This paper examines the effect of statements made in the media, and in the public arena generally, about decisions made under statutes, and how these might have legal implications.
When a property is sold consideration needs to be given as to whether the sale will be subject to GST. Jennifer McLean considers the differing views of the ATO & NSW Supreme Court and the implications for government agencies.
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Stuart Morris QC was the President of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and a Supreme Court judge between April 2003 and May 2007. During his term as President, he oversaw substantial changes in the operation of the Tribunal.
In a recent decision, the Victorian Court of Appeal found that a breach of confidence claim can give rise to compensatory relief where the plaintiff suffers distress and humiliation but suffers no other loss.
In a recent case before the Supreme Court of Victoria in Central Pacific Holdings Pty Ltd & Anor v State of Victoria  VSC 230, Justice Davies had to decide the meaning of the construction of a contractual term under Contract of Sale of Land which permitted a grant of indemnity to land tax ...
Discusses the decision by the High Court of Australia (14 November 2006) that the Workplace Relations Act 1996 as amended by the Workplace Relations Amendment (WorkChoices) Act 2005 was valid in all respects.
An important case for all government agencies in which the Roads Corporation, in defending an adverse possession claim, was entitled to rely on the immunity of the Crown specified in s 7 of the Limitations of Actions Act 1958 (Vic). It highlights the factors a court will consider in order to determine whether a statutory corporation can rely on Crown immunity where it is not explicitly provided for in legislation.
Three recent cases from the High Court provide a timely reminder of the limits on administrative decision-making and the exercise of statutory discretions. No matter how broadly expressed, no power or discretion is 'unbridled' in our system.
Unanimous High Court case overturning previous authority to find that a plaintiff was not required to prove her innocence in an action for damages for malicious prosecution.
This case note relates to a decision made under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.