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NSW Political Donations & Election Funding: over the next six months watch for further mentions buried deep in mainstream newspapers

September 28, 2016 - 00:15 -- Admin

The Sydney Morning Herald on 30 August 2016 indicated that NSW voters may yet see a number of former state politicians fronting local magistrates in the near future:Former NSW Liberal MPs have been issued letters of demand to repay potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal donations solicited before the 2011 state election.As the corruption watchdog prepares to

#CENSUSfail: so there was this little survey....

September 27, 2016 - 00:15 -- Admin

On 21 September 2016 The Sydney Morning Herald reported:Almost 95 per cent of households have completed a census form despite an embarrassing website outage on census night and lingering political controversy over the national headcount.The Bureau of Statistics says it already has sufficient data for a "high quality" census, ahead of the deadline for forms on Friday.The

Australian Education Minister out to bully the states under the guise of fixing Gonski education funding model?

September 26, 2016 - 00:16 -- Admin

On 23 September 2016 ABC News reported:Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham says he is not expecting to broker a final deal on the highly-charged school funding debate as he meets state and territory counterparts in Adelaide today.Senator Birmingham yesterday attacked the Gonski funding model, which expires at the end of the next school year, saying it had been "corrupte

ACCC to rule on News Corp's planned purchase of APN News & Media regional print and online newspapers by 29 September 2016

September 26, 2016 - 00:15 -- Admin

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is currently  investigating the proposed acquisition of APN News & Media Limited (APN)'s Australian Regional Media division (ARM) by News Corporation (News) – with the aim of establishing what if any the impact of the proposed acquisition will have on on competition, and whether it will: lower the quality of content, especially local news content; reduce the choices available to readers for local news content; increase newspaper pr

Cliff Notes for Submission 38 to the Senate Inquiry into the 2016 Census

September 25, 2016 - 00:15 -- Admin

On 21 September 2016 the Australian Chief Statistician, David Kalisch, made a submission on behalf of the Australian Bureau of Statistics to the Senate Economics References Committee Inquiry into the 2016 Census.This document was listed as submission number 38 and briefly published on the relevant parliamentary webpage.It has since disappeared, but