What to do about Global Companies who don’t Pay their Taxes?

To be cool, we are supposed to use Apple, Facebook, Uber, Airbnb , Amazon, eBay, Google, IKEA, bookings.com, wotif, expedia and many other online-centred organisations.  But there’s just one small problem.  These, and no doubt many other similar tech-based organisations don’t pay any tax in Australia.  What should we do?Read More »

The ’Airbnb Effect’ on Travellers, Property Prices and Neighbourhoods: A Personal Experience

Evidence is emerging that the ‘Airbnb effect’ on travelling is driving up property prices and breaking up neighbourhoods in globally attractive CBDs.  But it seems to be a ‘win’ for customers/travellers and probably for businesses, if not for governments. What should we do?  Let’s look at the different perspectives on this ‘Airbnb Effect’.Read More »