From the man who can't keep his mouth shut, Abbott's advice is oppose everything my government once stood for
"How many Australians continued to be hit with 'fees for no service' in the two years the government continued to protect the banking industry from a royal commission?" Shorten
The Abbott government's 2014 budget set in motion $120 million of cuts to ASIC's funding over four years, leading to the loss of more than 200 staff. At the time, the government emphasised a greater role for self-regulation instead of government intervention.
Former ASIC chair Greg Medcraft was vocal in his criticism of the budget cuts and pushing for tougher penalties for misconduct.
In 2016, the Turnbull government restored the funding and boosted the regulator's investigative powers. The Age
How many would have not suffered the consequences of bad financial advice if Abbott hadn't come in and slashed and burnt ASIC, the ATO and other regulatory bodies that he insured were too understaffed to fulfil their appropriate tasks? Abbott's certainly is a yo-yo when it comes to principles.
The Trickle Down Effect so much supported by Tony Abbott and the not so exceptional case of unregulated Charity benefits
And a charity given more than $2.5 million in government funds ahead of the 2015 centenary of the Anzac Day landing, gave no money to the veterans’ groups it claimed to support, while spending more than $1 million on television ads and marketing. Department of Veterans Affairs documents obtained by Fairfax show the department continued to finance the Camp Gallipoli Foundation after discovering the charity had attempted to funnel hundreds of thousands of dollars in management fees. A Fairfax investigation in 2016 found the Returned Services League and Legacy never received $900,000 in promised profits from Camp Gallipoli, leading to the charity’s deregistration later that year. (The Briefing)
Gunman kills 4 at Waffle House near Nashville
(CNN)A massive manhunt is underway for the gunman accused of killing four people early Sunday at a Waffle House near Nashville, Tennessee.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has added 29-year-old Travis Reinking to its "Top 10 Most Wanted" list after he allegedly opened fire at the restaurant in Antioch, southeast of Nashville at 3:19 a.m.
Reinking's alleged motive is unknown and authorities warn that he may still be armed with a rifle and a hand gun.
Not Black, Not Muslim, Not a member of ANTIFA NOT BOLTWORTHYia
HANSON SHOOTS TO KILL
When no other politician has publicized their abilities to kill Bolt does it for Hanson. He displays her warnings to any Afghanis she might encounter that they are dead. Hanson has openly declared all Muslims are unwanted and not just that don't see politics the way she does. Even in their own country, Hanson's the sheriff.
This war has gone on longer than WW2 and we are losing the battle as we lost Vietnam as we are losing in Syria and as we have been losing wars for the past 75 years. We were cannon fodder once for the Empire in WW1 65,000 were sent to die. We are however winning in Manus, Nauru and lest we forget we won the Frontier wars in colonial Australia. Should anyone Pauline identifies as unwanted in here land she has her gun and Andrew Bolt is definitely behind her.
How EU pretends not to see Israel’s calculated slaughter in Gaza | The Electronic Intifada
An Israeli general has confirmed that when snipers stationed along Israel’s boundary with Gaza shoot at children, they are doing so deliberately, under clear and specific orders.
In a radio interview, Brigadier-General (Reserve) Zvika Fogel describes how a sniper identifies the “small body” of a child and is given authorization to shoot.
Fogel’s statements could be used as evidence of intent if Israeli leaders are ever tried for war crimes at the International Criminal Court.
On Friday, an Israeli sniper shot dead 14-year-old Muhammad Ibrahim Ayyoub.
The US fails to acknowledge Gaza has civilians | The Electronic Intifada
If you disagree you should lose your rights as an Australian citizen
Calls for stripping Natalie Portman of Israel Citizenship for criticizing Shooting Palestinian Protesters | Informed Comment
Question how is it Bolt and Hanson do nothing but complain about this country?
In trying to defend the indefensible, she struggled to cut through with anything that was remotely beneficial to her party’s credibility. If anything, it highlighted what a nasty piece of work they are.
Everything she said, stood in stark contrast to her party’s persistent opposition to it, for so long. Meanwhile, revelations during last week’s hearings that customers were given poor financial advice, were charged fees for no service, that a dead person was charged ongoing fees, that the corporate watchdog was deliberately misled for years, makes us salivate over what might be revealed when things resume next week.
Client theft, more compromised financial advice, financially ruining peoples’ lives; who knows what other surprises are in store.
This government’s actions in cutting funding to a multitude of community services show us only too well, how concerned it is for the welfare of its constituents.
The Hypocrisy is Mind-Blowing - » The Australian Independent Media Network
Malcolm Turnbull admits 'political mistake' on bank royal commission
Why should Shorten be nervous? Andrew Bolt and News Corp have had the wind knocked out of their sails nobody seems to be listening to them. Abbott might have to wait around for 6 years after the next election. Heaven help us News Corp will still be boosting him and the prospects of ongoing failure seems stronger than ever.