Thursday, March 27, 2014

End is nigh for individual tax returns as Tony Abbott flags reforms

Where the money’s counted ... the Australian Tax Office at No.2 Constitution Ave in Canbe
Where the money’s counted ... the Australian Tax Office at No.2 Constitution Ave in Canberra. Source: News Limited
 
THE dreaded task of filling out tax returns could soon be a thing of the past for millions of Australians — if they trust the tax office. 

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has left the door open to getting rid of individual tax returns, and the Australian Tax Office is working on “push” returns that they would fill out and send to people for approval.

Up to 4.5 million Australians with simple tax affairs could eventually be eligible.

Mr Abbott and his Parliamentary Secretary Josh Frydenberg have launched their “Cutting Red Tape” website, which will track money saved by reducing regulation.

Mr Abbott was asked whether he would also help households by getting rid of tax returns and if it was on the table.

“At this stage, no, but watch this space,” Mr Abbott said.

“As you know, we’ve got a tax White Paper that will be coming out within 18 months and this is obviously one of the issues that may well be dealt with in that White Paper.”

Hands up who remembers the 1996 Taxpack?
Hands up who remembers the 1996 Taxpack?
The ATO has been working on technology that would process the information it already gets about taxpayers, produce a return, and send it to the taxpayer to sign off on.

More complex returns would still need to be manually completed, but for many the ATO would use their salary information, as well as information about their bank interest and shares and dividends, to complete a return.

Currently some of that information is “pre-filled” in the online tax return software but this would go further and complete the application.

The automatic return could eventually be offered to up to 4.5 million people.

“We’ve identified this as a possible service initiative and we’re working towards it,” an ATO spokeswoman said.

The ATO is aiming to bring in the new system this year, while the Government’s tax White Paper is not due until next year.

The Government has promised that reducing red tape would cut costs to business by $1 billion a year and next Wednesday they will have a “repeal day” to get rid of more than 8000 regulations and laws.

Mr Frydenberg said the public “had a gutful of too much red tape” and that the website would track their progress on deregulation.

Mr Abbott said cutting red tape would boost employment and drive prices down.

“This is a very important commitment that we’ve made, not just to the businesses of Australia, but to the workers of Australia and to the families of Australia because red tape boosts costs and the higher business costs are, the harder it is to employ and the higher that prices are for consumers,” he said.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia welcomed the move and the website, which will accept comments from the public. Chief executive officer Lee White said community involvement would improve the process.

adelaidenow.com.au 17 Mar 2014

The legal truth is that the ATO is not a lawful entity, and tax collection is NOT legal.

This is a well known fact not only in the highest circles of law and politics but also within certain sections of the educated community.

As a result these people have a remedy, which is used in the corporate businesses, known as 'courts' as a result shutting down the ATO.

The lawyers working for the ATO are fully aware of the knowledge in possession by those individuals, therefore finalising the matter before the courtroom doors.

However, there is one matter that has made it to the High Court of Australia, with regards to the ATO, that the presiding judges carried out actions illegally.

Their actions make them criminals, where they also suppressed information from the general populous.

This information will be published at a later date.

Want to be anonymous? Now you have a right to be

New laws allow you to be anonymous or use a pseudonym when dealing with companies. New laws allow you to be anonymous or use a pseudonym when dealing with companies.

Australian citizens now have the right to remain anonymous or use a pseudonym when interacting with government agencies, private health service providers, and large organisations under new privacy laws.
The Australian Privacy Foundation says the laws, which came into effect on March 12, are a huge win for those who don't wish to use their real identity when interacting with organisations and companies that have a turnover of more than $3 million a year.

The law states individuals "must have the option of dealing anonymously or by pseudonym".

There are a number of caveats though. For example, an entity is not required to provide anonymity or pseudonymity where they are required or authorised by law to deal with identified individuals and where it is "impracticable" for them to deal with non-identified individuals.

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner's (OAIC) website lists examples of cases where an entity would still need to be given a person's real identity.

It says an organisation would need to identify an individual when processing an application for an identity document (such as a passport, licence or security pass), issuing a tax file number, paying a social security or health care benefit, opening a bank account, and supplying a prepaid mobile phone where legislation requires identification.

Roger Clarke, chairman of the Australian Privacy Foundation, said that in the "vast majority" of circumstances if an individual said "I want you to use this pseudonym when dealing with me" then an organisation's default position should be that they need to enable pseudonymity. He said if an organisation asked for a person's identity and didn't need it then they didn't have to give it to them.

"Tell me how that can be justified as being impracticable? We'll listen to any government and any organisation that comes up with an argument. There might be some that will have one we hadn't thought of, but the default position is that they need to enable pseudonymity," Mr Clarke said.

Mr Clarke didn't think organisations were ready for the new laws. "A lot of organisations simply don't get it and are going to have trouble when people put this to them …"

He claimed the new laws applied to web companies such as Google and Facebook. In recent times such companies have been cracking down on those who don't use their real identity.

"The laws apply to anybody who isn't exempted under the law," Mr Clarke said. "There are arguments about enforceability internationality - but absolutely it applies to everybody."

The laws dealing with anonymity and pseudonymity are part of a number of new Australian Privacy Principles. Organisations that don't comply with them face fines of up to $1.7 million.

canberratimes.com.au 24 Mar 2014

Allegedly...

But we know who you are anyway.

Cops party in hotel room unaware they are being filmed

Shane Diehm.
Shane Diehm.

FOOTAGE from a motel party at the centre of a major undercover sting targeting drug use in Northern NSW Police ranks has been played in a Sydney courtroom.

Former Tweed/Byron Inspector Shane Diehm is facing a two-day hearing over allegations he lied to the NSW Police Integrity Commission about events which took place on the night of a retirement party for former Detective Superintendent John Alt.

He is one of several senior police officers - both former and current -  charged with giving false evidence during a string of private hearings in 2011 which related to Operation Ischia, an internal investigation into the use and supply of drugs amongst NSW police officers. 

The Downing Local Court heard that during the course of the investigation, the NSW PIC suspected drugs were being obtained for the party and arranged for the Queensland Crime and Misconduct Commission to put video surveillance in two Gold Coast hotel rooms.

Phone taps allegedly revealed one of the rooms had been paid for by Diehm and attendees would include Alt, former Hunter Valley Inspector Matthew Dennis, police officer turned Federal police air marshal Darren Kolosque and serving Mullumbimby Sergeant Roderick Morris.

Diehm took notes throughout the morning and repeatedly shook his head as video excerpts from the night in question were played.

His defence team acknowledged Diem was at the party but denied it was him who could be heard during an alleged discussion about drugs, saying the words … "it takes three f***ing months to get out of your system".

The hearing continues.

cqnews.com.au 24 Mar 2014

Another example of corrupt cops, with what real consequences, who knows.

The system protects the corruption of police.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Clive Palmer’s PUP won’t chip in for Taree-Wingham Race Club’s $5300 debt

Clive Palmer in Sideshow Alley, at the Nambour Show yesterday / Picture: Glenn Barnes
Clive Palmer in Sideshow Alley, at the Nambour Show. Picture: Glenn Barnes Source: News Limited
 
FOR six months, self-described billionaire Clive Palmer has refused to pay a $5300 bill owed to a small country race club that hosted a “calamari and chips” night for his political party. 

Mr Palmer and one of his high-profile federal election candidates, the former State of Origin and Penrith NRL star Matt Adamson, have been squabbling over who owes the debt since September’s poll.

The petty row has upset Taree-Wingham Race Club directors, who have carried the debt since being told last July to buy enough food to cater for an expected crowd of 200 people.

Warren’s view
Warren’s view Source: News Corp Australia
 
The Palmer United Party tried to sell $30 tickets to locals interested in hearing their leader spell out his policies but only 70 people turned up, even after tickets were given away for free.

Race club chairman Greg Coleman said the club was “very disappointed in what has happened”.
“There is an outstanding debt there from several months ago,’’ he said.

“The club is taking every opportunity to enable the Palmer group and Matt Adamson to resolve it. I have a responsibility to our board and the members of the club and I’m not a person to take this responsibility lightly.’’

the Taree-Wingham Race Club.
the Taree-Wingham Race Club. Source: Supplied
 
Mr Adamson, who grew up in Taree and is a local Sporting Hall of Famer, was close to tears when interviewed about the dispute by The Daily Telegraph.

He said he “felt sick” about the unpaid bill but could not pay it as he was already more than $30,000 out of pocket from his failed tilt at a senate spot as PUP’s lead candidate in NSW.

He claimed the party had reneged on a promise to reimburse him $20,000 in wages that he paid to two campaign staff and $13,000 spent on an election campaign TV ad.

“I feel embarrassed that I took him (Mr Palmer) to Taree,’’ said Mr Adamson. “I feel I have let down the people of Taree.’’

Mr Adamson, 41, said he had threatened to pull out of the election campaign over who was paying the bills, but was told by a Palmer staffer: “Clive’s busy ... you make the call and we’ll take care of things later.’’

Matt Adamson, former NRL player, left, running for the Palmer United Party.
Matt Adamson, former NRL player, left, running for the Palmer United Party. Source: News Limited
He said he ended up being reimbursed for about $16,000 in expenses, but not for the Taree event, the staff wages or the TV advertising.

Mr Palmer last night said his party had “no liability” for the race club debt and that Mr Adamson had been “more than compensated for all expenses that were authorised by the party”.

Mr Coleman said last night that after The Daily Telegraph began making inquiries, he was contacted on Friday afternoon and given an assurance the bill would be paid by the end of this week. He declined to provide details.

Mr Adamson, whose parents live in Taree, said he accepted an invitation by Mr Palmer last June to run for the party after knocking back an offer from Liberal leader Tony Abbott to nominate for pre-selection to become a candidate in Greenway or Lindsay in western Sydney.

He said as a father of three he wanted to draw attention to the damage alcohol was causing Australia’s youth.

news.com.au 24 Mar 2014

This is the sort of vile trash Australian politics is riddled with.

Theft is a criminal offence, and MUST be dealt with by police in the pursuit of a conviction.

Since the police work together with the government this is most likely will not eventuate against Palmer.

A politician that salutes the heard population with the middle finger, is what Australian politics is all about.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Letter to the sheriff - Brendan Facey

The Australian government together with various other corporations are involved in a nationwide fraud, where the 'customers' are everyday Australians.

The extent of the fraud can be mind boggling to the 'lay person', but a well known fact within the legal and political circles.

Key aspects of Australian society, from the tax office (ATO), council rates to parking / traffic / driving infringements have all been collected fraudulently by the various 'businesses', also including the operations of the 'Sheriff's Office'.

Many individuals are involved (read committed to) in the exposure of the corrupt dealings of the Australian government, and its related entities, which also includes the police force.

The incarceration of an individual, seizure of assets, or even the selling of one's home via fraud and deception, will not preclude others from acting for or on the behalf, exposing the corruption, and eventually dealing the same financial blows that have been used against the general populous.

The corrupt system deals with matters of this calibre through the magistrates and high court judges, by shutting down any opposition, in full contempt of the law.

When the 'defendant' brings up matters that the police have been caught out in fraud, the magistrate then answers back, that this is not the issue, therefore supporting the police corruption, 'erring' therefore acting 'unlawfully'.

The following attachment (pdf) is a letter to the so called Victorian Sheriff - Brendan Facey.



The above letter has also been forwarded to other key persons, as shown in the initial pages.

The so called authorities / courts are trying to engage you as your ESTATE NAME, which are TWO different entities.

The human being e.g. john citizen (john of the citizen family) is the administrator of the estate name JOHN CITIZEN.

The court fraudulently associates the human being with the ESTATE NAME.

  • Anyone who has received a letter from Victoria Police, with a return address to CCV, GPO Box 1916 Melbourne VIC 3001, can notify VicPol, that a letter has been sent fraudulently, with the intent of extortion by CCV (Civic Compliance Victoria).

  • Anyone who has been sent a letter from the 'Infringements Court' P.O. Box 14487, Melbourne VIC 8001, can notify VicPol, that a letter has been sent fraudulently, with the intent of extortion by the 'Infringements Court'. The 'Infringements Court' DOES NOT exist, and is a fictitious entity.

See article:

Civic Compliance - Victoria Police fraud 

http://corpau.blogspot.com.au/2013/12/civic-compliance-victoria-police-fraud.html

 
Edit - 28/03/2014
 
Information has been obtained from another source that has researched some points made within the document above.
 
The information pertaining to the claim only is contained below:
 
Recently, Mikiverse Law shared a notice/article that was entitled "OPPT NOTICE TO BRENDAN FACEY, VICTORIAN SHERIFF", and, today, my friend & i started talking about a particular claim that we found inside the notice;

"The Road Safety Act 1986 – This Act has never been proclaimed, therefore it is INVALID."

This particular claim is based on S.2 of the Road Safety Act, 1986 (Vic)
The author of the notice, quoted this as proof that the Road Safety Act 1986 was never proclaimed, and therefore has no 'legal effect'.
NOW.

If true, this is a powerful instrument, but, is it true?

i went & performed some research & found this;


 
Turns out the Act has been proclaimed.

Therefore, the claim contained in the notice was wrong.


The article in its entirety can be read at:

http://mikiverselaw.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/the-importance-of-getting-basics-correct.html