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Old 22nd Sep 2020, 10:38
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Dodgey deals

Seen the news? We taxpayers have been royaly fleeced again, as the rich get richer and backroom deals are done.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-...ffice/12686208

Scuttlebutt is, that the sellers had made some sizeable political donations earlier, to the right parties.
And shazam, just like that, the land value rockets up for the "valuation".

Ever heard of geting three quotes?
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Old 22nd Sep 2020, 11:00
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Originally Posted by Andy_G View Post
Seen the news? We taxpayers have been royaly fleeced again, as the rich get richer and backroom deals are done.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-...ffice/12686208

Scuttlebutt is, that the sellers had made some sizeable political donations earlier, to the right parties.
And shazam, just like that, the land value rockets up for the "valuation".

Ever heard of geting three quotes?
Unfortunately you won't get many here who with agree with you as the deal was done by an LNP government.
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Old 22nd Sep 2020, 11:48
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What happened to castle style forced acquisitions?

If you’re an inner west homeowner you get no say and below market rates but if you’re billionaire farmers you can hold out until the government gives you 10x.

I’ve seen their very shiny new King Air around, must’ve splurged after a rort well done.
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Old 22nd Sep 2020, 12:28
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The site was officially designated by our Federal Government on 15 April 2014. YEARS in advance of the property deal. The old adage stands that something is only worth whatever someone wants to pay for it. In this case a rounding error on what this gigantic black hole of spending will entail. Now if only the Government process quietly bought up the land at 'market value' and then designated the site. But my the outrage if that was the case.
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Old 22nd Sep 2020, 22:09
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Badgerys Creek was identified as a possible site as early as 1969. For the history see here: https://web.archive.org/web/20120128...04/04chr02.htm
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Old 22nd Sep 2020, 22:13
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Site selection was announced in 1986
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Old 22nd Sep 2020, 23:25
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.......and this is news? Have you all forgotten this is Australia? One seriously corrupt nation at ALL levels!
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Old 23rd Sep 2020, 08:01
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Had to laught at the stylised A380 in the mock image in the article.... 2050 and A380's still flying?
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Old 23rd Sep 2020, 09:55
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ex ABC News: Paul Fletcher says he was not responsible for controversial.......

Would, 'seem' the- 'I' didn't DO it....., has started!!!!

Link here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-...-deal/12693328

Brief extract:
Cabinet minister Paul Fletcher has labelled information given to him about a massively inflated land sale as "deficient", blaming department officials for allowing the deal to sail through unquestioned.
Could there- be 'more' to follow...????- who would know.

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Old 23rd Sep 2020, 13:29
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Hopefully they will not sell that parcel of land at a loss as did the Govt in Qld did in the Mary Valley.

The last of the 464 properties bought by the Queensland Government for the failed Traveston dam project near Gympie are back in private hands, but the Government has been left with a $250 million shortfall.
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Old 28th Sep 2020, 03:34
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Better still - after selling the property and trousering all that money, they didn't even have to move out of home or relocate their dairy business. They simply leased it all back from their friendly and accommodating buyer.
I have always wondered how onerous the leasing deal was!
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Old 29th Sep 2020, 03:07
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I have always wondered how onerous the leasing deal was
They probably charged we taxpayers for the hazard reduction, keeping the grass cut, and other maintenance incidentals.
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ex ABC News: Australian Federal Police to contact NSW ICAC over Daryl Maguire's.....

Ex ABC News Today-

Australian Federal Police to contact NSW ICAC over Daryl Maguire's 'potential involvement' in Western Sydney Airport land deal

Hmmmm- 'This' puppy ain't Done, yet.....!!!!, Apparently???

Link Here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-...-deal/12788898

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Originally Posted by Section28- BE View Post
Ex ABC News Today-Hmmmm- 'This' puppy ain't Done, yet.....!!!!, Apparently???

Link Here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-...-deal/12788898

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Old 20th Oct 2020, 12:42
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Originally Posted by Andy_G View Post
Seen the news? We taxpayers have been royaly fleeced again, as the rich get richer and backroom deals are done.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-...ffice/12686208

Scuttlebutt is, that the sellers had made some sizeable political donations earlier, to the right parties.
And shazam, just like that, the land value rockets up for the "valuation".

Ever heard of geting three quotes?
Originally Posted by Section28- BE View Post
Would, 'seem' the- 'I' didn't DO it....., has started!!!!



Link here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-...-deal/12693328



Brief extract:



Could there- be 'more' to follow...????- who would know.



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And the ‘wheeling and dealing’ for the land sale and purchase price commenced in early 2017 and I wonder who was the Secretary of the Department of Infrastructure and Transport at that particular time? He had been in that role for 8 years before being moved into a different department later in 2017 (coincidence he was moved on?) until he got boned by Morrison in December 2019. They called him ‘Mr Aviation’. He also allowed some interesting developments to occur on land around Bankstown and Essendon too, Mr M.M






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ex ABC: Shredded documents at centre of NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian grants.....

Headline Quote:

Shredded documents at centre of NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian grants controversy recovered by forensic data search

ABC News link: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-...ffice/12922132

Grants/& Land Deals etc. hmmm.....???
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