Articles from North Coast Voices
Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison is waxing lyrical about the state of government finances ahead of next week's 2017-18 Budget announcements. Tax cuts for low and middle income earners, company tax cuts, increased infrastructure spending and no increase in the Medicare Levy - all on the back of increased taxation revenue.But that is not quite the whole truth.
During Nationals MP for New England Barnaby Joyce’s disastrous sojourn as Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources the federal government began a successfull campaign to have the United Nations delete all criticism of Australia’s $13bn effort to restore the ailing Murray-Darling river system from a published st
“It has a history of problems, failures, fatal errors and overcharging” [Senior Appleby compliance officer quoted in The Guardian on the subject of Serco, 7 June 2017]If the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) didn't have enough internal structural problems to deal with along comes the UK-based multinational Serco Gr
“He’s nothing but a pre-Fitzgerald corruption inquiry Queensland walloper” [An anonymous Liberal MP speaking of Australian Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton, quoted in The Saturday Paper by journalist Paul Bongiorno, 21 April 2018]“The Liberals complaining that ASIC is sleep is rich considering who administered the fucking anaesthetic.” [Journalist
There has been some 'emergency' repositioning occurring in Turnbull Government circles since Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry hearings began to reveal the extent of bad behaviour in the banking, finance and insurance sectors.Former money market and bond trader with Stat
"We need to go after the reporters.....They spend a couple of days in jail, make a new friend, and they are ready to talk" [US President Donald, J. Trump, 14 February 2017]Finally, an indication of the lengths to which US President Donald J.