Recent News Articles by Thomas:

Mann-O-Mann: The David v Goliath battle to overturn $91.00 parking ticket

In October 2016 Dr Joshua Mann was issued with a $91 parking fine by the Sunshine Coast Council for allegedly “parking on a nature strip, adjacent to a length of road in a built-up area”.

Dr Mann was, (presumably), unimpressed.

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Still a lot of shoes: Largest payout in Australian family provision history reduced on appeal

Mr Michael Wright died on 26 April 2012, aged 74, with what was described by the Supreme Court of Western Australia as a “colossal estate”, in excess of about $1 billion.

In his Will made 6 March 2012 Mr Wright left his daughter (from an earlier relationship), Ms Olivia Mead, the sum of $3 million, to be held on trust until Ms Mead attained the age of 30 years (and conditional upon a swathe of conditions, including that Ms Mead would be disentitled from receiving anything if she became an alcoholic or became involved in 'untraditional faiths').

By contrast, Mr Wright had left his other daughters born of a later marriage, Ms Baldock and Ms Burt, the sum of about $400 million.

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“If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional, wait until you hire an amateur” – Red Adair

The Supreme Court of Western Australia has unanimously dismissed the appeal of a man convicted of advertising (on Gumtree) that he was entitled to engage in legal practice, when he was not an Australian legal practitioner.

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Prepare for another war? Former "Prince", Leonard Casley, ordered to pay $2.7Million to ATO

The former self-declared Prince of the “Hutt River Province” in Western Australia has been ordered by the Supreme Court of Western Australia to pay more than AUD$2.7 million to the Australian Taxation Office.

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Ministers may be referred for contempt

In case you missed it, there was a hearing on Friday in the Victorian Court of Appeal, in which Greg Hunt (Health Minister), Alan Tudge (Human Services Minister), and Michael Sukkar (Assistant Treasurer), were required to make submissions as to why they should not be “referred for prosecution for contempt”.

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Legality of “that” leaked memo: Comey’s testimony to the Select Committee on Intelligence

If you have been following with interest, as I have, the unfolding investigation by the US Senate into Russia’s interference in the US election, you would be aware that former FBI director James Comey (Comey) gave testimony last night in front of the Senate’s “select committee on intelligence”.

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