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Dozens of intelligence contractors have submitted false claims for federal funds

Douglas Birch,  The Center for Public Integrity

Dozens of contractors for the four largest Defense Department intelligence agencies have been investigated for submitting false payment claims worth millions of dollars over the past decade, according to a new Pentagon report.

GOVERNMENT

Land and Environment Court Reporter: Edition 1 2014

We work in conjunction with Local Government NSW to draft the Land & Environment Court Reporter, which summarises recent Land & Environment Court decisions. The Land & Environment Court Reporter is a useful tool to keep up-to-date with decisions in the Land & Environment Court, how Commissioners are interpreting planning controls and how judges are applying the law. 164 more words

Environment

Connections…

Interesting how small things can loosen the cobwebs and reveal intricate connections. Interesting in deed. Every once in a while you step back and pull your nose off the screen only to find obscure relationships between events that have no apparent connections to one another and suddenly, your head hurts and your eyes begin to water with the “WTF” moment of how things really work in the world and who’s really at fault. 1,220 more words

Commentary

Louisiana Creates Database of Citizens Who Represent “A Risk to the State”

Authorities in Louisiana are compiling a database of information on every citizen in order to identify people who are “a risk to the state,” as well as pinpointing future criminals in an effort to allow the state to “intervene in that person’s life”. 317 more words

Government

The thing about fees....

This item from The Scan archive, published in February 2013, has a certain timelessness.

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The Review of Base Funding was charged with, among other things, determining an appropriate “balance of resources” to be contributed by Government, students and others, in a way that would to ensure that fees do not constitute a barrier to participation. 766 more words

Equity

Pandora's Kiss: Chapter Three Continued

‘The second phase is complete.’ Gerutine, the head of the Moirai said as her long, bony index finger ran its way along the face of the tall, dark brown oak cabinet. 401 more words

Writing, Fantasy, Mythology, Mental Health

The age of tough love

24 April 2014

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Commonwealth spending will be put to the knife in the federal budget on 13 May as Treasure Joe Hockey outlines a radical overhaul that could slash government outlays by $65 billion a year within a decade. 265 more words

Higher Education Policy