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Abbott's at it again - leaving rich superannuants alone & beating up on low-income retirees & pensioners

March 30, 2015 - 00:16 -- Admin

With Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announcing that his 2015-16 Budget would be a dull and boring one, it is reasonable to conclude that the over-the-top tax concessions for super funds and rich superannuates will remain unchanged.However, Abbott is endorsing the raising of fees paid by older low-income retirees and pensioners who want to stay at home for as long as possible in their lat

Essential Energy, Ausgrid & TasNetwork fined $20,000 each for unexpected loss of electricity supply to customers known to require life support systems

March 30, 2015 - 00:15 -- Admin

On top of government-owned Essential Energy’s fight with local governments over proposed increases in public lighting costs to councils across New South Wales which could see public lighting bills rise in the Northern Rivers by up to 73 per cent in 2015-16 and, unease over the company’s plans with

In which Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop suffers silently

March 28, 2015 - 00:15 -- Admin

Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey tries the patience of his colleague, Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop, when in the middle of what was supposed to be a tribute to the late Malcolm Fraser he alluded to the current razor gang within the party which has so enthusiastically reduced her department's foreign aid budget.ABC Vine 23 March 2015:

Is NSW Premier Baird trying to hide the Chinese connection in his electricity network privatisation plans?

March 27, 2015 - 00:25 -- Admin

The Sydney Morning Herald 26 March 2015:A Chinese government-owned energy company that is a potential buyer of NSW electricity assets, State Grid Corp, was the subject of a "major" state audit last year which uncovered allegations of corruption amounting to more than $1 billion.As Premier Mike Baird on Wednesday was asked more questions about the co