December 14, 2017

Australia: Privatisation gravy train rolls on

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By Michael West From michaelwest.com.au There’s no work like government work. Look what dropped out of the tree: the guide to the consultants’ gravy train 2012 to 2016. This is just NSW privatisations mind you. The mind boggles at how much taxpayer money has been crisped on other consultants, and in all states. Unlike the […]

12-year-old boy tried to drive solo across Australia before being stopped

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BY JOHNNY LIEU From MASHABLE Driving across Australia, of all places, isn’t something you do on a whim. Yet that was the plan for one kid, who was stopped by police after driving 1,200 kilometres (745 miles) from the country’s east coast. “Checks revealed the driver to be a 12-year-old boy travelling from Kendall, NSW, […]

NSW power sale profits could end up in Cayman Islands

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By Michael West From The Sydney Morning Herald A goodly chunk of the future corporate profits from the NSW power sale are destined to wend their merry way to the Cayman Islands. This is probably why the winning bidder – a consortium of Victorian power group Spark, asset manager Hastings and three offshore funds – could afford to […]

Details of review by EY of the Cayman Islands Civil Service

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At a Government Press Conference on Friday May 16th the details of the review of the Civil Service to be executed by Ernst & Young (EY) who were appointed at a cost of over $155,000 was announced. The Civil Service review has been called the Phase V Public Services Rationalisation Project. Cayman Islands Premier, Alden […]