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Quotes of the Week

May 12, 2018 - 00:15 -- Admin

“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

File this under "Yet Another National Database" cross referenced wih "What Could Possibly Go Wrong?"

May 11, 2018 - 00:15 -- Admin

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

Before everyone gets too excited about those personal tax cuts in Budget 2018-19

May 10, 2018 - 05:16 -- Admin

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 “

Saying "Thank you"......

May 10, 2018 - 00:15 -- Admin

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.

Heard Budget Speech 2018, read this morning's headlines? Now hunt the dollars using this cheat sheet

May 9, 2018 - 09:38 -- Admin

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.