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Towering cheek: taxpayers get the bird from freeloading TV networks

There's no such thing as a free lunch, unless you happen to be a TV station or a secretive former Macquarie Bank operation known...

Too slick: oil major BP misleads parliament

When executives from BP Australia fronted the inquiry into corporate tax avoidance last year, they omitted to inform the senators presiding that their parent...

CBD wallet farmers sued by spurned veggie farmer

When Macquarie Bank and Al Gore elbowed Maria's Farm Veggies into administration in June this year, the company's founder found himself, utterly bewildered, at...

Al Gore, Macquarie, KordaMentha stiff farming pioneer

Cor Disselkoen came to Australia six years ago and sank millions of dollars into a futuristic farming project near Newcastle. The Dutchman is a...

Rodney Culleton, One Nation senator extraordinaire

"I have now become the hunter," declared One Nation's Rodney Culleton boldly in his maiden speech to parliament. Swept to power on a populist...
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Tricking the taxman

No sooner had the government brought in its new multinational tax avoidance laws than the Big Four were trying to subvert them.
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Will ANZ take out the Fat Cat super fund gong?

Curtain raiser for the annual Fat Cat survey. Which are the best performing and worst performing Australian super funds? This year, a record 3,800...

PwC gives bludgers a lesson in corporate welfare

Story by Michael West and Geordie Wilson The numbers are staggering. The Big Four accounting firms have picked up at least $2.6 billion in fees...

ASIC sale is gold for buyers

Until this reporter was fired by Fairfax Media earlier this year, presumably for the crime of journalism, University of NSW accounting academic Jeff Knapp...

Oligarchs of the Treasure Islands

The “Big Four” global accounting firms – PwC, Deloitte, KPMG and Ernst & Young - are the masterminds of multinational tax avoidance, the architects...