Tag: No Action

Corporate chiefs warn net zero laggards – Michael West

Much of corporate Australia is outdoing the government on climate ambition but some have little more than motherhood statements and no firm plan to achieve net zero, a business forum has been told.

Corporate chiefs warn net zero laggards – Michael West

Israel’s New Leaders Facilitate, Then Criticize Racist Rally

15 June 2021, Israel, Jerusalem: People gather at the Damascus Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem with flags of Israel during the controversial Flag March, organized by Israeli right-wing nationalists. Photo: Ilia Yefimovich/dpa (Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Israel’s “change coalition” facilitated, then criticized a Jewish supremacist rally in East Jerusalem, where Palestinians were threatened by racists and assaulted by the police. Robert MackeyRobert Mackey June 17 2021, 7:25 a.m.

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From the Northern Beaches of Sydney to the Northern Beaches of George Town, Cayman Islands – Michael West

Barack Obama once described it as “either this is the largest building in the world or the largest tax scam in the world”. That was in 2009. The building was Ugland House in George Town on the Caribbean island of Gran Cayman.

Ugland House was then home to 18,857 corporations. And Ugland House is soon to be home to another one, along with the profits of 43 Australian hospitals, unless Treasurer Josh Frydenberg blocks the deal on grounds of national interest.

No sooner had the Northern Beaches Hospital in Sydney been built at a cost of $2 billion to taxpayers, its operator Healthscope opted to sell it, along with another 42 Australian hospitals also subsidised by taxpayers, to a shadowy group which has a large presence in tax havens.

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