ASF is surprisingly quite on Paul Hogan and his troubles with the tax office.
His attitude is 'Bugger Em' ... not sure that the faceless ATO will take too kindly to that.
They hunted my father down over an unpaid GST bill and bankrupted him. He fought and fought to keep his employees in work in the middle of a down turn, paying all their entitlements with some having to wait until the following fortnight to complete a pay.
The 10 employees were all loyal - but in the end they got their Super, and what was owed to them. They got paid before mum and dad did, and dad saw it as his responsibility to keep the men in work. I always thought dad was a bad business man, but a loyal boss.
The tax office got nothing. Except a big bill from dad, and 10 men on social security.
Hoges gave this country a huge surge in tourist numbers.
What is the greater evil here? Are we going after the wrong blokes? Dad and Hoges? Will we cheer lead the ATO on this, yet support the reduction in a mining super profits tax?