Polluting gas and coal companies are once again failing to pay their fair share of tax, according to the latest corporate report of entity tax information.
Lock the Gate spokesperson Naomi Hogan said she was disappointed, but not surprised many of the nation’s worst polluters had failed to pay a cent in corporate tax.
“Gas companies like Arrow Energy, Santos and Origin paid no corporate tax despite dividing communities and harming land and water with their activities,” she said.
“Coal companies Adani and Whitehaven also paid nothing, while Glencore paid a minuscule amount of just $1000 on an income of more than $1.5 billion.
“This is a kick in the teeth to the people whose land and water has been destroyed by coal and gas mining giants across the nation.
“Not only do many of these companies not have a social licence to operate, but they seemingly cannot even do the bare minimum and pay tax like good corporate citizens.
“Lock the Gate calls on the Australian Taxation Office to get tougher on these tax avoiding, polluting companies.”