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ATO launches legal action against accounting giant PwC, meat processor JBS

ATO second commissioner Jeremy Hirschhorn would not comment on any specific case but said certain groups in Australia were using legal professional privilege for the wrong reasons. “The ATO is concerned that some advisors and taxpayers are making reckless or baseless LPP claims in an attempt to withhold facts and …

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Subsidence from coal mine near Sydney leaves creek ‘smashed up’

Loading Efforts by the miner, owned by Sanjeev Gupta’s SIMEC group, to rehabilitate Redbank Creek using filler material were unlikely to work. “It’s like applying reconstructive surgery to a shattered limb,” he said. Tahmoor Colliery’s operations will likely face closer scrutiny as the miner seeks approval to extend the mine’s …

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See-sawing ASX extends winning streak, closes at three-month high

Loading IC Markets general manager Nick Twidale praised Australia’s relative success in rebounding form COVID-19, but was apprehensive about current market trajectory. He said the ASX 200’s post-COVID rally appeared to almost completely ignore the economic task ahead, and instead was seizing on anything positive, as evidenced by the surge …

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Splitit joins buy now, pay later party with record May sales

Shares in buy now, pay later (BNPL) operator Splitit soared as much as 35 per cent on Thursday after the company reported a huge jump in sales and a bevy of fresh customers over the month of May. Splitit, which offers customers a BNPL option through their existing credit cards, …

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Chinese kindergarten attack injures dozens

Chinese state media identified the attacker as a security guard at the school surnamed Li. The suspect had been detained while an investigation was underway, they said. State broadcaster CCTV said 40 had been injured, three seriously, including the head of the school, another security guard and a student. In …

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Police cars rammed during dramatic arrest of men wanted over luxury store burglaries

Police said the pair’s apprehension followed an investigation into a series of commercial burglaries on luxury goods stores including Miss Louise on Collins Street on May 26. The men have also been arrested in relation to five other incidents from earlier on Thursday where items were stolen from a luxury …

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‘Systematic’: UN human rights body slams Duterte’s murderous drug war

The office documented the deaths of at least 248 human rights defenders, legal professionals, journalists and trade unionists between 2015 and 2019. The UN demanded that politically-motivated charges targeting these groups be dropped. Protesters wearing masks hold up placards as they protest an anti-terror bill, President Rodrigo Duterte is trying …

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Retail sales slump as coronavirus ‘torpedo’ hits economy, budget

After hoarding key staples through March, shoppers slashed their purchases of goods such as canned meat and seafood (down 56 per cent), pasta and rice (down 52.4 per cent) and toilet paper (down 43.5 per cent) the following month. Loading Despite these drops, sales of some goods were well ahead …

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Melbourne bar manager pocketed $326,000, then buried it, court told

County Court Judge Fran Dalziel said it was Markworth’s job to record nightly takings and that over the 11 months he declared 7800 cash transactions void and kept $326,689 cash. He resigned when his offending was discovered, but later returned to the office with a bag of wet cash, and …

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‘A symbol of everything’: Tiananmen vigils also for HK future

Zoo said her mother and father, a Chinese Communist Party scholar, were now under surveillance. “They tell my dad to go to the police station every week,” she said. Pictures of Zoo on a video call with Chinese police seen by The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age corroborate her …

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