Vinnies blasts ‘cruel’ cut in benefits to asylum seekers on medical treatment | Australia news

The federal government’s decision to strip income support and housing from asylum seekers transferred to Australia for medical treatment “beggars belief as an unprincipled act of cruelty”, the head of one of Australia’s largest charities has said. The comments from the chief executive of the St Vincent de Paul Society, …

Tasmanian town hit by storm cut off from help, with roads washed away by record flood

Tasmanian town hit by storm cut off from help, with roads washed away by record flood

Updated May 13, 2018 09:28:48 Photo: Bryony Geeves and son Kit stand in front of their road which now resembles a creek. (Supplied: Bryony Geeves) Some residents in the small community of Molesworth in Tasmania’s Derwent Valley remain cut off after flooding from an extreme weather event washed away access …

Budget 2018: ABC News boss Gaven Morris says there’s ‘no more fat to cut’ after funding reduced

Budget 2018: ABC News boss Gaven Morris says there’s ‘no more fat to cut’ after funding reduced

Posted May 10, 2018 14:45:35 Photo: Gaven Morris says the ABC’s per-capita funding is lower than that of other public broadcasters. (ABC News) Related Story: ABC funding frozen in $84 million hit to bottom line ABC News director Gaven Morris says there is “no more fat to cut at the …

Tax cut wars! Surgeon vs nurse, solicitor vs social worker, chippy vs GP: Who saves more and when

Tax cut wars! Surgeon vs nurse, solicitor vs social worker, chippy vs GP: Who saves more and when

Posted May 10, 2018 04:47:49 The Government’s new personal tax cut plan promises to deliver savings for 10 million Australians. Now Parliament is set for months of debate over the merits of the package and who benefits most. Modelling shows nurses, carpenters, social workers and truck drivers on typical incomes …

Budget 2018: Find out how much the tax cut will save you next year, and beyond

Budget 2018: Find out how much the tax cut will save you next year, and beyond

Updated May 08, 2018 21:28:27 Income tax cuts are coming, according to the Government’s 2018 budget. It wants to introduce a massive seven-year personal tax cut package, but the Government faces multiple elections and Senate crossbench negotiations before its vision can be realised. If the changes are passed, millions of …

Cut down on your household waste and reduce what we send to landfill with these tips – Science News

Cut down on your household waste and reduce what we send to landfill with these tips – Science News

When British man Daniel Webb decided to collect all his plastic waste for a year, he never imagined the polypropylene mountain his buying habits would build. His 4,490 pieces of plastic waste are pasted to a giant billboard in the coastal town of Margate in south-east England as part of …

Budget tax cut on small kegs likely to mean cheaper craft beer, Scott Morrison says

Budget tax cut on small kegs likely to mean cheaper craft beer, Scott Morrison says

Posted May 04, 2018 08:27:16 Photo: The higher tax rate on beer sold in kegs smaller than 48 litres will be axed in next week’s budget. (Dave Dyet: www.sxc.hu) Related Story: Treasurer rejects Santa Claus label, but promises not to be the budget Grinch Related Story: A battle is brewing …

Business council says exempting banks from Coalition’s tax cut would punish customers | Australia news

Exempting the big four banks from the Turnbull government’s planned corporate tax cut would “punish” their customers, shareholders, staff and the economy, the Business Council of Australia has claimed. On Tuesday the BCA appeared before a Senate inquiry that was called in response to the council’s non-binding commitment that its …

Shipbuilder ASC to cut hundreds of jobs as union points finger at Christopher Pyne | Australia news

The federal government-owned shipbuilder ASC is laying off 223 workers in South Australia ahead of the air warfare destroyer project winding down. The third and final ship, Sydney, is expected to be ready by late 2019. An ASC spokesman said up to 223 positions would be reduced by early June. …

Fact check: Would companies that paid no tax in 2015-16 be unable to benefit from a tax cut so as to invest more and help lift wages? – Fact Check

Fact check: Would companies that paid no tax in 2015-16 be unable to benefit from a tax cut so as to invest more and help lift wages? – Fact Check

Posted April 23, 2018 05:53:24 Photo: Labor senator Murray Watt says that five companies who signed a letter in support of the Government’s enterprise tax plan and did not pay tax in 2015-16 would not be in a position to boost wages should the corporate tax cuts pass the Senate. …