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Australia standing proud — and increasingly alone — as property haven for international criminals 

Canberra has made it clear that Australian gatekeeper professions are open for business. Any kind of business. But things are...

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The usual suspects star in annual Tax Office data-dump paying donut on their billions

The latest Tax Office transparency report shows the oil and gas juggernauts are, again, Australia’s biggest tax grifters. Callum Foote...

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The Printer and the Shredder: Reserve Bank has neat trick to tackle rising interest rates

Rates went ballistic this week but the Reserve Bank has a secret weapon for tackling inflation. But who would have...

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Bad apples or bad orchard? KPMG Australia fails ethics test

It’s a good thing engineers didn’t have the professional standards of some of today’s accountants when the Sydney Harbour Bridge...

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Perrottet invests in Putin not Parramatta

Dominic Perrottet’s controversial hedge fund is lending to Russia, China, Saudi Arabia and Cayman Islands. What is the NSW Premier...

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BratKeeper: profitable private schools purloin JobKeeper, pandemic payments too

Blessed are the rich, for theirs is the tax from the poor! Elite private schools gorged themselves on JobKeeper despite...

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Pandora Papers: is the world’s biggest leak the world’s biggest cover-up?

Where are the US billionaires, the Wall Streeters, the Big Four tax firms Deloitte, EY, KPMG, PwC? Michael West explores...

Uppercut: KPMG cheating scandal mirrors Big Four rot, business leadership

Revelations of rampant cheating at KPMG echo the broader decay in culture at the top of business in Australia; at...

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The Nouveau Poor – gender pay gap, super inequality stretched in pandemic

Sixty one. That’s the additional number of days women currently have to work in a financial year to earn as...

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Verging on Ponzi: how the banks are rorting the RBA’s big bail-out fund

Banks are profiteering from the Reserve Bank’s bail-out fund by betting on their own bonds. Michael West investigates a very...

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Bad Manager: is Boston Consulting really consulting consultants?

Management expert Boston Consulting has managed to burn off millions in tax by paying large whacks to “consultants”. Luke Stacey...

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Lendlease fesses up to ATO tax scam audit, provisionally

Lendlease has finally admitted the Tax Office is conducting an audit on its $1 billion double dipping scam, while paying...



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