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Binqld Finances Pty Ltd (In Liq) v Israel Discount Bank Limited; In the Matter of Binqld Finances Pty Ltd (In Liq) [2019] FCA 1186

July 30, 2019

TAXATION – Meaning of “protected information” in s 355-30 of Sch 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953 (Cth) – whether information in a settlement deed with the Australia Taxation Office is “protected information” – whether disclosure of information would be an offence under s 355-155 of Sch 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953 (Cth) – whether the exceptions in s 355-175 and/or s 355-205 of Sch 1 to theTaxation Administration Act 1953 (Cth) engaged or applicable – whether disclosure of “protected information” “necessary” to give effect to a provision of taxation law – whether entire deed “protected information” – whether disclosure of non-protected information in an ATO settlement deed would contravene s 355-155 of Sch 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953 (Cth)

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE – Application for suppression orders in relation to a settlement deed – whether power under s 37AF of theFederal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth) should be exercised – whether sufficient grounds established under s 37AG(1) of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth) – whether grounds specified in accordance with s 37AG(2) of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth) – whether necessary to prevent prejudice to the proper administration of justice – whether the risk of exposure to cross-claims a sufficient reason to suppress – whether disclosure of personal information a sufficient reason to suppress

 

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