The appellant (T), a Samoan citizen, became an “over stayer” in New Zealand (NZ) when his temporary entry permit expired. He was issued with a removal warrant under the IA.

The respondent (T), a Malaysian citizen, entered Australia in May 1988 on a temporary entry permit and in July of the same year married an Australian citizen who had four children.

The applicants were a number of associations and members of civil society concerned with the treatment of people with HIV/AIDS and with the prevention of new infections.

About 900 adults and children had been living in appalling conditions. They decided to move out and occupied vacant private land across the road.

The first respondent (P) had inherited clan land under a valid will. In 1988 she sold the land to the second respondent (K). The appellant (E), the first respondent’s nephew, sought a declaration that the sale of land was void.

In 1923, Reuben Wells Leonard established the Leonard Foundation Trust to provide scholarships at eligible institutions for students meeting the following qualifications: the student was to be “needy”, white, of British parentage or nationality and Protestant.

D, a Botswana national married to an American, challenged a provision set down in the CA which discriminated against her and her children.

The plaintiff (U) was a 9-year-old schoolboy attending Nuku’alofa Primary School.

In this case, five men were charged with an offence against s.5(b) of the POA and s.50 of the PC, another case emerging out of the attempted coup of May 2000 and subsequent events. The offence was taking an engagement in the nature of an oath to commit a capital offence and carried a maximum sentence upon conviction of life imprisonment.

A wife (W) and husband (K) had separated in bitter circumstances. Local chiefs tried to reconcile the parties and in so doing forced W to return to the couple’s home on Tanna Island from Port Vila.



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