v Norwich Winterthur Insurance (Australia) Ltd [1986] HCA 14; (1986) 160 CLR 226
Oceanic Crest Shipping Co v Pilbara Harbour Services Pty Ltd [1986] HCA 34; (1986) 160 CLR 626

1985

Kirmani v Captain Cook Cruises Pty Ltd [No 1] [1985] HCA 8; (1985) 159 CLR 351
Kirmani v Captain Cook Cruises Pty Ltd; Green, Third Party [No 2] [1985] HCA 27; (1985) 159 CLR 461

1982

Faith Shipping Co SA v The Ship 'Mardina Importer' (1982) 42 ALR 484

1981

Van Leer Australia Pty Ltd v Palace Shipping KK [1981] HCA 11; (1981) 180 CLR 337

1980

Baggermaatschappij Boz & Kalis BV (T/A Westham Dredging Co) v Australian Shipping Commission (1980) 30 ALR 387
Shipping Corporation of India Ltd v Gamlen Chemical Co (A/asia) Pty Ltd [1980] HCA 51; (1980) 147 CLR 142
Wood, Re; Ex parte Amalgamated Metal Workers and Shipwrights Union (1980) 54 ALJR 557

1979

China Ocean Shipping Co v South Australia [1979] HCA 57; (1979) 145 CLR 172
Skandia Insurance Co Ltd v Skoljarev [1979] HCA 45; (1979) 142 CLR 375

1978

Port Jackson Stevedoring Pty Ltd v Salmond & Spraggon (Australia) Pty Ltd [1978] HCA 8; (1978) 139 CLR 231

1977

Robinson v Western Australian Museum [1977] HCA 46; (1977) 138 CLR 283

1976

Bistricic v Rokov [1976] HCA 54; (1976) 135 CLR 552
Caltex Oil (Australia) Pty Ltd v The Dredge 'Willemstad' [1976] HCA 65; (1976) 136 CLR 529

1975

New South Wales v Commonwealth [1975] HCA 58; (1975) 135 CLR 337

1974

Aichhorn & Co KG v The Ship (MV) 'Talabot' [1974] HCA 21; (1974) 132 CLR 449
Aichhorn & Co KG v The Ship (MV) 'Talabot' (1974) 48 ALJR 403
Aichhorn & Co KG & Switzerland General Insurance Co Ltd v The Ship (MV) 'Talabot' (1974) 3 ALR 576
Shell Oil Co v The Ship 'Lastrigoni' [1974] HCA 27; (1974) 131 CLR 1

1973

Goldsworthy Mining Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation (Cth) [1973] HCA 7; (1973) 128 CLR 199

1972

Broken Hill Pty Co Ltd v Wanless [1972-73] ALR 875
Fisher v The Ship 'Oceanic Grandeur' [1972] HCA 51; (1972) 127 CLR 312
'Terukawa Maru' (The Ship) v Co-operated Dried Fruit Sales Pty Ltd [1972] HCA 29; (1972) 126 CLR 170
Texada Mines Pty Ltd v The Ship 'Afovos' (1972) 46 ALJR 476, 548 (note)

1970

Geelong Harbour Trust Commissioners v Gibbs, Bright & Co [1970] HCA 16; (1970) 122 CLR 504

1969

Australian Coastal Shipping Commission v Averell [1969] HCA 38; (1969) 122 CLR 348
Bonser v La Macchia [1969] HCA 31; (1969) 122 CLR 177
Union Steamship Co of New Zealand Ltd v Ferguson (1969) 119 CLR 191

1968

R v Gallagher; Ex p Commonwealth Steamship Owners' Association [1968] HCA 87; (1968) 121 CLR 330
The 'Tudor' [1968] 1 Lloyd's Rep 500

1967

Darling Island Stevedoring and Lighterage Co Ltd v Hankinson [1967] HCA 10; (1967) 117 CLR 19
R W Miller & Co Pty Ltd v Australian Oil Refining Pty Ltd [1967] HCA 50; (1967) 117 CLR 288

1966

Meyer Heine Pty Ltd v China Navigation Co Ltd [1966] HCA 11; (1966) 115 CLR 10

1965

Parker v Commonwealth [1965] HCA 12; (1965) 112 CLR 295

1964

Australian Coastal Shipping Commission v PV 'Wyuna' [1964] HCA 76; (1964) 111 CLR 303
Liosatos v Australian National Line [1964] HCA 43; (1964) 111 CLR 282
'Walumba' (Owners) v Australian Coastal Shipping Commission [1964] 2 Lloyd's Rep 387

1962

Australian Coastal Shipping Commission v O'Reilly [1962] HCA 8; (1962) 107 CLR 46
L W Smith Pty Ltd v McErlane [1962] HCA 32; (1962) 107 CLR 368

1959

Darling Island Stevedoring and Lighterage Co Ltd v Hussey [1959] HCA 55; (1959) 102 CLR 482
R v Foster; Ex p Eastern & Australian Steamship Co Ltd [1959] HCA 10; (1959) 103 CLR 256
Williams v Hursey [1959] HCA 51; (1959) 103 CLR 30

1958

Burns Philip & Co Ltd v Nelson & Robertson Pty Ltd (1958) 98 CLR 495
R v Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Commission; Ex p Australian Foremen Stevedores' Association [1958] HCA 59; (1958) 100 CLR 627
R v Spicer; Ex p Waterside Workers' Federation of Australia [No 2] [1958] HCA 17; (1958) 100 CLR 324
The 'President of India' v The Moor Line Ltd [1958] HCA 24; (1958) 99 CLR 185

1957

Board of Management of the Agricultural Bank of Tasmania v Brown [1957] HCA 57; (1957) 97 CLR 503
Darling Island Stevedoring & Lighterage Co Ltd v Long [1957] HCA 26; (1957) 97 CLR 36
R v Spicer; Ex p Seamen's Union of Australia [1957] HCA 16; (1957) 96 CLR 341
R v Spicer; Ex p Waterside Workers' Federation of Australia [1957] HCA 96; (1957) 100 CLR 312
Seamen's Union of Australia v Matthews [1957] HCA 53; (1957) 96 CLR 529

1956

Asiatic Steam Navigation Co Ltd v Commonwealth (1956) 96 CLR 397
F Kanematsu & Co Ltd v The Ship 'Shahzada' [1956] HCA 57; (1956) 96 CLR 477
Gurnett v Macquarie Stevedoring Co Pty Ltd [No 2] [1956] HCA 29; (1956) 95 CLR 106
R v Foster; Ex p Commonwealth Steamship Owners' Association [1956] HCA 43; (1956) 94 CLR 614
Reardon Smith Line Ltd v Australian Wheat Board [1956] HCA 1; (1956) 93 CLR 577
Wilson v Darling Island Stevedoring & Lighterage Co Ltd [1956] HCA 8; (1956) 95 CLR 43

1955

Gurnett v Macquarie Stevedoring Co Pty Ltd [1955] HCA 53; (1955) 95 CLR 99
Marine Board of Launceston v Launceston Corporation [1955] HCA 17; (1955) 93 CLR 472
R v Wright; Ex p Waterside Workers' Federation of Australia [1955] HCA 35; (1955) 93 CLR 528
Spiratos v Australasian United Steam Navigation Co Ltd [1955] HCA 39; (1955) 93 CLR 317

1954

Australian Wheat Board v Reardon Smith Line Ltd [1954] HCA 27; (1954) 91 CLR 233
Compagnie Des Messageries Maritimes v Wilson [1954] HCA 62; (1954) 94 CLR 577
Evans v Darling Island Stevedoring Co Ltd 13/04/1954 HCt Unreported
R v Tonkin; Ex p Federated Ship Painters and Dockers' Union of Australia [1954] HCA 38; (1954) 92 CLR 526

1953

Clements v Bull [1953] HCA 61; (1953) 88 CLR 572
R v Australian Stevedoring Industry Board; Ex p Melbourne Stevedoring Co Pty Ltd [1953] HCA 22; (1953) 88 CLR 100
R v Findlay; Ex p Commonwealth Steamship Owners' Association [1953] HCA 81; (1953) 90 CLR 621
R v Foster; Ex p Commonwealth Steamship Owners' Association [1953] HCA 86; (1953) 88 CLR 459
Shaw Savill & Albion Co Ltd v Commonwealth [1953] HCA 24; (1953) 88 CLR 164

1952

R v Hamilton Knight; Ex p Commonwealth Steamship Owners' Association [1952] HCA 38; (1952) 86 CLR 283
R v Kelly; Ex p Waterside Workers' Federation of Australia [1952] HCA 25; (1952) 85 CLR 601

1951

Eastern Asia Navigation Co Ltd v Fremantle Harbour Trust Commissioners and the Commonwealth of Australia [1951] HCA 7; (1951) 83 CLR 353
McRae v Commonwealth Disposals Commission (1951) 84 CLR 377
Swinton v China Mutual Steam Navigation Co Ltd [1951] HCA 54; (1951) 83 CLR 553

1950

Huddart Parker & Co Pty Ltd v Ship 'Mill Hill' [1950] HCA 43; (1950) 81 CLR 502

1947

Burns Philip & Co Ltd v Gillespie Bros Pty Ltd [1947] HCA 3; (1947) 74 CLR 148
Commonwealth v Owner of Motor Vessel 'Armadale' [1947] HCA 18; (1947) 75 CLR 628

1946

Commonwealth Steamship Owners' Association v Waterside Workers' Federation (Aust) [1946] HCA 31; (1946) 73 CLR 66

1945

Australasian United Steam Navigation Co Ltd v Shipping Control Board [1945] HCA 45; (1945) 71 CLR 508
Darling Island Stevedoring and Lighterage Co Ltd v Jacobsen [1945] HCA 22; (1945) 70 CLR 635
Marine Board of Launceston v Minister of State for Navy [1945] HCA 42; (1945) 70 CLR 518
McIlwraith McEacharn Ltd v Shell Co of Australia Ltd [1945] HCA 11; (1945) 70 CLR 175
William Holyman & Sons Pty Ltd v Foy & Gibson Pty Ltd [1945] HCA 40; (1945) 73 CLR 622

1943

Federal Steam Navigation Co Ltd v J Fenwick & Co Pty Ltd [1943] HCA 42; (1943) 68 CLR 553

1942

Huddart Parker Ltd v Cotter [1942] HCA 34; (1942) 66 CLR 624

1940

Adelaide Stevedoring Co Ltd v Forst [1940] HCA 45; (1940) 64 CLR 538
Shaw Savill & Albion Co Ltd v Commonwealth [1940] FCA 40; (1940) 66 CLR 344

1939

Joyce v Australasian United Steam Navigation Co Ltd [1939] HCA 31; (1939) 62 CLR 160
McKenzie v William Holyman & Sons Pty Ltd [1939] HCA 17; (1939) 61 CLR 584
Nagrint v Ship 'Regis' [1939] HCA 6; (1939) 61 CLR 688
Nagrint v Ship 'Regis' [No 2] [1939] ALR 172 (note)

1938

James Patrick & Co Pty Ltd v Union Steamship Co of New Zealand Ltd [1938] HCA 22; (1938) 60 CLR 650
R v Darling Island Stevedoring and Lighterage Co Ltd; Ex p Halliday and Sullivan [1938] HCA 44; (1938) 60 CLR 601
Tasmanian Steamers Pty Ltd v Lang [1938] HCA 30; (1938) 60 CLR 111

1937

Union Steamship Co of New Zealand Ltd v The Ship 'Caradale' [1937] HCA 1; (1937) 56 CLR 277
Union Steamship Co of New Zealand Ltd v The Ship 'Caradale' [1937] HCA 55; (1937) 60 CLR 633
Victoria v Commonwealth [1937] HCA 82; (1937) 58 CLR 618

1936

McArthur v Williams [1936] HCA 10; (1936) 55 CLR 324
Seamen's Union of Australasia v Commonwealth Steamship Owners' Association [1936] HCA 8; (1936) 54 CLR 626

1934

Australian Steamships Pty Ltd v Murphy [1934] HCA 23; (1934) 50 CLR 568
Burns Philip & Co Ltd v Myrhe [1934] HCA 31; (1934) 51 CLR 463
Gerard, Captain & Owners of the Ship v Hipkins (1934) 8 ALJR 344
South Australian Harbors Board v South Australian Gas Co [1934] HCA 45; (1934) 51 CLR 485

1931

Australian Steamships Pty Ltd v Dignan [1931] HCA 19; (1931) 45 CLR 188
Day v Yates [1931] HCA 5; (1931) 45 CLR 32
McKernan v Fraser [1931] HCA 54; (1931) 46 CLR 343
Victorian Stevedoring & General Contracting Co Pty Ltd v Dignan [1931] HCA 34; (1931) 45 CLR 188

1930

Lawrence v Huddart Parker Ltd [1930] HCA 9; (1930) 43 CLR 440

1929

Keane v Australian Steamships Pty Ltd [1929] HCA 5; (1929) 41 CLR 484
Pearson v Fremantle Harbour Trust [1929] HCA 19; (1929) 42 CLR 320

1927

Australian Steamships Pty Ltd v Abbott [1927] HCA 7; (1927) 39 CLR 148
R v Turner; Ex p Marine Board of Hobart [1927] HCA 15; (1927) 39 CLR 411

1926

Commonwealth v Australian Commonwealth Shipping Board [1926] HCA 39; (1926) 39 CLR 1
Hume v Palmer [1926] HCA 50; (1926) 38 CLR 441

1925

Australian Commonwealth Shipping Board v Federated Seamen's Union of Australasia [1925] HCA 27; (1925) 36 CLR 442
Australian Shipping Board v Federated Seamen's Union of Australasia [1925] HCA 3; (1925) 35 CLR 462
Melbourne Harbour Trust Commissioners v Colonial Sugar Refining Co Ltd [1925] HCA 15; (1925) 36 CLR 230

1924

Commonwealth v Limerick Steamship Co Ltd [1924] HCA 50; (1924) 35 CLR 69
Marine Board of Launceston v The King [1924] HCA 2; (1924) 33 CLR 142
Sharp (John) & Sons Ltd v Ship 'Katherine Mackall' [1924] HCA 37; (1924) 34 CLR 420

1923

Burns Philp & Co Ltd v West Australian Steam Navigation Co Ltd [1923] HCA 55; (1923) 33 CLR 135
Commonwealth Steamship Owners' Association v Federated Seamen's Union of Australasia [1923] HCA 40; (1923) 33 CLR 297
Rosenfeld Hillas & Co Pty Ltd v Ship 'Fort Laramie' [1923] HCA 7; (1923) 32 CLR 25
Spain v Union Steamship Co of New Zealand Ltd [1923] HCA 21; (1923) 32 CLR 138
Spain v Union Steamship Co of New Zealand Ltd [1923] HCA 65; (1923) 33 CLR 555
Sydney Harbour Trust Commissioners v Harriott [1923] HCA 14; (1923) 32 CLR 53

1922

Bruhn v Australian Steamships Pty Ltd [1922] HCA 49; (1922) 31 CLR 136
Commonwealth v Melbourne Harbour Trust Commissioners [1922] HCA 31; (1922) 31 CLR 1
Federated Seamen's Union of Australasia v Commonwealth Steamship Owners' Association [1922] HCA 7; (1922) 30 CLR 144
Rosenfeld Hillas & Co Pty Ltd v Ship 'Fort Laramie' [1922] HCA 24; (1922) 31 CLR 56

1921

Lady Carrington Steamship Co Ltd v Commonwealth [1921] HCA 49; (1921) 29 CLR 596
Newcastle & Hunter River Steamship Co Ltd v A-G (Cth) [1921] HCA 31; (1921) 29 CLR 357

1920

Bergl (Aust) Ltd v Moxon Lighterage Co Ltd [1020] HCA 41; (1920) 28 CLR 194
Merchant Service Guild of A/asia v Commonwealth Steamship Owners' Association [1920] HCA 39; (1920) 27 CLR 560
Merchant Service Guild of A/asia v Commonwealth Steamship Owners' Association [No 1] [1920] HCA 40; (1920) 28 CLR 278
Merchant Service Guild of A/asia v Commonwealth Steamship Owners' Association [No 2] [1920] HCA 55; (1920) 28 CLR 436
Merchant Service Guild of A/asia v Commonwealth Steamship Owners' Association [No 3] [1920] HCA 67; (1920) 29 CLR 495
Waterside Workers' Federation (Aust) v Commonwealth Steamship Owners' Association [1920] HCA 20; (1920) 28 CLR 209

1919

McGregor v Huddart Parker Ltd [1919] HCA 28; (1919) 26 CLR 336

1918

Commonwealth v Huon Channel & Peninsula Steamship Co Ltd [1918] HCA 18; (1918) 24 CLR 385
Federated Seamen's Union of Australasia v Belfast & Koroit Steam Navigation Co Ltd [1918] HCA 19; (1918) 24 CLR 462

1916

The Steamship Cartela v The Ship Inverness Shire [1916] HCA 15; (1916) 21 CLR 387
Waterside Workers' Federation of Australia v Burgess Bros Ltd [1916] HCA 2; (1916) 21 CLR 129
Waterside Workers' Federation of Australia v Burke [1916] HCA 3; (1916) 21 CLR 140
Waterside Workers' Federation of Australia v Commonwealth Steamship Owners' Association; Ex p Commonwealth Steamship Owners' Association [1916] HCA 49; (1916) 21 CLR 642

1915

Marine Board of Hobart v Commonwealth [1915] HCA 43; (1915) 20 CLR 15
Sydney Harbour Trust Commissioners v Balmain Municipal Council [1915] HCA 76; (1915) 20 CLR 673

1914

Australasian United Steam Navigation Co Ltd v Hiskens [1914] HCA 56; (1914) 18 CLR 646
Australian Steamships Pty Ltd v Malcolm [1914] HCA 73; (1914) 19 CLR 298
Clarke v Union Steamship Co of New Zealand Ltd [1914] HCA 29; (1914) 18 CLR 142
Peck v Adelaide Steamship Co Ltd [1914] HCA 31; (1914) 18 CLR 167
Townsville Harbour Board v Scottish Shire Line Ltd [1914] HCA 33; (1914) 18 CLR 306

1913

Fowles v Eastern & Australian Steamship Co Ltd [1913] HCA 31; (1913) 17 CLR 149
Merchant Service Guild of A/asia v Commonwealth Steamship Owners' Association [1913] HCA 40; (1913) 16 CLR 664
Whybrow & Co Pty Ltd v Howard Smith Co Ltd [1913] HCA 35; (1913) 17 CLR 1

1912

Adelaide Steamship Co Ltd v The King [1912] HCA 58; (1912) 15 CLR 65

1911

Sydney Harbour Trust Commissioners v Ryan [1911] HCA 64; (1911) 13 CLR 358
Willcocks v Shire of Wallarobba [1911] HCA 63; (1911) 13 CLR 326

1910

Kalibia (SS), Owners of v Wilson [1910] HCA 77; (1910) 11 CLR 689

1909

Rowe v Australian United Steam Navigation Co Ltd [1909] HCA 25; (1909) 9 CLR 1

1908

Maritime Insurance Co Ltd v Geelong Harbour Trust Commissioners [1908] HCA 37; (1908) 6 CLR 194
Sydney Harbour Trust Commissioners v Wailes [1908] HCA 19; (1908) 5 CLR 879

1906

Balmain New Ferry Co Ltd v Robertson [1906] HCA 83; (1906) 4 CLR 379
Brisbane Shipwrights' Provident Union v Heggie [1906] HCA 4; (1906) 3 CLR 686
Ferrier v Wilson [1906] HCA 77; (1906) 4 CLR 785
Preston v Donohoe [1906] HCA 43; (1906) 3 CLR 1089

1905

Cuming Smith & Co Pty Ltd v Melbourne Harbour Trust Commissioners [1905] HCA 27; (1905) 2 CLR 735
Yorkshire Fire & Life Insurance Co v British & Foreign Marine Insurance Co Ltd [1905] CLR 47; (1905) 3 CLR 196

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