Monthly Archives: November 2009

Sandra wants peace of mind over her boys | The Australian

Stephen Lunn | November 24, 2009 Article from: The Australian WHEN Melbourne couple Sandra and Graeme Smythe’s only son Richard was born with Down syndrome they knew the road ahead would be tough. Then they went and made it tougher, falling for an… Continue reading

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The best electoral system money can buy – The National Interest – 30 January 2009

30 January 2009 You can’t beat the sense of empowerment that comes from knowing who gave what to which political parties. The only problem is that the Australian Electoral Commission’s annual report on political donations – to be released on Monda… Continue reading

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Community Services Minister Lisa Neville refuses to resign after Ombudsman’s report slams Department of Human Services state child welfare

HeraldSun.com.au Stephen McMahon, Padraic Murphy November 27, 2009 VICTORIA’S vulnerable children have been left exposed to pedophiles but embattled Community Services Minister Lisa Neville refuses to step down. A scathing Ombudsman report reveale… Continue reading

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VIC Political Donations: LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL DEBATE Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Read the Hansard Transcript Here POLITICAL DONATIONS — MS PENNICUIK (Greens) moved, That this House calls on the State and Federal Governments to reform laws relating to political donations, with the aim of banning donations from entities such as … Continue reading

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Branch-stacking probe under fire at Victorian ALP state conference | The Australian

Branch-stacking probe under fire at Victorian ALP state conference From: AAP November 21, 2009 3:41PM THE Victorian ALP has been accused by its own members of failing to properly investigate allegations of branch stacking. The finger pointing came… Continue reading

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Premier Nathan Rees bans donations from developers – The National Interest – ABC Radio National – 20 November 2009

20 November 2009 Premier Nathan Rees bans donations from developers listen now | download audio NSW Premier Nathan Rees has said the state ALP will no longer accept political donations from property developers and he’s planning to entrench a ban o… Continue reading

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Terms of reference on developer donations released – NSW Premier

Terms of reference on developer donations released 18 November 2009 Premier Nathan Rees announced that draft terms of reference are being distributed today for the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters inquiry into donations and campaign f… Continue reading

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