Isbester v Knox City Council [2015] HCA 20 (Izzy's Case)

The High Court has found that the fundamental legal principle of procedural fairness applies to Council panels who are required to determine whether a dog should be destroyed under the Domestic Animals Act 1994. The Court found that the Council member had apprehended bias in participating in the Council panel, which afforded the dog’s owner the right to have the decision quashed by an order in the nature of certiorari.