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1987 Ranger Uranium Case

Re Ranger Uranium Mines Proprietary Limited & Others; Ex parte Federated Miscellaneous Workers’ Union of Australia (1987) 163 CLR 656 – Mason C.J., Wilson, Brennan, Deane, Dawson, Toohey and Gaudron JJ., Judgment 16 December 1987

In Ranger Uranium the High Court upholds the power of the Australian Conciliation and Arbitration Commission to order the reinstatement of unfairly dismissed employees. The judgment is a further erosion of the notion that decisions concerning termination of employment and reinstatement fall outside the realm of arbitrable matters.