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"Which Bank?" Allegations of est. 1,610 suspect financial transactions possibly involving money laundering or terrorism funding

August 8, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

Calls for a royal commission into banks and banking practices will probably grow louder.......ABC News, 3 August 2017:The Australian Transactions Reports & Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) today launched civil proceedings in the Federal Court alleging that the Commonwealth Bank failed to comply with the law on 53,700 occasions.The allegations follow an AUSTRAC investigation into the CBA's use of

So why might the far right of the Liberal and National parties being pushing for a voluntary postal plebiscite on same-sex marriage?

August 7, 2017 - 00:51 -- Admin

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) states this of national plebiscites:PlebiscitesAn issue put to the vote which does not affect the Constitution is called a plebiscite. A plebiscite is not defined in the Australian Constitution, the Electoral Act or the Referendum Act.

Centrelink Mandatory Drug Testing: Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation calls on the Australian Government to stop playing games with people's lives

August 7, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

In its drive to universally implement the Cashless Debit Card for all welfare recipients, the Abbott Government first targeted remote indigenous communities to ‘trial’ this income management restrict and control scheme.

Quotes of the Week

August 5, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

“These days, it's not just leftie troublemakers who doubt that benefits going direct to big business will trickle down to the rest of us, it's every punter in the street.”  [Economics Editor at The Sydney Morning Herald, Ross Gittins, 24 July 2017]“Six months into his presidency, Donald Trump is saddled with a stalled agenda, a West Wing that resembl