Friday, November 25, 2022

Tax systems have been struggling to adapt to the digitalization of the economy.

 “Your love makes me strong, your hate makes me unstoppable!” 

– Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal 🇵🇹 3 Ghanna 2

I was on Cameroon side  

John Lewis and Reverend C.T. Vivian dedicated their lives to fighting for freedom and equality. They believed we could remake this country until it lived up to its full promise, and now it’s up to all of us to follow in their footsteps.

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 17, 2022

Darien Shanske (UC-Davis; Google Scholar) presents State Digital Services Taxes: A Good and Permissible Idea (Despite What You Might Have Heard) (with Young Ran (Christine) Kim(Cardozo; Google Scholar)) at San Diego today as part of its Tax Speaker Series hosted by Miranda Fleischer

Tax systems have been struggling to adapt to the digitalization of the economy. At the center of the struggles is taxing digital platforms, such as Google or Facebook. These immensely profitable firms have a business model that gives away "free" services, such as searching the web. The service is not really free; it is paid for by having the users watch ads and tender data. Traditional tax systems are not designed to tax such barter transactions, leaving a gap in taxation.

Hackers leaking personal info on 5 million customers and employees of Malaysian airline AirAsia

Multinational tax integrity and tax avoidance by the fossil fuel industry: Part 1

This is the first instalment of a two-part series based on our recent submission to the Australian Government regarding tax transparency and the fossil fuel industry. The first part examines Australia’s global fossil fuel transnational corporations’ problems and tax practices. The second part provides recommendations for minimising their tax avoidance practices. 

A proposed new law aiming to clamp down on multinational companies that shift their profits to tax havens is being called a model for the U.S. and EU to adopt


The eerily quiet $200billion World Cup stadiums marooned in the Qatar desert: Lacking in atmosphere with little fanfare and battered by sandstorms, the ‘no frills’ venues hosting football’s greatest showpiece Daily Mail


World Cup 2022: Capitalism can’t kill football — try as it might Al Jazeera

JULIETTE OCHIENG:  On Ridicule. “When people laugh derisively at something you say – and tell you that this is what they are doing – they do it with the assumption that this type of laughter will wound you in some way. But what happens if this has no effect on you?”

How to become immune to it: become dedicated to the truth over all else, especially if it is an uncomfortable truth.

And laugh.

Former Liberal administrative committee member David Lau adopted the fake identity, “Sean Cook”, and used James Bond pictures and an encrypted email account as part of a scheme aimed at preventing The Age and 60 Minutes from reporting on Heath, a Liberal safe-seat candidate, and her ties to the ultraconservative church.

‘Shame on you’: Liberal figure caught using 007 pics and fake identity for dirty tricks

Friendyjordies taking ‘indefinite hiatus’ after arson attack

A migration system for Australia’s future

A three-member panel to review Australia’s migration system – former PM&C Secretary Martin Parkinson, academic Joanna Howe and businessman John Azarias – has been set the task of producing “a holistic strategy that articulates the purpose, structure and objectives of Australia’s migration system to ensure it meets the national interest in the coming decades”. 

Australia’s China threat industry led by Sydney Morning Herald takes a hit

How 1800’s bunco artists scammed people’s money in the shell game; the tricks they used are still working

Agriculture Minister Murray Watt has ordered the independent review of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA), an agency that's experienced plenty of controversy since former minister Barnaby Joyce announced its relocation from Canberra to Armidale in 2016.

Government agency to undergo independent culture review, following allegations staff member urinated on colleagues

News Corp – How a rogue organisation operates. A repost from 27 October 2017

Matthew Ricketson has written a biography of Lachlan Murdoch. You may be interested in some background on News Corp. 

Medicare compliance review unlikely to succeed

Minister for Health Mark Butler has given in to pressure from some media outlets and on 5 November announced an independent review into Medicare compliance to report in four months – a requirement which means it will struggle to deliver on its main terms of reference.