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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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High Court grants special leave in backpacker tax case
High Court 2021-02-12 12:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has granted special leave to a British citizen who is locked in a dispute with the Australian Taxation Office over a 15 […]

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Court scraps mediation in ASIC case as Mayfair fails to retain Ashurst
Financial Services 2020-12-23 4:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has vacated a scheduled mediation in ASIC’s misleading and deceptive conduct case against three companies in the beleaguered Mayfair Group after they failed […]

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ACCC says Kogan should pay $2M for misleading promotion
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-11-24 9:54 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is seeking $2 million in penalties against Kogan, after a judge found statements the online retailer made during a […]

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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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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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