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Rumpole
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Well, it was a holiday yesterday, so we can be excused for repeating ourselves.


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June 13, 2016 at 10:54 PM Flag Quote & Reply

austral
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Photon at June 11, 2016 at 5:01 AM

NBN news: Does this sound like a back-flip to you?


If re-elected, the Coalition will spend $14 million connecting towns on Tasmania's west coast to the National Broadband Network using fibre to the node, bowing to public backlash against original plans to use satellite.


The Coalition said it would abandon the current satellite roll out to more than 2,700 West Coast premises, and help fund fibre optic cable connections to Queenstown, Rosebery and Zeehan, while Strahan would get fixed wireless connection.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-11/nbn-fibre-for-tasmania's-west-coast-towns-coalition-pledge/7502292

It's a rattlesnake u-turn instead of a back-flip .... the Liberal "member", Brett Whitely, attended a meeting in Queenstown and told the community that we would have to "suck it and see" .... weeks after the meeting and copious protests, Mr Whitely is now claiming victory for the change from satellite.   I tell ya, I'm fit to punch the #@&@*#@ little windbag piece of *@#*.    Please, please, it's time for Mr Whitely to go.   I'll even even dig the hole for the septic tank. 

Sorry folks .... just popped in to say hello and had a melt down.    Hope you are all well.  

June 14, 2016 at 3:26 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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austral at June 14, 2016 at 3:26 AM

Photon at June 11, 2016 at 5:01 AM

NBN news: Does this sound like a back-flip to you?


If re-elected, the Coalition will spend $14 million connecting towns on Tasmania's west coast to the National Broadband Network using fibre to the node, bowing to public backlash against original plans to use satellite.


The Coalition said it would abandon the current satellite roll out to more than 2,700 West Coast premises, and help fund fibre optic cable connections to Queenstown, Rosebery and Zeehan, while Strahan would get fixed wireless connection.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-11/nbn-fibre-for-tasmania's-west-coast-towns-coalition-pledge/7502292

It's a rattlesnake u-turn instead of a back-flip .... the Liberal "member", Brett Whitely, attended a meeting in Queenstown and told the community that we would have to "suck it and see" .... weeks after the meeting and copious protests, Mr Whitely is now claiming victory for the change from satellite.   I tell ya, I'm fit to punch the #@&@*#@ little windbag piece of *@#*.    Please, please, it's time for Mr Whitely to go.   I'll even even dig the hole for the septic tank. 

Sorry folks .... just popped in to say hello and had a melt down.    Hope you are all well.  

Nice to hear from you Austral.   :)

I like your description of the local member.

What a chronic tosser !

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June 14, 2016 at 4:58 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Patch
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Hi Austral! :D We missed you.

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June 14, 2016 at 5:06 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Vote Compass: Australians want companies to pay more tax — except small businesses.

Most Australians want to see large corporations and multinationals paying more tax, but voters are split on whether small businesses should be taxed less or the same as now, new figures reveal.

The data from ABC's Vote Compass shows people remain supportive of small businesses but are ready for greater taxation on the big end of town.

Seventy per cent of respondents want large corporations to pay more tax, while 85 per cent would like to see multinationals paying a larger slice.


I agree, in particular regarding Multinational Corporations, they appear to be getting away with paying bugger all tax in this country.

The government has made some token efforts at closing those tax loopholes but haven’t gone far enough in my opinion.  :/


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-15/vote-compass-company-tax-election-2016/7504926

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June 14, 2016 at 10:52 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says possible Brexit another reason to vote for Coalition.

Come on Mal, who is grasping at straws now ?  :roll:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-15/turnbull-on-brexit/7512428

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June 14, 2016 at 11:08 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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Small businesses keep the profits here. Multinats send most of it O.S. There should be an incentive to keep money circulating in this country.


As for Brexit, I think Mal has gone potty. A good reason NOT to vote for him.


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June 14, 2016 at 11:11 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Photon at June 14, 2016 at 11:08 PM

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says possible Brexit another reason to vote for Coalition.

Come on Mal, who is grasping at straws now ?  :roll:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-15/turnbull-on-brexit/7512428

You can almost smell MT's desperation!


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June 15, 2016 at 12:13 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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I can't see Ziggy Switowski keeping his job as Chairman of the NBN if Labor win.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-15/nbn-chairman-rebuked-by-top-public-servant-over-opinion-piece/7512886

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June 15, 2016 at 2:07 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Rumpole at June 15, 2016 at 2:07 AM

I can't see Ziggy Switowski keeping his job as Chairman of the NBN if Labor win.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-15/nbn-chairman-rebuked-by-top-public-servant-over-opinion-piece/7512886

Ziggy Switkowski is far from the " independent chairman " that the LNP claims.  :/


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June 15, 2016 at 3:11 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Another reason while we need a Federal version of ICAC.

Federal Labor has called for an urgent investigation into a Liberal Party-owned company that receives taxpayer funds while also paying large sums to the party.

Liberal politicians have used electorate allowances to pay the firm, Parakeelia, for software that keeps information about constituents.


Parakeelia has pumped more than $1 million back into the federal Liberal Party, including $500,000 last financial year, which the party reportedly said were "payments for services purchased through the party".

But Opposition Leader Bill Shorten labelled the practise a "scam" and said the ALP was urging the auditor-general to investigate.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-15/push-for-probe-into-liberal-party-owned-firm-parakeelia/7513666

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June 15, 2016 at 3:20 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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Another tax avoidance scam by multinationals.


We should pass a law that says that loans to parent companies (or any loans for that matter) are only deductible up to the offical interest rate set by the Reserve Bank.


Loans to parent companies at exaggerated interest rates is a tax loophole you could drive the Harbour Bridge through.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-15/nt-could-miss-out-on-jemena-tax-windfall-enviro-group-says/7513518


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June 15, 2016 at 3:40 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Rumpole at June 15, 2016 at 3:40 AM

Another tax avoidance scam by multinationals.


We should pass a law that says that loans to parent companies (or any loans for that matter) are only deductible up to the offical interest rate set by the Reserve Bank.


Loans to parent companies at exaggerated interest rates is a tax loophole you could drive the Harbour Bridge through.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-15/nt-could-miss-out-on-jemena-tax-windfall-enviro-group-says/7513518


Rumpole for Commissioner of Taxation !    8)

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June 15, 2016 at 3:53 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Greens leader Richard Di Natale will be on Triple Jay's current affairs show Hack this afternoon at 5:30pm.


I'm sure he'll be grilled about this story:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-16/di-natale-under-pressure-to-provide-proof-au-pair-paid-properly/7514930

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June 15, 2016 at 7:20 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Photon at June 15, 2016 at 7:20 PM

Greens leader Richard Di Natale will be on Triple Jay's current affairs show Hack this afternoon at 5:30pm.


I'm sure he'll be grilled about this story:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-16/di-natale-under-pressure-to-provide-proof-au-pair-paid-properly/7514930

Well, that 's really his business. I'm more concerned about Parakeelia and the rip off of taxpayers money.
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June 15, 2016 at 7:26 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Rumpole at June 15, 2016 at 7:26 PM

Photon at June 15, 2016 at 7:20 PM

Greens leader Richard Di Natale will be on Triple Jay's current affairs show Hack this afternoon at 5:30pm.


I'm sure he'll be grilled about this story:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-16/di-natale-under-pressure-to-provide-proof-au-pair-paid-properly/7514930

Well, that 's really his business. I'm more concerned about Parakeelia and the rip off of taxpayers money.

Me too. Something stinks!

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June 15, 2016 at 7:28 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Photon at June 15, 2016 at 7:20 PM

Greens leader Richard Di Natale will be on Triple Jay's current affairs show Hack this afternoon at 5:30pm.


I'm sure he'll be grilled about this story:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-16/di-natale-under-pressure-to-provide-proof-au-pair-paid-properly/7514930

I just listened to Richard Di Natale on Hack.

Most of what he said was about practical common sense stuff about Education, Infrastructure and the Environment (of course).

If you missed it check out the podcast on the Triple Jay website.   8)

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June 16, 2016 at 4:07 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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Photon at June 16, 2016 at 4:07 AM

Photon at June 15, 2016 at 7:20 PM

Greens leader Richard Di Natale will be on Triple Jay's current affairs show Hack this afternoon at 5:30pm.


I'm sure he'll be grilled about this story:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-16/di-natale-under-pressure-to-provide-proof-au-pair-paid-properly/7514930

I just listened to Richard Di Natale on Hack.

Most of what he said was about practical common sense stuff about Education, Infrastructure and the Environment (of course).

If you missed it check out the podcast on the Triple Jay website.   8)

Yes I heard it too.


He's an intelligent bloke and I agree with most of his policies, only I hope any victories he gets are at the expense of the LNP and not Labor.


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June 16, 2016 at 4:09 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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One Greens policy that I agree with is the phasing out of the live export of cattle & sheep.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-16/australian-cattle-bludgeoned-with-sledgehammer-in-vietnam/7516326

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June 16, 2016 at 5:17 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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PM Malcolm Turnbull says Coalition will 'never, ever' privatise Medicare.

I hope that Mal is telling the truth.

However I do recall the phrase “never ever” being used by John Howard regarding the GST.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-17/election-2016-live-blog-june-17/7517632

 

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June 16, 2016 at 10:41 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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