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Women half as likely to benefit from tax cuts as men

October 10, 2016 - 07:17 -- Admin

Male mining engineers, school principals, surgeons and anaesthetists will be the biggest beneficiaries of the high-end tax cut  before the Senate, with men more than twice as likely to benefit as women.

The analysis, by the Australian Greens, comes ahead of a vote on the $4 billion cut which is supported by both the government and the opposition.

Blame all around as the ABS spreads responsibility for census

September 23, 2016 - 10:41 -- Admin

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has blamed the media for the failure of its census hotline and blamed an overseas denial-of-service attack for the failure of its census website.

In a strongly worded submission to a Senate inquiry, the Bureau also attempts to deflect blame for the overwhelming of its website on to its contractor, IBM.