Tips and rumours

Jul 15, 2014

Tips and rumours

Govt bodies for sale ... SMH calls World Cup wrong ... why is TAI in love with Palmer? ...

From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours … Psst, want to help sell off govt bodies? The government has quietly put out a tender notice for help in flogging off ASIC (the business registry arm thereof) and the Royal Australian Mint. The tender is for groups to provide "business/commercial advisory services" to the scoping studies that will look at selling off part of ASIC and the Mint.

The ASIC scoping study will be due in October this year (what's the hurry?) and the Mint study next January. These are just two in a raft of public bodies the government wants to sell off, but it has ruled out privatising Australia Post, and it doesn't seem to be planning to privatise the ABC or SBS. Whoever takes over the Mint, we'd just remind them that the five-cent piece costs six cents to produce. Surely there's a smarter way? Perhaps we could do away with five-cent pieces altogether. Ms Tips is still holding onto her two- and one-cent pieces, waiting for them to surge in value -- it's her superannuation backup. Brazil wins World Cup! Oh dear, Sydney Morning Herald, your journos obviously got up too early yesterday ...

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  1. zut alors

    Re Rupert being in focus, it’s surprising he’s not insisting on being snapped through gauze-covered lens at this stage.

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