It feels like every week now there’s news of another potential ‘cut’ to the Australian foreign aid program. But is all the fuss just a result of a few radical ‘lefties’, idealistic youngsters and ‘social-justicesy’ types crying foul over a little bit of missing change? Exactly how bad is the current state of affairs surrounding Australia’s aid […]
“You’ve got to be kidding me!” The Australian government plans to spend $254,000 to lengthen, transport, fit out and install an old conference table, so that world leaders don’t get sore bottoms or have to crane their necks at the upcoming G20 meetings in Brisbane from the 15th -16th November 2014.
Last week a story appeared in our national papers highlighting the fact that Glencore, the third largest multinational mining company operating in Australia, had earned $15 billion in profits over the last 3 years, yet they had paid zero taxes! That’s outrageous by anyone’s standards. This is not a new problem. For decades an intricate […]