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High Court dismisses special leave application

11 September, 2018

The High Court of Australia has dismissed the special leave application of the Queensland Government, seeking to appeal the Queensland Court of Appeal decision in the Linc Energy liquidation matter. 

The Queensland Government's special leave application to the High Court of Australia has not succeeded, meaning the Queensland Court of Appeal decision still stands.

Special leave is granted only in those cases where a question of law of public importance arises or where the interests of the administration of justice require consideration by the High Court of the judgement.  The High Court is not a Court of Appeal in the ordinary sense.

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