Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Post Budget Buoyancy & Blues

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Federal Budget 2018: All the winners ... and losers


Budget 2018: Winners and losers - Our ABC  


If these tax cuts were fully implemented in 2024-25 then someone on $40,000 gets $455 a year. Someone on $200,000 a year gets $7,225 a year. Those on $200k earn 5 times those on 40k but get 16 times more in tax cuts. #Budget2018 #Fair?

Craft brewers will have their smaller kegs taxed at the same rate as larger competitors'.

Govt steps up fight on phoenix companies


Federal Budget 2018: Criminals targeted in welfare blitz 


Federal budget 2018: ATO paints a target on international celebrities

Budget 2018: Dodgy taxpayers to be hit in $2 billion probe


The Australian Independent Media Network — Monday, May 7, 2018 - 18:53 — Source
By The Say NO Seven Most Australians have a basic understanding and uncomfortable acceptance that a certain amount of pork barrelling goes on within political circles. To define the term, “pork barrel” is “… a metaphor for the appropriation of government spending for localised projects secured solely or primarily to bring money to a representative’s district. This form…

  Federal budget 2018: Cash economy crackdown to improve bottom ...


ATO expands probe into oilfield services giant Schlumberger


A BEEFED-up taskforce of federal cops and tax investigators will conduct raids on businesses suspected of using cash in a crackdown that has already netted $203 million cash and prosecuted five people.

  Federal Budget 2018: Police will chase $5.3b black market


Federal budget 2018: Personal tax crackdown to raise $1.1b

A smarter, more productive public sector
Earlier pain — think efficiency dividend, staffing caps, machinery of government changes, the amusingly-named Operation Tetris, and bumpy experiments in technology — is starting to pay off.

Digital government gets $600 million
The federal government plans to spend big on a suite of diverse initiatives labelled as “delivering Australia’s digital future” in this year’s budget, including $92.4 million on “accelerated implementation” of its GovPass digital identity solution.

Top-ups for some, few ‘efficiencies’ left to find
Cash-strapped agencies get a boost to perform their core functions.

The budget numbers: tax cuts & spending
The federal budget continues the government’s tight control over spending, with program spending growth predicted to be the lowest in 50 years.

Home Affairs review and security clearance boost
It only came into existence a few months ago, but the government is already planning a strategic review of the Department of Home Affairs.

Improved care choices as Australians living longer
Australians are now living 10 years longer than they were half a century ago, with our life expectancy now the fifth highest in the OECD.

Genomics gets a $500 million boost
The federal government is promoting the use of genomics and new immuno therapies, using a patient’s unique genetic makeup to better target therapies.

Will you be caught short by APS executive musical chairs after budget?
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UK Ministry of Justice knocks down towers, brings ITBACK in-house

Waves SIAM-nara to Leidos
Exclusive The Ministry of Justice is abandoning its experiment of breaking up big IT contracts into a so-called "tower model" and will instead bring tech management back in-house, The Register can reveal.
In 2013, the UK government department awarded Lockheed Martin a £125m Service Integration and Management (SIAM) contract to integrate its fragmented IT supplier contracts. Lockheed then sold its IT division to Leidos for $4.6bn (£3.4bn) in 2016.
Under the Future IT Sourcing model, Leidos has been responsible for overseeing the other "tower" contracts including the £125m five-year deal for End User Computing services awarded to Atos in 2014 and a three-year £36m applications agreement handed to CJI in 2015.

146 million people, 99 million addresses, 209,000 payment cards, 38,000 drivers' licenses and 3,200 passports