Posts Tagged ‘cancer’

Progress on plain packaging

Written By: - Date published: 9:57 am, June 1st, 2016 - 48 comments

Yesterday’s announcement of likely new regulations on the “plain packaging” of tobacco products is a good move.

The cost of cancer

Written By: - Date published: 12:55 pm, November 9th, 2015 - 39 comments

When people are turning in these numbers to crowd-funding for treatment something is seriously, seriously wrong.

Cancer patients and punitive policies

Written By: - Date published: 10:45 am, October 14th, 2015 - 73 comments

We need a welfare system that acknowledges the realities of cancer and other major medical conditions. That isn’t “special treatment”, it is basic human decency.

No, why would I?

Written By: - Date published: 10:21 am, October 26th, 2012 - 139 comments

Life is what happens

Written By: - Date published: 11:03 am, May 15th, 2012 - 21 comments

A short, poignant guest post.

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  • Swiss tax agreement tightens net
    Opportunities to dodge tax are shrinking with the completion of a new tax agreement with Switzerland, Revenue Minister Stuart Nash announced today. Mr Nash and the Swiss Ambassador David Vogelsanger have today signed documents to update the double tax agreement (DTA). The previous DTA was signed in 1980. “Double tax ...
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  • Maintaining momentum for small business innovation
    Small Business Minister Stuart Nash says the report of the Small Business Council will help maintain the momentum for innovation and improvements in the sector. Mr Nash has thanked the members of the Small Business Council (SBC) who this week handed over their report, Empowering small businesses to aspire, succeed ...
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