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Unlawful developer donations scandal getting closer to NSW North Coast Nationals

August 27, 2014 - 00:15 -- Admin

The Sydney Morning Herald 17 August 2014:                                              Mr Cadell [NSW Nationals regional co-ordinator] is also listed as an adviser for the project, to lobby for a coal loader, in the email sent to two executives of Mr Tinkler’s company Buildev – Darren Williams and David Sharpe – on April 20, 2011.

Joe Hockey either told a political lie to the Australian Parliament and voters then or is doing so now

August 26, 2014 - 18:06 -- Admin

Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey continues to alter facts to suit the questions being asked or the audience he is addressing and, if that means telling untruths to Parliament and voters then that is what he will do.THENAustralian Government Budget 2014-15 Overviews - Health presented to the Australian Parliament on 13 May 2014 by Joe Hockey:

The 73 million reasons why the Abbott Government is intent on crushing public broadcasting in Australia

August 26, 2014 - 00:16 -- Admin

American media mogul Rupert Murdoch and News Corp made no secret of the fact that they supported the Liberal-National Coalition gaining federal government and backed Tony Abbott's bid for prime ministership in the September 2013 Australian federal election.This support was enthusiastically and sometimes crudely expressed:

Information overload

August 26, 2014 - 00:16 -- Admin

I have a friend who has recently signed up to an online dating service, he has not paid up his money so he cannot contact the ladies on the web site that have shown an interest in him. He can look at the limited data that is on the open source part of the site. He has been inundated with profiles and messages.

NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) OPERATION SPICER witness list for week commencing 25 August 2014 - cheat sheet (updated)

August 25, 2014 - 00:19 -- Admin

NSW ICAC OPERATION SPICER witness list for week commencing 25 August 2014Monday 25 August 2014Ann Wills - director at Wills Communications, former staffer for then Minister for Defence Personnel Greg Combet, former staffer for then NSW Treasurer & Minister for the Hunter Michael Costa, did work for Buildev and took part in the Stop Jodi's Trucks pamphlet campaignDavid Sharpe - former co-owner and executive at BuildDev property developerTuesday 26

APN News & Media Limited (APN) still cost cutting in regional media division and now advancing the aims of the Newman Government

August 25, 2014 - 00:15 -- Admin

Sadly, regional newspapers in the APN News & Media Limited (APN) stable are still in the grip of a cost cutting regimen:Resilient local trading conditions assisted by a strong real estate pillar helped Australian Regional Media (ARM) to deliver an improved performance. Revenue was down 8% to $99.0 million, with EBITDA down 17% to $10.5 million. Consistent with the broader publishing industry, ARM was negatively impacted by the weak agency market, with National revenues down 20%.