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Austerity, deficits and the tax the Coalition won’t collect

Australia’s uncollected corporate tax revenue almost exactly equals Australia’s annual budget deficit. Alan Austin reports. THE FACT THAT the Abbott-Turnbull Government has allowed extensive tax avoidance is now widely accepted. But how much tax revenue is bleeding? The answer is, almost exactly the same quantum as the $30-40 billion annual deficit. How do […]


Surf lifesaving message to always swim between flags desirable but unrealistic, lifeguard says

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text] With two people drowning on the NSW north coast inside a week, a local lifeguard says an expectation that everyone will swim between the flags all the time is unrealistic. Greg Hackforth, a lifeguard with Coffs Harbour City Council, said although swimming between the flags was the […]