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08 July 2016

1919 Municipalities' Case

The Federated Municipal and Shire Council Employees' Union of Australia v The Lord Mayor Aldermen Councillors and Citizens of The City of Melbourne and Others (Municipalities' Case) (1918) 26 CLR 508 – Barton, Isaacs, Higgins, Gavan Duffy, Powers and Rich JJ., Judgment, 20 June 1919

The High Court narrows the scope of the definition of 'industrial dispute'. It indicates that the term should be limited to a dispute in an 'industry' in which capital and labour cooperate to provide goods or services for the community.