05 February 2013


In Liberal Party of Australia (Western Australia Division) Inc v City of Armadale [2013] WASC 27 the Supreme Court of Western Australia has granted an interlocutory injunction against the City of Armadale in favour of the Western Australian Division of the Liberal Party.

The Party sought to restrain  the city from removing any electoral signage erected or affixed to private properties.

The Court held that the city's policy consideration for prohibiting the display of electoral signage fails to afford sufficient degree of weight to the vital importance of freedom of political communication especially during an election campaign.