This is the link to the Canberra Times letters on Thursday. My letter on the Commissioner of Taxation, and asking questions about how sacking 20% of Tax Office staff improves the fight against tax avoidance. It is a bit over 2/3rds of the way down.
Articles from En Passant
In Whyalla thousands of steel making jobs are at risk because Arrium bought iron ore mines at the top of the market. There is also an oversupply of steel on the market, the classic Marxist overproduction starting to play out.
If I were Bill Shorten I’d release my tax returns for the last few years and call on Turnbull to do the same.
Malcolm Turnbull is an investor in tax havens and a former merchant banker. That must explain his very strong campaigns against the greed of tax avoiders and the avarice of financial institutions.
The Panama Papers reminded me of something former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young said. “Nothing is illegal if 100 businessmen decide to do it.”
This 33 second video of Sir Alan James Carter Duncan, KCMG in the UK House of Commons recently, defending David Cameron’s tax dodging, shows what the ruling class really thinks about us. Low achievers of the world unite!!!
These are the overlong notes of my draft talk that I have to basically cut in half for my talk next week at the ANU College of Law National Law Reform Conference. I will be speaking on tax, inequality and challenges for the future. None of the various graphs and pie charts have transferred over. If I get time tomorrow I will bring them across.
This is the link to my 37 minute interview with Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp on Tuesday 5 April We talk about the polls turning against the Liberals and to Labor, the Panama Papers, the pathetic Turnbull government and much much more.
Underhand, sneaky, illegal, criminal, tax evading, tax avoiding, filthy rich parasites. These are just some of the epithets that come to mind when I read reports in the mainstream media about the activities of the 14000 clients of Panama headquartered company Mossack Fonseca and the 220,000 shell companies it has set up for them.