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Labor called Turnbull Government's bluff - now ordinary voters should demand their right to know

February 5, 2016 - 00:15 -- Admin

When Dyson Heydon decided to permanently conceal from public view one volume of the report produced by the Royal Commission into Union Governance and Corruption, he did a grave disservice to the democratic process.Opposition and cross-bench parliamentarians are starting to demand access to the secret 'facts' a commissioner (trailing apprehended bias allegations behind him) relied on, before they consider new government legislation. Now in this 2016 federal election year it's time that Austral

A profile of personal incomes in the Northern Rivers region is a lesson in the unequal distribution of wealth

February 3, 2016 - 00:16 -- Admin

On 28 January 2016 the Australian Bureau of Statistics released its Estimates of Personal Income for Small Areas, 2012-13.These estimates show that for Australia, the median total personal income in 2012-13 for people lodging tax returns was $44,940.

Will Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull explain to voters why it has only been Mal Brough who has stood aside from his ministerial position during this Australian Federal Police investigation?

February 2, 2016 - 00:16 -- Admin

Liberal-National Party MP for Longman Wyatt Roy has been federal Assistant Minister for Innovation since 21 September 2015.It has been alleged that he is a parliamentarian who sometime in 2012 (along with Mal Brough) requested a member of the Speaker’s staff, James Ashby, to make a copy of sections of then Independent MP for Fisher

Are we in the first years of a global tax war?

February 2, 2016 - 00:15 -- Admin

Tax evasion and avoidance has been called a trillion dollar evil and right now in Australia the corporate fight-back has begun as big business and wealthy individuals decide that they want to hold on to every single dollar of their share of this trillion.Expect a national public relations campaign explaining why business and industry pay their fair share of Australian taxes if the Tax Advisory Panel (and the industry sectors it rep