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Adani Mining Pty Ltd: allegations of "black money" and environmental degradation

February 23, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

“The Indian government’s Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) is currently investigating a number of Adani Group entities, including Adani Enterprises Ltd (AEL), which is the ultimate holding company of Adani Mining Pty Ltd, the proponent of the Carmichael Mine, for illegally overvaluing imports of coal and capital equipment in order to siphon funds offshore, a practice that creates “black money.” A detailed report from a reliable media source also indicates that for more than a decade t

A university education and a highly paid job the road to home ownership in Australia for the masses?

February 22, 2017 - 00:18 -- Admin

The Turnbull Government’s tin ear was on full display in The Sydney Morning  Herald on 21 February 2017: The Coalition MP tasked with tackling Australia's housing affordability problems has said a "highly paid job" is the "first step" to owning a home.The federal Victorian MP Michael Sukkar, who i

Looking for work in 2017? Some advice on your rights from the experts

February 21, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

By and large businesses in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales are fair to their employees.However, there is no denying that there is an element amongst employers which attempts to take advantage of people desperate to find paid work and, under award rates, no payslips, wages not paid on time, deductions from wages for a little as dropping one small bottle of soft drink, unfair dismissal, are not unknown.So it pays to know your rights upfront and this may help…….Fair Work Ombudsman,

Groundhog Day for women's services in Australia

February 20, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

Since 2013 the Abbott & Turnbull Federal Governments have announced up to $1b in savings measures that are cutting community services for the people in greatest need in Australia:*$500 million over five years for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community services (Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet under The Hon Tony Abbott and Senator the Hon Nigel Scullion)*$270 million over four years from social services and a freeze on indexation of sector funding (Department of Social Se