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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Despatch

A tribute to Bill Leak

The Twitternutters are out in force blaming the Human Rights Commissioner for persecuting Bill Leak into the grave. "Gillian Triggs should be charged with...

Banks in denial about cash scam

The inquiry into the banks, the Clayton's Royal Commission if you like, kicked off today with NAB boss Andrew Thorburn giving evidence. The committee would...

Taxing multinationals: no new laws needed, just execute the ones we have

Some excellent response to the piece on Goldman Sachs and Australia's biggest brewer SABMiller skiving out of tax and lodging dodgy accounts. This respondent...

ABC, SBS duck for cover on taxpayer rip-off

ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie and SBS boss Michael Ebeid have refused to answer questions about their media organisations freeloading on the public purse. http://www.michaelwest.com.au/towering-cheek-ii-billion-dollar-squatters/ Following...

Gas pipelines: “flea-bitten nothing” or monopoly?

APA Group isn't Google, it's not Facebook, Amazon or Microsoft either. It hasn't invented an industry-changing, revolutionary new technology. It runs boring old gas...

“Gun-toting thugs” slap senator with creditor’s petition

The kaleidoscopically colourful senator from WA, Rodney Culleton, just got a brand new creditor's petition for Christmas, replete with 40 claims from farmers and...

Brain explosion over, ASIC sale off

Sanity has finally prevailed. The government has scrapped its sale of the corporate data-base. Amid the madness of MYEFO and the festive season, Finance Minister...

Macquarie’s henchmen KordaMentha may lose Maria’s Farm gig

Their first blunder was to pull the pin on Maria's Farm Veggies without offering farm debt mediation, as the law requires. Their second was to...

Please explain Pauline: Rod Culleton’s other pickles

Terrifically entertaining as he is, One Nation senator Rod Culleton is unfit for parliament and is unlikely to last. He is simply too "agile"...

Small biz ombudsman to hold inquiry into payment terms and big biz squeeze

Finally! A move to address the bane of small business - not being paid on time by big business. A "Payment Times and Practices"...

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