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Tax authorities, at least in Australia, are getting better at responding to each round of tax leaks, with the Australian Tax Office saying it would investigate hundreds of people named in the Pandora Papers and freezing the assets last week of a Gold Coast developer named in the papers.

But tax avoidance by large corporations and high-wealth individuals continues to place trillions of dollars of profits and wealth beyond the reach of governments, meaning poorer services and a greater burden on ordinary taxpayers and small businesses.

At the heart of the infinitely complex world of tax avoidance and evasion are the enablers -- the accountants, tax lawyers and auditors that dream up and create the structures that siphon away and hide money. It's a massive global industry led by some of the world's biggest firms.