In dollar terms this fall means that last year Wayne Swan was budgeting for an extra $56.8 billion in revenue over the four years to 2015-16 than he is now.
Why did that not come through?
Although football fans may struggle to believe it, there is something more important than soccer. No less than the future of human civilisation is at stake. And without civilisation, there is no soccer.
What if the government could save hundreds of millions of dollars by listing a cheaper drug, shown to be just as effective as the one which costs the PBS more than any other medicine? You won’t find out so long as the company that owns both drugs keeps the bargain-priced cousin shut out.
Remember how Coca-Cola, in league with other beverage giants, killed off the NT's recycling scheme?
Coke took the NT government to the Federal Court over its 10 cent deposit recycling scheme, introduced in 2012 (it was similar to SA's scheme).
Less than a day after launching his NBN comparison website, a Liberal-leaning university student has been hailed on social media, accused of being a covert agent for the Labor Party and taken a verbal slap from Malcolm Turnbull.
When Coca-Cola Amatil boss Terry Davis fronts the group's AGM Tuesday morning he will be asked to explain why a bottle of Coca-Cola costs up to two-thirds more in Australia than Asia.
Julia Gillard denounced the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement ahead of anti-Israeli protest action planned at the University of NSW yesterday.
With just over four months to go before the federal election, Australians have switched off, with more than a third having little or no interest in September's election.
A national survey by Melbourne University also found most Australians believe the quality of leadership and the tone of debate is worse than usual. And 70 per cent lack confidence in the federal government, including almost half of Labor voters.
What is it that makes young men, reasonably well educated, in good health and nice looking, with long lives ahead of them, use powerful explosives to murder complete strangers because of political beliefs?
This post is to expose the many con artists who have manipulated and are still manipulating the general public beliefs that the science of global warming is either bunkum or "not settled"... The comments that will follow will expose each and everyone of these liars (pictured here) plus more of them.
THE SCIENCE OF GLOBAL WARMING IS ACCURATE. Its predictions for the future are within the range of serious scientific observations and scientifically bracketed trends.
from our friend Vacy Vlazna