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Sprouting sh*t for almost nothing
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My interview Razor Sharp 18 February
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp on Tuesday 18 February. http://sharonfirebrace.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/18-2-14-john-passant-aust-national-university-g20-meeting-age-of-enttilement-engineers-attack-of-austerity-hardship-on-civilians.mp3 (0)

My interview Razor Sharp 11 February 2014
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp this morning. The Royal Commission, car industry and age of entitlement get a lot of the coverage. http://sharonfirebrace.com/2014/02/11/john-passant-aust-national-university-canberra-2/ (0)

Razor Sharp 4 February 2014
Me on 4 February 2014 on Razor Sharp with Sharon Firebrace. http://sharonfirebrace.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/4-2-14-john-passant-aust-national-university-canberra-end-of-the-age-of-entitlement-for-the-needy-but-pandering-to-the-lusts-of-the-greedy.mp3 (0)

Time for a House Un-Australian Activities Committee?
Tony Abbott thinks the Australian Broadcasting Corporation is Un-Australian. I am looking forward to his government setting up the House Un-Australian Activities Committee. (1)

Make Gina Rinehart work for her dole
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Sick kids and paying upfront

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Save Medicare

Demonstrate in defence of Medicare at Sydney Town Hall 1 pm Saturday 4 January (0)

Me on Razor Sharp this morning
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace this morning for Razor Sharp. It happens every Tuesday. http://sharonfirebrace.com/2013/12/03/john-passant-australian-national-university-8/ (0)

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Archive for 'Tax avoidance'

Big business tax avoidance – is it time for the fiscal guillotine?

  Tax avoidance is systemic and big business has the resources – and the globe – to play games with the ATO, I write in Independent Australia

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Could a small ‘democracy levy’ recoup some of the tax big business does not pay?

Corporate tax avoidance cost us $4 billion in the last financial year — a small “democracy levy” on big business could help balance the scales, says John Passant in Independent Australia. To read the whole article click on my blog link to click through to the article in Independent Australia.

Apple’s double Irish Dutch sandwich with a serve of tax avoidance

On Monday in Independent Australia I analyse the complex machinations behind Apple’s tax avoidance process and how this affects Australia, where Apple’s tax contribution is about one per cent. To read the article click here to go through my blog to the site.

Has the time come to consider criminalising tax avoidance?

Has the time come to consider criminalising tax avoidance and making boards and senior officers liable for prison sentences, asks former ATO Assistant Commissioner, John Passant in Independent Australia.  

My forthcoming talk on the Panama Papers: capitalism is working well for the 1%

I am speaking this Thursday at the ANU in Canberra on the Panama Papers, inequality, taxing the rich and much much more. The Panama Papers have revealed yet again that the rich rig the game and pay little tax. Instead of taxing the rich the Government wants us to ‘live within our means’. This is code for […]

My article in Solidarity magazine on the Panama Papers

This is the link to my article in socialist magazine Solidarity on the Panama Papers.

My recent Panama Papers Green Left radio interview

This is the link to my interview on Green Left Weekly radio on 3 CR on Friday morning.

Release your tax returns and other random thoughts on tax

If I were Bill Shorten I’d release my tax returns for the last few years and call on Turnbull to do the same.

Panama Papers scandal shows how capitalism works – and why we need to get rid of it

Politicians who insist there’s no money for wages, pensions, benefits or public services had their secret hoards exposed this week writes Socialist Worker UK. As they argue we need to go on the offensive against the Tories and other pro-tax dodging governments—and to link that into a fight to get rid of the whole rotten system.

The Panama Papers: a forthcoming talk by John on taxing the rich, not screwing the rest of us

Come along to hear John Passant, former Australian Tax Office Assistant Commissioner, and member of socialist group Solidarity, talk about what the Panama Papers reveal about the real nature of capitalism and capitalism today, and how we can fight back.