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Release your tax returns and other random thoughts on tax

April 12, 2016 - 20:14 -- Admin

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.”

Draft notes for a talk on tax, inequality and challenges for the future at the forthcoming National Law Reform Conference at ANU

April 6, 2016 - 21:32 -- Admin

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.