Full Court Minute Books

Case P6/2018

Commissioner of State Revenue v. Placer Dome Inc

Case No.


Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

11/09/2017 Supreme Court of Western Australia (Court of Appeal) (Martin CJ, Buss J, Murphy JA)

[2017] WASCA 165


Stamp duty – Stamp Act 1921 (WA) s 76ATI – Assessment – Acquisition of shares – Where Commissioner assessed stamp duty payable for share acquisition on basis value of respondent’s land was value of all respondent’s property less value of “non-land assets” – Where Tribunal affirmed Commissioner’s decision – Where Court of Appeal allowed appeal on basis Tribunal failed to distinguish between value of respondent’s land and value of respondent’s business – Whether Court of Appeal erred in holding Tribunal erred in failing to apply “conventional Spencer principles” in valuing land – Whether Court of Appeal erred in concluding evidence supported finding respondent’s business had material goodwill.    

Short particulars


16/02/2018 Hearing (SLA, Canberra)

02/03/2018 Notice of appeal

06/04/2018 Written submissions (Appellant)

06/04/2018 Chronology (Appellant)

04/05/2018 Written submissions (Respondent)

25/05/2018 Reply (Appellant)

25/05/2018 Amended Chronology

18/06/2018 Hearing (Full Court, Perth)

18/06/2018 Outline of oral argument (Appellant)

18/06/2018 Outline of oral argument (Respondent)

05/12/2018 Judgment (Judgment summary)