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Media Release - Community to Shape Future of Eventide

April 12, 2016

The Palaszczuk Government is delivering on its commitment to consult with the community about the future of Eventide.After a significant community campaign against the LNP’s program of closures and bulldozing, residential aged care at Eventide is here to stay.

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Transcript - RN Breakfast with Fran Kelly

April 05, 2016

FRAN KELLY: The unprecedented worldwide leak of those secret financial files has refocused attention in this country too on tax evasion. Eight hundred individuals and some of the country’s biggest companies have been linked with the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca, which helps it clients set up offshore entities in countries like the British Virgin Isles. Former Treasurer Wayne Swan has been campaigning for a long time...

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Statement - We Pay Tax, Why Shouldn't They?

April 03, 2016

Tax evasion by multinational companies and high wealth individuals has reached epidemic levels. Over the last decade it has been increasingly facilitated through tax havens.

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Media Release - ATO Tax Data: Enough is Enough

March 23, 2016

Today’s Australian Tax Office data provides further irrefutable evidence of tax evasion and minimisation by wealthy individuals and large corporates, both public and private. One in three private companies pay no tax and one in three public corporate entities operating in Australia pay no tax. In addition, we have 56 millionaires who paid no income tax in 2013, not even the Medicare levy.

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Transcript - Doorstop Interview (Parliament House, Canberra)

February 28, 2016

SUBJECT/S: Australians Doubly Disillusioned With Turnbull, Government Policy Dysfunction   WAYNE SWAN: Well, that was a valiant attempt from the Government to pretend that they’ve actually got a policy process – which they don’t. We’ve got an unprecedented situation at the moment where the Treasurer and the Treasury have been sidelined from the Government’s policy process.

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Transcript - Sky News on the Hour

January 28, 2016

SUBJECT/S: NDIS KIERAN GILBERT: Brooke thanks very much I’m joined by the former Treasurer Wayne Swan he’s live in Brisbane. Mr Swan thanks for your time I want to ask you about this story in The Australian today about the $5 billion funding for the NDIS dwindling. For the first question; straight out, did your government, did you as Treasurer provide sufficient funding to the NDIS when you announced it? WAYNE SWAN: Too right...

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