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Backpacker’s tax not discriminatory, appeals court finds
Employment 2020-08-06 3:55 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Australian Taxation Office has won its appeal of a ruling that found that a 15 per cent ‘Backpacker’s Tax’ imposed on holders of Australian […]

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Full Court to hear Cigno challenge to ASIC ban on short-term credit lending
Appeals 2020-05-20 12:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Cigno has appealed a ruling shooting down its challenge to the first action brought by ASIC under its powers to prohibit ‘predatory’ financial products, which […]

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Businessman Kia Silverbrook can’t overturn $9.3M penalty for unpaid PAYG tax
Tax 2020-05-19 8:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

An appeals court has dismissed a challenge by businessman and prolific inventor Kia Silverbrook to a finding that he was jointly liable to pay a […]

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Aurora Funds loses challenge to ruling over soured Molopo Energy takeover
Corporate 2020-04-21 12:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

A court has upheld two decisions by the Australian Government Takeovers Panel that a bid by asset manager Aurora Funds Management to replace Molopo Energy’s […]

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High Court quashes AFP warrant used to raid News Corp journalist’s home
Media 2020-04-15 8:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court has quashed a search warrant obtained by the Australian Federal Police and used to raid a News Corp journalist’s home, but did […]

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Payday lender Cigno loses challenge to ASIC ban on short-term credit lending
Financial Services 2020-04-15 3:20 pm By Christine Caulfield

Payday lender Cigno has lost a challenge to the corporate regulator’s first action under powers to prohibit ‘predatory’ financial products that targeted its model of […]

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Full Federal Court dismisses Linfox’s $45M fuel tax challenge as ‘too weak’
Tax 2019-09-05 2:42 pm By Amelia Birnie

The Full Federal Court has dismissed Linfox’s $45 million fuel tax credit appeal, finding the Australian logistics company’s argument was ‘too weak or uncertain’ to […]

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Linfox appeals $45M fuel tax fight to Full Federal Court
Tax 2019-08-08 10:56 pm By Amelia Birnie

Australian logistics company Linfox has taken its $45 million fuel tax credit challenge to the Full Federal Court, arguing its trucks are being over-taxed on […]

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‘Loose with the truth’ broker wins High Court challenge to ASIC ban
Appeals 2019-05-15 4:32 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has upheld an appeal by a mortgage broker with a history of run-ins with the law, finding that the Administrative Appeals Tribunal […]

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Gov’t sued for supplying water to Adani’s $2B Carmichael coal mine
Energy & Natural Resources 2019-02-20 3:22 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Government failed to read public submissions in approving a “flawed” assessment of a project supplying Adani’s controversial Carmichael coal mine with over 12.5 […]

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