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Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation – No.15

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Lee County deputy rescues duckling from storm drain

first_imgRELATEDTOPICS Advertisement AdvertisementThe LCSO sergeant also wrangled a hog that got loose in Lehigh Acres back in 2018. Drum came to the rescue and turned the hog over the the agriculture unit. Lee County deputies arrest five men for Island Vista robbery June 4, 2021 LCSO among law enforcement agencies deploying officers to Texas, Arizona June 16, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments LCSO deputies investigate Words With Friends “romance scam” June 16, 2021center_img Advertisement AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments AdvertisementTags: ducksLCSO LEE COUNTY, Fla. – A Lee County deputy jumped into action to save a duckling in distress. Sergeant Drum with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office saw the duckling fall into a storm drain. He was able to save the duckling and return it to its family, according to LCSO. This isn’t Sergeant Drum’s first encounter with animals in Lee County. Gateway neighborhood break-ins caught on camera June 3, 2021last_img read more

 

Victoria’s Secret to close up to 50 more stores this year

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementTags: Bath and Body WorksVictoria’s Secret Advertisement AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Accused Bath & Body Works thieves tied to other grand theft investigations March 26, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Victoria’s Secret’s parent company L Brands announced it plans to permanently close between 30 to 50 stores in the U.S. and Canada this year.The reduction comes after the company closed 241 stores in 2020, leaving it with 848 stores across the two countries, reported CNN.This time last year, Victoria’s Secret had more than 1,100 locations. L Brands still plans to offload Victoria’s Secret. “Over the next six months, we will continue to work toward the separation of the two businesses, proceeding down a dual track to prepare for either a spin-off or a sale,” the company said in a statement. AdvertisementL Brands’ stronger brand, Bath & Body Works, is expanding with the opening of about 50 stores in North America. The company said that its future will be “almost entirely” at off-mall locations and it will close 20 to 40 locations in malls, reported CNN.Its total store count of 1,736 in the U.S. and Canada remains about even compared to last year.The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved.last_img read more

 

13 young players to watch out for in the Premier Intermediate and Intermediate hurling championships

first_img Previous articleIn Pictures: Junior Minister Fleming welcomes new Supermacs at Portlaoise PlazaNext articleLaois woman bravely opens up about impact of life-changing explosion while serving for the Defence Forces LaoisToday Reporter By LaoisToday Reporter – 28th July 2020 Twitter Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival The action begins on Tuesday night as the Intermediate championship gets underway with the meeting of Ballypickas and Trumera.While on Thursday, the newly renamed Premier Intermediate begins with Senior following suit.Both competitions are being run off on a group format where teams have been placed into two of them.The top two teams in each group will go to the semi-finals while the third and fourth placed teams play in relegation semi finals.Here we have picked out one young player from 13 of the 16 clubs that we expect to feature this year.With no league to go on, our task for picking out potential young stars has been made trickier and as a result, we have excluded choosing players from the second teams of Clough-Ballacolla, Rathdowney-Errill and Borris-Kilcotton who compete in the Intermediate championship as well.Check them out below:PREMIER INTERMEDIATEPortlaoise – Eddie Critchley Part of the Laois minor football team from 2019, Critchley is also a very good hurler.He, along with the likes of Ben Brennan, will add to Portlaoise this year as they try to jump back up to the senior grade following last year’s relegation.Ballyfin – Darragh Lyons Ballyfin reached the semi final last year and will be hoping that their two year stay at this level can be brought to an end in 2020.They have former Laois minor keeper Darragh Lyons, younger brother of Eanna, in their ranks this year and he is capable of playing in goals or further up the field if required.Colt-Shanahoe – Eoghan Brennan Eoghan Brennan, rightColt-Shanahoe are Laois’s newest hurling club and the joining together of their forces is going to be an interesting watch in the months ahead.They now have plenty of players at their disposal but we have gone for Eoghan Brennan. A dynamic player with a real engine, the UCC student could make a real impact this year.Slieve Bloom – Evan PowerSlieve Bloom staved off relegation last year by defeating Clonaslee in the decider but with Ben Conroy back home now, they may have loftier ambitions.Evan Power is a young player who can help with that. Can operate in midfield or as a forward and usually has a score in him.The Harps – Ciaran Burke Ciaran BurkeCrettyard native Ciaran Burke was named Laois Minor Hurler Player of the Year in 2019 and the dual player should be a big addition to The Harps as they once again try to get back to senior.Players like James Duggan, Rhian Edwards and Conor Delaney should all be close to them team too but Burke’s physicality means he should be capable of stepping up to Premier Intermediate instantly.Camross – Tomas Keyes Tomas ‘Mossy’ KeyesCamross’ Intermediate success in 2019 means they are the highest ranked hurling club in the county with teams in the first two grades.Such are the playing numbers that it is hard to determine what grade lads will operate at in the absence of a league campaign – but we reckon Tomas Keyes should at least find himself here. He may be small in stature, but he is extremely skillful and showed it on numerous times at midfield for the Laois minors last year.Clonaslee – DJ O’Callaghan Powerful, fast and extremely skillful – up next is Clonaslee forward DJ O’Callaghan.Another one from last year’s Laois minor hurlers, O’Callaghan will be a big addition to a Clonaslee side that got a relegation reprieve following the formation of Colt-Shanahoe.Mountrath – Gearoid Williams Honest and hard-working, Gearoid Williams is the pick for Mountrath this year.A tough defender, Williams has a great engine and stays going right until the final whistle.INTERMEDIATE Park-Ratheniska-Timahoe – Danny Brennan Park-Ratheniska-Timahoe are back at this grade after spending the previous season winning the Junior A title in their second year as a club.Laois minor full back Danny Brennan should be a huge addition to them as they look to secure safety at this grade this year.Mountmellick – Jarleth Connolly Mountmellick were just touched off by Rathdowney-Errill in the semi final last year and they will hope to go one step further this time.Defender Jarleth Connolly, younger brother of John, should help them to do just that. The Roscrea student is very powerful for his age and well capable of shackling opponents.Trumera – Adam Kirwan Trumera have worked miracles over the last number of years with their limited playing resources but they are finally going to get some fresh blood this year.Paddy Hosey and Brian Bredan will make a huge difference while so too will our selection – Adam Kirwan. A fantastic free-taker, Kirwan is always guaranteed a score.Clonad – James WhelanClonad staved off relegation last year by defeating Ballypickas and will be hoping to get back to the form which saw them reach the semi final three years ago.Along with players like PJ Daly, Adam Dunne, Gareth O’Brien and Fionn Holland who have broken through in recent years, Clonad have now added another footballer from The Heath in the form of James Whelan. A very capable defender with a great engine.Ballypickas – James Hennessy Ballypickas, like Clonaslee at the grade above them, were given a reprieve from relegation thanks to the formation of Colt-Shanahoe.However, they were unlucky not to beat Mountmellick in their first encounter last year and will hope to do better this year. Spink youngest James Hennessy will certainly help them in that department as he is a fine prospect in both codes. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Brought to you in association with TelfordsA few months ago – it didn’t look likely that we would see any championship action in 2020.However, with the Coronavirus pandemic still going on around us, the adult hurling championships will get underway in Laois this week. 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FSRA outlines approach to troubled pensions

first_imgCropped shot of a cheerful elderly woman hugging her husband who's in a wheelchair at home during the day iStock James Langton The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) is seeking feedback on proposed guidance on its approach to overseeing single-employer, defined benefit (DB) pension plans that may be at risk.The guidance outlines the tools and methods the FSRA will use to “improve outcomes for pension plan beneficiaries” when plans are facing enhanced supervision due to concerns about the security of the benefits. FSRA founds advisory committee on pension sector Related news The proposed approach to supervision will be risk-based and transparent, and will focus on plans where the risk of insolvency “would have a significant impact not only on beneficiaries but also on the larger community, as well as having potential consequences to the sustainability of the [provincial contingency fund],” the FSRA said.The FSRA indicated that the guidance was developed with the supervisory best practices currently used by both Canadian and international regulators in mind. It also said that “the interests of plan sponsors will be an important consideration” in deploying its supervisory approach.The proposed guidance is out for comment until Feb. 27, 2020. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords PensionsCompanies Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario FSRA proposes guidance related to pension benefits upon marriage breakdown DB pension solvency continues climb back: FSRA Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

 

Canada’s wealthiest 1% hold 25.6% of riches, new PBO report says

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media U.S. businesses may have to report crypto assets to IRS The concentration of wealth among Canada’s richest 1% is deeper than previously believed, according to a federal government report based on a new modelling approach.The top 1% of Canada’s families hold about 25.6% of the wealth — roughly $3 trillion — up from 13.7% estimated under previous methodology, says the report from the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer. Related news “The distribution of wealth among households is heavily skewed toward the wealthiest families,” the report notes.“In Canada, a small proportion of families at the top of the distribution possess net worth that is orders of magnitude higher than the country’s median net worth.”The amount of money held by Canadian families would total $11.7 trillion if they liquidated all assets and paid off all liabilities, about five times larger than Canada’s annual gross domestic product, the report notes.Real estate at $5.8 trillion and mortgages at $1.5 trillion are the single largest asset and liabilities categories.The report adds that the top 0.5% of Canadian families hold 20.5% or $2.4 trillion of the wealth, up from the previous estimate of 9.2%.It was expected that the numbers would rise because the previous estimates were clearly too low, but the magnitude of the increase was surprising, said Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux in an interview.“When we looked at the number from StatsCan in their survey, the wealthiest person had self-declared wealth of $27 million and we know that there are people in Canada that are richer than that,” he said.“We were not surprised there would be upward revisions but to that extent, I was personally surprised to see it was that much.”The new database calculation incorporates information from Canadian Business magazine’s 2017 Richest People List, with figures from Statistics Canada’s 2016 net worth survey and its fourth-quarter 2016 National Balance Sheet Accounts report.Giroux said his office investigated new ways to estimate wealth in Canada following requests during last year’s federal election to provide an estimate of the revenues that could be raised by a tax on wealthy families, as well as ongoing interest in tax reform by legislators.Last September, the federal NDP proposed a 1% annual wealth tax on fortunes worth more than $20 million, claiming it could raise nearly $70 billion over the next 10 years.Unlike a tax on income, a wealth tax would apply to all assets, including real estate, with the aim of reducing financial inequality among Canadians.At the time, the PBO released figures suggesting the measure could raise $5.6 billion in the 2020-21 fiscal year and rise to nearly $9.5 billion in 2028-29.That number was arrived at by using certain assumptions and, while it’s likely it would be higher using the updated database, it’s difficult to say what it would be without extensive re-calculations, said PBO lead analyst Nigel Wodrich.The PBO says it’s not yet known if the wealth database will be updated on a regular basis. Parliament buildings on a sunny day 123RF U.S. proposes tax of at least 15% on global corporate profits Dan HealingCanadian Press Government to reimburse self-employed workers who repaid CERB Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords Income,  Taxes last_img read more

 

Govt. Presents Budget of $489.52 Billion

first_imgGovt. Presents Budget of $489.52 Billion UncategorizedMarch 27, 2008 RelatedGovt. Presents Budget of $489.52 Billion RelatedGovt. Presents Budget of $489.52 Billion RelatedGovt. Presents Budget of $489.52 Billioncenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Government has put forward a budget of $489.52 billion, with $304.44 billion earmarked for Recurrent (house-keeping) expenses and $185.08 billion for Capital (development) obligations.Details of these projections are included in the 2008/09 Estimates of Expenditure, which were tabled in the House of Representatives, today (March 27), by Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Audley Shaw.When the Second Supplementary Estimates were tabled this month, the 2007/08 budget was revised to show a figure of $405.2 billion, with recurrent expenses at $254.6 billion and capital expenditure at $150.6 billion.In the new fiscal year, which begins on April 1, the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service gets the largest sum in the allocations with $164.3 billion for recurrent expenses and $143..9 billion for capital expenditure. Much of the amount will go towards meeting Jamaica’s debt obligations.The Ministry of Education receives the second largest sum with $54 billion for recurrent expenses and $4.35 billion for capital spending.The Ministry of National Security has received $30.1 billion for recurrent expenditure and $7.51 billion for capital, while the Ministry of Health and Environment gets $26.19 billion for recurrent expenses and $1.26 billion for capital projects.For the Ministry of Justice, $2.8 billion has been allocated for recurrent and $492.1 million for capital; Ministry of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports, $2.90 billion recurrent, $364.13 million capital; Ministry of Energy, Mining and Telecommunications, $2.12 billion recurrent, $3.96 billion capital; and the Ministry of Transport and Works, $1.57 billion recurrent and $8.94 billion capital.Allocations to other Ministries are: Agriculture, $2.97 billion recurrent, $3.67 billion capital; Industry, Investment and Commerce, $2.01 billion recurrent, $228.38 million capital; Water and Housing, $651.89 million recurrent, $2.51 billion capital; Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, $2.58 billion recurrent, $54.24 million capital; Labour and Social Security, $1.67 billion recurrent, $2.71 billion capital; and the Ministry of Tourism, $3.33 billion for recurrent and $56.2 million capital.For the Office of the Prime Minister, $3.52 billion has been allocated for recurrent expenses and $7.73 billion for capital; Office of the Prime Minister (Local Government), $5.05 billion for recurrent and $1.47 billion for capital; Office of the Cabinet, $495.62 million for recurrent and $339.38 million for capital; and the Houses of Parliament, $545.62 million recurrent.The Auditor General has received $232.43 million recurrent; Office of the Services Commissions, $123.33 million recurrent; the Governor-General and Staff, $93.67 million recurrent; Office of the Public Defender, $50.09 million recurrent; Office of the Contractor General, $172.48 million recurrent; and Office of the Children’s Advocate, $34.22 million recurrent.The Standing Finance Committee of the House will consider the Estimates of Expenditure from April 1 to 3, and Mr. Shaw will open the Budget Debate on Thursday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m. Advertisementslast_img read more

 

Gov’t Working to Reverse Decline in Agriculture – Tufton

first_imgRelatedGov’t Working to Reverse Decline in Agriculture – Tufton FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Christopher Tufton, has said that the Ministry is working to reverse the decline in the agricultural sector to enhance food security and improve agro-processing.Addressing the official launch of Jamaica Producers Tropical Foods, a division of Jamaica Producers Group, at the St. Mary Banana Estates in Annotto Bay on November 26, Dr. Tufton said that Government fully understands the challenges with which the agricultural sector is confronted and is determined to address the issues.He said the Government will be strengthening the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) to improve technical support and marketing opportunities for farmers; providing more financial support for the sector; re-examining the country’s approach to trade with a view to bringing more beneficial terms to farmers; and consolidating facilities at the Customs Department to ensure that the productive capacity of the farming community is not undermined. According to Dr. Tufton, the country’s agriculture has been in decline for sometime and the Government is committed to reversing this trend, to ensure that the country can adequately feed its citizens.He congratulated the Jamaica Producers Group on launching Tropical Foods, noting that this will serve as a catalyst for the further development of the agricultural sector.Also addressing the function was Commercial Director of Jamaica Producers Tropical Foods, Rolf Simmonds, who said that Jamaica Producers Group is committed to investing heavily in agriculture in Jamaica, despite the challenges the country has been facing.Jamaica Producers Tropical Foods produces St. Mary’s Cassava Chips, which is available in original and barbecue flavours. RelatedGov’t Working to Reverse Decline in Agriculture – Tufton RelatedGov’t Working to Reverse Decline in Agriculture – Tuftoncenter_img Gov’t Working to Reverse Decline in Agriculture – Tufton UncategorizedNovember 29, 2008 Advertisementslast_img read more

 

Can you retire comfortably with $300,000 in super?

first_imgCan you retire comfortably with $300,000 in super? How much do you need for a comfortable retirement? Depending on where you look you’ll get conflicting numbers.Some headlines put the magic number at $1 million in super.The Association of Super Funds of Australia (ASFA) claims it’s $640,000 for couples and $545,000 for singles.The reality is most Australians retire with far less in super. Indeed, the average super balance for Australians aged 60-64 is just over $300,000.That may be enough. Here’s three reasons why.1. Super supplements the Age PensionMost people who retire in Australia do so on a combination of their super and the Age Pension.Which means even a relatively modest super balance can help top up the Government’s Age Pension benefit.Let’s look at an example: A single retiree on the full Age Pension currently receives approximately $24,500 per year, which works out to about $472 a week. That’s well short of ASFA’s comfortable retirement income of $840 per week. But those numbers don’t tell the whole story.By drawing down some of their super, that same person can top up their Age Pension payments.Let’s assume they have $300,000 in super and draw down the minimum 4% annually*. That comes to $12,000 per year, which works out to about $230 a week. When combined with the Age Pension that’s a lot closer to ASFA’s comfortable retirement standard.2. Your super balance continues to grow in retirementAnother reason you may be able to retire on a modest super balance is continued investment returns. In other words, your super balance can continue to benefit from investment returns in retirement.If you had $300,000 in super and were invested in our Balanced pension option, you would have seen average returns of 8.6% per annum over the last 10 years^. That’s $25,800 per year (before fees). Those returns can potentially be drawn down and used to help top-up the Age Pension while maintaining your balance.The above scenario is subject to a number of caveats, including the Centrelink income test, positive investment returns, life expectancy, and inflation, but it shows how your money may continue to benefit from investment returns, even in retirement.3. Your super drawdown is tax freeThe other thing to keep in mind is that the income you draw down from your super in retirement is tax free, as long as you’re aged 60 or older. No income tax means your money can go a lot further.The rule of thumb is that you’ll need two-thirds of your working income to maintain that same income in retirement. For most Australian retirees, that number is achieved via a combination of super savings and Age Pension benefits.The Australian Government’s MoneySmart calculator is a useful tool for comparing income and take-home pay. It can show you how much your current income is taxed, which can help you figure out an appropriate (tax free) retirement income level.The elephant in the roomMost Australians retire on a combination of the Age Pension and their super. But that doesn’t mean everyone qualifies for Age Pension payments.If your income or assets exceed certain limits your pension payments may be reduced, or you may not be eligible at all.Income includes money from part-time work, investments, annuities, etc. Your assets may be calculated based on investment properties, business assets, etc.You can learn more about the impact of income and assets on Age Pension entitlements via the Australian Government’s MoneySmart website.Speak to a professionalA financial planner can help you better understand your retirement options, and how a mix of super and Age Pension entitlements can work together.Which means even a modest super balance can go a long way towards a more comfortable retirement. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Australian, Australian Government, business, Catholic Super, elephant, Government, Impact, inflation, Investment, life expectancy, money, retirement, super, superannuation, tax, websitelast_img read more

 

New Acting Chair of Food Standards Australia New Zealand Board

first_imgNew Acting Chair of Food Standards Australia New Zealand Board Former Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) CEO Mr Steve McCutcheon has been appointed to the role of acting FSANZ Board Chair following the term completed by Ms Robyn Kruk AO.Mr McCutcheon will undertake the role while a recruitment process for a substantive Chair is completed.Ms Kruk led the FSANZ Board as Chair from November 2016 to March 2021. Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services and Minister for Sport Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck has welcomed Mr McCutcheon to the role.“Today, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Steve McCutcheon as Acting Chair of FSANZ.“Steve McCutcheon was previously the Chief Executive Officer of FSANZ from 2007 to 2017 and has experience in public administration, animal and plant health, banking and finance, with qualifications in economics and law.“Mr McCutcheon’s knowledge of the operations and core business of FSANZ will be beneficial in ensuring a seamless transition.”Food Standards Australia New Zealand CEO Mark Booth said Mr McCutcheon is highly regarded among sectoral stakeholders.“As a former FSANZ CEO, Mr McCutcheon brings to the Chair role a wealth of experience and knowledge about FSANZ operations and its core role in developing standards for the national food regulatory system,” Mr Booth said.“I look forward to working with him to advance key FSANZ and government priorities in coming months.”FSANZ is a trans-Tasman agency that develops Australia and New Zealand food standards and is governed by a Board of 12 members.The Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code regulates the use of ingredients, processing aids, colourings, additives and vitamins and minerals and covers the composition of some foods, such as dairy, meat and beverages.The Food Standards Code also includes some labelling requirements for packaged and unpackaged food, such as specific mandatory warnings or advisory labels.Minister Colbeck thanked outgoing FSANZ Board Chair Ms Robyn Kruk AO for her guidance and leadership.“Ms Kruk has played a vital role in delivering robust food standards to ensure the ongoing safety and quality of the food supply in Australia and New Zealand,” Minister Colbeck said.“The Australian Government thanks Ms Kruk for her service and wishes her future success.” /Media Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:aged care, animal, AusPol, Australia, Australian, Australian Government, banking, business, Department of Health, finance, FSANZ, future, Government, health, healthcare, leadership, Minister, New Zealand, quality, Safetylast_img read more