Roy Morgan Research Centre Pty Ltd v Commissioner of State Revenue (Vic) [2001] HCA 49 | 9 August 2001

ON 9 AUGUST 2001, the High Court of Australia delivered Roy Morgan Research Centre Pty Ltd v Commissioner of State Revenue (Vic) [2001] HCA 49; 207 CLR 72; 181 ALR 307; 75 ALJR 1342 (9 August 2001).

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/HCA/1998/68.html

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