Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Humans’ greatest invention was the invention of invention itself

Always Was, Always Will be

It's been said that "humans’ greatest invention was the invention of invention itself." What are the origins of our ingenuity?   Invention  

Morrison government settles robodebt class action for $112 million

NEXT MOVE: The government has not admitted that it was legally liable to group members. Subject to court approval, all amounts due will be paid in 2021.

Debt no longer a disaster: why NSW will borrow big

'Siege mentality' as ABC's Four Corners bursts Canberra bubble

Armenians torch their homes on land ceded to Azerbaijan AP

A NSW property developer, Billbergia, bought the land at 6 Grand Avenue, Camellia, 13 days before the government announced its multi-billion-dollar Parramatta Light Rail project on December 8, 2015.

The polluted site would become critical to the new project as the main depot and stabling yard for the trams.

Billbergia bought the land for $38 million then flipped it months later to Transport for NSW for $53.5 million, with a proviso that the department paid for the remediation of the toxic site. At the time the land, excluding the cost of remediation, was valued by the NSW Valuer General at $15.5 million.

Everyone talks about the Leppington Triangle and the maybe $30 million worth of loss. Here we've got easily $100 million worth of loss," he said.

The Leppington Triangle scandal

Mary Whisner, Librarian, Public Services, UW School of Law:  “To support Scott Schumacher’s Tax Writing course, I made three short videos with tips about using Westlaw for tax research.  I’m sharing with you because the tips would be handy for any tax researcher, not just those who are in Scott’s class—and in fact, some of them would be useful for researchers who aren’t at all interested in tax, because Westlaw features are Westlaw features.

  • Westlaw for Tax Research: Make It Your Own – How can you keep track of the resources you use all the time? This video shows you how to make a Westlaw page your start page, how to save favorites, and how to create a custom page. (In the video, we use tax as an example, but you can do this with any subject!) (5:20)
  • Westlaw for Tax Research: The Code! – The Internal Revenue Code is central in all federal tax research. This video demonstrates using the I.R.C. in Westlaw. Did you know you can use either the United States Code Annotated edition or the edition from RIA’s United States Tax Reporter? Each has its own editorial features. The video also shows how to use Westlaw’s “compare versions” feature. (8:58)
  • Westlaw for Tax Research: KeyCite– Citators track what documents cite a given document. They help you determine the weight of authority by showing you if it’s been affected by later developments–e.g., if a case has been overruled or a statute has been amended. They unlock the door to cases and secondary sources that cite your document. This video illustrates citator features by using Westlaw’s KeyCite for tax documents. (9:01)
  • These videos join our growing library of videos with tips on research and Bluebooking.”