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The Vic Government wants your data to charge you taxes

Yesterday we brought you the story of how hte Vic Govt wants your data to che=arge you for using hte orads you pay for.

This is the guy who started it: Ken henry.

Learn more here:

Treasury Secretary Ken Henry has raised the prospect of a congestion tax on Australian roads.

Mr Henry used his last speech before handing over his tax review to the Federal Government to suggest a complete overhaul of Australia’s road user pricing system.

He wondered why the nation was still taxing fuel and vehicle registration when other sensible revenue measures offered greater benefits.

He also talked about possibly compensating commuters who use public transport instead of their private cars.

“Successful tax reform means improving the wellbeing of the Australian people,” he said.

Penny Wong is right about Julie Bishop

Julie, just go:

Labor senate leader Penny Wong has accused Julie Bishop of potentially breaching ministerial standards for taking a seat at the board of global consulting firm Palladium.

The Palladium board position is Ms Bishop’s first big business appointment since she left parliament at the last election

Senator Wong said Ms Bishop’s role at the company — which works with governments, corporations and NGOs — was similar to recent controversy surrounding former defence minister Christopher Pyne’s new role as a defence consultant.

This is insane

A boycott for an ad … that ran in New Zealand … in 2005.