Bill Shorten's soak the rich policies have been getting bolder. In 2016, he floated plans to curb negative gearing and nearly won an election. Last year, a proposed clampdown on family trusts didn't seem to frighten the horses. And then this week he announced Labor's intention to take the candy away from Baby Boomers by denying them cash refunds on shares in Australian companies. Now it looks like he may have bitten off more than he can chew.
The boss of the Tax Office has blamed tax agents for some of the most egregious over-claiming of work expenses. Tax Commissioner Chris Jordan put the accounting profession on notice, describing a "disturbing" level of abuse emanating from returns, especially those prepared by agents. The Australian Tax Office has been conducting random audits of work-related expense claims and says revenue erosion associated with over-claiming is worse than the $2.5 billion a year dodged by large businesses.
Pooled superannuation funds such as union-aligned industry funds may be able to deliver the best results under Labor's plan to scrap cash refunds for franked dividends, according to analysis by accounting firm BDO Australia. Brisbane tax partner Mark Molesworth calculated the after-tax returns on $500,000 invested in Australian shares returning a 4 per cent dividend yield at a 100 per cent franking rate.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".