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Top Hats and Tax Havens: Turnbull Budget Shows Disregard for Workers

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In anticipation of a Budget weighted in favour of the top end of town, unions will rally on the lawns of Parliament House 

MEDIA ALERT: Tuesday May 3, at 7.30am

What: Cayman Island Embassy to expose the LNP’s erosion of key pillars of society; job security, workers’ rights, medicare, education, public services, a secure retirement and a fair go for all.

Who: MUA Assistant National Secretary Ian Bray, ALP Senator Sam Dastyari, ACTU President Ged Kearney and CPSU National Secretary Nadine Flood.

Where: Jobs Embassy, Parliament Lawns

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Former Deputy National Secretary Mick Doleman Finally Goes on the Record About the Blythe Star Disaster

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Last night on Channel 7's Sunday night, ship wreck survivor and former Deputy National Secretary Mick Doleman told his story about what happened when the Blythe Star sank off the West Coast of Tasmania in 1973.

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The forgotten heroes of the Blythe Star

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The story of the Blythe Star is one of the most fascinating Australian tales you’ve probably never heard. It is a story of both tragedy and heroism, although the hero fiercely rejects that title.

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Delaware's $1 Billion Incorporation Machine

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By David Kocieniewski and originally published here on Bloomberg.com.

Chevron Corp. used a shell company in a tax haven to escape hundreds of millions of dollars in Australian taxes, according to a 2015 court ruling. The subsidiary, which allowed Chevron to eliminate Australian taxes on $1.7 billion in profit earned there, wasn’t secreted away on a remote tropical island -- it was set up in the very mundane locale where corporate secrecy was born: Delaware.

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