My article ‘The Minerals Resource Rent Tax: The Australian Labor Party and the continuity of change’ has been published in (2014) 27 (1) Accounting Research Journal 19. If you have University Library access you can have a read if your library has subscribed. It borrows from the ideas of Tom Bramble and Rick Kuhn about […]
Why the Australian Tax Office is losing the battle against the ‘transnationals’.
Global companies like Google, Starbucks and IKEA are cashing in on cuts to the Australian Taxation Office’s ability to make them pay their fair share of taxes here, an ATO insider has warned.
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This echoes something I wrote in 2008 for the public sector informant in the Canberra Times.
The corruption scandal currently unravelling in NSW should give Canberrans pause for thought, I write in New Matilda. A snippet: Can an ACT ICAC improve the confidence we ACT citizens have in our local politicians and public servants? I believe so. Such a body should be top of the list of priorities for the ACT […]
This is a link to my 30 minute Razor Sharp interview on 26 August with Sharon Firebrace covering a wide range of topics, including the collapse of support for the major parties, the Islamic ‘threat’, the Budget, ‘Team Australia,’ resisting the Government’s attacks and much more…
Is there an alternative? The tens of thousands who marched this weekend against the Abbott government are a possible base from which to build a coalition against Abbott’s war on Iraq and war on Australians. If we are to go to war in Iraq then let the capitalists, parsons, politicians, landlords, newspaper editors and other stay-at-home patriots go first.
Australian supporters of Israel have reacted to the growing hostility to the Gaza war with a hysterical campaign of slander and suppression against anyone who dares to criticise Israel write Corey Oakley and Daniel Taylor in Red Flag. (The link may not work all the time because pro-Israeli forces have been attacking and shutting down the Red Flag site for the last 3 weeks. The Zionists do not want the truth about Israel’s crimes revealed.)
Education Minister Christopher Pyne labels Socialist Alternative, with no evidence whatsoever, anti-Semitic. This calumny is the last refugee of Zionist scoundrels who cannot rebut the evidence of Israel’s war crimes in Gaza. In fact recent analysis shows that there has not been a global increase in anti-Semitism but rather in anti-Israeli sentiment, based on the reality of the crimes Israel is committing in Gaza. To conflate the two is a crude attempt by Zionists to bury the crimes of Israel alongside the bodies of the hundreds of murdered children in Gaza.
Labor senator Sue Lines stated the obvious. Tony Abbott is using national security (Iraq, Australian jihadists, beefed up numbers of border guards, ‘Team Australia’) to detract attention away from the Government’s unfair pro-rich Budget.
Israel did not win. The Palestinian Authority did not win. Hamas did. Palestine did. Gaza’s people did.
Operation Sovereign Borders stops innocent people who are fleeing war, murder and rape but Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison won’t stop fascists coming here. Says it all really.