Nassim Khadem,

Nassim Khadem

Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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  • The Sydney Morning Herald
  • Brisbane Times
  • Essential Baby
  • Canberra Times
  • The Land
  • Newcastle Herald
  • WAtoday
  • The Age

Recent articles by Nassim:

IDP Education CEO Andrew Barkla tops ACSI's list of highest-paid bosses in 2019

With a pay cheque of almost $38 million, IDP Education's Andrew Barkla earned about 420 times the average full-time wage. → Read More

Coronavirus recession puts 19,000 refugees and asylum seekers at threat of losing jobs, 14,000 at risk of homelessness

A new report commissioned by the Refugee Council of Australia estimates that almost 19,000 refugees and asylum seekers on temporary visas will lose their jobs because of the current COVID-19-led recession. → Read More

73 millionaires did not pay a cent in tax — but it wasn't all through negative gearing

Some of the country's highest earners paid no net tax in 2017-18, the latest statistics show. The data also reveals Australia's richest people live in Sydney's Double Bay, on average earning more than 13 times the nation's poorest. → Read More

Coronavirus crisis heightens fears bank deposits could be wiped out under 'ambiguous' laws

In a world where financial risks are heightened, regulators need to be transparent about whether Australians' bank savings are at risk. → Read More

Alcoa threatens to battle the Australian Taxation Office in court over a tax bill that could top $1 billion

The ATO claims Alcoa of Australia Limited, which is 60 per cent owned by Alcoa and 40 per cent owned by ASX-listed Alumina, under-priced alumina sales that eventually flowed through to Bahrain. → Read More

How a digital death certificate could help sort out estate and tax matters when you pass

The tax ombudsman suggests the long and difficult process of sorting out deceased estates could be made easier by allowing digital death certificates. → Read More

Commonwealth dumps 42 charges against ATO whistleblower Richard Boyle but threat of prison looms

The charges against whistleblower Richard Boyle were dropped days after parliamentary report found the ATO had conducted a "superficial" investigation into his public interest disclosure, but 24 charges remain. → Read More

More than 6,500 applications for JobKeeper rejected due to ineligibility or fraud, ATO says

As the Federal Government undertakes a review of its $70 billion JobKeeper wage subsidy, the ATO tells ABC News 3,000 staff will be doing ongoing reviews of JobKeeper applications. → Read More

Small businesses in Melbourne coronavirus hotspots gear up for extended lockdown

This week wasn't supposed to be a return to March lockdowns, but many business owners now accept the State Government's call despite its harsh impact on their livelihoods. → Read More

Who is Bain Capital and what do they have planned for Virgin Australia?

The company behind the successful bid for Virgin Australia has vowed to keep thousands of jobs, honour all employee entitlements and carry forward all travel credits and Velocity frequent flyer booked flights. → Read More

ATO warns rental property owners coronavirus, bushfires and floods do not mean they can avoid tax

With the coronavirus pandemic, bushfires and floods leaving many rental property owners confused about what tax deductions they can claim, the ATO clarifies the rules. → Read More

ACCC sues Dodo and iPrimus for allegedly misleading NBN broadband internet speed claims

The consumer watchdog alleges Dodo and iPrimus used a "fundamentally flawed" testing methodology as the basis for advertising claims about typical evening broadband internet speeds. → Read More

Bain Capital and Cyrus Capital Partners emerge as final bidders for Virgin Australia

American private equity firms — Bain Capital and Cyrus Capital Partners — emerge as the final bidders for Virgin Australia, with plans to strip back Australia's second major carrier rather than go head-to-head against Qantas. → Read More

Government's university fee changes mean humanities students will pay the entire cost of their degrees

The Government's proposed changes to university fees mean most arts and social sciences students will end up paying for the entire cost of their degree out of their own pocket. → Read More

Qantas offers customers refunds for flight cancellations as Government instructs ACCC to keep watch over airlines

Qantas is offering customers a refund for flights cancelled or suspended due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, as the Government orders Australia's competition watchdog to monitor anti-competitive behaviour of airlines. → Read More

ATO did a 'superficial' investigation into whistleblower Richard Boyle's public interest disclosure, Parliament told

The ATO's investigation of whistleblower Richard Boyle's public interest disclosure was "superficial", Federal Parliament is told. → Read More

Employers using Uber for staff can get tax breaks, while wealthy stopped from misusing trusts

Employers using ridesharing services such as Uber can now get tax perks but the rules on testamentary trusts are tighter after tax law changes passed Parliament. → Read More

Tax time is near, but don't lodge too early, ATO warns, as it eyes work-related expenses, rental deductions

As Australians begin pulling together their records for tax time, the ATO is advising people to wait until the end of July before lodging returns in order to minimise errors. → Read More

OECD calls for extension of coronavirus JobKeeper scheme as it warns Australia's economy could fall by 6.3 per cent

Australia's economy could contract by 6.3 per cent this year if there is a second wave of coronavirus infections, according to the latest OECD's latest economic outlook. Our biggest risk to recovery is huge mortgage debt. → Read More

Virgin's administrator pleads for government support to stop bidders from walking away amid coronavirus crisis

Virgin's administrator writes to the Federal Government, saying it is worried bidders for the troubled airline might pull out in the absence of support for the airline industry. → Read More