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New campaign warns industry super members and consumers of bank attempts to dismantle successful superannuation model

March 29, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

Medianet Release  MEDIA RELEASE20 March 2017Keep bank ‘foxes’ out of the super henhouse, new campaign warnsA powerful new campaign warns industry super members and consumers of bank attempts to dismantle the model used by the most successful part of the superannuation system, and put at risk the retirement savings of millions of Australians.At the centre of the Industry Super Australia campaign is a 30-second television segment which depicts the hand of a federal politician opening a hen hous

Australian Attorney-General Senator George Henry 'Soapy' Brandis finally obeys the court

March 28, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

For these reasons I consider that the decision communicated to the applicant by letter dated 13 June 2014 that a practical refusal reason exists because the work involved in processing the request(s) would substantially and unreasonably interfere with the performance of the Attorney-General’s functions should be set aside and, in lieu thereof, I decide that no practical refusal reason under s 24 of the FOI Act exists in relation to the request(s), with the consequence that the request(s) are

Privately run vocational training 'colleges' - what could possibly go wrong?

March 26, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

Just one of many allegedly dodgy businesses allowed to flourish under a dubious federal education policy which saw state government-run TAFE colleges allowed to decline.The Age, 13 March 2017:Rich-list tycoons behind a vocational training empire that collapsed after receiving $100 million in government funding have been implicated in alleged fraud, predatory conduct