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The growing cost of Australian Government policy concerning asylum seekers

January 19, 2018 - 00:15 -- Admin

Its asylum seeker policy is costing Australia more than a loss of international reputation......Financial Review, 5 January 2018:Maintaining Australia's hardline immigration and border policies cost taxpayers more than $4 billion last financial year, including nearly $1.6 billion on compliance and detention.Treasury figures provided to a Senate estimates committee showed in 2017, the la

That 'very stable genius' in Washington DC has a few health issues

January 18, 2018 - 05:52 -- Admin

Well Donald John Trump had an official medical exam on 12 January 2018 and the spin began almost immediately.First for media consumption he grew one inch taller reaching 6ft 3in in height and he became yugely healthy.A more honest assessment is found in the written medical summary prepared by the senior naval doctor who examined him, Rear-Admiral Ronny L. Jackson.

As Australian Treasurer goes all gung-ho on planned company tax cuts it is wise to consider just what the country's international tax ranking is right now

January 15, 2018 - 00:15 -- Admin

While Federal Treasurer and Liberal MP for Cook Scott Morrison is waxing lyrical about Trump’s tax cuts in the US and those Turnbull Government planned company tax cuts, it might be a good idea to see where Australia is positioned with regard to its international tax ranking.According to the US Tax Foundation's Center for Federal Tax Policy Australia has an overall ranking as the 7th best among OECD countries and 25th out of a field of 35 when it comes to company tax rates.Even with current c