A look into Corporate fraud in Australia, Stranglehold of Monopolies, Telecommunications Oppression, Biased Law System, Corporate influence in politics, Industrial Relations disadvantaging workers, Outsourcing Australian Jobs, Offshore Banking, Petrochemical company domination, Invisibly Visible.
It's not what you see, it's what goes on behind the scenes.
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA (ABN: 122 104 616)
Australia's Prime Minister (CEO) Tony Abbott : "Australia is Open for Business"
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Corrupt authorities doing business with criminals
The corporate media idolises them.
The Australian government does business with them.
The ATO (Australian Tax Office) lets them go, only to blitz the 'workers' in tax stings to balance the books.
The police do deals with them
They kill and don't go to prison.
(Gatto shot dead a person in a Melbourne restaurant, and got away with it. Guns are illegal to be carried by the general population, not so by the 'system' supported criminals).
Life is sweet if you're a career criminal, but not just any criminal.
Only if you're supported by the system.
If Mr. Citizen does not pay a bill Mr. Citizen will (not may) be arrested and 'convicted' of a criminal offence.
Read the following article how the Victorian government does business with one of Victoria's most well known criminals.
It really does pay to be a criminal, especially if you are supported by the police.
Gatto sells cranes in online auction
Underworld identities Mick Gatto and Matt Tomas are shutting down
their crane-hire business, ending a partnership plagued by bad debts,
union problems and a downturn in the construction industry.
The heavy cranes of the Brooklyn company, which has been
involved in landmark projects such as the MCG and Spencer Street
redevelopments, have been listed on auction website graysonline .com in
a sale that is likely to fetch millions of dollars.
Mick Gatto: "Things are tough for the construction industry." Photo: Anthony Johnson
The selloff is also likely to mark the end of the business
partnership between the long-time friends, which has been strained by
allegations that Mr Tomas may have been assisting Victoria Police in a
The claim has been strenuously denied by Mr Tomas, who said he has been the victim of a frame-up.
The pending closure of Elite Cranes comes just months after
the company narrowly avoided being tipped into insolvency over an unpaid
$67,057 debt to a subcontractor.
Mr Tomas and Mr Gatto, who also runs a debt collection
business, avoided liquidation by paying the bill just minutes ahead of a
scheduled Supreme Court hearing.
Mr Gatto declined to comment, but Mr Tomas denied the business was in trouble.
''We've fulfilled all our contractual obligations and the
appropriate thing to do is to close. It's a good time to sell,'' he
said. ''There is plenty of equity in the fleet and whatever we get in
the selloff - after we meet our obligations - will go to me and Mr
Mr Tomas said 70 per cent of the fleet had been sold but
seven cranes were available on grayson line.com. Immediate offers will
be considered but the equipment, including a 300-tonne-capacity crane,
is available for pick-up only.
It is unclear how much money will end up going to Mr Tomas
and Mr Gatto as NAB, Westpac and Capital Finance Australia hold
mortgages over the fleet, according to company documents.
Fairfax Media has previously revealed that the company and the partnership have been in trouble for some time.
Building industry sources say Elite Cranes has failed to pay
union fees on behalf of its employees to the Construction, Forestry,
Mining and Energy Union. The company also had to lay off about 20 staff
in 2012 over ''tax issues''.
''Things are tough for the construction industry. We're just
one of the [companies] that's doing it tough right now,'' Mr Gatto said
ahead of the insolvency hearing.
Mr Gatto, who resigned as a director and secretary of the
company in December 2012, remains a 50 per cent shareholder in the
business, but denies being involved in its daily operations.
Mr Tomas, who was acquitted of murder charges in the 1996
bashing death of a teenager, was himself the subject of an alleged
murder plot in 2003 by Tommy ''Little Tommy'' Ivanovic.
Earlier this year, Mr Tomas was allegedly secretly recorded
providing assistance in a police murder investigation that has been
widely leaked to Melbourne's underworld.
But Victoria Police have been trying to play down the claims.
''Mr Tomas did not provide police with any information and remains
unco-operative,'' a police spokesman said.
Mr Tomas has also claimed he has never assisted or made any
statement to police. ''I've got an original of the tape. What got out
there was a tape that got cut and pasted, on whose decision I don't