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:

Trivago misled consumers on hotel pricing, court finds, as ACCC warns of wider crackdown

The ACCC says online hotel booking site Trivago is one of several online comparison websites that could face severe penalties after a court ruled the German-based giant had misled consumers about hotel room rates. → Read More

Australia has slightly fewer billionaires, but their wealth is still increasing says Oxfam

Australia's rich keep getting richer, with the top 1 per cent of Australians having more than double the wealth of the entire bottom 50 per cent — or more than 12.5 million people — according to Oxfam. → Read More

How a 24-year-old Brisbane council worker got global pension funds talking about climate change

A landmark trial in Australia could potentially change the way superannuation funds invest Australians' almost $3 trillion in retirement savings and pave the way for more climate-change-related litigation. → Read More

Don't throw away burnt banknotes — the RBA says bushfire victims can reclaim their value

Australians with cash damaged in the bushfires are being urged to take the remains to their local bank branch or bushfire evacuation centres to make claims for compensation. → Read More

RBA rejects 'far-fetched' theory that a cash ban is aimed at giving authorities greater control

The RBA's Tony Richards has rejected the view that the Federal Government's proposed $10,000 cash limit was a precursor to the imposition of negative interest rates or taking cash out of circulation. → Read More

Ross Garnaut's climate change prophecy is coming true and it's going to cost Australia billions, experts warn

Conservative estimates put the final cost of the current Australian bushfires well into billions of dollars, while some analysts say they could set back the economy $20 billion in lost output. → Read More

House prices finish 2019 on a high, as Sydney and Melbourne lead gains nationally

House prices in most Australian cities finish 2019 on a high, with national average dwelling prices lifting 2.3 per cent over the year, according to CoreLogic. → Read More

Thousands of Australian expats face tax slug under changes to CGT main residence exemption

Australian property owners living overseas have until the end of June to sell their homes if they want to avoid big capital gains tax bills. → Read More

Are real estate agents underquoting or beating expectations in a rising property market

Properties in Melbourne and Sydney are selling for $100,000 to $200,000 above the advertised price, which buyers say is underquoting, but real estate agents say is due to market gains. → Read More

Superannuation offset helps low-income women boost retirement savings after having babies

Australian women, working part-time or in low income earning roles, may be eligible for an extra $500 at tax time that goes towards saving for retirement → Read More

Jetstar strike threatens Christmas holiday plans

Passengers booked on a flight with low-budget airline Jetstar could have their holiday plans disrupted, with ground crews, baggage handlers and pilots expected to strike in the weeks leading up to Christmas and beyond. → Read More

Australians reap tax refunds worth $17.4 billion, as RBA signals tax cuts will boost spending

Almost 7 million Australians have reaped tax refunds worth more than $17.4 billion so far this year, but it may be too early to judge whether income tax cuts have had an impact. → Read More

'Culture of entitlement': CEO bonuses soar as Qantas boss Alan Joyce tops list of highest-paid executives

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has topped the list of Australia's highest-paid chief executives. → Read More

ATO's treatment of whistleblowers is 'scandalous', says submission to federal inquiry

Australia's tax watchdog should be given powers to protect whistleblowers that make public interest disclosures, according to submissions to a federal inquiry. → Read More

Amazon, Facebook and Google hit back at tax on digital companies' sales, warn of trade wars

The tech giants warn a move by France to tax their sales would be passed on to consumers and create global uncertainty, but countries including Australia could soon follow. → Read More

Banning cash so you pay the bank to hold your money is what the IMF wants

A theory gaining traction is that the real motive for the cash ban is not the so-called black economy, but to give authorities greater control during recessions. → Read More

Your tax debt could destroy your credit worthiness: lobbies hit back at proposed law

Tradespeople, cleaners, taxi drivers, farmers, doctors and lawyers could be inadvertently caught up by a proposed law that would allow the ATO to report alleged debts to credit reporting agencies, according to submissions to a federal inquiry. → Read More

Transacting $10,000 or more in cash could make you a criminal under proposed law

Australians could face two-year jail sentences and fines of up to $25,200 under proposed laws that limit the use of cash to $10,000 — a move some groups argue would create an Orwellian state. → Read More

ATO boss Chris Jordan says lawsuits against him could spike if he can't get protected documents

Tax Commissioner Chris Jordan says he should be able to access confidential taxpayer information in order to fight a defamation case against him, because if he doesn't, other individuals in dispute with the ATO could launch lawsuits against him. → Read More

ATO whistleblower Richard Boyle to launch crowdfunding campaign to defend legal case

ATO whistleblower Richard Boyle has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for his legal costs as he defends himself against the prospect of life in prison. → Read More