And just how do they spend that much on things that are clearly not permitted? The name of the place was on his Card Statement, so why wasn't he sacked and charged? I guess they couldn't do anything to him because they were too busy buying cars and jewelry on their taxpayer funded cards.
Someone once told me about strip clubs it's a total waste of money. Why would you pay to go to the best restaurant in town and just look at the menu
This is hardly Australia's biggest ever tax fraud! What about the fraud being perpetrated over years by the likes of foreign corporates Chevron and Google, to name only two..
Should be charged with Treason....Defrauding the Commonwealth. I don't think that Fraud or embezzlement charges cover the public out rage. We need to send a message to our officials that fraudulent actions involving the commonwealth should have Swift & severe consequences with fixed penalties. To ensure our judiciary system doesn't go easy on them.t
don't forget the other thieves in high places we need to hold to account- the big corporations, the mining companies (especially Adani- the government is GIFTING them A BILLION DOLLARS FFS) and our dear friends the pollies themselves. And they dare tell US to pull our belts tighter?
Andrew Leigh more concerned about tax evasion, tax minimisation and unexplained wealth. If public servants are on the inside fleecing the system, that would be my first concern Andrew. Where's there's smoke there's fire.
All departments need to be cleaned up. And thats the reason people shouldnt pay tax cause the government's doesn't know what ro do with the money anyway. Australians should revolt and not pay tax.
This is evidence and a testament of how sick, twisted and corrupt that our Bureaucracies, Administrations and Governments really are.
In one breathe they espouse taking on Corporations and behind closed doors they are working hand in glove to help them funnel off millions of dollars and avoid paying tax. It is shameful and an absolute disgrace.
Cranston should thank his fortunes that he is not living in China because if he were he'd face the firing squad but fundamentally it demonstrates that our laws are too soft on Government Officials and those who seek to defraud the public but ultimately why we as a nation need a Federal ICAC.
It's coming!!!!!!!These latest criminal activities and discoveries, just prove what is really happening, right under all Australian Regulatory Bodies noses.....All the Australian Banks Victims, have been begging and pleading for help and assistance fromThe very Bodies, that have all been caught with their pants down.Wake Up Australia!!!!! Just because you have not been effected, doesn't mean it's not happening.There must be aRoyal Commission into the Banking Industry urgently.You also need to lookat Local Councils especially MRCC....There is corruption everywhere and many lives are being destroyed.Just because we are not the ATO we deserve the same HELP....
Corruption is endemic and at astronomical levels - because many Australians have forgotten they are the government. Electors and funders all.
Many are happy to rip off anyone they can whenever they can. GST was supposed to fix the "cash economy" rort. It didn't.
The canker of corruption has taken over.
Scams, rorts, pilfering, dodging, and outright greed and theft.
It's a lot worse than anyone can calculate.
Hundreds of businesses are not paying Superannuation or correct wages stealing from employees and govt. Why no compliance checks? Why doesn't data feeds in BAS include wages data to cross match. Easier to target poor and pensioners
He we are doing the right thing and hear guys on the inside ripping off the system. We'd get jail time if we did it. They had better
This is a victory for the ATO. It clearly shows their systems work and they catch the bad guys EVENTUALLY whether they are in our out - well done AFP and ATO. We are proud to live in a country with proper systems.
Wish ASIC was a good as the ATO. Before the bank levies were released in the budget the bank stocks lost $14 billion. Someone had insider knowledge and took advantage of it. But Rene Rivkin was pinged for $50. Double standards .
It is reported that the Dad, Michael, was not necessarily aware what his son was up to when he asked for access to information at the ATO. But wasn't he a teeny bit suspicious?
Must be locked up for good and we need urgently reconstruction of tax departments of AustraliaAll fired and brand new tax departments staff and 24/7 monitors under surveillance delicate strategies against tax boss and his staff members
It doesn't matter he doings bad thing on tax and what the government gone do for it???? All he gone getting is paying is tax back that it's. bloody busted ducker corruption man .
The Australian people require a full and frank disclosure of this matter. we deserve nothing less. I would think that in the interests of good government, all political parties will feel the same.
Our tax $$ hard at work. This scum bag is worst than any terrorists. Just watch him crawl his way out of this with money he stole