Posts Tagged ‘Australian Taxation Office’

Cannes the ATO win a prize this time?

Posted: 8:51 am on 27th January 2015

They’re tenacious, you’ve got to give them that. See, the Australian Taxation Office has obviously just begun yet another campaign to set the cinematic world alight. Remember their first $30,000 animated effort? Or their second $50,000 effort, including a rip-snorter of an interview about the cash economy with ATO┬áSenior Assistant Commissioner Michael Hardy? Well, it seems like ATO videos, like the Punic Wars, come in threes. Details about this latest…

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The ATO redoubles its efforts

Posted: 4:30 pm on 23rd April 2014

WasteWatch has already told you all about the Australian Taxation Office’s long and proud YouTube history, including its recent attempt to beat Leonardo DiCaprio to an Oscar. It seems the ATO hasn’t taken the hint from its shut-out at this year’s Academy Awards. It recently forked out nearly $50,000 of your money for this rip-snorter of a video on the cash economy, hosted by television presenter David Koch. Melanie Perkins,…

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What price for reaffirmation?

Posted: 10:48 am on 25th March 2014

The Australian Taxation Office is at it again. WasteWatch has previously brought to your attention the ATO’s desperate attempts to beat Leonardo DiCaprio to an Oscar. Now it seems they’re spending your money on ‘reaffirmation’. WasteWatch has uncovered a contract between the ATO and market research company Colmar Brunton worth nearly $35,000. The contract is for “concept testing research for the ATP/Project Wickenby joint advertising campaign”. Project Wickenby, set up…

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An Oscar for the Australian Taxation Office?

Posted: 12:56 pm on 10th January 2014

A while ago now, WasteWatch brought you the news that you, dear reader, were subsidising Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby to the tune of $80 million. It seems the federal government’s taste for film hasn’t abated with the new year. It’s just broadened its horizons. Just before Christmas last year, a $30,000 contract appeared for a lucky Canberran studio for the “development of two animated YouTube videos” on behalf of……

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