Why is Corporate Tax Optional?

There were 732 companies who paid no tax in Australia in the 2015-16 financial year. Collectively, their income was more than $500 billion.

Pin-stripe mafia’ corrupt Australia’s Tax System – the Big Four

If we want to stop companies like Apple, Adani, Google, Origin, Santos, Glencore, Shell, Qantas et all taking a bite out of our public services, we need a much better way of taxing multinationals.

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DISCOVER: The Five Rules of Buying Political Influence

Lucinda Beaman, The Conversation

Climate change and energy policy, same-sex marriage, tax cuts and welfare payments: these were just a few of the subjects of heated debate in Australia in 2017. And the debates weren’t always based on the facts.

So, who got it right and who got it wrong in 2017?



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And we’d like to thank you, our readers, for taking the time to read and share quality information, and for helping hold Australia’s leaders to account.

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