Monday, November 16, 2020

MEdia Dragons: ‘Be the Twitter that you want to see in the world"

‘Be the Twitter that you want to see in the world - Harvard Law Today – “How social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook manage the spread of mis- and disinformation—and their governance approaches to this and related problems—has been a major concern over the past few years. Ahead of the 2020 presidential election in the United States, experts from the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society convened to discuss how platforms are approaching these challenges and what they can improve going forward. The event featured evelyn douek, a lecturer on law and S.J.D. candidate at Harvard Law School, and Julie Owono, a lawyer, executive director of Paris-based Internet Without Borders, and member of Facebook’s Oversight Board. Both are affiliates of BKC. The conversation was moderated by Oumou Ly, a staff fellow for BKC’s Assembly: Disinformation program. douek set the stage for the discussion by providing an overview of content moderation since 2016, including approaches like takedown policies, tracking coordinated inauthentic behavior, and adding “friction” to sharing processes, such as adding flags and labeling content…”


How to deal with tax audit, some tips from Michael Cranston – Past Deputy Commissioner of ATO - Video

Legal Professional Privilege 

A tax audit can sometimes be quite frightening and daunting to those people who are not well prepared for a tax audit. In Australia, the tax lodgement system is based on the self lodgement protocol, which means you would lodge the tax return, both individual and business tax returns. You would be responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the data in the tax return. The Australian Taxation Office would accept the figures; however, if the Australian Taxation Office have questions over the data, they will initiate a tax review to probe into a particular section of the tax return, if the feedback from the study is good. The Australian Taxation Office would give an all clear, if not, then the Australian Taxation Office will initiate a tax audit. 

How to deal with tax audit, some tips from Michael Cranston – Past Deputy Commissioner of ATO

There has been a shift in the mergers and acquisitions landscape according to advice and accounting business brokers, with struggling accountants now rushing to merge into scale or sell up entirely while advisers who might have otherwise left the industry take advantage of the extended timeline for FASEA examination requirements.

Accountants, not advisers, selling up amidst struggles

'Bigger than the Wolf of Wall Street': How a shady network of brokers ran riot in Australia

 The federal law enforcement watchdog has asserted that an increase in corruption referrals regarding the Department of Home Affairs doesn’t indicate a rise in dishonest conduct, but rather displays a “growing maturity” within the ministry’s “integrity arrangements”.

The Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity (ACLEI) Commissioner’s annual report 2019-20 outlines that over the 12 month period covered, it received 172 notifications about potential corruption issues, which was a marked increase compared with recent years.

Surge in Home Affairs corruption referrals a ‘sign of maturity’, gov claims

Gladys Berejiklian acted as a ‘spy’ for Daryl Maguire inside her office, NSW upper house told

TPB called to rethink expansion of tax financial adviser services

The Tax Practitioners Board has been told to slow its plans down to expand the remit of tax financial advisers.

The regulator had earlier issued a draft legislative instrument proposing to expand tax (financial) advice services, including allowing such advisers to apply for tax file numbers, represent an entity in their dealings with the Commissioner of Taxation and the ATO, and apply for an ABN in the establishment of an SMSF

In 2017 - Who’s Who of the Premier’s Media Gurus

 A new argument against prison abolition (or is it new?).  Or try this joyous hymn to Engels

The evidence for the male breadwinner norm maybe isn’t that strong

Magnus is now doing “ultrabullet.” Watch some here.  That is fifteen seconds per game.  No increment.  The games are really quite remarkable to “watch.”

Alfred Russel Wallace, “How to Civilize Savages” (1865)

How do mRNA vaccines work?  And an eight-minute video