When word got out that it was a former PwC partner, the accounting went from boring to bloodthirsty peter collins had leaked confidential government tax cut plans to his company, which used the information to boost business.
The double point in time only came to light this year when the Tax Practitioners Board published its reasons for suspending Collins’ registration for two years.
CBD has stumbled across another fascinating issue from the Tax Practitioners Board.
The regulator applied for an injunction against it Anthony Dean Buckland, He accused him and Apat, the Philippines-based company that bought his company in 2017, of preparing and filing tax returns for about 600 taxpayers, even though they were not registered tax officers.
But Buckland, who lost his tax registration in 2017 and now describes himself as an artificial intelligence consultant, has denied providing tax services. He argued that those taxpayers might actually have interacted with someone pretending to be him — or a bot.
The federal court last week said the evidence was “arguably appropriate” to show that Apat provided tax services — through humans or bots — and stopped Buckland from preparing and filing income tax returns.
Buckland, who recently advertised one-day courses on AI for “senior government and private corporate executives, senior attorneys, senior accountants and other senior industry managers,” did not respond to our request for comment.
A spectacular row between the Mayor of Hawkesbury Sarah McMahon and council Nathan Zamprogno came to a boil at a Liberal state executive meeting Friday, which passed a motion tabled by McMahon to suspend Zamprogno from the party.
This tale of woe began in 2021, when Zamprogno failed to secure the Liberal pre-selection before the local elections. He was given permission to run as an independent and remain in the party.
Since then, his attacks on good, locally elected liberals seem to have continued, according to evidence sent to the state executive. And in Generation X style, Facebook is the chosen battleground.
Evidence includes a photo Zamprogno posted showing stacks of documents piling up on McMahon’s desk (although he doesn’t name them in the post), which the evidence seeks to claim she “was lazy.” and have not read their business papers”. and therefore was not worth a vote.” The authors also complained that the city council liked a Photoshop job that involved “cutting off Sarah’s head and putting it on a bulldozer” to make a statement about development in the area.
In a letter to the State Director Chris Stone Last month, McMahon sent recent screenshots of Zamprogno liking Facebook comments in which he called the Liberals “incompetent and outspoken” and a party of “corruption and self-interest.”
“I’m sick of embarrassing myself for this man, reporting it to the party and doing nothing about it. Please support us. We cannot go on like this.”
Zamprogno, in turn, claimed in a letter to the state government that McMahon’s motive was simply to “take out another rival.”
“When I took positions that were at odds with my liberal colleagues, it was in support of sound liberal principles. I have always supported our Liberal candidates and MPs and I have manned a booth for all of our Liberal candidates. even Sarahsince 1996.” (Not our focus.)
When approached about it, Zamprogno declined to comment, citing internal party rules, as did McMahon.
BOOT CAMP IN WINE COUNTRY
With the lure of a European summer and well-paid junkets at this time of year, CBD is delighted to welcome a group of soul-boosting pollsters who gathered in the Adelaide Hills for a ministerial bootcamp last month.
Since 2021, the McKinnon Institute for Political Leadership has brought together a select group of 20 politicians to improve their leadership skills, practice “active listening” and promote “ministerial longevity” during a five-day intensive seminar. Last year’s event took place in the Hunter Valley, leading CBD to believe that these insights can only be achieved deep in the wine country.
The program is supported by the Susan McKinnon Foundation, which aims to “improve our governments and our democracy” (we pray they are properly funded). The foundation was established by Sophie Oh and entrepreneurs grant rulewho sold his SMS marketing technology company MessageMedia in 2021 for $1.3 billion.
In partnership with Monash University, the foundation charges politicians the $24,000 course fee. The moderators of this year’s program include former prime ministers Mike Baird And Jay Weatherillalong with the former Prime Minister Julia Gilard.
Joining this year’s cohort is Bridget Archerthe Tasmanian Coalition MP who spoke 27 times and was the only Liberal to vote in favor of sentencing Scott Morrison during Secret-MinistryGate. These are points for political courage. As for political longevity, the vast majority of the previous two cohorts remain in their respective state and federal legislatures, with apologies Tim Wilson And Fiona Martin.
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