DOORSTOP - CHRIS BOWEN & ANDREW LEIGH
THURSDAY, 3 DECEMBER 2015
SUBJECT/S: Dodgy Liberal Party-Greens deal to water down tax transparency measures.
CHRIS BOWEN, SHADOW TREASURER: Well thanks for coming.
Overnight the Liberal Party and the Greens Party engaged in a backroom deal to let Australia's large private companies continue to avoid tax transparency.
Let's be very clear; the Turnbull Government has been for whatever reason desperate to see large private companies continue to avoid scrutiny and transparency when it comes to the amount of tax they pay.
Now they have a new Coalition partner in Richard Di Natale’s Greens. The Australian Greens under Richard Di Natale’s leadership are the tax transparency traitors of Australian politics, traitors to those Australians who want to see everybody paying their fair of tax.
They've become the gutless Greens.Read more
RICHARD DI NATALE’S GREENS: COALITION PARTNERS IN GUTTING TAX TRANSPARENCY
Joint Media Release with Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen
Richard Di Natale’s Greens have today teamed up with the Liberal Government to help Australia’s richest companies keep their tax dealings secret, selling out ordinary Australian taxpayers in the process.
In a closed-door deal between Richard Di Natale and Scott Morrison overnight, the Greens have walked away from reinstating tax transparency for private companies earning over $100 million. They will instead team up to double this threshold to $200 million.Read more