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AUSPol Economy

Centrelink’s Childcare RoboDebt

#Centrelink #Australia #HeiseSays Childcare subsidies are turning into the next RoboDebt. References Childcare subsidy debt frustrates parents who say data was wiped from Centrelink accounts https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-04/centrelink-glitch-wipes-data-parents-get-child-care-subsidy-debt/11654408?fbclid=IwAR1_a8lFzTVQxIuQCOR_lKsDv6LmaiC_0IRVtnbHrEE1zem3CvAeukCzzHU

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AUSPol Political Commentary

Foreign Influence on Australian Companies

#Australia #Influence #Politics Foreign Influence on Australian Companies is going to be recorded. References https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-25/australian-companies-asked-go-on-foreign-transparency-register/11545184?section=business

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ALP (Party) AUSPol Economy Greens (Party) Liberal (Party)

China’s Australian Cyber Attack

#China #Economy #Espionage Claims have been made that China was responsible for a recent cyber attack on the Australian Parliament and major political parties. Naturally, because our economy is so dependant on China our leaders were apparently instructed to not raise this issue in public. References Exclusive: Australia concluded China was behind hack on parliament, […]

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AUSPol Free Speech

Australia Blocking Websites

#AusPOL #FreeSpeech #Internet The Australian eSafety Commissioner has developed a process and is instructing ISPs to block websites. While I appreciate that certain material isn’t appropriate I also feel very uncomfortable that this process could be damage legitimate businesses through malice or incompetence. Would holding The Commissioner personally liable for any errors of her department […]

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AUSPol Economy

Australia’s Research and Development Stagnation

#Research #R&D #Australia Australia’s Research and Development investment is stagnating and dropping on a global level. References https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/politics/federal/not-a-good-sign-australia-s-r-and-d-investment-slips-against-developed-peers-20190826-p52kvd.html

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AUSPol Economy

Contacting the House of Reps about the Restrictions on the Use of Cash

#AusPOL #HouseofReps #CashLimit What better way to spend a Sunday night than to try and contact every member of the House of Representatives informing them of my concerns with the Draft Currency (Restrictions on the Use of Cash) Bill 2019. Watch and join in as well, let’s flood them with concern so they all pay […]

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ALP (Party) AUSPol Construction

Licencing for Developers

#AusPOL #Development #Construction The ACT Labor Labor Conference has called for the introduction of a licencing scheme for developers. While I appreciate the objecting of providing greater protection for consumers I’m concerned this proposal won’t address the systematic issues in the construction industry. I am also worried that it will act as gatekeeping and restrict […]

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AUSPol Economy

Australia’s Underemployment Rate Rises

#Recession #UnderEmployment #Unemployment Australia’s unemployment rate has remained steady at 5.2%. While that might sound like good news, it is masking an increase in our underemployment rate and part-time work due to the election. References Unemployment remains steady at 5.2pc despite an extra 42,300 jobs https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-13/unemployment-remains-steady-despite-extral-42000-jobs/11205060?section=business

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AUSPol Multi-Culturalism

Culture Shock and Sudanese Crime in Melbourne

#Melbourne #Crime #CultureGap Could an intergenerational culture gap be part of the reason for the over-representation of Sudanese born people in our crime statistics? Look at the statistics, recent crime examples and some striking cultural difference, particularly regarding mental health and an apparent lack of government support, I am concerned that this is an example […]

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ALP (Party) AUSPol Multiculturalism

Dodgy Child Care Centres

#AusPol #ChildCare #DayCare Dodgy Child Care Centres have been costing the federal government over 670 million dollars and help fund terrorist and bikie gangs. Is this just part of the deadweight loss when the government get involved in an industry? How could NSW let people set-up a child care centre online? (Note: please forgive some […]