ALAN KOHLER writesin‘The Real Scandal in the Pandora Papers’
‘The most disturbing part of theFour Cornersprogram this week about the PANDORA PAPERS leak was the statement by Greens Senator Peter Whish-Wilson that lobbying and donations by lawyers, accountants and real estate agents have successfully blocked any action on money laundering in Australia.
CAAN: Sadly this is true!
HOW did this ‘Pushback’ happen? Lobbying by the Real Estate Institute and the Law Council!
It appears the gatekeepers dodged the responsibility by passing the buck when then President of the Real Estate Institute of Australia, Adrian Kelly said that others should also bear the regulatory burden.
“We are working with government on an approach that minimises the impact on agents because much of the information can be sought from others involved in the transaction process, including the banks and their conveying process,” he said.
When it was unlikely…
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