After alleging Cambridge Analytica's link with Congress, whistle-blower Christopher Wylie today revealed CA's India operation details in association with SCL group. He name Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal (United) in his disclosure. "I've been getting a lot of requests from Indian journalists, so here are some of SCL's past projects in India. To the most frequently asked question - yes SCL/CA works in India and has offices there. This is what modern colonialism looks like," tweeted Wylie. He also said that CA/SCL has offices across India. It has regional offices in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Cuttack, Ghaziabad, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Patna and Pune with head office located at 155, Niti Khand 1, Indirapuram-Ghaziabad. Read his full statement here: SCL India SCL India has a database of over 600 districts and 7 lakhs villages, which is constantly being updated. Our micro-level information includes household level demographics, specifically focusing on caste data, linked … [Read more...] about Cambridge Analytica whistle-blower reveals India operation details: Read his full statement
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Within the next two years, verification and scrutiny of returns will happen electronically through anonymised back offices manned by tax experts and officials. Photograph: Kind courtesy Presidio of Monterey/Creative Commons The government has been using technology extensively to make taxpayers's lives easier. Even during the interim Budget, the finance minister highlighted the progress that has been made on the increased use of technology by the tax department. Many functions such as returns, assessment, refunds and queries are now undertaken online. With a massive increase in the number of tax return files -- almost 68.5 million -- it is not easy to deliver a taxpayer-friendly experience. Strong technology support is required to process returns without errors and to carry out other functions online. The government is moving ahead fast. As the FM announced in his speech, the government has approved a technology-intensive project wherein tax returns will be processed within 24 hours and … [Read more...] about Tax returns go hi-tech
Email Lateline By Barbara Miller Updated February 17, 2017 18:51:11 Video: Kate has two sons and is five months pregnant with another boy. (Photo: ABC: Brant Cumming) (Lateline) Related Story: IVF expert defends call for gender selection of third child Map: Australia We have come to the house of a woman we won't name, in a state we won't name, to talk to her about her desperate wish to have a daughter.We have agreed to call this woman "Kate", and such is her fear of social backlash that when we interview her, we film her in silhouette.Several other women had agreed to be interviewed by Lateline, then changed their minds over concerns they would be targeted on social media for their views.Kate suffers from what is known as gender disappointment.How seriously you take that concept probably goes a long way to determining how you feel about whether Australia should legalise gender selection — the use of IVF to get the baby of your desired sex. How does sex … [Read more...] about Women using IVF to choose the sex of their children break silence on ‘gender disappointment’
Email The Conversation By Professor Paula Gerber, Monash University Updated November 24, 2016 15:14:53 Photo: Debate continues across Asia whether the unregulated business of surrogacy is exploitative. (Reuters: Mansi Thapliyal ) Related Story: Dreams on hold for those who risked Cambodia's surrogacy frontier Related Story: Australian woman charged with running illegal surrogacy clinic in Cambodia Related Story: India to ban booming surrogacy services to foreigners Map: Cambodia Cambodia is the latest country in our region to ban commercial surrogacy. As happened when India, Thailand and Nepal introduced such bans, dozens of Australians are now extremely anxious because they have no idea what is going to happen to their babies who have recently been born or are on their way.A lack of regulation of surrogacy in these countries makes it easy for exploitation to occur. So, it is simpler for them to just ban the practice, rather than devise comprehensive laws to … [Read more...] about Arrests and uncertainty overseas show why Australia must legalise compensated surrogacy
Email By Catherine Deveny Updated December 19, 2016 09:01:01 Map: Australia Women's lives look markedly different when they are able to decide if and when they become parents, writes Catherine Deveny. Why should men not be given the same opportunity? Infographic: A woman should not be forced to become a mother any more than a man should be forced to become a father, says Catherine Deveny. (Pexels: Katii Bishop) Picture this. A couple has been dating for a few months — having a great time drinking, talking, shagging and wandering through each other's worlds. They may have even discussed children, and one or both has made it clear they don't want any. The couple's use of contraception has also made implicit their desire to not become pregnant. But in the spirit of "Q: How do you make God laugh? A. Tell her your plans", suddenly, this hypothetical couple is dealing with an unexpected pregnancy. After the initial shock, she has decided she wants to keep the child. He, … [Read more...] about Financial abortion: Should men be able to ‘opt out’ of parenthood?