In March 2016 the Department of the Chief Minister said the $506 million included stamp duty, but Mr Giles has declined to clarify how much. "I'm not going to go down the breakdown of taxes ... it's illegal for me...
The subversive and secretive street artist turned the art world upside-down Arguably the most controversial street artist in the world, Banksy has developed an entire art subculture devoted to his works. Banksy’s art can impact any location at any given...
Why Adani may still get its government loan Brendan Gogarty, University of Tasmania Even though the Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced she would be vetoing the around A$1 billion loan to Adani for a rail link to its proposed Carmichael coal...
The Australian arm of the global mining giant Glencore has been involved in cross-currency swaps of up to $25bn of a type under specific investigation by the Australian tax office, the Paradise Papers reveal. Glencore, the world’s largest mining company...
The tax office has revealed 36% of the largest public companies and multinational entities in Australia paid no tax in the most recent financial year on record.. It covers the 2015-16 financial year, revealing key details of 2,043 of the...
Nauru has been in the news ever since the Pacific Solution began in 2001, but the history of the tiny island nation has been one of extraordinary waste. Now the expulsion of its chief justice has prompted new questions...
Gambling industry finds plenty of political guns for hire to defend the status quo Stephen Conroy is to head up a new gambling industry body, Responsible Wagering Australia. AAP/Mick Tsikas Charles Livingstone, Monash University Former Labor senator Stephen Conroy, who left parliament in...
Every single gaming machine in the state is theirs. The Keno is theirs. They own one of the two casinos and a controlling stake in the other. By one calculation, 70¢ of every dollar lost by a Tasmanian in...
What happens when a rural town becomes the mountain bike capital of Australia? A few years ago, Derby was a typical Tasmanian town — few job opportunities, a falling head count and bargain basement real estate. But then the Blue...
How the 'pin-stripe mafia' design corporate tax avoidance. Podcast audio from the Tax Justice Network is both informative and disturbing. The current tax system is broken beyond repair. After two years of the OECD trying to patch up the system, even...