High Court ~ Statutory Government Corporations are NOT the Crown.

Launceston Corporation v Hydro Electric Commission (1959) 100 CLR 654 is a leading case about the status of statutory corporations.  The HEC argued that it was not liable to pay rates because it was entitled to Crown immunity. The High Court held that, as a statutory corporation, it was independent of the Crown and not entitled to the immunity that it claimed.

 

11 pages.

LAUNCESTON CORPORATION v. THE HYDRO-ELECTRIC COMMISSION (1959) 100 CLR 654

 


 

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