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ATO loses landmark case over GST gold scam
Tax 2020-11-17 7:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Taxation Office has been blocked from indirectly recouping GST lost in a major tax scam by allegedly crooked gold traders with the Full […]

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Clive Palmer’s lawyer doubtful McGowan defamation suit can settle in mediation
Defamation 2020-11-10 9:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

A barrister for billionaire Clive Palmer has expressed doubt that the mining magnate’s defamation case against Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan can be resolved in […]

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Glencore largely prevails in ATO appeal over $92M tax fight
Appeals 2020-11-06 9:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

Mining giant Glencore has mostly defeated an appeal by the Australian Taxation Office in their tax fight, and will only have to pay $2 million […]

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Rio Tinto execs want ASIC trial vacated due to COVID-19
Energy & Natural Resources 2020-11-04 2:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two former executives of mining giant Rio Tinto accused by ASIC of breaching their directors duties have asked the court to vacate an upcoming trial, […]

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AIG settles case against ex-Kaboko Mining directors after D&O policy exclusion spat
Insurance 2020-10-20 1:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

AIG has settled a lawsuit brought by Kaboko Mining against several former directors alleging they failed to exploit commercial opportunities, after the insurer failed to […]

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Hiding name of buyer in Antares oil deal a breach of disclosure obligations, court says
Energy & Natural Resources 2020-10-12 8:59 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

In a win for ASIC, a judge has found that former oil and gas company Antares Energy violated its continuous disclosure obligations by failing to […]

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iSelect to pay $8.5M for misleading consumers about energy plans
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-10-08 3:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A court has ordered comparison website iSelect to pay $8.5 million in penalties for making misleading representations through its online electricity comparison service and pushing […]

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‘That rare bird, the smoking gun’: Judge orders Minetek employee’s laptop searched for confidential info
Intellectual Property 2020-10-06 2:07 pm By Christine Caulfield

Engineering company Howden Australia can view the laptop and other electronic devices of an employee accused of stealing confidential information, after a judge found there […]

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Queensland flood dam operator wants info behind Maurice Blackburn’s damages claim
Class Actions 2020-10-06 12:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

Dam operator Sunwater wants evidence from Maurice Blackburn, the law firm behind the landmark Queensland flood class action, showing how the applicant will calculate aggregate […]

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Law firm may get another chance to pursue claims against ex-director over breakaway firm
Business of Law 2020-10-05 7:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

An appeals court has declined to dismiss an international law firm’s appeal of a ruling staying its case against a former director who formed a […]

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