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Politicians must take responsibility for their greed, wastage and negligence

January 20, 2017 - 08:30 -- Admin

If you go to the website #notmydebt you’ll find fifteen pages of stories written by people who’ve received demands from Centrelink to repay debts the department has falsely raised against them. It’s a harrowing read. Depending on which explanation you prefer, the aggressive efforts to extract monies from people who do not owe them has been…

Urban Growth: NSW development application to subdivide and vandalise Australian history lodged

January 20, 2017 - 07:30 -- Admin

North Parramatta Residents Action Group (NPRAG) have been alerted to the fact that the State Government’s Development Arm UGNSW last week lodged the first Development Application with City of Parramatta council for the Fleet Street Heritage Precinct: an ill-conceived proposal that will turn public land containing Australia’s oldest and most intact heritage buildings into a…

Social Market Solutions to Underemployment: Or more traction for the miracle of the market?

January 20, 2017 - 01:00 -- Admin

By Denis Bright With youth unemployment exceeding 25 per cent in some regions, bipartisan support should be forthcoming to expand new training and employment programmes. Existence of the Future Fund of Australia and the numerous public sector business investment funds at state and territory levels provide new opportunities for bipartisan political leadership on the issues…

Turnbull Government in crisis: fobs off nation with a review

January 16, 2017 - 11:45 -- Admin

By David Tyler Pleonexia … originating from the Greek πλεονεξία, is a philosophical concept which roughly corresponds to greed, covetousness, or avarice, and is strictly defined as “the insatiable desire to have what rightfully belongs to others”, suggesting a … “ruthless self-seeking and an arrogant assumption that others and things exist for one’s own benefit”.[1]…