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Pharma companies avoid estimated $215m a year in local tax: Oxfam

Pharma companies avoid estimated $215m a year in local tax: Oxfam

Pharmaceutical companies avoided an estimated $215 million in tax in Australia a year over three years - almost four times the $63 million paid, Oxfam says.

  • by Nassim Khadem

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'Rats chasing their tails': How the law caught up with Philip Whiteman

'Rats chasing their tails': How the law caught up with Philip Whiteman

Some know him as Philip Graham, Philip Armstrong, Philip James or Philip Whiteman, but to Marisa Sampieri the alleged fraudster is just “evil”.

  • by Sarah Danckert
How Labor wants to win over Coalition business voters
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How Labor wants to win over Coalition business voters

By wooing disgruntled small business owners with tax disputes.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
'He's going to get hit with an iron bar': Fraudsters joked about bashing fake director
Crime

'He's going to get hit with an iron bar': Fraudsters joked about bashing fake director

A drug user recruited as a fake company director by an alleged $100 million fraud ring run by businessman Philip Whiteman claims he was bashed with an iron bar.

  • by Sarah Danckert
A Camry to town with 'fraudsters': What scam victim Tim did next

A Camry to town with 'fraudsters': What scam victim Tim did next

Country locksmith Tim Batchelor told public examinations that he had to "change his jocks" after feeling pressured by alleged fraudsters.

  • by Sarah Danckert
The drug dealers, the developers and the missing millions
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Investigation

The drug dealers, the developers and the missing millions

An accused blackmailer has been grilled on behalf of a company's liquidators in the Federal Court.

  • by Kate McClymont
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Criminals required to explain their wealth in national crackdown
Peter Dutton

Criminals required to explain their wealth in national crackdown

Criminals who can't explain how they got their money will be punished under a national scheme that allows the government to sweep up their assets. 

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
ATO warns over honesty of cash-only businesses

ATO warns over honesty of cash-only businesses

Research commissioned by the Australian Tax Office has found consumers question the honesty of cash-only businesses.

  • by Cara Waters
As multinationals gear up to fight ATO, it turns focus on abuse of IP
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As multinationals gear up to fight ATO, it turns focus on abuse of IP

More than 30 companies are disputing billions of dollars in tax bills raised under the government’s laws aimed at curtailing multinational profit shifting.

  • by Nassim Khadem
Jet-setting execs may face major changes to residency tax laws
ATO

Jet-setting execs may face major changes to residency tax laws

Jet-setting Australian executives could soon find themselves subject to dramatic changes to tax laws.

  • by Nassim Khadem
Is the cash economy really worth $50b and who are we really fighting?
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Opinion

Is the cash economy really worth $50b and who are we really fighting?

Tackling the cash economy is a worthwhile aim, but drastic actions such as banning cash wages and boosting Tax Office powers may be a step too far.

  • by Nassim Khadem