Govt pays $330,000 for media briefing room – Yahoo!7

Govt pays $330,000 for media briefing room – Yahoo!7.

So if this room was ready in October 2013, when did the contracts go out for the fit out?

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Michael Williamson and his cronies took Kathy Jackson’s financial records and now they’re being selectively leaked – Michael Smith News

Michael Williamson and his cronies took Kathy Jackson’s financial records and now they’re being selectively leaked – Michael Smith News.

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WAR ON TERRIERS | Daily Telegraph Tim Blair Blog

WAR ON TERRIERS | Daily Telegraph Tim Blair Blog.

The dogs were SCOTTISH Terriers! How dare some other country complain because they aren’t allowed to pat dogs belonging to another country.

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OBEY THE TORSO | Daily Telegraph Tim Blair Blog

OBEY THE TORSO | Daily Telegraph Tim Blair Blog.

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My Fellow Canadian :: SteynOnline

My Fellow Canadian :: SteynOnline.

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Here’s something the CFMEU might concern itself with – hearings to start in Brisbane on Monday – Michael Smith News

Here’s something the CFMEU might concern itself with – hearings to start in Brisbane on Monday – Michael Smith News.

Why do we have dole supplied by taxpayers if unions have funds to cover periods of unemployment for members? Do union members get both?

seeker of truth said…

Hopefully in Brisbane next week the RC will take a closer look at INCOLINK . “ Incolink is the trading name of the Redundancy Payment Central Fund Limited. It is a trustee company established by unions and employers in the Victorian building industry in 1988 to administer industry funds. These funds provide a range of assistance for building, construction, contracting, and metal construction industry workers between jobs.”

http://www.incolink.org.au/About-Incolink.aspx

Here is an excerpt from Incolink’s Annual Review made up to 30 June 2013. Over $20million has been provided in funding assistance for training and OH&S programs for the 2012-13 financial year.

“Industry Grants Paid
During the year, Fund 1 paid out a total of $18.2 million in funding assistance for the provision of industry training and occupational health and safety programs.
Fund 2, during the period 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013, paid out a total of $2.6 million in funding assistance for the provision of industry training and occupational health and safety programs.”

http://www.incolink.org.au/content/Incolink/download/annual_review.pdf

Here is a link to CMFEU’s training schools, the recipients of the Incolink funding –

http://www.cfmeu.asn.au/training/cfmeu-training-schools

WA – Construction Skills Training Centre Inc. – an association no. 136110506

SA – The Construction Industry Training Centre Inc. – an association no. 102043532

NSW – Comet Training Pty Ltd – a company no. ACN 073244407.

ACT – Creative Safety Initiatives – an ACT business name F00141254 and also a company Creative Safety Initiatives Pty Ltd – ACN 119585821

Qld – Construction Skills Training Centre – a Qld business name BN5350610 and also two companies Construction Skills Training Pty Ltd – ACN 164 755 980, and Constructions Skills Training Australia Pty Ltd – ACN 146402208

Vic – CFMEU Training Unit – nothing on ASIC so possibly a truly in house training facility.

The RC might also check out the CMFEU’s charity. The TWU NSW branch has Foundation House. The CMFEU Qld through its Builders Labourers Federation division has the BLF Charity Foundation Pty Ltd. BLF Charity Foundation is a not-for-profit entity registered with the government’s ACNC. Just like Foundation House, it is registered as a charitable organization and gets all the tax concessions (GST, Income Tax & FBT). It is also endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient.
http://www.abr.business.gov.au/SearchByAbn.aspx?SearchText=37124587220.

BLF Charity Foundation is listed on the AEC website in Associate Entity Returns for Aust. Building Const.Employees & Builders Labour Fed (Qld) branch.
http://periodicdisclosures.aec.gov.au/Returns/51/RGTN1.pdf

In this Return also appears BERT Training Qld (previously known as Queensland Construction Training Fund)

http://www.btqld.org.au/

CSQ also gets a mention. This is Construction Skills Queensland
http://www.csq.org.au/about-csq

Everything is so intertwined. I hope the RC is on top of it all.

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Journalism academic Jenna Price is sick of seeing Abbott do so well

Journalism academic Jenna Price is sick of seeing Abbott do so well.

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