18 November 2015
Labor senator Sam Dastyari has accused oil and gas multinational Chevron of being the "biggest tax dodger" in Australia.
Senator Dastyari described Chevron's evidence as "just extraordinary" and its tax structure involving internal loans as nothing but a "rort".
"Frankly, we have spent a year trying to find Australia's biggest tax dodger and we have found them, it's Chevron," Senator Dastyari told reporters outside the hearing.
Greens leader Senator Richard Di Natale was equally unimpressed.
"We are having a debate right now about the GST at the same time as companies as profitable as Chevron are not paying their fair share of tax," he said.