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Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman examining payment terms and conditions for subcontractors working on government projects

November 6, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

Medianet LogoAAP Logo Medianet Release16 Oct 2017 12:00 PM AEST - Call for subcontractors to be paid promptlyThe Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman is examining payment terms

Is the NSW Berejiklian Coalition Government taking the Norther Rivers bushfire risk level seriously?

November 5, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

The NSW Nationals Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) manages more than 870 national parks and reserves totalling over 7 million hectares.With 22 per cent of the Clarence Valley covered by heavily timbered national parks and the entire NSW Northern Rivers region having 10 national parks, at least 9 nature reserves

Park Watch group forms as a fight back against the Berejiklian Coalition Government's ongoing cutbacks to the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

November 5, 2017 - 00:14 -- Admin

Park Watch, Media Release, 1 November 2017:The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service staff in restructure meltdown due to executive and ministerial incompetence according to Park WatchA new group known as Park Watch comprised of concerned, former National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) officers, scientists, botanists, researchers and former high ranking government officials have received information from serving NPWS officers of a pending mass no confidence vote in the NPWS executive due

Quotes of the Week

November 4, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

“I once refused to feed a cockatoo that showed up on my third-floor balcony and tapped the window with a distinct air of entitlement. In retaliation it slowly – and with constant eye contact – picked up my shoes one by one and threw them over the edge.

Reef destroying cruise ship given NSW Government permission to enter the Clarence River in October 2018

November 3, 2017 - 05:14 -- Admin

This was the NSW Berejiklian Government in roll-over-the-top-of-Clarence-River-Estuary-communities mode, courtesy of Nationals MP Andrew Fraser and Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey with the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance in an October 2017 media release:NEW CRUISE TERMINAL FOR NORTH COASTAn investigation into a new

So how much Centrelink client debt was not debt at all in 2015-16 & 2016-17?

November 3, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

Australian Minister for Social Services Christian Porter is quick to point the finger but often very slow with concrete answers, so it is always a boon when annual departmental reports are published.In September 2017 the latest DSS annual report was published.Although carefully disguised in the wording "waived or written off"; by adding the 2016-17 annual report's financial statements together with the previous year’s annual report, one finds that the admitted amount of false client debt gene