Mauritius is one of the most popular tax havens used by multinational corporations operating in Australia, an Oxfam report found. Photograph: Neil Farrin/Getty Images/AWL Images RM The Oxfam Report calls on government to strengthen Australia’s multinational tax avoidance laws and...
Scott Morrison has stated he wants to govern in the “Howard tradition”, but sadly that has also entailed adopting the worst of John Howard’s strategies: to admit or explain as little as possible. Recall the former prime minister’s commitment...
This was the major electoral recommendation of the 2009 Citizens’ Parliament which assembled 150 randomly selected citizens drawn from every electorate nationally. (Disclosure Note: this event was funded and operated by the Foundation. Full findings are found here. In practice,...
Amost overnight, Ding Ning and Zhang Min struck it rich with the hot new thing in Chinese finance. In 18 short months, they transformed an old-line industrial company into an Internet phenomenon through the seeming magic of peer-to-peer lending.  It...
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...
Outdoor Photography Magazine Has just announced its Outdoor Photographer of Year 2015 contest category winners, and they are stunning. With two Australian Photographers as finalists. Seven categories covered the range of outdoor photography, from wildlife to macro work, to underwater shots. The...
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...
Facebook could pay millions of pounds in UK tax after approving fundamental changes to its corporate structure in Europe. Starting in April, the world’s largest social network will change its policy so that revenue generated from its largest advertisers displaying...
A group of retired politicians trying to claw bigger pensions and more free travel from the taxpayer will get their day in court next month. The High Court has agreed to hear the challenge by four former federal MP's -...
George Soros is a business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and author who is of Jewish-Hungarian ancestry and holds dual citizenship. He is chairman of Soros Fund Management. Billionaire investor says he shorted the S&P 500 index The Federal Reserve could cut interest...
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