Weapons went missing you say?
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"Malcolm, how the hell do you think you're going to vet 50,000 refugees when you can't even vet twenty dinner guests.?"
"It's cheaper for them to buy and then build rather than buy an existing house," Law said of the buyers, 97 per cent who are recent Chinese migrants.
But today, in a short statement, Mr Little admitted that he was wrong.
"In April, I made statements concerning advice provided to the Bahamas government by John Shewan, the person appointed to review the disclosure rule concerning foreign trusts in New Zealand.
Those statements were based on a report in a Bahamas newspaper," he said.
"After meeting with Mr Shewan, I accept his explanation that while he advised the Bahamas government on tax matters he did not advise them on how to maintain their tax haven status."
Canberra is the first place in Australia, probably in the world, to have introduced a domestic violence levy on all ratepayers. Canberrans who own property now will have to pay a special flat tax in what is already the highest taxed jurisdiction in Australia.
There is a general air of civility in Canberra lacking in most Australian cities. Partly because of this civility it has armchair socialist sympathies. So the capital has also become something of a social laboratory.
ACT Minister for Women Yvette Berry was asked in the legislative assembly if there was statistical evidence that the ACT was experiencing an increase in domestic violence. She could give none.