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    [–] Salim Mehajer back in court, as he looks to 'move on' with new partner Niscellaneous 6 points ago in australia

    Zali Burrows? She's a former PUP member and she was also the lawyer for for, Abu Bakr. An Australian Islamic State supporter who walked out SBS's insight program.

    [–] Do the crime, but negotiate the time. Enforceable undertakings are a controversial Australian invention to punish corporate wrongdoers without regulators taking expensive court action. Niscellaneous 2 points ago in australia

    "It is a fundamental tenet of the rule of law that no one is above the law. This principle applies not only to ordinary citizens, but to the government, its officers and instrumentalities: their conduct should be ruled by the law." AV Dicey wrote that the rule of law encompasses

    equality before the law or the equal subjection of all classes to the ordinary law of the land administered by the ordinary Law Courts; the ‘rule of law’ in this sense excludes the idea of any exemption of officials or others from the duty of obedience to the law which governs other citizens or from the jurisdiction of the ordinary tribunals.

    AV Dicey, Introduction to the Study of the Law of the Constitution (10th ed, 1985) 202.

    https://www.alrc.gov.au/publications/common-law-principle-12

    [–] Do the crime, but negotiate the time. Enforceable undertakings are a controversial Australian invention to punish corporate wrongdoers without regulators taking expensive court action. Niscellaneous 15 points ago in australia

    For a little historical context, enforceable undertakings were introduced in 98'. They have steadily increased in quantity since then. However, keep in mind that they have suffered budget cuts since then, most recently ASIC will receive a funding fall from $346 million to $320 million by 2021 under the 2018 budget. In the 2014 federal budget it was $120 million; 2010 they were awarded a $28.8 million; etc.

    https://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2016/05/budget-cuts-have-hamstrung-our-regulators/ Just as a summary.

    With budget cuts to regulators they have less funding to obviously spend on lawyers, accountants, etc. Hence this type of measure gets dreamed up. Keep in mind that if ASIC loses a case taking a bank to court; I would imagine they would face a prospect of being taken to court by the bank to recoup some of the litigation costs.

    Hence it's in ASIC's interest to keep their cost to a minimum to avoid scrutiny by the Treasurer's office; which ironically is Scott Morrison.

    Typical LNP tactics though. Cut funding for regulatory bodies forcing them to dream up new ways of doing their job on a thinner budget. And then when something like this happens, it's the regulators fault.

    [–] Airport ID checks 'authoritarian' and won't improve safety: critics Niscellaneous 13 points ago in australia

    The difference is that prior to this they had to have reasonable suspicion that you were up to something. Now they can just demand it for no suspicion what so ever.

    However, I would find it unlikely that the AFP would actually increase their request for identification. Why? It's time consuming.

    That doesn't make the introduction correct though.

    [–] My Health Record opt-out dates announced amid security concerns Niscellaneous 2 points ago in australia

    No one should be. It should be noted that all incoming politicians go through PR and HR to churn out nonsense like this.

    [–] Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says a heavyweight review of the public service is aimed at bringing it into the technological age. Niscellaneous 60 points ago * (lasted edited 18 days ago) in australia

    With a second rate internet service?

    I should add as well, historical, there has always been a public service 'review' prior to an upcoming election. It's a typical conservative action to give the perception of 'uncovering' waste.

    2008 2011 2015 And now 2018

    Funnily enough, the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service, is currently the Hon. Michaelia Cash.

    [–] Are Clive Palmer’s Social Media Pages Run by him? Niscellaneous 4 points ago in australia

    Associated insofar as a PR person employed by them / their business.

    [–] Are Clive Palmer’s Social Media Pages Run by him? Niscellaneous 5 points ago in australia

    I don't know or believe any major figure; political or otherwise, runs their own social media page. That's why the position of social media manager exists. At best a social media manger may pass on a post for approval.

    [–] Fgas and topping up Niscellaneous 1 points ago in refrigeration

    UNDP and UNEP are somewhat responsible here,along with the IMF

    [–] US police officer Mohamed Noor to plead not guilty to murder of Justine Damond Ruszczyk, court documents say Niscellaneous 23 points ago in australia

    Isn't that a standard 'go to' response though? I know reasonable force is a pretty standard response, even here in Australia. Self-defense is questionable.

    [–] What refrigerant do you use Niscellaneous 1 points ago in refrigeration

    Only stand alone low temperature applications as far as I know. I'm not in the United States. Australia is following what the European Union is doing.

    [–] What refrigerant do you use Niscellaneous 1 points ago in refrigeration

    R448a is 26% R32, 26% R125, 21%R134a, 20% R12434yf and 7% R1234ze

    R448a is 24% R32, 25% R125, 26%R134a and 25% R12434yf.

    R134 is one of the refrigerants that falls under the US SNAP program. Which is due to be phased down and out.

    https://www.epa.gov/snap/snap-regulations https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EPA-HQ-OAR-2014-0198

    [–] What refrigerant do you use Niscellaneous 1 points ago in refrigeration

    Up until recently yes. But a lot of supermarkets here in Australia and in the EU are going transcritical CO2 with ejector technology because of tougher F Gas regulations. There are similar F Gas regulations in place by the US EPA which is why I was surprised. But they're probably not as stringent.

    [–] What refrigerant do you use Niscellaneous 1 points ago in refrigeration

    Bitzer and Bock (which is now GEA Grasso) do racks. At least here in Australia they do. But they service the condenser side of CO2 racks in industrial applications. Supermarkets; which I guess is where most of the people in this subreddit work won't touch ammonia for various reasons.

    [–] What refrigerant do you use Niscellaneous 2 points ago in refrigeration

    I should be shocked by the responses, but honestly, I am not.

    Ammonia.

    [–] Example of a gaming studio that died because of piracy? Niscellaneous -1 points ago in gaming

    I've heard speculation that piracy didn't actually kill a video game developer. But it killed an entire format, namely PC gaming. I'm guessing it's to do with the mechanisms involved in bypassing DRM on a PC compared to a console.

    Purely speculation though