Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Tax Law Really Is out of Touch

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Tax Law Really Is out of Touch

Article excerpt

Good Business

with Bob Lamont

THIS week I'm going to waltz you through a fantasy.

There has been a huge discovery. A metal called kryptonite has the properties to be five times stronger than steel but it must be smelted into kryptonium. The world's biggest deposit of kryptonite has been found west of the Divide.

BOP, the world's biggest miner has its finger on the deposits and is now engineering a process where the stuff can be mined in the west, transported to and smelted in a port town prior to export.

Next step? Appoint Botox Ltd, a multi-national with a long history of getting it right as the principal construction contractor.

Unemployment is high across the country. Botox Ltd and its sub-contractors go to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in a recruitment drive.

Those who leave their families in the south to seek a "local" address to take up Botox's job offers are hit with huge costs -- high rental, food and incidentals prices. …

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