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Independent Investigation into NSW Water Management and Compliance - interim report concerning theft and corruption allegations published 8 September 2017

September 19, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

It took a public airing of the issues by ABC TV “Four Corners” in its Pumped: Who is benefitting from the billions spent on the Murray-Darling? program on 24 July 2017 to force the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, Australian National Audit Office, Commonwealth Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee, NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption and the NSW Berejiklian Coalition

Phone scammer stung by ABC radio presenter

September 17, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

ABC News, 12 September 2017:A man claiming to be from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has given an expletive-ridden spray to ABC presenter Nick Rheinberger after being told their conversation was being recorded.It was a voicemail likely to make even the most honest taxpayer frightened — a message from someone claiming to be from the tax office accusing you of tax fraud and asking yo

Quotes of the Week

September 16, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

“We’re a middle-of-the-road country with ambitions for change caught in a political culture that’s come to see its mission as preventing the future.” [Columnist David Marr writing in The Guardian, 21 August 2017]“In addition to the obvious social benefits of having a highly skilled population, maximising training and educational attainment should b