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Retiring federal politicians will get six-figure pensions for life

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Former ministers Warren Truss and Ian Macfarlane are among 16 retiring MPs who will benefit from a generous six-figure parliamentary pension. Photo: Andrew Meares The...

U.S. watchdog to probe Fed’s lax oversight of Wall Street

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A U.S. watchdog agency is preparing to investigate whether the Federal Reserve and other regulators are too soft on the banks they are meant...

Big four accounting firms avoid scrutiny in multinational tax avoidance

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Not convinced: Labor Senator and tax avoidance inquiry committee Chair Sam Dastyari says corporate tax cheats should be named and shamed by the tax...

Morrison ticks off sale of Australia’s biggest dairy to Chinese buyer

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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...

Should Australians follow the British lead and boycott tax avoiders?

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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...

Card giant MasterCard lowers local tax bill

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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...

Google accounts show 11 billion euros moved via low tax ‘Dutch...

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Google moved 10.7 billion euros ($12 billion) through the Netherlands to Bermuda in 2014, as part of a structure which allows it to earn...

Google boss claims he does not know his salary in Commons...

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Google’s executives have been accused of being out of touch with reality after the company’s most senior UK-based executive was unable to tell MPs...

How Do You Stop the Biggest Gas Leak Ever?

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Steve Conley got the call early on Nov. 5. A natural gas storage well was leaking methane into the air at Aliso Canyon, near...

Google Ireland staff paid much less than London colleagues

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Google Ireland staff paid much less than London colleagues Average wage of £72,000 compares with London staff average salary of £160,000 – despite booking £5bn...