The big four accounting / consulting firms PwC, Deloitte, EY and KPMG have likely cost Australia $billions of dollars via over charging state and federal governments and aiding abetting national and foreign companies with tax avoidance which is stealing from the Australian public.
Video below shows the contempt that 2 of those companies’ management have for the government and accountability.
The corruption by the big four accounting / consulting firms PwC, Deloitte, EY and KPMG was exposed recently, at least in part, with the PWC tax scam where they were paid to help the federal government draft tax laws to make foreign companies pay more tax while at the same time PWC was advising those same companies on how to avoid the tax.
The Australian Senate set up the “Inquiry into management and assurance of integrity by consulting services (Consulting services)” which is in effect an inquiry into corruption by EY, Deloitte, KPMG and PwC. The inquiry is due to publish it’s final report by the 30th of November 2023.
On Monday and Tuesday, the Senate Inquiry had public hearings and the below video is a must watch as it shows Deloitte Chairperson Tom Imbesi and Ernst and Young CEO David Larocca showing total contempt for the Senate Inquiry which is ultimately showing total contempt for the Australian public.
In the video Deloitte Chairperson Tom Imbesi insists he must first “check with the Department” to see if they agree to be named at the Senate Inquiry regarding suspected corruption and Ernst and Young CEO David Larocca refuses to give the Senate Inquiry important information regarding EY partner’s pay.
In some ways it is easy to understand why Deloitte Chairperson Tom Imbesi and Ernst and Young CEO David Larocca are so arrogant, think they run the show and are above accountability. They know the AFP Commissioner Reece Kershaw in up to his neck in the corruption at PWC, so he is unlikely to take any real action.
I published an article on the 28th of May 2023 titled “AFP Commissioner Reece Kershaw and former NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller set to cover-up the PwC tax dodging scandal” which starts off:
AFP Commissioner Reece Kershaw and former NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller, who now works for PwC, have already had private communication about the PwC tax dodging scandal that is now being investigated by the federal police.
Kershaw and Fuller have a history of working together to cover-up government corruption, but more on that in a minute.
Mick Fuller is his role as a partner at PwC is currently doing work reviewing ACT Policing which is a branch of the AFP. PwC has current contracts with the AFP such as a $5.9 million contract with PwC for software and support services. (Click here to read more)
In the below video (28/5/23) Senator David Shoebridge asks Reece Kershaw about his friendship with Mick Fuller and if he had declared the conflict. Reece Kershaw’s arrogant response is disturbing. Also, there is video of Reece Kershaw refusing to answer questions in March 2020 about the Angus Taylor document fraud.
On the 22nd on June I published the below video titled “AFP Commissioner Reece Kershaw’s secret meetings with PwC Partner Mick Fuller over $750k contract”. In the video Senator David Shoebridge reveals more secret meetings between AFP Commissioner Reece Kershaw and his friend and former NSW Police Commissioner and now PwC Partner Mick Fuller over a $750,000 taxpayer funded contract.
The SMH reported (22/6/23):
Greens senator David Shoebridge has raised conflict-of-interest concerns about the dealings between Australian Federal Police Commissioner Reece Kershaw and former NSW police commissioner Mick Fuller, alleging that their personal relationship could jeopardise the criminal investigation into the PwC tax scandal.
Shoebridge said documents he received in response to a Senate order seeking all communications between the AFP commissioner and Fuller since July last year highlighted that Kershaw had five meetings with Fuller over a lucrative contract handed to PwC.
Fuller, a friend of Kershaw, joined PwC as a partner in March 2022. The documents, cited by Shoebridge, reveal a text message between Fuller and Kershaw before their first meeting on July 28 to scope out the work and determine whether PwC could deliver on the contract, an ACT policing review.
“I think I’m booked in to see you with PwC in a few weeks. Will call you before if [sic] okay,” Fuller said in a text sent to Kershaw on July 14.
“Good plan,” Kershaw replied. (Click here to read more)
The Greens have apparently referred the PWC scandal to the National Anti-Corruption Commission which could and should include the dealings between AFP Commissioner Reece Kershaw and Mick Fuller.
For AFP Commissioner Reece Kershaw, Deloitte Chairperson Tom Imbesi and Ernst and Young CEO David Larocca to act in the ignorant, contemptuous and arrogant manner at Senate hearings in the above videos shows they don’t care about or respect the Senators or accountability and that they believe they are the ones running the government.
As I said in the first video, only a Royal Commission might hold them to account at least to some degree because at the moment they see themselves as untouchable.
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