Commonwealth of Australia (As Represented By The Department Of Infrastructure And Regional Development) v Phuong Mai Greenfield Pty Ltd [2016] FCCA 2228

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW – Commonwealth tenancy dispute – licence agreement – original deed of licence expired – respondent notified of termination – whether the deed of licence was void due to economic duress or a false understanding of the agreement upon signing – whether representations made by the applicant give rise to personal equities of the family of the director of the respondent. 

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW – Jurisdiction of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia – judicial power – acquisition of property other than on just terms – whether legislative instrument was unlawful.

David Rayment appeared for the Commonwealth