Ol’ Blind Joe

Heroes for truth

By Stirling Hamilton

AFTER the morning lecture about my drinking habits and bone idle laziness, I fired up the Thunderbird and my lovely wife Truth and rode to Adelaide.

Richard Boyle is a former Australian Taxation Office (ATO) staff member who is currently facing 161 years in jail for blowing the whistle on the ATO for its use of heavy-handed tactics and revenue targets as motivation in its collection of debts targeting vulnerable people.

He disclosed his concerns to the ATO under the Public Interest Disclosure Act.

They told him to piss off so he went to the media which resulted in an investigation by the ABC TV program Four Corners titled Mongrel Bunch of Bastards.

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