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Politics in the Pub: Sam Dastyari

By TheAustraliaInstitute 4 February 2016 5

The Australia Institute are excited to announce that Senator Sam Dastyari will be kicking off our Politics in the Pub 2016 series, 7pm Wednesday 3rd February.

A Labor senator from New South Wales, Senator Dastyari has risen to become one of the Labor Party’s brightest stars.

As the chair of the Senate’s corporate tax avoidance inquiry Dastyari has been a vocal campaigner against corporate tax avoidance. Dastyari was also a key player in the Senate’s defence of our existing financial advice laws (FoFA), describing the proposed changes at the time as “nothing more than a gift to a handful of crooks, con men and criminals who have misused the financial advice industry to promote themselves and their own objectives.”

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gazket 10:39 pm 08 Feb 16

Sam Dastyari makes a lot of claims of tax dodging. Clucks like a chook in a hen house.

How much tax did the unions pay last year ?….none …..It’s about time you paid your way buddy.

rubaiyat 4:35 pm 08 Feb 16

dungfungus said :

Were the tax-exempt trade unions mentioned? No, didn’t think so.

Nor the Not for Profit lobby groups that work so hard behind the scenes to ensure the rich do not pay anywhere near their share of taxes.

dungfungus said :

Looks like Australia will be borrowing more money to subsidise the leaners.

You are of course referring to the corporate leaners sucking all the money out of the country and into foreign tax havens.

Good to see you standing up to the big end of town Comrade and not brown nosing them again in some fantasy that you are one of them! 😀

farnarkler 2:32 pm 08 Feb 16

Yep tax reform is required for big business and particularly the church.

dungfungus 10:30 am 08 Feb 16

miz said :

Sounds like an interesting speech.
I personally think corporate tax avoidance (not only on an international level) and other more obvious existing tax lurks are far more if a priority than all this recent guff about increasing the GST. Everyone knows increasing the GST won’t actually solve anything structurally – and I certainly don’t want to pay more GST to subsidise corporate tax cuts!
Get the tax system fairer first, then maybe we can think about a GST.

Were the tax-exempt trade unions mentioned? No, didn’t think so.
The latest media speculation is that negative gearing will get the chop (hooray!) but existing NG rorts will be grandfathered.
Some superannuation tax concessions will be abolished (probably only for the 200 billionaires that fall into that category).
Turnbull confirmed this morning that increasing the GST is “off the table” but I wouldn’t be surprised to see existing GST exempt items lose their status (and why not?).
Looks like Australia will be borrowing more money to subsidise the leaners.

miz 10:17 am 07 Feb 16

Sounds like an interesting speech.
I personally think corporate tax avoidance (not only on an international level) and other more obvious existing tax lurks are far more if a priority than all this recent guff about increasing the GST. Everyone knows increasing the GST won’t actually solve anything structurally – and I certainly don’t want to pay more GST to subsidise corporate tax cuts!
Get the tax system fairer first, then maybe we can think about a GST.

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