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High Court upholds challenge to backpacker tax
Employment 2021-11-03 4:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has found a 15 per cent ‘backpacker tax’ imposed on holders of Australian working holiday visas violates a double taxation agreement between […]

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Worker’s rejection of ‘derisory’ $100 settlement offer not unreasonable, judge finds
Employment 2021-10-21 2:33 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A rejected $100 offer of compromise was not sufficient to warrant a costs order to a Queensland automotive company after it succeeded in Fair Work […]

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Companies can’t block ATO’s grilling of disgraced accountant Vanda Gould
Tax 2021-10-19 2:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

Three companies operated by convicted accountant Vanda Gould have failed again to block further cross examination of Gould by the Commissioner of Taxation in a […]

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Appeal fails in case accusing pharma CEO of assaulting staff with syringe
Employment 2021-05-12 4:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former CEO of a global pharmaceutical company has lost his appeal of a ruling throwing out a lawsuit he brought against his former employer […]

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Lawyer must pay costs for appeal that should never have been filed, Full Court says
Employment 2021-05-11 2:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

A high-profile employment lawyer representing a sacked Jetstar pilot must pay the airline’s legal costs in defending an appeal application “that ought never to have […]

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Futura Resources unit loses appeal of R&D tax offsets over coking coal project
Tax 2021-05-03 12:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

A unit of coal mining company Futura Resources has failed to convince the Full Federal Court to allow it to register a 2012 coking coal […]

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Court orders law firm to compensate underpaid junior lawyer despite six figure income
Employment 2021-04-19 5:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Melbourne law firm and its director have been ordered to pay over $184,000 to a former junior lawyer who earned hundreds of thousands of […]

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ATO loses appeal in JobKeeper case over sole trader’s lasped ABN
Tax 2021-03-26 10:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Taxation Office has come up short in its challenge to a decision that a sole trader was eligible for Jobkeeper despite a cancelled […]

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Irate judge says lawyers should personally face costs for signing off on deficient cases
Employment 2021-03-05 4:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

Certification of pleadings in legal action is not a formality that needs to be “ticked off”, and solicitors who put their signature to improperly pleaded […]

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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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