Nine Entertainment chief Hugh Marks dumped for having sex, Christine Holgate chopped at Australia Post over $20,000 in bonuses. Meanwhile, the top brass at Lendlease, having presided over a $500 million tax scam, nonchalantly say they are “continuing to engage with the ATO and await the finalisation of its draft determination”. Michael West reports.
The Law Council has bounded to the rescue of Lendlease as the Tax Office closes in on the construction giant’s billion-dollar tax rort. The stakes are high. Michael West explores what appears to be a classic mates deal to rescue a large tax rorter at the expense of all other Australian taxpayers.
Lendlease relied on a technicality to refuse to refund 100-year-old Egon Pedersen his $270,000 bond, making a mockery of its “pillars” of integrity, openness and trust. It quickly changed its tune when Michael West Media got involved. Dr Sarah Russell reports.
Why is Lendlease claiming JobKeeper? What is Queensland’s largest private sector employer, Blue Care, doing claiming JobKeeper when its revenues from government have actually been rising? Michael West investigates the latest mega-rort by the Big End of Town.
Like Qantas, Lendlease paid no tax for years while rewarding its executives with large bonuses and spending millions buying back its own shares. Michael West reports the latest on the company’s “double-dipping” tax rort in retirement villages.
“Outlaw these indulgent and selfish practices that threaten the livelihood of fellow Australians,” declared Scott Morrison last week as the protests raged outside a Melbourne mining conference. Tax avoidance, Lendlease.
Lendlease walked away from its contract to rebuild the Sydney Football Stadium in July, leaving a giant hole in the ground and a state government scrambling to fill the construction void
Lendlease has had the same auditor since 1958. Back in the day when doctors and pregnant women were still advertising cigarettes
“Blooms of mould and lead paint … infestations of snakes and cockroaches and dangerously faulty window screens”.
Lendlease has come under fire in the US
Shares in construction behemoth LendLease tanked on Friday, dusting almost $2 billion in a day. Is there more blood yet to be shed, and what the blazes is chief executive Steve McCann doing selling shares in his own stock?
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