Multinationals suspected of routing Australian profits through Singapore will be outed to tax authorities, with the low-tax nation this week signing up to the global plan to fight tax evasion. Companies including big miners BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto...
A retired bank CEO with $10 million in his super pays zero tax each year. Nada. Zip. He wouldn't even pay the Medicare levy. But I suspect that when Treasurer Scott Morrison talks about the "taxed and the taxed...
Click on this link to Petition to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Reject the 2016 Report of Independent Committee Review into Parliamentarian's Entitlements. The Report is both a shame and disgrace. The recently tabled 2016 Report Independent Committee Review into Parliamentarian's Entitlements, grants...
Canon has announced its new flagship DSLR, the full-frame EOS-1D X Mark II. It features a new 20.2MP CMOS sensor with Dual Pixel AF, and uses a pair of Dual DIGIC 6+ processors to capture 4K video and shoot continuously at up...
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...
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...
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...
Australia’s own version of the Panama papers is the Report of the Independent Parliamentary Entitlements System Review, February 2016. A secret alliance between Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull to join forces to become the Gordon Gekko of Australian Politics?  The 2016...
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...

Introduce Optional Preferential Voting

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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,...