Sunday, 30 June 2013

MIS class action makes slow progress

What did directors know and when did they know is the question at the core of class actions by grower investors against MIS companies and directors.

The ABC website carried a story this past week Class action against agribusiness digs deeper about the closing stages of a class action against failed MIS company Great Southern which has been running for months and was due to hear closing argument in July. A further 10,000 documents” have been uncovered that provide further evidence that the company misled investors.”

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Tassie's debt and liabilities : a comparison

Hardly a day goes by without some reference to the levels of public debt engulfing us all, here in Tasmania, in Australia as a whole , in Greece and the Euro zone, just about everywhere.

There’s lots of scaremongering, loads of misunderstandings, heaps of inappropriate comparisons and deliberately misleading use of figures.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

A better way

The previous posting Stop telling lies Barry tried to highlight the lack of understanding of budgetary issues confronting Tasmania, by drawing attention to a particular main stream media contribution. The website linked to the posting. The subsequent response, reproduced at the end of this note, certainly confirmed the lack of understanding.

Two issues arising are worth further comment.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Stop telling lies Barry

Bashing politicians and public servants is like shooting goldfish in a bowl. Whatever else it diverts attention away from any useful analysis of where we are and what are our future options.
Barry Prismall in The Examiner was at it again the other day