University of New South Wales Faculty of Law Research Series
Last Updated: 23 December 2011
Appropriations and Expenditures: Where do the Limits Lie? Combet v Commonwealth
Alex Reilly, Macquarie University
This paper is available for download at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1976137.
This paper was presented at the 2006 Gilbert and Tobin Centre of Public Law Constitutional Law Conference. This paper may also be referenced as  UNSWLRS 58.
Greg Combet and Nicola Roxon challenged an appropriation of funds for the Commonwealth government’s advertising campaign on Industrial reform in August last year. The Commonwealth maintained that the funds were validly appropriated under the Appropriation Act (No 1) 2005.