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13 August 2018

Oppression in the corporate sphere concerns behaviour that is commercially unfair to one, some, or all of the relevant corporation’s members. 

If the Court finds that oppression is made out, then it has the power to make a broad range of orders. The purpose of any such order is to cure the oppression; to balance out the unfairness. 

Oppression is a complicated area and sometimes the outcome of oppression suits are counterintuitive. The matter of Dr Leo Shanahan v Jatese Pty Ltd [2018] NSWSC 1088 is an example of this. In this matter, the NSW Supreme Court considered various instances of corporate oppression, pursuant to section 232 of the Corporations Act 2001 and there was a curious outcome.

News
09 August 2018

The Second Edition of the Church Administration Handbook, co-written by Bill d'Apice is now available to purchase online. The handbook outlines how the complex institution that is the Catholic Church in the modern world is structured and functions. 

News
06 August 2018

On 11 July 2018, the ATO published draft Tax Ruling TR 2018/D2 – Fringe benefits tax: benefits provided to religious practitioners.

The public is invited to provide feedback to TR 2018/D2 until 24 August 2018.

Publication
23 July 2018

In the recent Federal Court decision of Carlisle Homes Pty Ltd v Tick Homes Pty Ltd [2018] FCA 973 (26 June 2018) the Court was presented with a difficult situation that highlights the role copyright has to play in the world of building and construction. Enterprises who understand this are better equipped to make their way in the market than those who are not.

Corporate Oppression
Publication
by James d'Apice
13 August 2018

Oppression in the corporate sphere concerns behaviour that is commercially unfair to one, some, or all of the relevant corporation’s members. 

If the Court finds that oppression is made out, then it has the power to make a broad range of orders. The purpose of any such order is to cure the oppression; to balance out the unfairness. 

Oppression is a complicated area and sometimes the outcome of oppression suits are counterintuitive. The matter of Dr Leo Shanahan v Jatese Pty Ltd [2018] NSWSC 1088 is an example of this. In this matter, the NSW Supreme Court considered various instances of corporate oppression, pursuant to section 232 of the Corporations Act 2001 and there was a curious outcome.

News
by Jennifer Paterson
06 August 2018

On 11 July 2018, the ATO published draft Tax Ruling TR 2018/D2 – Fringe benefits tax: benefits provided to religious practitioners.

The public is invited to provide feedback to TR 2018/D2 until 24 August 2018.

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