Tips and rumours

May 19, 2017

Tips and rumours

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From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours …

What is the real story here? The media was awash with the news yesterday that not only was a senior member of the Australian Tax Office implicated in major tax fraud, but a senior journalist was also implicated. Veteran Channel Nine and Seven journalist Steve Barrett was mentioned in court documents, which allege he was part of a blackmail attempt on some of the members of the tax syndicate.

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  1. klewso

    “The real story” re Barrett?
    ….. It wasn’t our national Treasurer “Jingles” Morrison (charged with his responsibilities) and his “This shows the system is working” take?
    How far would this fraud have had to have progressed before he’d have declared “the system” is “having some trouble coping”?
    How long and what figure would have been enough for that sort of disposition – from a clown with his sort of fiduciary duty of care?

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