The Govt has release draft repeal legislation for the mining tax. Claiming saves of $13bn

Source: Treasury

Making a Submission
Interested parties are invited to comment on the draft amendments to the Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2013.

While submissions may be lodged electronically or by post, electronic lodgement is preferred. For accessibility reasons, please submit responses sent via email in a Word or RTF format. An additional PDF version may also be submitted.

All information (including name and address details) contained in submissions will be made available to the public on the Treasury website unless you indicate that you would like all or part of your submission to remain in confidence. Automatically generated confidentiality statements in emails do not suffice for this purpose. Respondents who would like part of their submission to remain in confidence should provide this information marked as such in a separate attachment.

Legal requirements, such as those imposed by the Freedom of Information Act 1982, may affect the confidentiality of your submission.

Closing date for submissions: Thursday, 31 October 2013
Address written submissions to:

Resource Tax Unit
Indirect, Philanthropy and Resource Tax Division
The Treasury
Langton Crescent

For enquiries please call James O’Toole (02) 6263 3112 .

Roma family in Ireland reunited with daughter

Source: CNN

Two blonde, blue-eyed girls taken from Roma couples. Authorities turn to DNA tests for answers.

For a family in Ireland, it’s proof the girl is indeed their biological daughter.

For a girl in Greece, the mystery remains as to who she is and who her real parents are.

In Dublin, a 7-year-old girl whom Irish police took from a Roma couple two days ago was reunited with her parents.

A DNA test confirmed she is their daughter, a source familiar with the case’s legal proceedings told CNN on Wednesday.

Police, acting on a tip, had removed from the girl Monday and placed her in protective care.

The Roma mother and father — who live in the suburb of Tallaght — told CNN that they have a passport for the girl, but that they did not call her by the name on the passport.

The couple, who appeared to be very upset by the situation, also showed CNN photos of the girl.

The parents appeared in family court earlier Wednesday, after which their attorney said the couple is going to take some time before considering its legal options, the British Press Association reported.

“Her parents greatly appreciate the help and assistance that they have been given by friends and relatives over the last few days,” Waheed Mudah told the PA. “They now intend to concentrate on looking after their family and, in particular, in trying to reassure their daughter that she will be their care.”

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