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MacroBusiness Monday, March 25, 2019 - 00:22 Source

DXY rebounded Friday night as EUR was hammered: AUD was down against DMs: But wider EMs were pulverised: Brent fell: Gold held on: Metals were hit: Miners smashed: EM stocks too: Junk was OK: Treasuries soared: And bunds: Aussie yields crashed to record lows across the long end: And stocks shed 2%: What went wrong

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MacroBusiness Monday, March 25, 2019 - 00:20 Source

By Leith van Onselen SQM Research last week released incredibly superficial and misleading analysis of Labor’s negative gearing policy (debunked here), which received widespread mainstream media attention and was greeted with headlines warning that dwelling values would plummet and rents would skyrocket under Labor’s policy. The most egregious aspect of SQM’s analysis was its rewriting of

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MacroBusiness Monday, March 25, 2019 - 00:10 Source

CoreLogic released its preliminary auction report yesterday, which reported another weak clearance rate on crashing volumes. The preliminary national auction clearance rate was just 56.0%, slightly below last week’s 56.1% and way below the 62.7% final clearance rate recorded in the same weekend of last year: Auction volumes nationally were just 1,669 – way below

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MacroBusiness Monday, March 25, 2019 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: How Your Kids Can Ruin Your Retirement – Barron’s Most Bitcoin Trading Faked by Unregulated Exchanges, Study Finds – WSJ Owning a Car Will Soon Be as Quaint as Owning a Horse – NY Times The Debt Crisis Is Coming Soon – WSJ Majority of bitcoin trading is a

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Poll Bludger Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 23:50 Source

Sturt preselection and election date talk – but above all, a new venue for general discussion of the political situation.

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Poll Bludger Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 23:45 Source

A post progressively following the late counting in the New South Wales state election.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 22:55 Source

If a lie is half-way around the world before the truth can get its boots on, what does it take for a Prime Minister to call out a falsehood eight years later? Our intrepid PM tries to set the record straight this week. Or is it a reboot? Many wonder aloud why he didn’t call…

The post Hugs won’t fix your government’s Islamophobia, ScoMo. appeared first on The AIM Network.

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The Tally Room Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 19:48 Source

At the end of Saturday night I had a list of seven seats which I hadn’t called. I have now done some further analysis with the extra votes that have reported today, and I am now ready to call a couple more seats and provide an analysis of the state of the count.

I have run through in detail the state of the count in Coogee, Dubbo, East Hills and Upper Hunter. I am ready to call Upper Hunter for the Nationals. My projections suggest that Coogee will go to Labor and Dubbo and East Hills will go to the Coalition, but I will wait for more results before calling either of them.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 19:30 Source

By Khaled-Oula Elomar This is what I had to experience Thursday night 21st March 2019. After a very long day in Melbourne attending an all-day Project workshop, this is what I had to endure on my return flight home. Before I start, let me warn you that this story will hurt you, frustrate you and…

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Renew Economy Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 18:59 Source

The likely biggest losers from the NSW poll result were the coal loving Nationals, and the large scale wind and solar industry.

The post Coal became a dirty word in NSW poll, but wind and solar face uncertainty appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 18:30 Source

Ok, first things first. I’m not advising that anyone bet on politics, but the media have a vested interest in telling us that elections will be close because they want us to get interested in the coverage. In Victoria last year, the media was telling us that it would be close, but some betting markets…

The post The NSW Result, Mark Latham And Why This Means That We’ll Have A Terrible PM After May! appeared first on The AIM Network.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 17:30 Source

For two years from May 1987 Tony Fitzgerald QC turned a spotlight and then a fire hose on the corrupt Queensland Country Party regime of Joh Bjelke-Peterson, his henchmen and his blue-uniformed partners in crime. Four ministers were jailed, numerous coppers were convicted and the shop-soiled shyster himself was charged with perjury, narrowly escaping a stretch of porridge. While…

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John Quiggin Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 17:17 Source

I’ve complained in the past about the fact that writers in newspapers and magazines generally don’t get to choose their headlines. I’ve read that this is a hangover from the days of hot metal typesetting, when the headline had to be chosen to fit the layout of the paper, determined at the last minute by the sub-editors. Whatever the case, the tradition has endured.

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The Tally Room Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 17:00 Source

This morning I spoke to Osmond Chiu about the results of yesterday’s NSW state election.

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The Tally Room Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 14:30 Source

This is the first of a number of blog posts I’ll be rolling out over today and tomorrow.

I thought I’d start by attempting to map out the swings. This is a difficult task because quite a lot of votes (mostly pre-poll votes) haven’t been counted yet. So for my first set of maps I have used the estimated 2CP swings and 2CP margins in each seat calculated by Antony Green’s ABC model.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 14:30 Source

He has sent so many cliques and groups into titters of anger, and the indignant have attempted to turn on him. The university environment should be the last place where dangerous ideas, and views, are stifled and stomped upon. In actual fact, we are seeing the reverse; from students’ unions to middle and upper-managerial parasites…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 14:25 Source

A few days ago, the monthly Labour Force survey for February was released and the news raised some concerns. Over the month, the number of unemployed persons increased by 1,800. On seasonally adjusted figures, there was a decrease of 7,300 persons in full-time employment. Monthly hours worked increased by 1.9% over the past year, which…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 12:30 Source

By RosemaryJ36   Recently I am beginning to understand why people become so frustrated when need for action is denied, that they self-immolate. With the increasing recognition of the effects of global warming being voiced in the media, it is clear that the world collectively is not doing enough to slow the process down, let alone…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 11:28 Source

By Denis Bright   Premier Berejiklian has confounded the final pre-election Newspoll to achieve an effective working majority in the NSW Legislative Assembly. Even in the less than likely absence of an absolute majority of 47 LNP members, Premier Berejiklian can seek endorsement from the conservative independents from the seats of Sydney and Lake Macquarie. It…

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Your Democracy Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 08:15 Source
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Poll Bludger Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 02:58 Source

A quick and dirty review to an election result that proved surprisingly similar to the one in 2015.

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Your Democracy Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 23:13 Source

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Ari Fleischer, the former White House Press Secretary under President George W. Bush, ignited a firestorm of controversy Wednesday when, while commenting on the 16th  anniversary of the U.S invasion of Iraq, he sought to defend the reputation of his boss when it came to the veracity of the claims about Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) that underpinned President Bush’s case for war. 

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Your Democracy Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 22:43 Source
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The Tally Room Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 18:00 Source

6:00 – Polls have just closed across New South Wales. Join me as we cover tonight’s results.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 17:42 Source

Press release from Scott Morrison Monday 27th February 2012 “Typhoid cases on latest boats highlight the risk of Labor’s border failures” The confirmation of two cases of typhoid for asylum seekers on recent illegal boat arrivals to Christmas Island highlights again the risks and consequences of Labor’s failed border protection policies, Shadow Minister for Immigration…

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Your Democracy Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 17:22 Source

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Boris Johnson recently had his hair cut short. In the past few weeks, he has visibly lost weight. He has even learned to hold his tongue. When the former British foreign secretary left parliament in Westminster last Tuesday, he was, as always, confronted by journalists. But the man who otherwise never avoids a microphone pushed his ski hat down and walked off.

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Poll Bludger Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 17:00 Source

Live coverage of the counting for the New South Wales state election. One exit poll for starters shows Labor set to gain Coogee from the Liberals.

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Your Democracy Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 16:59 Source
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Drag0nista's Blog Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 12:51 Source

My weekend column for The New Daily.

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En Passant Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 08:54 Source

This is a poem I wrote about Christchurch and published in Independent Australia.

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