John Azzi


This note suggests that unless the Full Federal Court decision in FCT v Macoun [2014] FCAFC 92 is overturned by the High Court in the upcoming appeal, the literalist interpretation of domestic legislation enacting international obligations preferred by the Federal Court would set a dangerous and unwise precedent that is not only antithetical to the consistent and uniform development of international law in Australia but also to Australia’s effective participation in the OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project.