Author Archives: Anne Wardell

About Anne Wardell

Anne Wardell is Editorial Content Manager at Wolters Kluwer, CCH and co-administrator of the Law Chat site.

Pitcher Partners State Tax Review 2014/2015 – reducing state taxes and increasing GST will result in a level playing field

Business across Australia would have a more level playing field if GST was increased and the States all agreed to significantly reduce the cost of state taxes imposed on business taxpayers,  said Pitcher Partners partner Craig Whatman following the release … Continue reading

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Recommendations made in Chapter 4 of the statutory review report of the PPSA

by Anne Wardell, Editorial Content Manager Below is a list of some of the recommendations made in Chapter 4, Reach of the Act, of the statutory review of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (PPSA) (the Report). I have not … Continue reading

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Statutory review of the PPSA final report tabled

by Anne Wardell, Editorial Content Manager On 18 March 2015 the government released Mr Bruce Whitaker’s final report on the statutory review of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (PPSA). The report recommends that the PPSA not be repealed but … Continue reading

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Attempted murder at Optus

The Supreme Court of New South Wales has awarded damages of $3,851,286 to a man who suffered injury and mental harm when, while at Optus participating in training, he was assaulted when a fellow trainee attempted to murder him by … Continue reading

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Competing priority interests — injunction until substantive hearing — PPSA

In Citadel Financial Corporation Pty Limited v Elite Highrise Services Pty Limited (No 3) [2014] NSWSC 1926 Brereton J delivered an ex tempore judgment, the judge continued an injunction until the final hearing. The parties were in dispute regarding the … Continue reading

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Failure to comply with a compromise agreement

Federal Court Rules 2011, r 25.10(a), provides that if, after acceptance of an offer to compromise by an offeree, an offeror fails to comply with the offer’s terms, the offeree may apply to the court for an order giving effect … Continue reading

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Recent company law cases: time limits on applications for orders about voidable transactions

Different aspects of s 588FF(3) of the Corporations Act 2001 have been considered by the High Court in two recent cases. Section 588FF(1) allows the court, on the application of a company’s liquidator, to make various orders where the court … Continue reading

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The continuing saga of Today FM’s broadcasting licence

  As is been the subject of much media reporting, the litigation instigated by Today FM (a licensee under the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (Cth)) against the Australian Communications and Media Authority, arose out of the recording and broadcasting, without … Continue reading

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The cutting issue

A woman who unsuccessfully sued her plastic surgeon following cosmetic abdominal surgery, had been granted an extension of the time within which to file a notice of appeal and the court ultimately dismissed her appeal with costs. Background Ms Cathy … Continue reading

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Stuck in denial

The Supreme Court of New South Wales has found that an insurer’s earlier admission of liability under s 81 of the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999 (NSW) cannot be withdrawn, even if indemnity is put in issue. Background On 1 … Continue reading

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