There was one simple goal: to find out how much income tax was paid by Glencore, Australia’s biggest coal miner. Our quest had more spills than a Blues Brothers movie. We were met with the threat of a lawsuit, newspaper editors caving in with grovelling apologies, weeks of company searches costing hundreds of dollars, a hostile PR offensive run in rival media and the mining lobby and were still none the wiser.Read More
Author: Michael West
An entire industry has mushroomed around it. Platoons of remuneration consultants rubber-stamp it,...Read More
Senate hearing, April 24, 2018 Senator Lee Rhiannon: You have again repeated this supposed...Read More
Wherever taxpayer dollars up for grabs, rent-seekers will be there by the dozen. In Australia’s aged care sector, governments pick up some 70 per cent of the chit while private providers rake in the profits, often deploying aggressive tax avoidance schemes. The upshot is that taxpayers effectively get hit twice.Read More
The endless battle against the business lobby for tax justice and transparency proceeds apace. The European Council is scheduled to meet in Brussels on May 25 and will likely consider new rules on corporate transparencyRead More
The countdown is on.
Who will be ranked as Australia’s biggest tax dodger?
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