Multinationals suing governments when they don’t fancy a change in Australia’s laws which might hit their profits? It’s not current Labor Party policy. It’s not Greens policy or that of the cross-benchers. The former ALP government spurned it too. Former PM John Howard rejected it for the US Free Trade Agreement.Read More
Author: Michael West
It is little wonder that trust in government is bruised by the day. The secrecy and dissembling over Australia’s largest infrastructure project, WestConnex, is a case in point.Read More
Allowing companies to sue is a threat to free speech, writes contributing editor for The Monthly, Paddy Manning.Read More
Unless it wants gas prices to shoot up, and Australia’s monopoly pipeline operator to be controlled by a Hong Kong billionaire via the Cayman Islands who is not keen on paying tax, the government would be mad to give the green light to this $13 billion APA takeover.Read More
What Lendlease has been doing is buying villages, claiming a bonanza of deductions by changing the contracts from lease to loan arrangements, booking the benefit of those deductions to its bottom line, and ignoring the tax law that says you can’t double dip.Read More
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