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ATO challenges Shell victory over $2.2B deduction for WA gas exploration project
Appeals 2021-06-24 10:00 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The ATO is challenging a judge’s decision to allow oil giant Shell Australia $2.2 billion in deductions for the cost of certain exploration activities conducted […]

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In victory for Glencore, High Court won’t weigh in on landmark transfer pricing ruling
Tax 2021-05-26 11:03 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has denied the ATO’s request that it weigh in on Australia’s transfer pricing regime, leaving in place a Full Court victory for […]

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Jump swim school hit with $23M penalty for ‘very serious’ consumer law breaches
Franchise 2021-05-20 4:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

The failed franchisor behind the Jump Swim Schools brand has been hit with a $23 million penalty for what a Federal Court judge found were […]

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Shell wins appeal over deductions from WA gas exploration project
Tax 2021-05-17 4:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

Fossil fuel giant Shell Australia has partially won a challenge to a tax office decision denying deductions claimed over an acquisition that increased the company’s […]

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Westpac gets lion’s share of proceeds from ‘anxious’ sale of collapsed fintech Sargon Group
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-04-26 4:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

Westpac will recoup the majority of proceeds from the $29.6 million sale of collapsed fintech Sargon Group, with a judge calling the company’s liquidators “anxious […]

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Avoiding ‘dangers’ of GetSwift approach, judge will jointly hear class actions over Slater & Gordon advice
Class Actions 2021-03-05 3:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing two class actions over legal and accounting advice given ahead of Slater & Gordon’s disastrous Quindell acquisition has said he will hear […]

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Applicant, funder must foot the bill for slew of cross-claims in dropped Pitcher Partners class action
Class Actions 2021-03-04 12:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has found the lead applicant and funder in a discontinued class action against Pitcher Partners over its auditing of Slater & Gordon must […]

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EY strikes back in Pitcher Partners class action over Slater & Gordon audit
Accounting 2021-03-01 2:04 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Professionsal services giant EY has added to the many cross-claims flying in the shareholder class action against Pitcher Partners over advice to law firm Slater […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2020
Analysis 2021-01-12 10:46 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Payouts in class actions in 2020 largely kept pace with the previous year despite the financial strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, with companies and other […]

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Law firm seeks $16M from $112M Robodebt class action settlement
Class Actions 2021-01-11 3:42 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The law firm that led an unfunded class action against the Federal government over the controversial Robodebt scheme will ask the court to approve up […]

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