Expert WitnessesÂ News
Thursday March 11, 2010THE explosives and fertiliser group, Orica, may be forced to pay another $126 million to the Tax Office after effectively losing a convoluted court dispute over a huge capital gains tax bill arising from the sale of its pharmaceuticals business in 1998.
Thursday March 11, 2010THE explosives and fertiliser group Orica may be forced to pay another $126 million to the Tax Office after in effect losing a convoluted court dispute over a huge capital gains tax bill arising from the sale of its pharmaceuticals business in 1998.
Monday January 11, 2010THE owners of heritage-listed bushland, compulsorily acquired by the State Government for the Frankston bypass, will fight the relevant transport authority's request to build an overpass on what was once their land.
Thursday December 31, 2009CHANGES to competition law proposed after the country's largest miners were forced by the Government to share rail lines with their competitors do more harm than good, the head of the Australian Competition Tribunal warned.
Thursday December 31, 2009CHANGES in competition law proposed after the Federal Government forced the country's largest miners to share rail lines with their competitors could end up doing more harm than good, the head of the Australian Competition Tribunal has warned.
Thursday December 17, 2009A PSYCHOLOGIST at the Children's Court Clinic thought it was unlikely that a father had sexually abused his young daughter, the man's lawyer says €” despite fears of abuse raised by child protection staff and others who had worked with the girl.
Saturday November 28, 2009A FULL bench of the Federal Court will hand down its decision next week in the Seven Network's appeal over its comprehensive loss in the $200 million C7 trade practices suit.
Thursday September 10, 2009THE eminent lawyers and prominent members of the insurance industry who gave "particularly impressive" character evidence to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal about former HIH Insurance director Bob Stitt, QC, have won the right to keep their identities private.
Thursday September 10, 2009The eminent lawyers and prominent members of the insurance industry who gave "particularly impressive" character evidence to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal about the former HIH Insurance director Bob Stitt, QC, have won the right to keep their identities private.
Tuesday August 25, 2009ONE of five Melbourne men charged with planning a suicide terrorist attack at a Sydney army base asked an Islamic sheikh how long it would be needed to "take out" up to 10 people, according to the Australian Federal Police.
Thursday June 25, 2009THE British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, and his predecessor, Tony Blair, will be called to give evidence on their roles in the lead-up to the Iraq war after the chairman of the newly formed inquiry forced the Labour Government to open it to the public.
Friday October 10, 2008THOSE tainted by the Independent Commission Against Corruption inquiry findings had not been found guilty of any crime, local government expert Gerry Holmes reminded anyone following the scandal yesterday.
Friday May 4, 2007PLANNING Minister Justin Madden has defended a ban on questioning expert witnesses at an inquiry into dredging Port Phillip Bay, saying the public had already had enough of a say in the process.
Monday May 29, 2006AS THE C7 case enters its fourth week of expert witnesses, Justice Ronald Sackville has criticised the "massive duplication" in economic and accounting material, warning that his task and the "almost inevitable" appeals will be unmanageable unless the issues are narrowed.
Wednesday November 17, 2004Litigants could be banned from hiring their own experts under NSW proposals to curb the use of paid witnesses in court cases.
Tuesday September 7, 2004The State Government has ordered an inquiry into unethical expert witnesses giving evidence in court cases and into the practice of no-win, no-fee charging.