July 16, 2018

A 4-year Australian study of 1500 people finds no evidence that cannabis helps to treat pain

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By CHRIS PASH From Business Insider The study published in the journal Lancet Public Health found those using cannabis had greater pain and anxiety, were coping less, and reported that pain was interfering more in their life. There has been speculation that using cannabis for pain may allow people to reduce their prescribed opioid use […]

Cotton company reaped $52m windfall in sale of water rights to government

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By Anne Davies From The Guardian UK Deal with Eastern Australia Agriculture, which was done without a tender, raises questions over taxpayer value One of Australia’s largest cotton companies, Eastern Australia Agriculture (EAA), sold water rights to the federal government in July last year for $79m and then booked a $52m gain on the sale. […]

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 […]