Ad Valorem Duty: Appropriate Company Valuation [2018] HCA 59

Tuesday 11 December 2018 @ 9.54 a.m. | Corporate & Regulatory | Legal Research | Taxation

In the Commissioner of State Revenue v Placer Dome Inc (now an amalgamated entity named Barrick Gold Corporation) [2018] HCA 59, the High Court of Australia unanimously upheld the Commissioner of State Revenue’s (‘the Commissioner’) assessment that the Barrick Gold Corporation (‘Barrick’) was liable to pay the ad valorem duty arising from its acquisition of Placer Dome Inc (‘Placer’).

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Tasmanian Electricity Supply Bill Receives Assent

Friday 7 December 2018 @ 2.59 p.m. | Legal Research

After having been introduced to Tasmania Parliament’s House of Assembly on 22 May 2018 by the Hon Peter Gutwein MP, the Electricity Supply Industry Amendment (Price Cap) Bill 2018 (Tas) passed Tasmania’s Legislative Council on 1 November 2018 and was enacted as the Electricity Supply Industry Amendment (Price Cap) Act 2018 (Act 24 of 2018) on 16 November 2018, commencing on the same day.

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The Republic of Nauru v WET040 [No 2] [2018] HCA 60: High Court Allows Appeal

Friday 7 December 2018 @ 1.40 p.m. | Legal Research | Immigration

On 5 December 2018, the High Court of Australia (“High Court”) unanimously allowed an appeal from a decision of the Supreme Court of Nauru, holding that the Refugee Status Review Tribunal ("Tribunal") had not erred in dismissing the respondent's application to be recognised as a refugee or as person owed complementary protection by the Republic of Nauru under the Refugees Convention Act 2012 (Nr).

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WA Amends Laws to Further Enhance Electronic Operation of Land Titles Register

Thursday 6 December 2018 @ 1.25 p.m. | Legal Research | Trade & Commerce

The Transfer of Land Amendment Bill 2018 (the Bill) was introduced into the Western Australian (WA) Parliament on 21 November 2018 by the Minister for Planning, Ms R. Saffioti.

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ACCC Announces Court Action Over Alleged Misleading Conduct from TPG

Thursday 6 December 2018 @ 11.17 a.m. | Legal Research | Trade & Commerce

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) has announced in a Media Release that they have commenced proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia against TPG Internet Pty Ltd (“TPG”) , alleging that TPG have been "engaging in misleading conduct concerning a $20 “prepayment” made by consumers, and including unfair prepayment contract terms in some of their ADSL2+ and NBN plans."

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