Coke has promised 'less sugar', but less is still too much Many new products contain artificial sweeteners, which come with their own set of problems. from www.shutterstock.com Rosemary Stanton, UNSW At last count, 28 countries and seven large cities in the USA had...
The ageing of Australia contributes to its structural deficit. Flickr/Jonas Boni, CC BY Sarantis Tsiaplias, University of Melbourne In the lead-up to the federal budget there is the inevitable attention given to government spending and debt. But one of the increasingly pressing...

Ponzi Scheme

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What is a 'Ponzi Scheme' A Ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investing scam promising high rates of return with little risk to investors. The Ponzi scheme generates returns for older investors by acquiring new investors. This is similar to a pyramid scheme...
Charis Palmer, The Conversation; Georgina Hall, The Conversation; Helen Westerman, The Conversation; Jenni Henderson, The Conversation, and Wes Mountain, The Conversation Negative gearing was one of the federal election campaign’s fiercest battlegrounds. While the Labor opposition claimed that the major beneficiaries...

Intelligence. Is it one dimensional?

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Intelligence Isn't Black-and-White. There Are Actually 8 Different Kinds. What does it mean when someone calls you smart or intelligent? According to developmental psychologist Howard Gardner, it could mean one eight things. In this video interview, Dr. Gardner addresses his eight...
Summary of Donations reported by Donors to All parties - 2013-14 Column1 Column2 Column3 Gainsdale Pty Ltd #Sustainable Population Party $68,150.00 26 Summers Pty Ltd #Sustainable Population Party $53,000.00 Australia Chinese Business Elite Awards Pty Ltd ALP $260,000.00 Austar Group Melbourne Pty Ltd ALP $45,000.00 Chevron Australia Pty Ltd ALP $36,300.00 Pacific Equity Partners Pty Limited ALP $30,500.00 Insurance Council of...
The proposed voluntarily tax transparency code announced in the May budget is not worth the piece of paper it is written on. The code is all about spin rather than substance, aimed at helping multinationals come up with better messaging,...
MasterCard lowers its local tax bills through deals with Singapore's Government The wonderful thing about investigating multinational tax avoidance is that, despite the corporate spin and obfuscation, there is a hard number that you can always hang your hat on. No...
Negative gearing changes will affect us all, mostly for the better Don’t have a negatively geared investment property? You’re in good company. Despite all the talk about negatively geared nurses and property baron police officers, 90 per cent of taxpayers do...
Sydney argued with the weather and won Sydney’s stunning NYE 2017 fireworks spectacle Sydney celebrates New Years Eve 2018   Sydney has done what it does best with a dazzling pyrotechnics display that drew cheers and gasps from the estimated million people who...