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Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has admitted failing a drug test because she didn't know the substance (Meldonium) was on a banned list under another name. Given how crucial tests are to athletes' performance and reputations, how do they...
By Christopher Flavelle On a recent snowy afternoon in Ottawa, Jean-Yves Duclos sat in his as-yet-undecorated office overlooking Canada's Parliament, reflecting on the limits of government. Until last fall, Duclos was an economics professor specializing in the use...
'The conduct of this bank is anything but ethical.' Lawyer Michael Bates says the CommInsure claims are 'certainly the biggest thing I’ve heard as a litigation lawyer.' Commonwealth Bank's life insurance scandal is predicted to inflict further brand damage on the...
CommInsure, one Australia's biggest life insurers with about 4 million policy holders, has been caught out using unscrupulous practices buried in the fine print of their contracts to deny, delay or avoid paying claims. Meet some of the key players...
Summary of Donations reported by Donors to All parties - 2013-14 Column1 Column2 Column3 Gainsdale Pty Ltd #Sustainable Population Party $68,150.00 26 Summers Pty Ltd #Sustainable Population Party $53,000.00 Australia Chinese Business Elite Awards Pty Ltd ALP $260,000.00 Austar Group Melbourne Pty Ltd ALP $45,000.00 Chevron Australia Pty Ltd ALP $36,300.00 Pacific Equity Partners Pty Limited ALP $30,500.00 Insurance Council of...
Communications Minister Mitch Fifield has announced a shake-up of Australia’s media ownership laws. So, what rules are being scrapped? And how might their axing affect Australia’s media sector? The rules On the chopping block are the “75% reach” and “two out...
Not convinced: Labor Senator and tax avoidance inquiry committee Chair Sam Dastyari says corporate tax cheats should be named and shamed by the tax office. The Senate Inquiry into corporate tax avoidance is due to hand down its final report...
February 23, 2016 by Michelle Grattan Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra Treasurer Scott Morrison has approved the $280 million sale of Australia’s largest dairy farming business to the Chinese-owned Moon Lake Investments. Morrison announced he had agreed to the acquisition of...
Elfriede Sangkuhl, The Conversation December 18, 2012 In the UK the recent boycott of Starbucks by consumers has helped elicit a pledge from the coffee giant to pay £20 million in taxes over the next two years. In Australia, consumers...
MasterCard lowers its local tax bills through deals with Singapore's Government The wonderful thing about investigating multinational tax avoidance is that, despite the corporate spin and obfuscation, there is a hard number that you can always hang your hat on. No...