1920 Engineers' Case
Amalgamated Society of Engineers v Adelaide Steamship Co Ltd & Others (Engineers' Case) (1920) 28 CLR 129 – Knox C.J., Isaacs, Higgins, Gavan Duffy, Rich and Starke JJ., Judgment 31 August 1920
When the Jumbunna decision was issued, the doctrine of intergovernmental immunities prevented the Commonwealth Court of Conciliation and Arbitration from exercising jurisdiction over State instrumentalities or authorities and their employees. The High Court abandons this doctrine in the Engineers' Case.
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