Topic archives: ato

Information Commissioner to audit Centrelink’s data matching for robo-debt notices

May 18, 2017 5

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner will overhaul Australia's privacy code in response to controversy over Centrelink's debt notices.

Sinister threats on both sides over online GST proposal

April 19, 2017 12

Ebay has threatened that it will cut off Australian consumers rather than be forced to collect GST. But the Australian Retailers Association is threatening MPs who dare vote against the proposal that it is paying close attention.

Human Services attempts Brandisian language redefinition to explain debt notices

March 9, 2017 10

Centrelink has taken to some Brandis-level redefining of the English language to claim that debt notices are just "clarification" letters.

We’re not buying the cash ban

December 19, 2016 4

Crikey readers respond to Friday's edition.

Why is Brandis in hot water this time?

November 28, 2016 3

What do Western Australia, Justin Gleeson, Alan Bond and the ATO have in common? The latest George Brandis scandal.

Wikipedia page of rapist-led cult whitewashed from inside the ATO

May 2, 2016 6

An ATO employee has been using a work computer to whitewash the Wikipedia page of a South Korean cult, whose leader is in prison for multiple counts of rape. Freelance journalist John Power reports.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

April 8, 2015 3

Subs dropping at The Oz ... pay to listen to your boss ... Pyne a man of letters ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

February 25, 2015 1

Eric Abetz struggles to internet ... NUS takes another funding hit ... frying the competition at the cricket ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

July 23, 2014 6

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

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

July 3, 2014

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