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Is the Constitutional Injunction ‘Ordinary’? Smethurst v Commissioner of Police
Published : 2020
In Smethurst v Commissioner of Police  HCA 14 the High Court of Australia had to decide whether data obtained by police through an unlawful search of journalist Ms Annika Smethurst’s home should be returned to her or destroyed. In a controversial decision, which split the Court 4:3, the High Court refused to order the police to return or destroy the data.