Articles from Club Troppo
Preselecting Nova Peris as a “Captain’s Pick” for Labor senator for the Northern Territory must have seemed like a good idea at the time to then Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
The election of Ken Wyatt as a Liberal federal MHR from Western Australia in 2010 had sparked calls for the Labor Party to preselect Indigenous candidates for winnable federal seats.
As a long-term resident of Darwin, where you can drive from anywhere in the metropolitan area to just about anywhere else in not much more than 25 minutes (even in the peak hour such as it is), it always takes me a couple of days to get used to the traffic snarls of Sydney and Melbourne. Sydney’s traffic especially is vastly worse than it was when I lived there over 30 years ago. Moreover, public transport doesn’t help all that much unless you live fairly close to a train or tram line and y
A story in this morning’s media highlights the vulnerable position of pseudo self-employed “independent” contractors under Australian law:
A Perth-based Uber driver is suing the Silicon Valley giant for terminating him without notice, leaving him with $80,000 worth of car loans – one of which he says was spruiked by Uber.
Lateral Economics has had occasion to compile a list of free, freemium and cheap services to help run your one person micro or several person small business. I post it here for your interest and because it may be useful to you. The latest service I discovered to my delight was Glympse which allowed me to watch as a friend, late for lunch drove from across town to join me. Kind of cool. There are other cool new apps too.
It looks like we may be getting a six star hotel across the road from our place at Cullen Bay.
With the ongoing partisan squabbling about tax accompanying the imminent federal election, I thought it might be worth setting out my own “wish list” for an ideal tax system.