I am * * * better positioned to ponder a less publicized "going dark" threat to another branch of government, the branch most indispensable to the rule of law -- our court system. Over the last 40 years, secrecy in all aspects of the judicial process has risen to literally unprecedented levels. Let me describe what I have seen, and why it is troubling.This appears to be his first post at the "Just Security" blog "How Appealing" blog celebrates its 14th birthday this month so he is a month older then the unappealing MEdia Dragon
As one of my former bosses observed "For far too long, personal hunch and taste have persisted in an industry that should adhere to the strict principles of modern management. So, to welcome the new year, let's propose a few core principles to clarify the muddled business of books..." ( He was joking, of course, ;-)
My hunch is that this shortest book ever written about swimming and tax compliance will be a best seller... The major health risk associated with rivers and pools is drowning. I know a bit about this because I almost drowned ...
It said Mr Wagstaff was helped by Paul Bowerman, from the Tax Office special investigations squad, who had access to a trove of dormant taxpayer identities, other unnamed insiders, and Peter Milardovic, allegedly connected to the organised crime world in Sydney.
Tax Commissioner Michael Carmody confirmed the case had been uncovered by the National Crime Authority (now the Australian Crime Commission) and the Tax Office's tax file number fraud unit.
Four Corners Special Tax Unit
Former taxman Petroulias jailed
“WALTER DURANTY IS ROLLING OVER IN HIS GRAVE:” The New York Times, which 80 years ago hid the results of Stalin’s terror famine is now getting into the food delivery business, Bloomberg reports:
This summer, the New York Times will begin selling ingredients for recipes from its NYT Cooking website as the newspaper publisher seeks new revenue sources to offset declines in print. The Times is partnering with meal-delivery startup Chef’d, which will send the ingredients to readers within 48 hours. The Times and Chef’d will split sales from the venture...
Memories of strange displays of anger at The NSW Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee came back ... The moments in corridors of power woth Yael Larkin and Patricia Azarias and Ian Thackeray ... Etc
Take a moment to consider what it must have been like for Robert Stefanic to step into the shoes of his predecessor, Carol Mills, as secretary of the troubled Department of Parliamentary Services. Mills was run out of the department — almost out of the country — sacked in spectacular fashion by the former speaker Bronwyn Bishop and Senate President Stephen Parry over her handling of a series of missteps by the department.
Every secretary’s nightmare for new parliamentary boss
Private Sydney is thrilled that the prospect of doing time in one of Her Maj's finest facilities has failed to dampen former celebrity vet Stephen Larkin's penchant for taking out apprehended violence orders.