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Tax Fraud

Google to Pay Nearly Half a Billion Dollars in Australian Tax

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Hot on the heels of news published earlier this month that multi-nationals are still paying little to no tax here in Australia, one of the world’s most well-known corporate juggernauts has announced it has reached a settlement with the ATO...

Foreign-Owned Companies Avoid Billions in Tax

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
As thousands of Australians wonder how they’ll put food on the table this Christmas, the Australian Tax Office (ATO) has released figures which (again) show that many large companies have avoided paying tax in recent years. Despite many individuals being...

What are the Mental Elements for Criminal Code Act Offences?

by Ugur Nedim
There are hundreds of Commonwealth Acts which contain criminal offences, perhaps the most notable of which is the Criminal Code Act 1995 (‘the Act’) – the stated purpose of which is ‘to codify the general principles of criminal responsibility under...

Paying Cash? You Could End Up In Prison

by Sonia Hickey
A proposed new law would make paying more than $10,000 in cash for goods or services a criminal offence. The proposed changes were first announced in the 2018-19 budget, and a draft of the legislation, called the Currency (Restrictions on...

Tax Office Attacks Client Legal Privilege

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
During his speech at the Law Society’s 2016 Opening of Term Dinner, NSW Chief Justice Tom Bathurst made clear he had identified 397 state laws that encroach upon three fundamental legal protections alone – the presumption of innocence, the right...

What are the Penalties for Tax Fraud in Australia?

by Ugur Nedim
A sister and brother have been ordered to pay a total of more than $2.3 million in taxes, administrative costs and interest after a court found that ‘thou shall not pay tax’ is not only absent from the Bible, but...

12 Reasons to Choose Sydney Criminal Lawyers®

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Being prosecuted for a criminal or traffic offence can be a nerve-wracking experience. You may be unfamiliar with the process, unsure of the best way forward and concerned about the outcome. But whether you are charged with a less-serious matter...

Eliminating $100 Notes Will Reduce Crime, say currency experts

by Zeb Holmes & Ugur Nedim
Australian currency experts suggest that removing $100 notes from circulation will reduce organised crime and tax fraud. Professor Steve Worthington from Swinburne University says that while $30 billion worth of $AUD100 notes are currently in circulation, most people rarely carry...

The Wealthy and Powerful Getting Away with Tax Fraud

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
In case you missed it, a leak of data from Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca has allegedly exposed wealthy individuals, including public officials, hiding their money in offshore companies to avoid tax. The ‘Panama papers’ contain information about more than...

Fears Realised: Agencies Given Opal Card Data Without Warrant

by Ugur Nedim
You might think that catching public transport in Sydney is a simple transaction – you pay your money, jump aboard and arrive (often slightly late) at your destination. When the NSW Government announced the move to electronic ticketing with the...
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