Tag Archives: Australian Tax Office

BIKIE TASKFORCE BROADENS WEB

Friday September 6 2013 – A national taskforce that has cut off at the knees Australia’s largest outlaw bikie gang may take aim at the other “big three” clubs and effectively bypass shaky state anti-association laws. The Attero Taskforce has … Continue reading

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MOKBEL ASSOCIATE HIT WITH $2.6 MILLION TAX BILL – Sunday July 14 2013

– A Melbourne woman accused of laundering criminal proceeds on behalf of the Mokbel drug empire has been served with a $2.6 million tax bill by the Australian Taxation Office. Irene Meletsis, 46, of Fitzroy, was served with a writ … Continue reading

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FACILITATORS IN GUN ON TAX HAVENS – Tuesday June 18 2013

– The Tax Office has declared war on the top end of town accountants and lawyers who have helped Australians avoid tax by setting up secretive offshore companies and trusts, with its deputy head warning, “I am going to target … Continue reading

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BIG NAMES FACING TAX PROBE – Saturday June 15 2013

– Prominent Australians including captains of industry, politicians, philanthropists, developers, lawyers, accountants, criminals and entrepreneurs are set to become embroiled in one of the nation’s most explosive tax investigations into offshore structures. This follows the leaking of data to the … Continue reading

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BIKIE LEADER HAD ROLE IN TRUCKER FRUAD, COURT TOLD – Wednesday April 10 2013

– The Victorian president of the Comanchero motorcycle gang, Amad “Jay” Malkoun, led efforts to conceal from authorities trucks and other assets at the centre of a multimillion-dollar fraud, a court has heard. The court also heard that Steve Iliopoulos, … Continue reading

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RICH CRIMINALS ESCAPE STATE LAWS – Sunday March 17 2013

– Victoria Police has been forced to refer multimillion-dollar alleged proceeds of crime cases to its federal counterparts because of fears state laws are inadequate to launch a prosecution. One organised crime figure, who cannot be named, has amassed a … Continue reading

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TASKFORCE TO BLITZ GANG CRIME – Sunday March 3 2013

– Criminal gangs face the seizure of luxury cars, houses and cash assets under plans for a national taskforce to tackle gang-related crime in Australia. Prime Minister Julia Gillard today will announce a law-and-order blitz to fight gang-related crime as … Continue reading

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MORE POWERS, FEWER RIGHTS – Tuesday February 26 2013

– They can compel you to hand over evidence. You can be forced to answer questions in secret hearings and then prohibited from telling anyone about it. You may not be a suspect, but if you fail to comply you … Continue reading

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REFORMS PROMISED TO FIGHT CUSTOMS’ GRAFT AND CRIME – Saturday February 2 2013

– Australian customs services need massive reforms to confront corruption and organised crime, according to Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare, who has also vowed that officials involved in graft will be ripped out by the throat. Mr Clare has also … Continue reading

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CRACKDOWN ON FRAUD – Sunday December 9 2012

– The Australian Tax Office is demanding new powers to monitor Australians’ private phone calls and emails so it can hunt down tax cheats. The tax office has told the Attorney-General’s Department it needs access to the real-time telecommunications data … Continue reading

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