Let’s face it: Anybody can be an actor. There are no qualifications. The only other profession like that is politics.” James Garner and Jon Winokur, The Garner Files: A Memoir ... read more
The conspiracy theories about cabinet leaks can end. The ABC found them in locked drawers that the government sold. Cabinet Files
Cabinet documents discovered in filing cabinets sold at auction
NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet will visit the US to learn about regulatory and tax reforms. (AAP). The NSW treasurer will visit the United States to learn about regulatory and tax reforms.
The Federal Treasurer is in the US meeting with business leaders and tech companies. Scott Morrison joins me now from Silicon Valley in California, Treasurer thanks for joining us. Last month the US passed the most significant reform to their tax system in decades Interview with David Koch, Sunrise
"A man who never graduated from school might steal from a freight car. But a man who attends college and graduates as a lawyer might steal the whole railroad."
~ Theodore Roosevelt
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Transparency campaigners say the departure of Adrian Dwyer from his role as Infrastructure Australia's executive director of policy and research to head up Infrastructure Partnerships Australia showed the need for new rules around lobbying and advocacy.
SMH Letters - So the NSW government is giving tax breaks to wealthy companies and trusts ("Secrecy on state's corporate tax breaks", January 29)
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Why We’re Underestimating American Collapse Eudaimonia and Co. Resilc flagged this paragraph:
PAGING WINSTON SMITHNOWICKI: “Polish Parliament Votes to Criminalize Any Mention of Polish Crimes During the Holocaust.” Not that I believe any enforcement of this law would succeed in the ECHR under Article 10, but speech bullies rarely care about a law’s infirmity as long as they can bring the pain for speaking up.But that is America’s task, not the world’s. The world’s task is this. Should the world follow the American model — extreme capitalism, no public investment, cruelty as a way of life, the perversion of everyday virtue — then these new social pathologies will follow, too. They are new diseases of the body social that have emerged from the diet of junk food — junk media, junk science, junk culture, junk punditry, junk economics, people treating one another and their society like junk — that America has fed upon for too long.Meet the CIA: Guns, Drugs and Money CounterpunchMSU scholars find $21 trillion in unauthorized government spending; Defense Department to conduct first-ever audit Michigan State University (Chuck L). Note in 2001, the DoD’s own auditors said it could not account for $2.3 trillion in transactions in a single year.
According to the law, which was approved on Friday by the country’s lower parliament, anyone who publicly attributes guilt or complicity to the Polish state for crimes committed by Nazi Germany, war crimes or other crimes against humanity, will be liable to criminal proceedings. Punishment will also be imposed on those who are seen to “deliberately reduce the responsibility of the ‘true culprits’ of these crimes.”
The SPEECH Act provides that a domestic court “shall not recognize or enforce a foreign judgment for defamation” unless it satisfies both First Amendment and due process considerations.
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