Finance

Goldman Sachs & News Corp tax tricks as Canberra claims battle won

Peering at the local accounts of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp and Goldman Sachs ... is the government's claim to have sorted multinational tax avoidance...

Cagey Chinese raider HNA needs eye of FIRB

China-watcher Michael Sainsbury is hoping the appointment of former spook David Irvine to the Foreign Investment Review Board will step up scrutiny of Chinese conglomerates...

Australia on watch-list as China billions pour into property

As billions in black money from China continues to flood into property markets, the global Financial Action Task Force has put Australia on a...

From Whyalla to Williamtown, for KordaMentha, where there’s a bill there’s a way

Besides milking the distressed steelmaker Arrium for $1 million in fees a week, KordaMentha is helping itself to at least $500,000 a month to...

Media minnow is grateful for swipe by foreign media gorilla News Corp

It is with a deep sense of gratitude and humility that we pay homage to Rupert Murdoch's News Ltd today and The Australian newspaper. For...
Chris Jordan from the ATO at senate enquiry

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...

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...

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...

Tick & flick: PwC embroiled in Vocation collapse

Public trust in the independence of the major audit firms to manage their conflicts of interest is once again in the spotlight thanks to...

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