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Man suing judge for unlawful imprisonment blasts ‘hopeless’ defence
Trials 2022-05-24 8:13 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The state of Queensland has brought a “hopeless” defence in a $2.5 million suit alleging a Federal Circuit judge unlawfully imprisoned a Queensland man for […]

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Gina Rinehart’s daughter wins appeal over $4B family trust documents
Appeals 2022-05-11 1:19 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The NSW Court of Appeal has granted Bianca Rinehart’s bid for her billionaire mother Gina to hand over trust documents that could be used in […]

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IAG investigates underwriter accused of issuing unauthorised Greensill policy
Insurance 2022-04-07 9:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

Insurance Australia Group is investigating the underwriter behind an allegedly unauthorised trade credit policy issued to Greensill Capital, according to a defence by the insurer […]

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High Court deals blow to trust beneficiaries in victory for ATO
Tax 2022-04-06 5:43 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The ATO has won a legal challenge over when it can claim tax from trust income, with the High Court finding beneficiaries cannot “retrospectively expunge” […]

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Shell wins more in ATO appeal over $2.3B gas exploration deduction
Tax 2022-01-27 6:00 pm By Bianca Hrovat

An appeals court has unanimously rejected the Commissioner of Taxation’s latest bid to block Shell’s $2.3 billion tax deduction for the cost of exploration activities […]

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On trial for ‘parody of court hearing’, judge says he made a mistake
Trials 2021-12-06 9:25 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A Federal Circuit Court judge has hit back at accusations he conducted “the grossest parody of a court hearing” when he unlawfully imprisoned a Queensland […]

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Gina Rinehart’s daughter loses appeal bid to dodge arbitration over $4B family trust
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-09-22 2:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

The NSW Court of Appeal has refused to grant Bianca Rinehart leave to appeal a decision staying a lawsuit against her mother Gina Rinehart over […]

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Judge finds NSW environmental regulator has ‘duty’ to address climate change
Climate change 2021-08-26 10:15 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The NSW Environment Protection Authority must develop policies to protect the environment from the threat of climate change, a judge has found in a significant […]

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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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