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Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet paid alleged tax fraud company $1.3m

The Age  |  24 May 2017  |  News

The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet paid $1.3 million through recruitment firms to the company at the centre of what is allegedly one of the largest tax frauds in Australian history, a Senate estimates committee has heard. 

On Tuesday night, the committee was warned of a government-wide payroll exposure to Plutus, the company that allegedly defrauded the Tax Office of $165 million in just 11 months, after a directive from the Department of Finance for all government agencies to check their books. 


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