| 17 December 1964|
December 17, 1964
| (1964) 111 CLR 353|
High Court of Australia
| Anderson's Pty Ltd v Victoria|
Barwick CJ, McTiernan, Kitto, Taylor, Menzies and Windeyer JJ
Anderson's Pty Ltd v Victoria Wikipedia
Anderson's Pty Ltd v Victoria (1964) 111 CLR 353 is a High Court of Australia case that dealt with section 90 of the Australian Constitution. In this case, following on from such cases as Dennis Hotels Pty Ltd v Victoria, Barwick CJ accepted the broad approach to the definition of an excise, but rejected the formalistic criterion of liability approach for determining if the excise falls at the relevant step. He adopted the substance over form approach, or the substantial effects doctrine, in that there are many factors to be considered, for example, the indirectness of the tax, its effect on the cost of goods and its proximity to the production or distribution of the goods.