Commenting on the story: Labor to review Bight oil drill spill potential
Your story that Bill Shorten will commission a study into the consquences of an oil spill in the Bight is great news.
Morrison at the same time is vowing to cut “green tape”.
This is one day after a UN report that shows humans are destroying nature at a rate faster than ever before, and this threatens the ecosystems we rely on to survive. – Graeme McLeay
Commenting on the story: Workers, schoolchildren potentially exposed to Shed 26 asbestos: CFMEU
Based on my 33 years (born, bred, raised) of living in Sydney and seeing how our government help transform the old wharves around Sydney Harbour, I feel that the CFMEU could use its clout to help reinvent shed 26 for everyone to enjoy. – Richard Forbes
Commenting on the story: San Francisco bans cashless stores
You tell us that by banning cash payments San Francisco stores are discriminating against the poor.
I don’t know how the USA operates or how it pays those on the equivalent of our Newstart, Disability and other pensions and indeed wages, but I would have thought it would operate such payments as they are for all legal payments here in Australia.
You have to have a bank or credit union account into which those payments are deposited, and those organisations issue you with a debit card.
Of course the illegal “black economy” works slightly differently, so that can be a problem in a cashless society.
Tax offices across the world would love to see cash disappear and all payments channeled through banks, etc.
Today, unless it is for just a dollar or two I no longer use cash.
I can, or rather my bank does, keep an accurate, up-to-date, real-time record of all but the very smallest transactions. – Robert McCormick
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