Minogue, Craig v Gloster, Andrew (in his capacity as an Ombudsman Act Officer) [2017] VSC 523

JUDICIAL REVIEW AND APPEALS, STATUTES
Judgment type: 
Supreme Court of Victoria
Judge(s): 
John Dixon J
Parties: 

Minogue, Craig v Gloster, Andrew (in his capacity as an Ombudsman Act Officer)

Judgment Date: 
6 December 2017
Catchwords: 

JUDICIAL REVIEW AND APPEALS - Ombudsman - Plaintiff sought judicial review of rejection by Ombudsman of Plaintiff's complaint - Whether leave should be granted to bring proceeding due to officer acting in bad faith - Whether bad faith arguable - Leave refused - Ombudsman Act 1973 s29.

STATUTES - Statutory interpretation - 'Governor' of a prison - Whether use of alternative title by the holder of that office was contrary to law, unreasonable or had a tendency to cause confusion and uncertainty as to jurisdiction and lawfulness of decision making processes in Victorian prison system - Corrections Act 1986.

Citation: 
[2017] VSC 523