Game-changer for oil giants and multinational tax avoiders

It was a superb win for the the Australian Tax Office against Chevron in the Federal Court last week but there is something everyone...

Hornswoggler Chevron hit by historic court case

Chevron's top brass touched down in Australia last September in a fleet of five private jets, here to visit their gargantuan Gorgon and Wheatstone...

Coal glut, cheaper renewables, Adani makes no sense at all

As public angst over the prospective A$1 billion subsidy to coal magnate Guatam Adani hits fever pitch, a small company is modestly beavering away...

Reactorvated: new nuke push ramps up

The global giants of nuclear power are in disarray. As Westinghouse Electric, Toshiba, AREVA struggle in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, a new...

Exxon pays no tax, record dividends, as gas prices soar

Oil and gas leviathan Exxon Mobil has managed to pay zero tax in Australia for two years, despite making $18 billion in sales. Exxon is...

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...

Land titles office: another privatisation for the Caymans?

Profits from the NSW land titles registry may soon be heading to the Cayman Islands to be controlled by one of the world's most...

Tackle payment times: big response to small biz inquiry

Hammurabi nailed it back in 1772 BC when he declared: “The first duty of government is to protect the powerless from the powerful.” When it...

Witch hunt: The Fin’s crusade to destroy CPA boss Alex Malley

The Australian Financial Review has been tirelessly battering Alex Malley, the head of CPA Australia, for two years. How exquisite is the irony. CPA, a...

Land titles: the folly of privatising an essential monopoly

Sensibly, the federal government abandoned plans to privatise the database of the corporate regulator just before Christmas. Almost inexplicably, the NSW government continues to...