Tax Evasion and Tax Crimes: Project Wickenby What's Next?

Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 12.17 p.m. | Corporate & Regulatory | Crime | Taxation

Recently (27 May 2015) the time for submissions on the exposure draft for the Taxation Administration Amendment (Disclosure of Information) Regulation 2015 (Cth), relating to information sharing in serious financial crime closed.
The two key changes proposed by the exposure draft are:

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Northern Territory Passes Act To Lease Darwin Port

Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 12.08 p.m. | Legal Research

The Northern Territory Government has passed a suite of port management acts that pave the way for the privatisation of Darwin Port, as well as making a number of changes to the overall port regulatory framework.  The Port Management Act 2015, Ports Management (Repeals and Related and Consequential Amendments) Act 2015 and the Port of Darwin Act 2015 were notified this week, although their dates of commencement are yet to be proclaimed. 

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McDonald's Fined for Breach of Duty

Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 11.55 a.m. | Legal Research | Torts, Damages & Civil Liability

McDonald’s has been ordered to pay $179,000 in damages for the breach of its duty of care in the case of Metaxoulis v McDonald’s Australia Pty Ltd [2015] NSWCA 95. A Sydney chef who came to the rescue of a five year old boy who became trapped in one of McDonald’s playgrounds, has succeeded in his appeal to the New South Wales Court of Appeal alleging that McDonald’s had failed to prevent unauthorised access to the playground area.

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ACCC Delivers Report on Debt Collection Industry

Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 9.37 a.m. | Legal Research | Taxation | Trade & Commerce

In a report released on 22 May 2015 by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and its Consumer Consultative Committee (CCC) has found that there have been improvements in debt collection practices across Australia but that problem areas remain.

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Scott McIntyre v SBS: General Protections and Workplace Rights

Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 12.16 p.m. | Industrial Law

Over Anzac Day last month, SBS Sports journalist Scott McIntyre was dismissed from his position as a result of his tweets. Now, Maurice Blackburn Cashman has filed a claim in the Fair Work Commission (on 18 May 2015) for unfair dismissal.

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