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bb1, post: 268696, member: 53375 wrote:
Or maybe it’s just that someone has actually sat down and read the relevant laws, and is prepared to stand up for the average Australian, I think thats what we pay the ATO to do. Just because the accountants don’t like the outcome, we shouldnt be pulling them down. A victory for the law,
I worked for government and for a company with a contract for the government for decades.

I make the observation that a single champion of a new view within a government department (any department, not just the ATO) can effectively change government policy.

I find the concept fascinating. Something changed. What changed? Only sometimes it is the Minister directing a change in direction. Other times, it is public servant doing the changing.