Following the travel expenses saga. I initially felt Health and Aged Care Minister Sussan Ley was hard done by, until the fact that it (the purchase of a unit) was an auction came to light.
Ms Ley would have had to visit a bank prior to get the correct paperwork or the cash to pay the deposit.
She had to have done this prior to leaving for the announcement on Saturday.
Yet no media outlet has mentioned this at all.
Is this because of political pressure or lack of integrity?
It’s abundantly clear voters and residents of the country have had enough of being milked and taken for fools by the nation’s politicians.
What do you intend to do about making politicians more accountable and properly transparent with others money?
The Australian Shareholders Association has been working to launch a discussion group in Batemans Bay for the benefit of investors on the Far South Coast.
This has been well received by a small group of enthusiastic and interested members.
The aim is to provide a social, intimate, non-threatening environment where members are free to share investment experiences, ask questions and bounce ideas, to improve personal knowledge and education, and to build investor confidence.
This is the seventh such group I have established this year in regional areas, in order to provide extra value for members.
Members really appreciate these opportunities and the social opportunity.
The association is a not-for-profit association which has been working in the interests of retail shareholders for 56 years.
Apart from a small staff at the national office in Sydney, it is run by enthusiastic volunteers.
Company monitors cover most of the top 200 stocks on the Australian Stock Exchange. They meet with companies and attend annual general meetings on behalf of ASA to stand up for shareholders. advocacy and education are the key areas of its work.
We have many regional and suburban groups and hold a national conference annually – 2017 will be in Melbourne from 15-16 May, and seminars and events across the country. We produce a monthly magazine, Equity.
The group will meet on Wednesday, January 18, at 2pm at the Catalina Country Club, 154 Beach Road, in the lower lounge, for discussion on all matters investing, particularly in shares.
They plan to continue to meet on the third Wednesday of every month.
Visitors are most welcome. Phone 0419 393 540.
Last Wednesday (Bay Post/Moruya Examiner, January 11) you published a letter from Pete Ward, of Moruya.
This is not the first letter Mr Ward has written to the Bay Post/Moruya Examiner around this time of the year.
I, for one, agree with him: it is time that issues like water, sewerage, traffic and telecommunication are addressed.
Our mayor and councillors, please take note: Mr Ward makes a lot of sense.
Act on it.
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