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Court finds sessional academic lecturer an employee, not a contractor
Employment 2022-06-30 5:14 pm By Cindy Cameronne

In its first decision applying a landmark High Court judgment redefining the test for when a worker is employed, the Federal Court has found a […]

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Kupang Resources can’t get tax docs in fight to recoup funds from director Phillip Grimaldi
Tax 2022-05-30 10:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

An appeals court has set aside a notice issued to the tax office to produce documents to Kupang Resources as the mining company seeks to […]

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Judge clarifies rights of responsible entities to recoup MIS costs
Financial Services 2022-03-23 4:22 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judgment has laid out when a responsible entity of a managed investment scheme will be indemnified for its operating costs and when […]

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Worldwide freezing orders not conditional on enforcement prospects, High Court says
Tax 2021-12-08 6:17 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The High Court has granted the ATO’s bid to impose a worldwide freezing order against Chinese property developer Changran Huang, saying the court’s power to […]

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ATO loses appeal in JobKeeper case over sole trader’s lasped ABN
Tax 2021-03-26 10:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Taxation Office has come up short in its challenge to a decision that a sole trader was eligible for Jobkeeper despite a cancelled […]

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HR company loses fight with tax office after paying debt with wrong EFT number
Tax 2020-10-06 9:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

The director of a defunct HR company has lost his bid to avoid paying a $384,000 tax bill after hundreds of thousands of dollars were […]

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Judge appoints receiver, not liquidator to hotel to avoid COVID-19 misunderstanding
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020-06-12 12:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

To avoid a creditor panic in the midst of the COVID-19 health crisis, the NSW Supreme Court has appointed a receiver instead of a liquidator […]

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Director’s illness no excuse to dodge employee PAYG, super payments, appeals court finds
Tax 2020-03-09 5:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

A restaurant director will have to pay over $33,000 in unpaid tax after an appeals court found that despite a prolonged period of severe illness […]

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Clive Palmer wins some, loses some in ongoing feud with CITIC over Sino Iron mine
Energy & Natural Resources 2020-02-14 11:12 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Clive Palmer and his company Mineralogy have survived a High Court challenge by Hong-Kong based CITIC to a ruling that put it on the hook […]

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Forge liquidators investigate potential case against auditors KPMG
Restructuring & Insolvency 2019-11-12 8:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two special purpose liquidators appointed to collapsed engineering and construction company Forge Group are investigating a potential lawsuit against KPMG, which audited the doomed business […]

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