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Tips and rumours

Macfarlane likes ARENA and CSG … The AFL’s got issues … the ATO thanks you for your taxes …

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Tips and rumours

ASIC goss as Sigalla case nears … WA Labor power plays … more Tinder activities …

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Tips and rumours

NSW Health workers asked not to spruik funeral parlours … AusAID staffers not happy with induction … clueless on FBT? …

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Greens spoke too late on WA Senate loss

Crikey readers have their say on the Greens senate drama in WA, the technicalities of same-sex divorce and tax office surveillance.

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Nick Xenophon hits back at Bob Brown

Crikey readers have their say on Greens senate preferences, ASIC and the ATO.

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The tax man is watching: new surveillance force for ATO

The tax man is stepping up the war on fraud and dodgy claims, using the Australian Crime Commission to monitor suspected cheats. Tax consultant and former ATO manager Chris Seage reports it’s a first.

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Vaccination pricks

Crikey readers talk the importance of vaccination and tax reform.

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Kim Williams: don’t underestimate how outrageous this is

Crikey readers talk pokies, the principles of the Greens and what’s wrong with the ATO.

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ATO promises independent appeals process — but will it be fair?

A new appeals division will provide taxpayers with an independent review of cases in dispute — but will it override current quotas and influences? Accountants and lawyers are confident but sceptical.

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Tips and rumours

ATO to go miners over dodgy transactions? … Merry Christmas Tony Abbott, here is Crikey’s reading list for you … who’s who in newsrooms of old …

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New chief taxman looks like a winner for all sides

Chris Jordan looks a good appointment as Australia’s new commissioner of taxation. Seemingly everyone has applauded him as the first commissioner to come from outside the public service.

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ATO whistleblower takes a bullet

Crikey reader have their say.

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Sydney: where people play Russian roulette with their health

The city of Sydney’s s-x industry is awash with unsafe s-x practices and no one is doing a thing about it, writes Chris Seage, tax consultant, former ATO audit manager and owner of Brothel Busters.

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How Hoges used PR to beat the taxman

He may not have made an international box office hit since the Crocodile Dundee series, but Paul Hogan certainly proved one thing over the last couple of weeks — he still knows how to win over a crowd.

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Crocodile Dundebt vows to continue the fight

In an interview with The Australian, beleaguered actor Paul Hogan has maintained his “see you in hell” attitude against the Australian Taxation Office, which continues its investigation into his allegedly dodgy dealings with offshore tax havens.

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Tax: small business hit with avalanche of tax audits

The government will allocate a further $445 million to the Australian Taxation Office in its fight against tax cheats. But it won’t cover everyone, writes former ATO audit manager Chris Seage.

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Community programs done best by lower-level operators

Programs that deliver services to communities tend to be better carried out at lower levels for good reason, writes Stephen Bartos.

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Crikey’s Business Awards of the Year: organisations

Crikey names the businesses who made a splash in 2009 — for all the right and wrong reasons.

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ATO decision to tax TPG on Myer is on the money

Despite the claims of self-interested private equiteers and their hired help, the ATO’s decision to tax TPG’s billion-dollar Myer windfall was the right one.

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ATO-TPG fight may force legislators to act curb tax favours

The emerging stoush between the Australian Tax Office and the former private equity owners of Myer should warm the cockles of the hearts of every long-suffering Australian taxpayer.

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Senator Nick Sherry is turning into a chameleon

In Opposition, Nick Sherry was a ferocious interrogator of the tax commissioner in estimates hearings. It’s amazing how politicians can suddenly change when they get into government, writes Chris Seage.

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Eating chocolate bars behind bars?

Which prison inmate is too fat to get out of bed? Who is really in charge of Nine’s programming? What’s happening with the ATO website? Tipsters tell all.

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Things to change at The Oz?

Is The Oz set for a major overhaul? And what’s happening down at the ATO?

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The Eels and Sharks swim in murky waters

Good old fashioned investigation into the Parramatta Eels and Cronulla Sharks reveals money laundering.

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Netbank still struggling

Tipsters tell of more Netbank issues, glitches at the ATO, possible job losses at Rio Tinto and more.

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