New task force, including ATO, to target outlaw motorcycle gangs [36]

The Australian Crime Commission (ACC) has announced that Australia’s outlaw motorcycle gangs will be put under the microscope of a new multi-agency task force targeting the highest risk groups and their members. The national task force, named Operation Morpheus, has been created by the Serious and Organised Crime Coordination Committee (SOCCC) to continue and expand…

*Australia’s laws are robust re aggressive international tax planning: Treasurer [33]

In the House of Reps on Thur 4.9.2014, the Treasurer made a ministerial statement on G20-OECD tax and transparency. In relation to multinational businesses that have set up sophisticated arrangements to avoid Australian tax, Mr Hockey said this was “patently unfair – unfair on the Australian taxpayer and unfair on local businesses that are doing…

*TD 2014/D16 – a right for an employee to acquire an interest in shares subject to shareholder, is not an “indeterminate right” for ESS purposes [27]

This Draft TD, issued on Wed 24.9.2014, and states that where a right to acquire a beneficial interest in a share is granted subject to shareholder approval and an employee acquires only a right to have the matter put to the shareholders and nothing more, that right is not an “indeterminate right” within the meaning…