Judgment summaries


13 December 2018

For judgment:

Australian Securities & Investments Commission v Lewski & Anor; Australian Securities & Investments Commission v Wooldridge & Anor; Australian Securities & Investments Commission v Butler & Anor; Australian Securities & Investments Commission v Jaques & Anor; Australian Securities & Investments Commission v Clarke & Anor [2018] HCA 63 (PDF) (RTF)

Commissioner of Taxation for the Commonwealth of Australia v Tomaras & Ors [2018] HCA 62 (PDF) (RTF)


5 December 2018

For judgment:

TTY167 v Republic of Nauru [2018] HCA 61 (PDF) (RTF)

Republic of Nauru v WET040 [2018] HCA 60 (PDF) (RTF)

Commissioner of State Revenue v Placer Dome Inc [2018] HCA 59 (PDF) (RTF)

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