Garbett v Liu (No 2) [2020] FCAFC 14 (20 February 2020) (Allsop CJ, Greenwood and Besanko JJ)


Catchwords:


COSTS – whether petitioners’ costs should be paid by the Commonwealth or the petitioners themselves – whether first respondents’ costs should be paid by the Commonwealth or the petitioners – public benefit and public importance of petitions – whether s 360(4) of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (Cth) engaged

COURT OF DISPUTED RETURNS – whether Court should direct Chief Executive and Principal Registrar of Federal Court to act in compliance with s 363 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (Cth)