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High Court to weigh in on CFMEU’s serial offender status in assessing penalties
High Court 2021-05-21 10:52 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The High Court has granted special leave to the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner in a case dealing with how the CFMEU’s history as a […]

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High Court to hear ATO test case over trust income disclaimers
Tax 2021-04-20 3:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has granted special leave in a test case by the Australian Taxation Office concerning the effectiveness of disclaimers by trust beneficiaries giving […]

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High Court tosses bid to stop lawsuit by CFMMEU ‘front man’
Employment 2021-04-07 4:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has tossed an appeal by the Victorian International Container Terminal which sought summary dismissal of a legal challenge to an enterprise agreement […]

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ATO wins High Court appeal against Travelex over mistaken $149,000 tax surplus
Tax 2021-03-10 3:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has ruled that the tax office was not obliged to refund money for tax surpluses mistakenly issued under the GST Act, in […]

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High Court dismisses Clive Palmer’s challenge to WA’s COVID-19 border restrictions
Coronavirus 2020-11-06 12:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

Billionaire Clive Palmer has lost his challenge to Western Australia’s COVID-19 border lockdown, with the High Court tossing the case after finding the state’s measures […]

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Ex-Storm Financial directors lose appeal, Full Court finds they breached their duties
Financial Services 2020-03-27 10:38 pm By Christine Caulfield

The former directors of defunct financial advisory firm Storm Financial have failed in their appeal of a ruling that found they breached their duties to […]

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ASIC won’t appeal Westpac responsible lending case to High Court
Financial Services 2020-07-22 2:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

ASIC has dropped its fight with Westpac over the bank’s financial assessment of home loan borrowers following political pressure, citing the “challenging economic circumstances”. The […]

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High Court awards businessman $27M over Securency ‘shabby fraud’
Appeals 2020-08-05 5:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has awarded $27 million in unpaid commissions to a Nigerian entrepreneur tricked into terminating his contract with international bank note manufacturer Securency, […]

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High Court finds Connective Services broke the law with share transfer litigation
Appeals 2019-10-09 8:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has shut down a lawsuit by mortgage aggregator Connective Services over the transfer of one third of the company’s shares after finding […]

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High Court dismisses Glencore’s bid to block ATO from eyeing Paradise Papers
Appeals 2019-08-14 10:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

Coal producer Glencore International has lost its High Court appeal to keep the Australian Taxation Office from reviewing documents related to its offshore assets, which […]

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