Why is Lendlease claiming JobKeeper? What is Queensland’s largest private sector employer, Blue Care, doing claiming JobKeeper when its revenues from government have actually been rising? Michael West investigates the latest mega-rort by the Big End of Town.
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Mirvac, an $8 billion property juggernaut, is claiming the JobKeeker subsidy. Michael West reports on large corporations rorting taxpayers by pocketing their employees’ PAYG tax while avoiding their obligation to pay entitlements to workers they have sacked.
It is a registered charity. It is a “charity” which fights against better pay and conditions for workers – and has even fought against workplace leave for victims of domestic violence. There is big money in it. Last year, its revenues rose from $205 million to $237 million.
With Trump in the Oval Office, the US government spends like the world will end tomorrow. Is there a lesson here for the Morrison Government? DCReport Editor-in-Chief, David Cay Johnston, reports on how Republican tax cuts are bankrupting America.
High profile government strategy and economic policy adviser, Dr Michael Keating, refutes the claim about middle and high-income earners facing some of world’s highest tax rates if the Morrison Government’s $158 billion tax plan is not passed in full.
It’s all here … a tax audit, a cover-up and a neighbour in the Oval Office. David Cay Johnston continues his investigation into super rich, tax dodging business owners like William Ingraham Koch.
In plain English, David Cay Johnston, DCReport Editor-in-Chief, show how super rich business owners like William Ingraham Koch, one of the billionaire Koch brothers and Trump neighbour and supporter, can pocket vast sums without paying income tax.
Lendlease has had the same auditor since 1958. Back in the day when doctors and pregnant women were still advertising cigarettes
The cat is out of the bag. Bank shares have shot up since the surprise election result as new investors pile onto the great franking credits bandwagon. Sandi Keane reports.
Which corporations make the best contribution to Australia’s tax base, per dollar earned? Who tips in most for our defence and health, our roads and bridges?
The Big Four, the relentless architects of global tax avoidance, have returned to the insolvency business, despite selling out of it 15 years ago because of overweening conflicts of interests.
Scott Morrison made the pilgrimage to Texas last year to visit Exxon bosses. The then Treasurer might have prodded them to pay tax in Australia, but no
Talking Top40 Tax Dodgers, Exxon EnergyAustralia and the Healthscope Hospitals to tax havens transaction with Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck on ABC 702.
Julian Burnside has locked horns with Treasurer Josh Frydenberg over Liberal Party donations and the Treasurer approving the sale of 43 Australian hospitals, subsidised by taxpayers, to a company in the Cayman Islands tax haven.
John: So, where do franking credits come from?
Peter: The ATO, that’s where franking credits are born … think about franking credits like a gift voucher.
Virgin Australia founder Sir Richard Branson actually resides in a tax haven. He even has his own island, Necker Island, in the infamous archipelago of tax secrecy, the British Virgin Islands.
John: Our paymaster says we’ve got to get onto the “John Howard offset”. That’s the one that really pays out.
Peter: It’s the big one … it’s not like all the other offsets, this one is the only one you might be able to get in cash.
The laugh's on us, writes David Cay Johnston, DCReport Editor-in-Chief. Trump's radical Republican tax cut broke the economy but it's been great for the super-rich and the corporations they control. DONALD TRUMP's tax cut for the rich and the corporations...
Is yet another suite of essential Australian assets headed off to a tax haven? Michael West reports on the takeover of private hospital operator Healthscope and its Caribbean-connected suitors.
An OECD claim that Australia has the world’s third highest effective marginal corporate tax rate made a great headline and pleased the federal government no end. Too bad it is seriously flawed
Booking.com should be at or near the top of the Tax Office’s list of grand tax avoiders but the revenue authorities seem wilfully blind to the true nature of this giant online travel agency
The minute the government brings in new tax laws, the Big Four accounting firms get cracking on the loopholes for their multinational clients.
They dodge tax, they gouge their customers. They even have their paws out for government grants. Michael West reports on the debut of Victoria Power Networks.
Energy Australia is owned by a company in the infamous tax haven of the British Virgin Islands. For the fourth year on the trot, the gas and electricity behemoth paid zero income tax
Australia’s largest coal producer, the secretive Swiss commodities trader, Glencore, topped our Top 40 Tax Dodgers chart last year. This year, it is not even on the list.
Kevin Rudd was PM. An election loomed. Tony Abbott was ahead in the polls and Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers were furiously crusading for Abbott when Rupert’s media empire was presented with a tax rebate of almost $900 million