Making multinationals pay their fair share is "controversial"? Only for Malcolm - Media Release

MAKING MULTINATIONALS PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE IS CONTROVERSIAL? ONLY FOR MALCOLM

The more we see of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, the more he reveals about his true values.

In Question Time today, Mr Turnbull flippantly described making big multinationals pay their fair share of tax as: “highly controversial”.

You read that right: the Prime Minister who is ready and willing to force a higher GST on every Australian household thinks asking some of the world’s largest companies to pay their fair share of Australian tax is a controversial move.

With Australian Tax Office data revealing one in four companies earning over $100 million paying no tax at all, and reports of major multinationals with tax rates as low as 2 per cent, there is hardly a person in Australia who doesn’t believe big corporations could be doing more to pull their weight.

Except on the Government benches of this Parliament, that is.  

Mr Turnbull, here’s some free advice on what Australians really think is controversial: expecting workers and small businesses to carry the load of funding our future while huge companies dodge their fair share.  

TUESDAY, 2 FEBRUARY 2016

MEDIA CONTACT: JENNIFER RAYNER 0428 214 856


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