Despite the magnitude of the leak, the whole ‘Paradise Papers’ fiasco passed without sustained comment. Why? Well, we might have a clue.
The Panama Papers could have been a massive moment in history. However, the culture of tax havens, creative taxation and billionaires paying zero tax remains.
The budget may have escaped deficit, but low-and-middle-income Australia will have to foot the bill.
In a monumental decision, the ATO has been given the green light to investigate offshore tax havens made famous by the Panama Papers.
In order to fix our glacially slow broadband network, the government is pushing through a new tax. Aren’t we already paying for something that doesn’t work?