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Re: <nettime> Ten Theses on the Panama Papers
Patrice Riemens on Wed, 6 Apr 2016 11:47:43 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> Ten Theses on the Panama Papers


On 2016-04-05 23:01, Geert Lovink wrote:
> Thanks, Florian. Very interesting. What’s confusing is that the
> mainstream media (radio, TV, newspaper) that report about the Panama

This is interesting, even crucial, because now other tax authorities may 
obtain the data from the Australian Taxation Office, and if these 
requests emanate from 'rule of law', 'democratic' states (as opposed to 
dictatorships, bent on destroying their political opponents), there is 
no reason for the Australian government not to oblige.


> Papers themselves replicate the myth that the papers are somehow
> publicly accessible, searchable etc. There is one exception that I
> know of, from what has been reported here. Apparantly the Australian
> Taxation Office has a full copy of the entire data set, as became
> known yesterday, apart from the 370 investigative journalists that
> have worked on the case:
> 
> http://www.smh.com.au/business/banking-and-finance/panama-papers-ato-investigating-more-than-800-australian-clients-of-mossack-fonseca-20160403-gnxgu8.html



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