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  • Judiciary Amendment Bill 2008

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    Date
    28 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Responds to the High Court decision in
    British American Tobacco v Western Australia
    by amending the
    Judiciary Act 1903
    to provide that nothing in the Act prevents state and territory laws related to the recovery of invalid state and territory taxes from applying in federal jurisdiction in proceedings for the recovery of a tax or an amount paid in connection with a tax invalidly imposed by a law of a state or territory. 

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