Coalition’s controversial backpacker tax could be killed by the courts

An international tax accounting company hopes to know by February if its legal challenge to the backpacker tax will see the controversial measure overturned.

Family with monopoly over Tasmania’s pokies almost doubles profits in a year

Financial statements lodged with ASIC show the Farrell family, who have a monopoly hold on poker machine licencing in Tasmania, made a profit of $24.4 million in the year to the end of June — up from $13.9 million the previous year.