Articles from North Coast Voices
“With no clear international achievement to his name, his major accomplishment in foreign policy has been provoking significant global backlash almost across the board.” [Journalist Andrew Hammond writing about US President Donald J.
Australia’s exemption from US steel & aluminium tariffs will be about a beneficial as exempting Pitt Street Mall from hot weather when Sydney is 40 degrees. Largely meaningless lip service. If global trade is dislocated, it will hurt Australia. HARD.— Stephen Koukoulas (@TheKouk) March 10, 2018
In early July 2017 it was reported that Roman Quaedvlieg the head of the federal government's Australian Border Force had taken indefinite leave on full-pay since May following an external investigation by the Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity.Despite a rather sordid tale coming to light coyly wrapped in phrases like 'inappropriate behaviour relating to a personal relationship' Mr. Quaedvlieg refused to resign and the Prime Minister continued to sit on the results of two reviews of t
The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 March 2018:Dozens of federal Liberal MPs have reportedly signed a petition calling for a 25 per cent funding increase for the controversial National Schools Chaplaincy Program. Whether the budget can afford the funding increase or whether the money would be better spent elsewhere are interesting issues.
This is what the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) states about imputation:Refunding excess franking credits – individualsDividends paid to shareholders by Australian resident companies are taxed under a system known as imputation. This is where the tax the company pays is imputed, or attributed, to the shareholders.
AUSTRALIABrisbane Times, 10 March 2018:The Catholic Church has failed to fully accept the horrific impact of child sexual abuse and its own role in a tragedy of “epic proportions”, a member of the royal commission has said.In a surprisingly frank speech, Robert Fitzgerald - one of the six commissioners that oversaw the recently completed, five year inquiry
ABC News, 8 March 2018:The NSW Government will prosecute several people over alleged water theft on the Barwon-Darling, eight months after Four Corners investigated the issue.WaterNSW has named the people it is taking to the Land and Environment Court over alleged breaches of water management rules.They are prominent irrigator Peter Harris and his wife Jane Harris, who own a major
In 2017 members of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU), The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia (TCFUA) considered a proposal to amalgamate into one union or alternatively to amalgamate only the CFMEU and the MUA.The ballot was conducted by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) and results declared on 28 November 2017.