Section 145: Judicial notice of matters of state

17.28 Section 145 provides that:

This Part does not exclude the application of the principles and rules of the common law and of equity relating to the effect of a certificate given by or on behalf of the Crown with respect to a matter of international affairs.

17.29 No submissions or consultations to DP 69 raised any issues in relation to s 145. It appears that s 145 is operating well in practice and the Commissions make no recommendation for change.