SUPERANNUATION – whether principal racing authority liable to pay superannuation guarantee charges – construction of s 12 of Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992 (Cth) – whether principal racing authority is “employer” of jockeys – whether principal racing authority liable to pay riding fees to jockeys – where principal racing authority stated that it would pay jockeys – where principal racing authority in fact paid jockeys – where principal racing authority prepared recipient created tax invoices reflecting liability to pay – whether payments made “on behalf of” another person – where amounts paid not reimbursed by another person.
TAXATION – appeal from objection decision – onus of establishing that assessments excessive or otherwise incorrect – whether onus discharged.
CONTRACTS – nature of contractual relations in regulated industry of thoroughbred horse racing – relevance of statutory instruments and rules of sport to formation of contracts – engagement by third parties to participate in races.
APPEAL AND NEW TRIAL – whether appellable error in approach to evidence adduced on appeal from objection decision – where evidence of past events not adduced from contemporaneous witnesses – relevance of evidence relating to arrangements prior to the relevant period.
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