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Seems an appropriate day to remind folks about the dirty tricks of Tim Wilson and Geoff Wilson of Wilson Asset Management (WAM) re: franking credits.

They colluded to set up the stoptheretirementtax website.

Tim, at the time was chair of Standing C'ttee on Economics.
Tim and Geoff are distantly related, and Tim has investments with WAM.

Tim hopped into bed with a firm he had investments in to create a website that opposed Labor's policy. WAM also opposed Labor's policy.

The website was created on 31 October 2018.
Vested interests coalesce. Subterfuge reigns.

Geoff Wilson met with then treasurer Josh Frydenberg on 29 October 2018 - 2 days before the website went live.

Frydenberg had previously appointed Tim to be Chair of the C'tee
As Chair of the Standing C'tee, Tim thought nothing of compromising the C'tee and the inquiry, by creating a dummy website and making the process as political as possible.

A man of little ethics.
The dummy website had no privacy policy.

In short it was a data mining gift for Wilson and WAM and who knows who else.

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) investigated just prior to the election.
The OAIC didn't have jurisdiction as Tim was acting as an MP. Political parties and MPs conducting politics are exempt from the Privacy Act.

One rule for them and one for the rest of us.

The OAIC did however get a enforceable undertaking from Wilson Asset Management
But not before WAM had accessed the names and addresses from the website on 7 occasions between 31 Oct 2018 and 24 Jan 2019, and emailed people on no less than 3 occasions.

Coincidentally, and I stress purely coincidentally, Crosby Textor - are located on the same floor as WAM.
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