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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Despatch

NSW land titles stinker has links to WA privatisation push

It's a stinker alright. An essential government service and profitable monopoly has gone offshore. Privatised. Zero consultation, widespread protest from professional groups. And the...

Closed-book on Facebook’s casebook

Facebook sooled its lawyers onto Sydney entrepreneur, John Maconochie, after Maconochie tried to set up a business with the word "book" in its name. Although...

Land titles privatisation: winners and losers

How superb is the plan by the NSW government to privatise the state's land titles office in order to fund the upgrade of two...

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. https://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...

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