Offers of Compromise and Calderbank Offers in the Supreme Court of Tasmania and Costs Ramifications

Where a party has unreasonably failed to accept a Calderbank offer, the letter of offer may be tendered in support of an application for costs and, in particular, any application for indemnity costs.  For a party who chooses to...

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The Long and Winding Road: Interplay of MVAs and Workers’ Compensation in Tasmania

The plaintiff, Russel Cook, was injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident. The driver, Ronald Buckingham, negligently ran off the road when driving the plaintiff to work. Mr Cook sued for damages sustained as a result of the...

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Building Demolition – is it Waste?

The recent decision of Craig J in Environment Protection Authority v Terrace Earthmoving Pty Ltd & Page [2012] NSWLEC 216 provides an intriguing and somewhat restrictive interpretation of what is 'waste' in relation to the off...

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New Laws to Affect Incorporated Associations

Earlier this year, the Victorian Parliament passed the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012 ("Act"). The Act will replace the Associations Incorporation Act 1981 when it comes into force on 26 November 2012. There will be...

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Victoria Moves to a New Landholder Duty Model

On 1 July 2012, a new landholder duty model came into force in Victoria, replacing the previous land rich duty model. The amendments to the Duties Act 2000 have expanded the number of transactions in Victoria which will now attrac...

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Federal Government Announces its Choice of Tax Initiatives for the Finance Industry

The Federal Treasurer announced today that the Government will not proceed with a number of proposed initiatives which had been announced by the former Labor Government as part of the 2013-14 Budget. Among the initiatives which...

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