CANBERRA, April 3 (Reuters) – Australia will force corporate
giants such as Google Inc and Apple Inc to
disclose their tax arrangements in an effort to curb alleged tax
avoidance by multinational corporations.
The increasingly borderless global economy means big firms
often have no tax liability in a country, even with a major
local presence, Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury said on
Australian Tresaurer Wayne Swan reappoints Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Stevens for three years.
Australian cenbank leaves rates unchanged at 3.0 pct
CANBERRA (Reuters) – Fugitive WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, holed up in London’s Ecuadorian embassy for nine months, has appointed a high-profile opponent of Britain’s monarchy to run his campaign for a seat in Australia’s upper house of parliament.
Former Australian Republican Movement head and lawyer Greg Barns said on Monday he would be campaign director for the WikiLeaks Party spearheading Assange’s rare absentee bid for a Senate seat in Australia’s September 14 election, which even if successful would not bring him any legal protection.