CCC to become 'gates of hell' for organised crime says Quigley

CCC to become 'gates of hell' for organised crime says Quigley

Posted April 28, 2017 09:10:45 WA’s Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC) will be given sweeping new powers to confiscate the unexplained wealth of organised crime figures, Attorney General John Quigley says. Mr Quigley said Cabinet had approved his proposal to amend the Confiscation of Crime Act and the Corruption and Crime Commission Act to allow the CCC to target the “Mr Bigs” of organised crime. Under the proposed changes, the front doors of the CCC will become the “gates of hell” for criminals who will be forced to testify under…

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Excess public servants ‘should’t be on year’s pay’

Excess public servants ‘should’t be on year’s pay’

SURPLUS public servants would lose the right to spend a year on full pay searching for a new job, under a Business SA blueprint aimed at kickstarting the state’s economy. The state’s business lobby group instead wants public servants whose jobs are abolished to be given a maximum of three months to find new public sector positions before being made redundant. The recommendation is contained in its submission to Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis ahead of the June State Budget. Business SA executive director for industry and government engagement Anthony Penney said…

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United Airlines reaches settlement with passenger dragged off plane

United Airlines reaches settlement with passenger dragged off plane

United Airlines just reached a settlement with Dr. David Dao, the passenger who was violently dragged off a flight earlier this month in an incident that created a firestorm for the company. Dao’s lawyers announced the deal Thursday, but did not disclose the financial terms of the settlement. The announcement includes praise for United (UAL) CEO Oscar Munoz from Thomas Demetrio, one of Dao’s lawyers. “Mr. Munoz said he was going to do the right thing, and he has,” he said. “In addition, United has taken full responsibility for what…

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Government's failure to appeal Kur-in-gai decision shows they've 'given up': Greens

Government's failure to appeal Kur-in-gai decision shows they've 'given up': Greens

Posted April 28, 2017 06:11:23 Photo: Save Our Councils Coalition members have fought hard against forced amalgamations across NSW. (AAP: Paul Miller) Related Story: NSW Court of Appeal stops forced merger of two Sydney councils Related Story: Win for NSW councils after two forced mergers set aside The Greens say the NSW Government has lost another legal battle over forced council amalgamations, by failing to lodge an appeal against a court ruling that blocked a merger in Sydney’s north. Kur-in-gai Council took its proposed merger with Hornsby to the Court…

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