01 August 2014


In Mulholland v Funnell [2014] VSC 349 the Supreme Court of Victoria has refused to grant interlocutory relief restraining Paul Funnell from describing himself as the Federal President of the Democratic Labor Party (DLP).

On balance of convenience the VSC also allowed the DLP Victorian State Conference to occur, despite the opposition by the Secretary of the State Executive of the DLP Victorian Branch.

Doc Evatt must be rolling in his grave.

Preceding litigation includes Butler v Mulholland (No 2) [2013] VSC 662, Re Mulholland and Australian Electoral Commission [2011] AATA 879 and Mulholland v Australian Electoral Commission [2012] FCAFC 136.