Goode blasts ‘unfair’ tax on big five banks

Original article by Eli Greenblat
The Australian – Page: 20 : 17-Oct-17

Diversified United Investments (DUI) chairman Charles Goode says the Federal Government must reconsider its proposed levy on the four major banks and Macquarie Group. He has told the listed investment company’s shareholders that the banks already pay billions of dollars in income tax, and targeting only some companies in a specific sector is unfair and discriminatory. DUI holds $A240m worth of shares in the major banks, while Australian United Investments – which is also chaired by Goode – has a $A315m exposure to the big banks.

CORPORATES
DIVERSIFIED UNITED INVESTMENT LIMITED – ASX DUI, AUSTRALIAN UNITED INVESTMENT COMPANY LIMITED – ASX AUI, MACQUARIE GROUP LIMITED – ASX MQG, LIBERAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LIMITED – ASX ANZ, WOODSIDE PETROLEUM LIMITED – ASX WPL, COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA – ASX CBA, IAN POTTER FOUNDATION, FLAGSTAFF PARTNERS PTY LTD, WALLARA ASSET MANAGEMENT, RIVER CAPITAL PTY LTD, SG HISCOCK AND COMPANY LIMITED, AUSTRALIAN FOUNDATION INVESTMENT COMPANY LIMITED – ASX AFI

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