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Sustainable Population, not “Big Australia”

Gillard discards ‘big Australia’

New prime minister Julia Gillard has signalled that she is moving away from Rudd’s idea of a ‘big Australia’. Matt Peacock looks at the issues surrounding the population debate.

Source: ABC News Australia http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2010/06/28/2939288.htm

Further readings:

Full steam ahead on SA population growth http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/06/28/2938399.htm

Sustainable Population Australia http://www.population.org.au/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minister_for_Sustainable_Population_(Australia)

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Australia’s Future Tax System Review

The final report (Henry Tax Review) of the Australia’s Future Tax System Review http://www.taxreview.treasury.gov.au

The Australia’s Future Tax System Review was established by the Rudd Government in 2008 to examine Australia’s tax and transfer system, including state taxes, and make recommendations to position Australia to deal with the demographic, social, economic and environmental challenges of the 21st century.

The Review took a ‘root and branch’ approach and examined Australian and State government taxes, and interactions with the transfer system in order to make recommendations to position Australia to deal with the demographic, social, economic and environmental challenges that lie ahead. Read more…

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Personality, Politics and our Past PMs (John Haward)

27/03/2010 1 comment

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Where exactly does K Rudd fit into the traditions set by our national leaders? In this lively session from the Perth Writers Festival, political journos and biographers Robert Macklin and Paul Kelly discuss the last generation of Lodge-livers, from blokey Hawkey and smooth-as-Zegna Keating, to wannabe common men Howard and Rudd. How important is personality and background in forming the styles and policies of our PMs? And is little Kevin really the schoolyard victim, trying to fend off attack from the playground bully, Tony Abbott?

Paul Kelly is an historian, political journalist and editor-at-large at The Australian. He spent two decades in the Canberra Press Gallery and has written several books on the political events of the 1970s and 1980s. His latest book, “The March of Patriots”, chronicles Australian federal politics from 1991-2007 when, he argues, Paul Keating and John Howard shared a nationalistic urge, even if they expressed it in vastly different ways. Read more…

Concession comes under legal spotlight

08/03/2010 1 comment

Agro-fund backed by Australian ex-treasurer Costello may violate the Cambodian Land Law

THE Cambodian government has given approval for high-profile Australian investment fund Indochina Gateway Capital Ltd to manage a collection of land concessions whose combined areas total 10 times the legal size permitted by any one company under the 2001 Cambodian Land Law.

The project was first reported in January when Australian former treasurer Peter Costello visited Cambodia as managing director of BKK Partners, an Australian company acting as financial adviser for the project with close internal ties to Indochina Gateway Capital. Read more…

A Good Life: According to Peter Singer

Summary
In this three-part series prominent Australians present their views and ideas on ‘a good life’. Each program features one guest whose argument is then examined in interview with Compass presenter Geraldine Doogue. In Episode 3, Australian philosopher and ethicist Peter Singer talks about alleviating world poverty, the subject of his latest book The Life You Can Save. He argues the affluent West has a moral responsibility to help the world’s extreme poor, and that if we do – we will lead a better life as a result.

Story producer: Mark Edmondson
Story researcher: Wendy Boynton

Source: ABC Australia Compass http://www.abc.net.au/compass/s2657896.htm

Tips for Young Employees

(last updated 25/06/2010)

Some students are looking for a job while they are studying, and fortunately they are offered one. It is important that you have  a chance to clarity critical points before starting the new job. When you are hired, your employer should advise you of your wages and conditions of employment, preferably in writing.

It is suggested the following topics be discussed:

  • the labour law or specific agreement, if applicable, under which you will be working; Read more…

Securities (Stock) Exchange: about shares

31/05/2009 1 comment

(last updated 03 /07/2010)

ស្ទើរតែ​រាល់ថ្ងៃ គេតែងតែ​ឮព័ត៌មាន​អំពី “ផ្សារភាគហ៊ុន”។ ផ្សារភាគហ៊ុន​ឡើងថ្លៃ, ផ្សារភាគហ៊ុន​ចុះថ្លៃ, ផ្សារភាគហ៊ុន​ដួលដាំដូង, កម្ពុជា​ជិតបើក​ផ្សារភាគហ៊ុន ។ល។ មាន​លោក-អ្នកស្តាប់​​ខ្លះ​បាន​សរសេរលិខិត​មក​​សុំ​ឲ្យ​វិទ្យុ​យើង​ពន្យល់​ អំពី​ “ផ្សារភាគហ៊ុន”​នេះ។

ផ្សារភាគហ៊ុន គឺ​ជារឿង​ស្មុគស្មាញ ដែល​ពិបាក​នឹង​ពន្យល់​ឲ្យ​លម្អិតអស់​ក្នុងរយៈពេល​ខ្លី។ ក៏ប៉ុន្តែ ដើម្បី​ជា​ជំនួយ​​ខ្លះៗ ក្នុងការ​ស្វែងយល់​អំពី​ផ្សារភាគហ៊ុន ខាងក្រោមនេះ គឺ​ជា​សំណួរ-ចម្លើយ​សាមញ្ញ​ខ្លីៗ។

តើ​ផ្សារភាគហ៊ុន​ជា​អ្វី?

បើ​និយាយ​​ឲ្យ​ខ្លី​ សាមញ្ញ ហើយ​ស្រួល​ស្តាប់ ផ្សារភាគហ៊ុន គឺ​ជា​កន្លែង​ដែល​គេ​ទិញ-លក់​ភាគហ៊ុន។ Read more…