Two weeks ago, when the buy-out merchants from Brookfield completed their takeover of Healthscope, control of 43 Australian hospitals passed to a company in the Cayman Islands whose directors are unknown. Two years ago, a record $80 million payment of taxpayer money for Australian water rights went to the Caymans, to investors unknown, still.
Profits from Adani’s controversial coal mine, rail and port profits subsidised by Australian taxpayers, are destined for companies in the Caymans and the British Virgin Islands owned by the family of Indian billionaire Gautam Adani.
And now, in a few months, should regulators approve it, the AMP Life business will be owned by an entity in Bermuda, like the Caymans, a secrecy jurisdiction with a corporate tax rate of zero.
Australian universities in the top 100
- Australian National University (29)
- University of Melbourne (38)
- University of Sydney (42)
- University of NSW (43)
- University of Queensland (47)
- Monash University (58)
- University of Western Australia (86)
NO FREE SPEECH PROBLEM AT UNI? CHECK THIS LIST
Yet Bolt wants to deregulate campuses and reduce them to political yelling matches and not places of reasoned debate, and mocks Eva Cox for the very thing he demands himself "mannered debate". He's jumped the gutter not fo a principle but a side, but that's Bolt.
Australian Universities are highly respected global institutions today 5 are in the top 50 and Bolt is insistent that they no longer be. He wants it seems anybody and everybody on campus to create a free for all for what purpose? To simply disrupt with anything there's a consensus on with which he disagrees.
He wants staff sacked books burned anything he deems the heretical left-wing. However, the left-wing, while they exist, don't, and Eva Cox reflects that. To destroy the research and scientific methods used and questioned by even the inexperienced in the field is Bolt's goal. To destroy the very nature of "a degree "and reduce it to little more than opinion studied without data or evidence necessary. It seems if Andrew Bolt can't get a degree himself and the respect that goes with it, nobody else should have one either. Sorry Bolt you will need more than that to gain respect.
AFL APOLOGY TO FANS IS A SIGN WE'VE HAD IT WITH THE BULLIES
BLACK COAL, GREEN HEADACHE: MEET THE ABORIGINAL BOSS OF SHINE ENERGY
However, the truth is the generalisation that springs form this "traditional land owners want coal-fired power plants" is Fake News.