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NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption 'Operation Spicer': you saw the telemovie now read the book

August 31, 2016 - 00:16 -- Admin

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) investigation named Operation Spicer ran for approximately five months and claimed a number of political scalps including that of the then NSW Coalition Premier Barry O'Farrell.Operation Spicer hearings were a feature of nightly news reports and journalists' live tweeting during this period.Given the number of legal challenges moun

Policy Platforms of Candidates in the Clarence Valley Local Government Elections, Saturday 10 September 2016 - Part Two

August 30, 2016 - 00:16 -- Admin

 
North Coast Voices contacted as many Clarence local government election candidates as was possible and issued an invitation to supply their policy positions for our readers.
 
Here is the second post in this series.
 
 
JOHN HAGGER

Medicare: what a difference two years, two unpopular budgets and a close run federal election make to ministerial attitudes

August 30, 2016 - 00:15 -- Admin

THEN it was a bad, bad thing….The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 January 2014:Health Minister Peter Dutton has predicted an overhaul of Medicare, saying spiralling costs will make the system ''unmanageable'' without change.In an interview with Fairfax Media, Mr Dutton gave the strongest signal yet that the Abbott government may adopt a politically

Turnbull Government about to walk back superannuation changes and cost federal budget bottom line up to $335 million over first four years?

August 29, 2016 - 00:16 -- Admin

ABC News, 23 August 2016:Independent costings suggest the Federal Government could end up losing money out of its proposed overhaul of superannuation changes if a key measure is watered down.The Government has proposed a $500,000 limit on after-tax contributions to superannuation, in a move it says will save $500 million over four years.The changes have upset a number of C

Turnbull Government to sell off public access to Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) corporate database

August 28, 2016 - 00:16 -- Admin

Access to the national database containing the corporate history of all companies, trusts and business names registered in this country to be controlled by an Australian or foreign-owned company – what could possibly go wrong?

Failing To Meet Aspirational Health Targets: childhood immunisation rates on NSW North Coast lowest in Australia

August 28, 2016 - 00:15 -- Admin

There was only four Primary Health Network Areas in Australia which came near to meeting the aspiration health target of 95 per cent full childhood immunisation of all children by 5 years of age.None of those areas were on the NSW North Coast.

Quote of the Week

August 27, 2016 - 00:16 -- Admin

“That east coast low the other week was just the ticket to show the dreamers what can happen to the ocean and the coast in only a few hours during one of Mother Nature's tantrums. Those massive movements of wind, water and sand are why we'll never see big offshore wind farms hereabouts and, hopefully, why that greedy, crazy grab for a Clarence River mega-port will never get off the drawing board.

Policy Platforms of Candidates in the Clarence Valley Local Government Elections, Saturday 10 September 2016 - Part One

August 26, 2016 - 03:03 -- Admin

 
North Coast Voices contacted as many Clarence local government election candidates as was possible and issued an invitation to supply their policy positions for our readers.
 
Here are the first four candidates in this series.
 
PETER ELLEM
 

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