23/12/2008 - 06:44

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23/12/2008 - 06:44


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ATO gives Wickenby target $1m; Multiplex poised to build Fiona Stanley; Regulator ready to curb ATO aggression; CCC fails to censor McCusker report; Arrow takes aim at Pure

Today's Business Headlines

ATO gives Wickenby target $1m

The nation's biggest tax fraud inquiry has been dealt a major blow with the repayment by the tax office of $1 million to celebrity lawyer Michael Brereton. The Aust

Multiplex poised to build Fiona Stanley

Speculation mounts that Brookfield Multiplex has won the $1.8 billion contract to build the Fiona Stanley Hospital. The West

Regulator ready to curb ATO aggression

The new inspector-general of taxation has warned he will investigate any aggressive behaviour by the tax office towards taxpayers as it attempts to protect radpidly evaporating government revenue. AFR

CCC fails to censor McCusker report

The Crime and Corruption Commission has failed in a last-minute bid to persuade the Supreme Court to stop Parliamentary Inspector Malcolm McCusker releasing a report that the powerful watchdog says could damage its reputation irreparably. The West

Arrow takes aim at Pure

Coal seam gas producer Arrow Energy has struck a $551 million deal to take full ownership of Pure Energy Resources as it looks to speed development of a planned Gladstone LNG plant. The Aust

Workers scared to top up as super funds fall

Australians have had $25 billion wiped off the value of their superannuation in just three months spaking a massive slow-down in voluntary contributions. The Aust



Page 1: CCC fails to censor McCusker report.

Page 3: Multiplex poised to build Fiona Stanley; Net censorship system flawed.

Page 4: Aged-care homes keep beds empty; Bring on tax cuts now, accountants urge Swan.

Page 5: Sacked visa workers could hide, says unions.

Page 7: $149m for new 'green' holden.

Page 9: Force stadium hopes hinge on Canberra.

Page 10: Setback for Paul Hogan in tax probe fight.

Business: Arrow in $673m Pure tilt; Cashe fears wipe $1.2bn of FMG in steel slump; Sterling takes a pounding; New BankWest chief vows to let bank run its race; Second wave of bad debt hovers over major banks; Asciano had-picks partners to help reduce its $4.65bn debt; Montagu picks Patersons to walk down the aisle; Alinta owner starts to assess bids for the business.



Page 3: Regulator ready to curb ATO aggression;

Page 5: Investing in assets other than shares has not spared people form crippling falls.

Page 6: RBA hints at Phillip LOwe as next governor; Margaret River wine: the river that never runs dry.

Page 8: Petrol prices closely track global trends.

Page 10: Opportune time to be debt free for BHP.


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