This a reprint of my article from October 2011
Jackson Tax Rort to Minimise Maintenance Payments
In 1995 the then secretary of the Victorian branch of the union Jeff Jackson entered into an agreement with the unions accountant to have it shown on the books that he would only be paid for a 4 day week and the 5th day should show that Kathy Jackson nee Koukavaous would be paid as a consultant for the extra day
Jeff and Kathy had been involved in a relationship after Jackson had left his wife Donna and her two children.
Media reports indicate that this arrangement was some sort of tax rort to minimise their taxable income. Lets be blunt – it was more than a tax rort,it was a blatant attempt to minimise the family maintenance payments Jackson had agreed to pay to his wife and children. Kathy Jackson was implicit in the rort.
The unions accountant smelt the proverbial “rat” and reported the request to senior officials who wisely put a full stop to the scam immediately.