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High Court flattens Victoria’s EV tax

- October 19, 2023 3 MIN READ

Victoria’s electric vehicle road use tax is dead, killed off by a legal challenge to the High Court of Australia. A majority 4-3 decision by the full bench of the High Court ruled the law was unconstitutional in a decision that could hit state-based consumption taxes more broadly. The High Court ruled that Victoria’s EV… Read more »

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Australia’s High Court says Google is not a publisher in landmark defamation decision

- August 17, 2022 2 MIN READ

Global search giant Google is not responsible as a publisher for serving up links to defamatory material, Australia’s High Court has ruled. The landmark decision overturns exisiting rulings by the Victorian Supreme Court and its Court of Appeal involving a $40,000 damages award against Google to Melbourne lawyer George Defteros for a hyperlink to an… Read more »