Archive for April 10th, 2011
Cases involving tax assessments and the interest and penalties associated with them are civil cases. This means the burden of proof is the balance of probabilities – that is above 50 percent. In fact, under tax law, once the ATO raises an issue that is defensible the onus falls on the taxpayer to make their case. 51 percent certainty is a lot easier to establish, especially in the context of the onus of proof being on the taxpayer, than beyond reasonable doubt in criminal cases, that is, something approaching 98 or 99 percent certainty.
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Youtube video of a staff and student protest last week against the amalgamation of the Australian National University Music and Arts Libraries. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjZiWsS8MxQ
Marxism and Ecology We will be discussing the way Marx theorised humanity’s relationship with nature and the effects capitalism has had on the environment. 6:00 pm Thursday 14 April, room G52 Haydon-Allen Building, Australian National University Please read Brett Clark and Richard York “Rifts and Shifts”, http://monthlyreview.org/2008/11/01/rifts-and-shifts-getting-to-the-root-of-environmental-crises . You may also be interested in the [...]