In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- What MPs have done is legislate a tax rort for themselves.
- They see political entitlements with too many rorts and too much feather-bedding.
- They set up a fake company that appeals to greedy businessmen keen for a rort and the race is on.
- Today I've decided to take a look at some of these rip-offs and rorts, and to invite readers to submit their own observations and opinions by way of the forums.
- One of Australia's biggest rorts is a politician's superannuation.
- With all the travel rorts and credit card misuses by politicians and high officials that have been exposed in recent times, this further instance of ripping off the taxpayer was sure to ignite public opinion.
- In August 1999 a firm represented on a State Government committee investigating real estate rorts was accused of being part of the problem.
- They seem to be able to find money to waste on rorts and subsidising big business but yet we still have waiting lists in hospitals.
- It is possible to win by addressing these issues openly and honesty as Peter Beattie did in Queensland with the electoral rorts affair.
- The facts of these matters and the rorts around them are now part of public record.
- But ask any long-term employee and a cascade of rorts, real and imagined, come tumbling out.
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- Between the second preliminary hearing and the first directions hearing, I caught and exposed three councillors for rorting the system.
- ‘This highlights our concerns that the system is being rorted by employers,’ Roberston says.
- He was disgraced three years ago for rorting the party books and only escaped prison on, as the PM would say, ‘a technicality‘.
- He and his friends, family and mentors rorted the system.
- Senior politicians, rorting the system with inflated travel claims.
- If you do nothing productive you are a bludger, get something positive together then we are accused of rorting the system.
- Stories of the first home buyers’ scheme being rorted are not new.
1(ballot/records) amañar(ballot/records) arreglar(ballot/records) trinquetear Mexico informal(system) explotar(system) sacarle el jugo athey rort the benefit system — explotan / le sacan el jugo al sistema de la seguridad social
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