KPMG: the Big Four darling of Defence

So matey is KPMG with the federal government that, out of $3.1 billion in fees earned by the Big Four global accounting firms from government contracts between 2012 and last week, KPMG earned almost one billion dollars, or one-third of all the work.

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Lend Lease: double dipping and Dutch tripping

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.

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Glencore, media battles and the pitfalls of fighting a multinational

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.

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Revolving Doors

24 Former Australian politicians with links to fossil fuel & resource extraction industries.


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