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Helluva joke

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Matabele, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure which is the more corrupt industry - the racing industry or the Catholic Church, but anyway, we're going to pay $40m for the priviledge of some disgraceful cardinal handing out wafers in a groos act of heresy.

    http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/40m-peace-deal/2007/11/15/1194766837859.html

    Wouldn't it make sense to charge each person that attends to go through the gate to cover the expense? I wonder how many would be willing to pay $100 for the cup and the wafer?
     
  2. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    That's the NSW Liquor Licensing laws. 500,000 getting a cup of wine and bar nibbles costs $40M ;)

    They are quoting a figure of around $120M coming into the State for the event. But I agree with you. User pays principle seems to have gone completely out the window in the last month, both State and Federal.
     
  3. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    I think you can add some of those "tax free" businesses under that umbrella as well Mata.
     
  4. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Some of those "tax free" businesses had a major win in the Federal Court on Wednesday. How funny that Today Tonight didn't report it!
     
  5. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    So you're happy Sanitarium fall under this?

    I wonder what % Hillsong gives to charity?
     
  6. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

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    While the catholics are all in the one place... nah, too much trouble.
     
  7. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Exactly why we need a Charities Commission so we know who is doing what with proceeds.

    As mentioned previously, we were cleared by the ATO 3 years ago when they were looking for someone to take to court as their test case.

    We're one of only 2 or 3 charities that have the clean bill of health courtesy of an ATO review and big tick.

    I don't know enough about the operations of those two you mention to be able to comment on their affairs, but I know Kellogs have had Sanitarium in their gun sights for a long time and will smear them in a any way possible.
     

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