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Tax Nerd: Contradictions in tax always mean you pay more!

Contradiction – A combination of statements, ideas, or features which are opposed to one another The Commissioner of Taxation has shown us his ability to bend and twist in relation to the FBT exemption that applies to taxi travel by … Continue reading

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David Bidstrup: NIMTAS (Not in my Tasmania)

The chief Earthian is upset about a proposed wind farm in North West Tasmania. Apparently the 1,000 MW scheme will affect the pristine beauty of his island because the 200 metre tall structures, all 200 of them, will be visible … Continue reading

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We hold these truths to be self-evident

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing … Continue reading

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The Currency Lad – Kerry O’Brien To Taxpayers: “Drop Dead”

When Gough Whitlam wanted a faithful pressman to control the spin of his doomed and preposterous ‘government,’ he turned to Kerry O’Brien. Today, O’Brien won plaudits from the left-wing media for delivering what Fairfax described as a “fiery call to … Continue reading

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Some History: Thoughts on Falou

First some background from the ABC: “Hopefully Rugby Australia will accept that my termination was unlawful and we can reach an agreement about how they can fix that mistake,” Folau said in the video. “First and foremost I am hoping … Continue reading

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The Currency Lad: RC Threatens To Prosecute Furnished Room

Theatre of accountability at its finest today with Lawyer X Royal Commissioner Margaret McMurdo warning Victoria Police it could be charged with a criminal offence for refusing to produce evidence. The whole point of a royal commission, of course, is … Continue reading

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Tim Andrews on donating to Israel Falou

It was not my original intention to donate to this. After all, I generally believe that an employment contract can be terminated at will by either party, if the agreed terms are followed. However, upon reflection several things have made … Continue reading

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The Currency Lad: Jane Fonda Meets Leo Wanker

Body Hack documentary-maker Todd Sampson appeared on The Project last night to promote the latest instalment in a series that has purported to examine how humanity – really, Sampson himself – copes in trying places and situations. The newest episode … Continue reading

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Jupes on Veteran suicides: Poor service delivery or poor training?

While the current push for a royal commission into the alarming spate of veteran suicides will most likely result in a big payday for the legal profession, it would probably deliver a negligible result for veterans and a poor result … Continue reading

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Currency Lad: The Unteachables

Later this year – 28 October to be precise – falls the 100th anniversary of the Volstead Act. So how much have prohibitionists learned from that infamous social catastrophe? This just in: Queensland alcohol laws mean young people are pre-drinking … Continue reading

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