GetUp says Australia is losing $5.4bn in potential tax

The release of the Panama Papers has rocked the world, exposing international tax avoidance on an unprecedented scale. The leak showed a trail of tax avoidance by big business and the wealthiest one per cent throughout the world. But the leak was just the beginning of a much bigger story about multinational corporations and the steps they take to minimise their tax. In fact, the Tax Justice Network estimates there is as much as $32 trillion dollars stashed in tax havens around the world. A new report from GetUp! says that 76 of Australia’s biggest companies pay half the corporate rate in taxes.

Story features:

· Danny Faddoul, Senior Campaigner at Getup

· Dr Mark Zirnsak, Secretariat for the Tax Justice Network

· Dr Kerrie Sadiq, Professor at the Queensland University of Technology Business School

Image: ‘And we’re making headlines’ by Getup! on Facebook


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