Catchwords: APPEAL – application for leave to appeal from summary dismissal of proceedings – proceedings dismissed because rights to sue vested in applicants’ trustees in bankruptcy, and because of earlier litigation – no basis for grant of leave – in any event, any appeal would lie to Federal Court by reason of s 7(5) of Jurisdiction of Courts (Cross-vesting) Act 1987 (Cth) ...

Catchwords: APPEAL – leave to appeal – judgment in supervisory jurisdiction – review of refusal to award costs of unsuccessful prosecution – applicant’s focus on decision under review, not judgment under appeal – need to show error in judgment under appeal – issues raised not subject of judgment under appeal – scope of judicial review where tribunal not satisfied of preconditions to power to award costs CRIMINAL PROCEDURE – costs – defendant’s costs of unsuccessful prosecution for summary offence – whether magistrate erred in refusing to award costs – honest belief of prosecutor – whether prosecution initiated without reasonable cause – scope of Criminal Procedure Act 1986, s 214(1)(b), (d) ...

Catchwords: TAXATION – interest on overpayments – GST – where supplies which were GST-free erroneously included in Business Activity Statement – where taxpayer sent correspondence to Commissioner notifying that net amount in period ought to have been less than zero – where Commissioner purported to amend BAS to refund overpaid GST – where Commissioner refunded overpaid amounts – where taxpayer asserts Commissioner is required to pay interest from 14 days after the “effective date” of Commissioner’s “amendment” – whether Commissioner had power to amend BAS – effect of allocating an amount to a Running Balance Account – meaning of “RBA interest day” – whether correspondence to Commissioner a “notification that is required for the refund” under s 8AAZLG of the Taxation Administration Act 1953 (Cth) ...

Catchwords: INDUSTRIAL LAW – appeal from liability and penalty decisions of a judge of the Federal Court of Australia – quantification of penalties – identification of contract for services and prejudice for adverse action arising from a threat to take industrial action – application of the course of conduct principle to industrial action on consecutive days –– application of s 556 to separate contraventions – totality and whether a judge’s statement that it has been considered should be accepted – parity in relation to a respondent who is in a markedly different position to other respondents – whether loss and cost must be quantifiable on the evidence before it can be taken into account ...

Catchwords: MENTAL HEALTH – forensic patients – expiry of limiting term – extension of status as forensic patient – whether extension order can be made with respect to a person who has ceased to be a forensic patient APPEALS – appeal from refusal to make an interim extension order under the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990 (NSW) – source of right to appeal – whether subject to leave – limited grant of leave STATUTORY INTERPRETATION – principle of legality – fundamental rights and freedoms – intention to confer power to infringe liberty – application to extension orders under the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990 STATUTORY INTERPRETATION – use of defined term – whether used as label – whether context and subject matter show intention that definition not apply – application of Interpretation Act 1987 (NSW), s 6 WORDS & PHRASES – “may” – power conferred on Supreme Court to make interim extension order with respect to forensic patient – whether coupled with duty to make order where pre-conditions satisfied – Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990, Sch 1, cl 10 ...

Catchwords: BANKRUPTCY AND INSOLVENCY — appeal — where primary judge dismissed application to set aside a bankruptcy notice — where bankruptcy notice founded on debts arising from costs orders made in three proceedings — where primary judge held that no fraud, abuse of process or miscarriage of justice had been established — where primary judge held that there were no special circumstances to warrant going behind the earlier judgments and consequential costs orders — where primary judge held that the grounds for setting aside the bankruptcy notice amounted to an attempt to re-litigate the same legal and factual issues tried in the previous proceedings on the same evidence — whether appealable error by primary judge ...