Union Steamship Company of Australia Pty Ltd v King: 26 Oct 1988

Austlii (High Court of Australia) Constitutional Law (Cth) – Inconsistency between Commonwealth and State laws – Compensation of seamen – Laws expressly contemplating coexistence of laws – Whether Commonwealth law covers field – The Constitution (63 and 64 Vict c. 12), s.109 – Seamen’s Compensation Act 1911 (Cth), ss.5(2)(e), 10A – Australia Act 1986 (Cth), s.2(1) – Workers’ Compensation Act 1926 (NSW), ss.7,46.
Constitutional Law – State Parliament – Powers – To make laws for peace, order and good government – Connexion of operation of law with State – Remote or general connexion sufficient – Workers’ compensation claimed by crew member of State-registered ship – Whether eligible to claim only under Commonwealth legislation – Registration of ship sufficient connexion with State – Extraterritorial operation.
Workers’ Compensation (N.S.W.) – Entitlement – Territorial limits of jurisdiction – Compensation under State law unavailable under Commonwealth law – Claim under State law – Whether maintainable – Crew member of State-registered ship.
Mason CJ, Wilson, Brennan, Deane, Dawson, Toohey and Gaudron JJ
(1988) 166 CLR 1, [1988] HCA 55
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Updated: 20 May 2021; Ref: scu.277170