The federal opposition wants to fix the Australian government's controversial My Health Record, focusing in particular on amending legislation to ensure control of the online medical file can never be privatised or commercialised.Labor has touted its plan as protecting the privacy of employees and women fleeing domestic violence, and as one protecting the public from having their medical history used by the likes of health insurers. "Labor supports electronic health records. But the Senate inquiry we initiated into the My Health Record has exposed a range of deficiencies that must be addressed before this scheme rolls out to every Australian," a statement from Shadow Minister for Health and Medicare Catherine King said.Specifically, Labor intends to move amendments to the Bill to prevent My Health Record from being privatised or commercialised; to disallow the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) from ever delegating access to My Health Record to other entities; to ensure private … [Read more...] about Labor seeks updated My Health Record legislation to prevent privatisation
Christie-Lee McNally, executive director of Free Our Internet, warned of large technology companies’ procurement of political influence via lobbying efforts in Washington, DC. She offered her remarks in a Thursday interview with Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily. Free Our Internet is a non-profit organization describing itself as an opponent of the “tech-left” and its political censorship of “conservative speech online.”McNally said: They control over 90 percent of the internet, so they don’t need to capitulate to us, they don’t need to capitulate to the Senate [or] the president. They don’t need to capitulate … because they’ve bought them all. The amount they pay in lobbyists — if you look at FEC reports and how much they pay in lobbyists [and in] Washington, DC, they don’t have to worry about legislation. “Clearly they lied last month when they went up … [Read more...] about Christie-Lee McNally: Google Does Not ‘Worry About Legislation’ Because They ‘Bought’ Congress
Rachel La Corte, Associated Press Updated 8:57 am PDT, Wednesday, October 10, 2018 In this Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, photo, the afternoon sun illuminates the Legislative Building, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Dozens of races across the state in the upcoming election will determine if Democrats maintain -- or possibly even increase -- their control of the Legislature. less In this Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, photo, the afternoon sun illuminates the Legislative Building, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Dozens of races across the state in the upcoming election will determine if ... more Photo: Ted S. Warren, AP FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2018, file photo, Washington state representatives work on the house floor at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Dozens of races across the state in the upcoming election will determine if Democrats maintain -- or possibly even increase -- their control of the Legislature. less FILE - In … [Read more...] about Legislative landscape to be decided by Washington voters
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Ngan (L) arrives in Ataturk airport, Ha Noi, October 7, 2018 Viet Nam’s presence at the MSEAP 3 shows its active and responsible engagement in multilateral parliamentary diplomacy and promotes its role as a player in regional and global parliamentary cooperation mechanisms. Following the MSEAP 3, Chairwoman Ngan will pay an official visit to Turkey at the invitation of the Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey Binali Yildirim. This is the first visit made by a top legislator of Viet Nam and also the highest-level visit to Turkey. The visit will mark a milestone in the two NAs’ relations, and at the same time, aims to further deepen the friendship and multifaceted partnership between Viet Nam and Turkey as the two countries are celebrating the 40th anniversary of their diplomatic ties. During the visit, the two sides are expected to discuss ways to bolster the bilateral cooperation in key areas, reinforce … [Read more...] about Top legislator partakes in MSEAP 3
QUESTION: What is the new “loan charge” legislation being brought in from April 2019?ANSWER: Over the past 20 years an industry has developed in the avoidance of PAYE and national insurance contributions. The genesis of this avoidance industry started with company directors who often received bonuses in the form of gold bullion, fine wines and even oriental carpets.As the industry developed, more sophisticated methods of tax avoidance were employed to counteract HMRC's continual crackdown on PAYE and NIC avoidance.These culminated in the use of off-shore structures from which employees were given loans rather than salary in attempt to say that the employees did not have any earnings and therefore were not subject to PAYE or NIC.The most famous participant in this form of tax avoidance was the Scottish football club Rangers, whose wholesale use of off-shore trusts to pay its players ultimately culminated in its liquidation and plummet to the very bottom of the Scottish … [Read more...] about Is this legislation too good to be true?