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https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-16/great-barrier-reef-funding-grant-scrutinised-auditor-general/10720928

" The Federal Government's controversial decision to grant nearly half a billion dollars to a small charity for projects on the Great Barrier Reef was based on advice that failed to comply fully with rules designed to ensure transparency and value for money, the auditor-general has found. "

Took them long enough... wonder how much time and money was spent working that out . ffs .

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13 hours ago, eveln said:

" The Federal Government's controversial decision to grant nearly half a billion dollars to a small charity for projects on the Great Barrier Reef was based on advice that failed to comply fully with rules designed to ensure transparency and value for money, the auditor-general has found. "

You can now add this.

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/audit-finds-bureaucrats-applied-insufficient-scrutiny-to-443-million-barrier-reef-grant-20190116-p50rqt.html

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The audit found up to $86.4 million of the grant could be spent on administration, with half borne by the foundation's subcontractors. But the advice given to the minister focused only on the foundation's direct administrative costs, capped at 10 per cent, or $44.3 million.

 

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they could have bought cubbie station twice for that money

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Had one of his SMS' yesterday, not sure if it is subtle or stupid - bit of both probably.

Cheers

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6 hours ago, aliali said:
20 hours ago, eveln said:

" The Federal Government's controversial decision to grant nearly half a billion dollars to a small charity for projects on the Great Barrier Reef was based on advice that failed to comply fully with rules designed to ensure transparency and value for money, the auditor-general has found. "

You can now add this.

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/audit-finds-bureaucrats-applied-insufficient-scrutiny-to-443-million-barrier-reef-grant-20190116-p50rqt.html

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The audit found up to $86.4 million of the grant could be spent on administration, with half borne by the foundation's subcontractors. But the advice given to the minister focused only on the foundation's direct administrative costs, capped at 10 per cent, or $44.3 million.

And yet it is still going on. The sheer blatant waste has me at a beyond contempt state of being

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The game is a bit lame.  Cheap scrolling platformer where you have to jump over enemies but can land on them and crush them (seemingly without need for powerup to give the ability).
Touch them in any other manner and it's game over.

Can't quit which is an annoying feature of some 'droid apps, you have to swipe the home or app list key then kill it from there.

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9 minutes ago, Rybags said:

The game is a bit lame

Um what? Wrong thread methinks Rybags.

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The Clive Palmer game I linked earlier - a political stunt so relevant here.

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6 hours ago, Rybags said:

The Clive Palmer game I linked earlier - a political stunt so relevant here.

Ah must have missed that post for some reason. I am surprised you expected anything better than lame from that  boofhead.

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How crap is this government? Hmm, let me see...

In answer to that, everything by FDotM.

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33 minutes ago, Jeruselem said:

Anning

Hah, colour me utterly fucking unsurprised that a racist douchebag is also a rip-off merchant. 

I've seen that correlation somewhere before.

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24 minutes ago, Kimmo said:

Hah, colour me utterly fucking unsurprised that a racist douchebag is also a rip-off merchant. 

I've seen that correlation somewhere before.

Like our friend Clive ... he's the master!

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I've just read that Kelly O'Dwyer  ( the minister for Women, Jobs and Industrial Relations ) will stay till the election, but will not re-contest her seat.

Her kids are due to start primary school and Kelly feels she's missed to many of the family-snaps occasions due to her Job.

My first questions have to be would she feel as above if her salary was more ? And if "yes" is the response, would I want her to keep the job ?  << "no " would be my answer there.

 

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the time to hang out with kids might be better spent before school years, but each to his (her) own

 

personally i feel she is leaving to avoid the rush after the next election - there can only be so many insider employment opportunities available, and let's face it, there will be lots of applicants

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18 hours ago, eveln said:

I've just read that Kelly O'Dwyer  ( the minister for Women, Jobs and Industrial Relations ) will stay till the election, but will not re-contest her seat.

Her kids are due to start primary school and Kelly feels she's missed to many of the family-snaps occasions due to her Job.

My first questions have to be would she feel as above if her salary was more ? And if "yes" is the response, would I want her to keep the job ?  << "no " would be my answer there.

 

Or she suspects her electorate might kick her out because she's doing such a terrible job!

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20 hours ago, scruffy1 said:

personally i feel she is leaving to avoid the rush after the next election - there can only be so many insider employment opportunities available, and let's face it, there will be lots of applicants

Not sure she needs the money tbh. I think her hubby ( having a title " Executive Director ) might be on a good wicket, also kid/s going to school etc. she may not want to be employed elsewhere

1 hour ago, Jeruselem said:

Or she suspects her electorate might kick her out because she's doing such a terrible job!

Is possible. I don't know

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Kelly is more like the minister of removing job security and entitlements ... everything she's done is on the side of her employer mates. What did one expect from an ex-banker?

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 And he gets a free ride and ticket with escort and driver to the Australian Open as well one assumes ?

Wonder how he was transported to Melbourne ?

Cheers

 

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On 1/19/2019 at 1:17 PM, scruffy1 said:

the time to hang out with kids might be better spent before school years, but each to his (her) own

 

personally i feel she is leaving to avoid the rush after the next election - there can only be so many insider employment opportunities available, and let's face it, there will be lots of applicants

So what's the chance she happens to get employed by a bank ...

and

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-21/what-is-mine-is-yours-until-taxes-do-us-part/10726020?section=business

ATO can now chance you for the tax debts of a former partner if they tried now. Yes, you can be liable for tax debts incurred by a former partner!

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Did you read the story?  ATO actually objected to it.

The bottom line is that it's a tax dodge attempt that seems to have come out hugely successful.  The ex-husband is bankrupt and she transferred the debt to him, and as the story says "The tax man is now potentially out of pocket $250,000 because the husband is bankrupt"

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