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ASIC’s proposed $40M fee disclosure penalty ‘manifestly excessive’, NAB tells court
Financial Services 2021-06-18 10:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

National Australia Bank has urged a court to impose a $15 million penalty for its five-year failure to adequately disclose its adviser fees, and has […]

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ASIC seeks $40M penalty against NAB over inadequate fee disclosures
Financial Services 2021-06-17 3:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

National Australia Bank has admitted in court it broke the law by charging fees it was not entitled to collect, but the bank and the […]

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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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Appeals court clarifies peak indebtedness rule in partial win for Gunns creditor
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-05-11 12:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

An unsecured creditor of collapsed forestry giant Gunns Group has partially succeeded on appeal of a judgment that ordered repayment of $2 million that Gunns […]

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TasPorts agrees it misused market power, but won’t pay penalty in ACCC case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-05-05 1:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC has secured a misuse of market power declaration against Tasmanian government-owned TasPorts in the regulator’s first action under amended competition laws, but the […]

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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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ATO wins appeal over $2.3M Auctus R&D tax refund mistake
Tax 2021-03-23 9:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Taxation Office has successfully appealed a Federal Court decision finding it could not recover an R&D tax offset refund of around $2.3 million […]

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Hendry Group says ex-CEO ousted because of ‘serious concerns’, not sex discrimination complaints
Employment 2021-03-17 4:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

Business consultancy Hendry Group has told a court there was “no possible causal connection” between sex discrimination complaints brought by a former CEO and her […]

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ASIC says auditors weren’t required to school iSignthis on disclosure obligations
Financial Services 2021-03-16 10:17 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

ASIC has fired back at iSignthis’ defence to the regulator’s claims that it violated the Corporations Act by not disclosing $3 million in one-off revenue […]

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Trendy Aussie handbag not a work of artistic craftsmanship, court rules
Intellectual Property 2020-11-10 12:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian maker of a trendy neoprene handbag sold at high-end retailers has lost a copyright lawsuit over alleged knockoffs, with a judge finding the […]

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