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Alleged Ponzi schemer Chris Marco charged with 50 fraud counts
White Collar 2022-07-20 9:27 am By Cindy Cameronne

Accused Ponzi schemer Chris Marco has been hit with criminal charges after an investigation by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission found he defrauded $36.5 […]

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High Court to hear BHP challenge to foreign investors in class action
High Court 2022-02-18 10:59 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

BHP Group has been granted special leave from the High Court to appeal a ruling that rejected its bid to exclude foreign investors from a […]

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High Court asked to weigh in on patentability of computer-implemented inventions
High Court 2022-02-02 10:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

Plumbing company Repipe has asked the High Court to take up its case centred on the controversial issue of patent eligibility for computer-implemented inventions, seeking […]

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ASIC hits Griffin Coal with criminal charges over financial reports
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-11-12 8:53 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has hit beleaguered mining firm Griffin Coal with criminal charges over its alleged failure to lodge annual financial reports […]

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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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Griffin Coal told to pay Carna Group liquidators $5M for contract breach
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-10-12 6:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

Struggling mining firm Griffin Coal has been ordered to pay $5.1 million to liquidators of a collapsed mining services company after a judge found it […]

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Media outlets win reprieve from ban on filming lockdown protests
Coronavirus 2021-09-24 4:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

Nine Network, Seven Network and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation have won a temporary injunction barring the Civil Aviation Safety Authority from declaring the area above […]

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ATO wins info on 1,500 tax docs, teeing up potential privilege battle with CUB
Tax 2021-09-21 5:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

Iconic Australian beer manufacturer Carlton & United Breweries has lost an appeal seeking to shield information about 1,500 allegedly privileged documents from the Australian Taxation […]

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High Court won’t hear Auctus appeal over $2.3M R&D tax refund mistake
High Court 2021-08-16 10:58 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Auctus Resources will not be able to hang on to a $2.3 million R&D tax offset refund which the Full Court found was paid by […]

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Aristocrat judge got it right in patent analysis for computer-implemented inventions, Full Court told
Intellectual Property 2021-08-11 9:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

The right approach to determining patentability of a computer-implemented invention is to first assess whether it is more than a mere scheme or business method, […]

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