NEWS: Floods class action begins in Sydney

A class action by more than 6 000 Brisbane and Ipswich flood victims began in Sydney on Monday. Tipped to be the largest class action ever seen in Australia, the victims seek compensation from dam operators Seqwater and Sunwater, as well as the state of Queensland. Led by personal injury giant Maurice Blackburn, and backed […]

NEWS: Turnbull orders banking royal commission

Overnight, Malcolm Turnbull has seemingly backflipped on his position regarding an inquiry into the financial services sector following the extraordinary step taken by the major banks in requesting the Turnbull government set up a formal inquiry. In a letter from the big four banks, received by Scott Morrison this morning, it was said that it […]

NEWS: Brisbane Road Rage Case Ends with Hung Jury

A high-profile Brisbane road rage case has ended in odd circumstances, with a hung jury. Tamate Henry Heke, a New Zealand father of three, is fighting allegations that he struck Shane Merrigan before he was fatally hit by a passing garbage truck on the side of a Brisbane Motorway in December, 2015. During the week […]

STUDY: It’s Finals Season!

Everything is a little bitter sweet around week 11/12 – holidays are within touching distance, but between myself and that amazing feeling of not spending every waking moment thinking about looming deadlines is the post-apocalyptic wasteland that is finals season. Embracing my inner procrastinator and extending a middle finger to my lengthening ‘to do’ list, […]

NEWS: ATO Fraud, $165 million defrauded from the Commonwealth

Today, arrests were made in what appears to be the largest white collar crime syndicate in Australia’s history. Nine people were arrested and charged over the last few days, including deputy Taxation Commissioner Michael Cranston and his son, Michael Cranston. The Australian Federal Police have seized; 25 cars $15 million in accounts 18 residential properties […]

NEWS: Chevron & International Tax, What Does It Mean to Me?

You may have heard of the recent Federal Court decision regarding US Oil giant Chevron and a $300 million, no? Well that’s ok, because I’m about to tell you all about it. The full bench of the Federal Court unanimously dismissed the appeal against an ATO ruling that Chevron used an intra-company loan as a […]

Meal Prep, it will save your life (maybe)

A law student during semester is a fickle creature; time poor, highly stressed, over caffeinated and incredibly often, under fed. We’ve all been there – juggling the commitments of completing readings, assessment, attending lectures, getting a respectable amount of sleep and maintaining some semblance of a social life often leave us blazing most of the […]