The Australian High Court has ruled in favour of protecting Australians, including Australian business, from the over reaching power exerted by quasi-judicial bodies and tribunals.  The High Court has kicked in the teeth of the NSW WorkCover Authority, the NSW Industrial Relations Commission and the NSW government for creating and imposing an ‘oppressive’ regime of OHS criminal law that stripped people of basic human rights. In doing this, the High Court has warned all Australian tribunals and quasi-courts against thinking they can turn themselves into unappealable fiefdoms of power. The High Court has not created new law, but rather has enforced rights guaranteed under the Australian constitution.  This is a fascinating article on the application of constitutional powers, utilized to protect business from the arbitrary and ultra vires actions of tribunals and quasi-judicial bodies.
Business Spectator – The limits of class warfare