Roundup: Ethics classes, mining, Sri Lanka, asylum seekers, taxing multinationals, film festival
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The future of ethics classes in NSW in in doubt, the provider says, after the federal government refused to allow it to collect tax-deductible donations in the same way providers of scripture classes in state schools do.
The Pilbara might be raking in the cash for Australia, but many see it as ruined – a mining wasteland, pristine environments and cultural heritage lost to mining, and towns overrun by the army of highly-paid fly-in/fly-out (FIFO) workers manning the boom.
The former Anglican Bishop of Colombo’s Lenten reflection has been published at a time when the government is under international pressure because of wartime atrocities and there is discontent within the country too.
We crusade for asylum seekers, and do so proudly, because we believe in liberty and justice.
The Tax Office would have the power to disclose the key tax data of big companies under a proposal Treasury is considering as part of the federal government’s drive to make multinationals pay more tax.