Street v Queensland Bar Association [1989] HCA 53 | 16 November 1989

ON 16 NOVEMBER 1989, the High Court of Australia delivered Street v Queensland Bar Association [1989] HCA 53; (1989) 168 CLR 461 (16 November 1989).

Section 117 of the Australian Constitution provides: “A subject of the Queen, resident in any State, shall not be subject in any other State to any disability or discrimination which would not be equally applicable to him if he were a subject of the Queen resident in such other State”.

The Rules of Court for Barristers applying for admission in Queensland were held to not apply to Mr Street as they contravened s117 of the Constitution by requiring him to have an intention of practising principally in Queensland.


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