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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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Appeal dropped by disqualified exec who argued forwarded ASIC email not proper service
ASIC 2021-04-20 4:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Perth director of six companies that were wound up owing $100 million to creditors has dropped a challenge to his disqualification by ASIC, after unsuccessfully arguing before the Full Court that an email from the corporate regulator forwarded by his lawyer did not constitute proper service.

Mayfair 101’s James Mawhinney banned for 20 years for ‘reprehensible’ conduct
Financial Services 2021-04-19 10:49 am By Christine Caulfield

The founder of beleaguered investment group Mayfair 101, James Mawhinney, has been slapped with an order banning him from soliciting funds or promoting any financial […]

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ATO prepared to rule out prosecuting PwC for tax offences after privilege fight
Tax 2021-04-16 2:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Taxation Office has told a judge it would be prepared to “give comfort” to PricewaterhouseCoopers that it will not prosecute the accounting giant […]

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Google misled users about location data privacy, judge rules
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-04-16 10:29 am By Christine Caulfield

Google misled or is likely to have misled some reasonable users of its Android devices about the digital giant’s use of their location data, a […]

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Garuda drops appeal of $19M penalty in ACCC cartel case, agrees to pay in instalments
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-04-16 10:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

Indonesia’s PT Garuda has withdrawn a challenge to a $19 million penalty imposed for its part in a global airline cartel, but the airline has […]

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ACCC does about-face, blesses MYOB’s acquisition of GreatSoft
Article 2021-04-16 11:17 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC has approved accounting software provider MYOB’s acquisition of cloud practice management software provider GreatSoft, reversing its earlier position that the deal could harm […]

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Hannover Life in $12M battle with ATO over input tax credits
Tax 2021-04-15 3:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

Hannover Life Re of Australasia has launch a courtroom challenge to a decision by the Australian Taxation Office which rejected $12 million in input tax […]

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‘Bad faith, deception, unfair pressure’: 4WD rental company fined $1.2M for unconscionable conduct
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-04-15 9:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has slapped a 4WD rental company that made “harsh and unjustified threats” against customers who challenged its decision to retain their security deposits […]

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Sydney Opera House says China trade group copied trade mark in bad faith
Intellectual Property 2021-04-14 1:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

A trade mark application by a China Australia trade association contains an “identical copy” of the Sydney Opera House’s sail design, the trust behind the […]

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