Tech

How Bill Clinton stopped Australia from taxing the internet

Former Howard-era treasurer Peter Costello claims Australia – alongside other governments – missed out on a huge opportunity to raise “unbelievable amounts of money” through an internet tax. The new Nine Entertainment Co chairman told Fairfax that he spent days pondering the revenue a levy around the internet could bring […]
How Bill Clinton stopped Australia from taxing the internet
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Peter Costello becomes chairman as profits fall again at Nine

Peter Costello, Australia’s longest serving federal treasurer, is taking the chairman’s role at Nine Entertainment. He replaces David Haslingden from March 1. “This is an exciting time of change in the media sector and NEC (Nine) is now strongly positioned to take advantage of these developments,” says Costello, who is […]
Peter Costello becomes chairman as profits fall again at Nine