In 2020, the WA Parliament enacted a law terminating a current arbitration and extinguishing rights of various companies connected to Clive Palmer. High Court challenges to the law’s validity, brought by Mineralogy companies and Palmer, were dismissed in October 2021. While the decision confirms the WA Parliament’s power to make that law, the Court explicitly circumscribed its reasoning, noting that other disputes and proceedings remain.

Paper presented to ER Law webinar on 27 October 2021 available by clicking here, and the presentation is available through the ER Law website.

Parliament of Western Australia – Perth