Dispossessed business owners see a narrowing of just compensation

A recent decision has narrowed the scope of compensation for many resumed businesses, notwithstanding a clear statutory obligation to ‘justly compensate’ them. By ANDREW BEATTY…

Wrong place, wrong time: compensating victims of terror

Australian victims of overseas terrorist acts and their close family members may be eligible for compensation under the Social Security Act 1991. By STEPHEN TULLY.

Social security preclusion periods and lump sum compensation payouts: the need for reform

The case of Lind and SDSS (2014) AATA 680 demonstrates the difficulty an applicant faces when trying to establish the existence of ‘special circumstances’ to obtain relief…

The latest from the High Court: August 2014

Reporting and analysis of the latest key judgments from the High Court of Australia. By THOMAS HURLEY.