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MEDIA RELEASE

Minister for Justice and Customs

Senator the Hon Amanda Vanstone

Senator for South Australia

 

134/99

Thursday 30 September 1999

 

NCA NABS TAX FRAUD RING

 

Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Amanda Vanstone, today congratulated the Na tional Crime Authority on the success of its latest tax fraud investigation.

 

Five people have been arrested in connection with a building and construction industry scam which involved sham labour hire companies in New South Wales — a sophisticated tax evasion scheme known in the building industry as ‘the bodgie.’

 

“This case highlights the diversity and complexity of the investigative work undertaken by our national law enforcement agencies,” Senator Vanstone said.

 

“Co-operation between Commonwealth agencies, in this case particularly with e Australian Taxation office plus assistance from Australian Federal Police and Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, was vital in securing these arrests.

 

“This investigation has been underway for some time. I congratulate the investigators involved for their dedication and determination to ensure a successful outcome in terms of arrests and seizure of documents.”

 

Minister available through Kevin Donnellan  0419 400 078

 

 

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