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1987 Cram's Case

Re Cram & Others; Ex parte New South Wales Colliery Proprietors’ Association Ltd & Others (Cram’s Case) (1987) 163 CLR 117 – Mason C.J., Wilson, Brennan, Deane, Dawson, Toohey and Gaudron JJ., Judgment 16 July 1987

Cram’s Case involves a dispute in the mining industry over staffing levels and recruitment. The High Court rejects the suggestion that '...managerial decisions stand wholly outside the area of industrial disputes and industrial matters.'