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Why is the ATO losing the battle against multinationals?

September 2, 2014 - 20:06 -- Admin

This report, by Noel Towell, is in Tuesday’s Canberra Times.

Why the Australian Tax Office is losing the battle against the ‘transnationals’.

Global companies like Google, Starbucks and IKEA are cashing in on cuts to the Australian Taxation Office’s ability to make them pay their fair share of taxes here, an ATO insider has warned.

Minister Pyne’s claims of anti-Semitism by Socialist Alternative are lies

August 29, 2014 - 09:47 -- Admin

In The Australian on Friday the Minister for Education labelled Socialist Alternative anti-Semitic. This is the letter I sent to the Australian in response.  What odds on it being published? None and buckley’s?

The publication score:

Nothing in the Weekend Australia. Nothing in Monday’s edition. Nothing Tuesday. Nothing Wednesday.



Labor Senator Sue Lines bagged for telling the truth about Abbott’s fear-mongering

August 28, 2014 - 21:41 -- Admin

Labor senator Sue Lines stated the obvious.  Tony Abbott is using national security (Iraq, Australian jihadists, beefed up numbers of border guards, ‘Team Australia’)  to detract attention away from the Government’s unfair pro-rich Budget.  She told Fairfax media that the government was ‘just using this