The estate of former INXS frontman Michael Hutchence, actress Nicole Kidman and the Australian arm of mining giant Glencore have become entangled in the largest leak of information in history, a mammoth journalistic investigation on the world’s tax havens dubbed the Paradise Papers.
The leak — 13.4 million documents and 1.4 terabytes of data — was obtained by German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung and shared with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), which further shared the trove with nearly 100 media partners worldwide.
— ICIJ (@ICIJorg) November 5, 2017
Included in the leak — alongside links to Queen Elizabeth, U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — are several prominent Australian identities.
As the Australian Financial Review reported “many senior