The federal government is pressing to get corporate tax cuts passed this week, in the final Parliamentary sitting before the May Budget. The government is arguing that cutting company tax from 30% to 25% by the 2026–27 financial year, would trigger jobs and wage growth.
It’s tempting to say we expect more from our politicians. But these days our expectations couldn’t get much lower. So rather than spend their time, and taxpayer money, working to improve life for residents and businesses in Perth, the City of Perth council devolved into virtual anarchy.
Figures from Corrections Victoria show the number of prisoners in Victoria has leapt an alarming 85% since 2015. And the annual cost of locking up its prisoners is fast approaching $1 billion.
Unfortunately for Facebook, a lot of people did fall into the above trap of almost wilful naivete. And a lot of them do care. And now the academic embroiled in the Facebook data-misuse scandal has said he is ‘really sorry’ that people feel their data was used in a way they did not expect.
Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron have emphasised pomp and ceremony as Macron begins a state visit to Washington likely to be dominated by differences over trade and the nuclear accord with Iran.
Australia continues to grow at a blistering pace of more than 2.1% each year. A rate that would see our population double in only 34 years. Most of the growth takes place in Melbourne and Sydney. Just ask anyone trying to drive during peak hour how that’s working out.
The Greens’ plan to legalise cannabis could be a game changer. Aside from removing the criminal element — and thus pot smokers’ easy access to harder drugs — it could bring a $2 billion a year high into government coffers, a report has found.
A judge has called a mother of two ‘greedy’ in court, after she stole over $300,000 from her ANZ firm dating from 2014–2016. The 44-year-old was already on a $200,000 a year contract, with her household annual income being over $500,000.
While the markets are looking complacent, they could easily crash if a war were to break out. How would gold play into this, as the ‘safety’ commodity?