The situation in 2018.......The Guardian, 8 May 2018:Dear colleagues,The government has tonight announced it will freeze the ABC’s annual funding indexation for three years from July 2019, which will cost the organisation $84m.
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“Meeting the narrow test of legality is not a licence to be a bastard” [Journalist Peter Hartcher writing about corporations in The Canberra Times, 5 May 2018]“budget's forecasts and projections, prepared by that well-known Italian economist, Rosie Scenario” [Economics editor Ross Gittens writing in
There are no real winners in this 2018-19 federal budget – everyone loses something because funding/staffing cuts include services which affect the smooth running of the country, such as regulatory oversight, law, policing and communication. Partial winners in the longterm are those in the two highest income/asset deciles.
The Sydney Morning Herald, 6 May 2018:A massive breach of Commonweath Bank data exposed last week has raised security fears around a new national database of Australian bank customers, as Labor pushes for a delay to part of the scheme's scheduled introduction in less than two months.The database - set to go live on July 1 - will include the details of every
According to the Turnbull Government Budget 2018-19 papers, eligibility for the Low and Middle Income Tax Offset (aka personal income tax cut) will assist over 10 million Australians, with about 4.4 million taxpayers with incomes between $48,000 and $90,000 receiving the full $530 benefit for 2018–19.The non-refundable offset is calculated on “
The Clarence Valley Independent, 2 May 2018:A letter from mum and dadEd,We will never forget certain things from this journey ever in our lives. On March 22, 2018 our lives changed forever.Watching our baby Emerald (7 months old) go into cardiac arrest and multi organ failure one hour after arriving at our local hospital, me just taking her because I thought she was sick, then it all went downhill from there.
Because there is a great deal of sleight of hand in federal government annual budget announcements, to be sure that what the Turnbull Government is planning doesn't make life harder for you, your family and community everyone needs to read the fine print.Budget Paper No.
NSW Environmental Defender’s Office(EDO): Lock the Gate Alliance v Dept of Planning & Environment / Dept of Premier & CabinetOur client Lock the Gate is seeking access to information held by the NSW Government about secretive deals relating to the “buy-ba