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We should levy Facebook and Google to fund journalism – here’s how

Investigations into corporate tax avoidance led to tighter tax laws for Google and Facebook, adding almost a billion dollars to the federal budget this...

How Amex paid no tax in nine years on $10 billion

American Express has paid no net tax in Australia for nine years, according to its latest financial statements. That is zero tax on $10...
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Monster gas projects may pay no tax and royalties on $33B a year

This week’s budget papers show the government spending A$33 billion on education this year, nearly the same amount that Australia’s five new offshore gas...
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Banks, the tax and the $14 billion insider trade

The biggest insider trade of the year has just been executed before our very eyes thanks to a monumental government leak. Word of the Budget...

Shell: tax ripped out as in-house deals double

The latest financial statements from oil and gas giant Shell show just one tax haven connection. The appendix to a Shell submission to the...

Fairfax: the bid and the bosses’ secret pay

Things moved quickly yesterday. By 6.30 in the evening, Fairfax Media chief executive Greg Hywood had confirmed a $2.2 billion takeover bid by US...
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Tackling the big tax swindlers

This month, in a venture with GetUp, we analyse the financial statements of a suite of the world's largest companies; many are household brand...

Google, Facebook restructure; eBay gives taxman the bird

Under pressure from the Tax Office, Google and Facebook have begun to bring their revenue onshore to be taxed. Ebay remains recalcitrant, still deeming...

Behind the intervention in gas: desperation

For the government to intervene in the gas market - in the face of bitter resistance from one of the most powerful lobbies in...

Optus and Telstra’s billing scams hit customers in droves

Optus and Telstra are complicit in a predatory multimillion-dollar billing scam. Thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of broadband customers around Australia are unwittingly...