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Who wins from (British ) Google tax?

Perhaps what's most interesting about the government's planned new Diverted Profits Tax, AKA the "Google" tax, is how much noise and debate it has...

Has Canada proved to be a fertile political space for deliberation?

Peter MacLeod Published on Sun Aug 16 2015 Here's a good news story for anyone exhausted at the prospect of our federal election...

POLITICIANS RELY TOO HEAVILY ON CLOISTERED EXPERTS

In pockets around the world, democracy is being reinvented as it was conceived in ancient Athens – not modern Greece, I hasten to add! Luca...

Unprecedented concentration of corporate influence

Labor senator Sam Dastyari has warned there is something "fundamentally wrong and rotten" with Australia's entire political system, claiming there are 10 huge companies...

China’s Ponzi Scheme – 900,000 people +

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...

Malaysia Prosecutor, Fund Will Help in Swiss Graft Probe

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia's top prosecutor said Saturday he will cooperate with Swiss authorities, whose investigation into an indebted Malaysian state investment fund...

Google deal highlights need for ‘radical change’ to international tax rules

Google’s £130m tax deal with the UK reveals the need for a radical overhaul of the international tax system, according to Britain’s leading authority...

Death Still Certain. Company Taxes Less So.

Maybe we need to amend the adage about death and taxes being the only two certainties. No offense to Benjamin Franklin (or whoever said...

Factions, political hacks and despots

A mooted succession plan in Bronwyn Bishop’s Sydney seat has been denounced by local Liberal party members as “North Korean nepotism”. Damien Jones,...