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Poll Bludger Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 05:56 Source

Hinkler covers a 90 kilometre stretch of the central Queensland coast, encompassing Bundaberg at the northern end and Hervey Bay in the south, and extends inland to include Childers. Hervey Bay in particular is noted as a retirement haven, causing the electorate to rank equal second for highest median age after Lyne on the northern coast of New South Wales. It also rates lowest in the country on median family income, reflecting its high proportion of pensioners.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 05:52 Source

From the AFR: Under guidelines issued by APRA in December, banks are not meant to issue mortgages to borrowers unless stress testing shows they can afford to repay the loans on all their properties if mortgage rates hit 7 per cent. A confidential NAB mortgage calculator obtained by The Australian Financial Reviewshows NAB isn’t applying

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MacroBusiness Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 05:42 Source

By Leith van Onselen The Paris-Based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on money laundering has released its report on Australia, which found that Australian residential property is a haven for international money laundering, particularly from China, and has recommended that Australia implement counter-measures to ensure that real estate agents, lawyers and accountants facilitating real estate

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MacroBusiness Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 03:05 Source

Yesterday I didn’t make much of the BHP announcement that it would delay some port work for one year which would also slow its rise from 275 million tonnes (mt) of output per year to 290mt. It didn’t register for me because I have never included the move to 290mt in my calculations given it

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MacroBusiness Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 03:04 Source

The AFR back page gives Colin Barnett a lift today with a poorly reasoned rationale for Colin’s cartel: Canada started operating the Canadian Potash Exporters cartel marketing firm 43 years ago to manage the world price of potash, the mineral used in fertiliser. …BHP and Rio have rejected Barnett’s criticism of their corporate strategies to maximise

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MacroBusiness Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 00:56 Source

From Zero Hedge, another month another sales tumble for the mining bellwether Caterpiller:   And in a tip to big iron, here’s how to support your share price without sales:

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MacroBusiness Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 00:35 Source

Here are the iron ore charts for April 22, 2015: Don’t adjust your television set. It’s back to the future with Qingdao rocketing 6% on the day. Tianjin benchmark was a little less impressive up 4.1% to $52.90. Paper flew as well and Dalian is still pouring on it overnight now at 404. The ongoing

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North Coast Voices Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 00:16 Source

Reported domestic violence related assaults in New South Wales numbered 29,070 incidents for the year ending December 2014.A 2.7%  increase according to the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research’s New South Wales Recorded Crime Statistics 2014, making this category of assault the fifth highest trending crime across local government areas and the crime category with the highest percentage of legal proceedings commenced last year.Conversely non-domestic violence assaults were down 5.7% across NSW in 2014, making this category of assault the ninth highest trendi

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North Coast Voices Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 00:15 Source

This was Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott altering political history on a whim on 28 March 2015:Mitch Fifield, the architect of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, who will deliver a genuinely insurance-based scheme which will benefit a half a million Australians with disabilities and everyone who cares for them and which will have its head office in Geelong.Perhaps someone should remind Abbott that the Au

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MacroBusiness Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Guy Trading at Home Caused the Flash Crash – Bloomberg View Flash Crash Arrest Lays Bare Regulatory Lapses at All Levels – Bloomberg The Fed Still Wants Easy Money - Bloomberg Value vs growth stocks in normal and crisis times – VOX Oil Companies Are Getting a Second Chance

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Club Troppo Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 00:01 Source

Regular readers will know of my enthusiasm for the recent movie adaptation of Vera Brittain’s Testament of Youth about the disaster that was WWI and how it blighted the lives of a generation. It’s opening in Australia today – read my review on the link above and go and see it if you can.

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Renew Economy Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 00:01 Source

Coal, the favourite commodity of Prime Minister Tony Abbott, is having a bad week. A new report says 90 per cent of Australia's reserves should stay in the ground if climate targets are to be met.

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Your Democracy Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 23:54 Source

not so free speech ....

from Crikey …..

authoritarianism, not terrorists, killed Charlie Hebdo ….

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Peter G-W Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 23:52 Source

Decisively by Shrapnel There are people living in Yemen, those who have not been killed; decisively sliced by shrapnel in operation Decisive Storm. History knows of another Storm unleashed by Bush to defend Saudi Arabia; Dessert Shield sent 500,000 US soldiers there Dessert Storm sent them to Iraq; there were people living in Iraq, those who were not killed; decisively sliced by shrapnel in operation Dessert Storm; the killing over Bush announced a new world […]

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En Passant Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 20:00 Source

I wrote this a few years ago and have updated it slightly to include the forced closure of 150 Aboriginal communities in Western Australia and the mounting resistance to this latest round of genocide.

John

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laberal Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 19:39 Source
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Croakey Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 19:20 Source

The National Mental Health Commission’s review of mental health services provides the blueprint to begin long overdue reform to mental health services now. Consumers, their families and health professionals are looking for action.  John...

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Drag0nista's Blog Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 19:20 Source

While Bill Shorten has become famous for mangling his witty one-liners, we should be paying more attention to Tony Abbott’s more troubling off-hand statements. At Community on Buzzfeed.Filed under: Politics Tagged: asylum seekers, Buzzfeed, offshore detention, Tony Abbott

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Croakey Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 18:45 Source

Last week the ABC published leaked sections the National Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services which was undertaken by the National Mental Health Commission and completed last year.  Two days after the initial leaks Croakey was first to...

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The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 18:31 Source


The Husband’s Secret
(2013) is the fifth of Moriarty’s six novels, all of which are stories about families and relationships, and how ordinary lives teeter on the edge of the abyss of disaster.  Moriarty lives in Sydney, but her work seems to have special appeal in America; she’s one of the few Australian authors to have had three books on the New York Times best sellers list at the same time. Moriarty is popular in England too: this book features on the Richard and Judy Book Club list in 2013.

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Your Democracy Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 18:06 Source

madam speaker .....

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Your Democracy Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 18:03 Source
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John Quiggin Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 17:13 Source

Readers who attended Sunday School will remember the story of miracle of the loaves and fishes, performed by Jesus on the Sea of Galilee. A couple of fish and a few loaves of bread proved sufficient to feed a multitude.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 17:05 Source

Chris Weston, Chief Market Strategist at IG Markets US markets are still very much in limbo and I feel the market needs to see Apple’s earnings on Monday (after the US close) to find direction. On the subject of Apple it is interesting to see just how correlated the S&P 500 and Apple are at

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New Matilda Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 16:48 Source

They fought for country and died in their thousands. The Australian War Memorial might not want to remember them but the rest of us should. Amy McQuire on the Frontier Wars.

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Your Democracy Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 16:04 Source

shooting whabbits...

 

With the gaggle of GOP 2016 presidential contenders growing, the Republican wannabes have largely refrained from assailing one another and have instead focused their wrath on Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. But now Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has launched one of the first R-on-R attacks, and he has done so regarding an issue of primal importance to the Republican voting base: guns.

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Antony Green's Election Blog Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 16:02 Source

With polls picking an no clear winner for the May 7 UK election, the electoral system may yet play a part in helping Labour win more seats than the Conservatives.

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New Matilda Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 15:48 Source

With the number of beds less than the number of homeless, NSW's severe weather has meant more than a delayed commute to work for some.

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Prosper Australia Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 15:43 Source

Cr Stephen Mayne invited a Prosper presentation at the Future Melbourne meeting last night. This followed on from the February MCC meeting I presented to in reaction to the short sighted Victorian Government decision to cap local council rating. Cr Mayne had asked council officers to analyse the property related tax take by the state government vis the […]

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 15:35 Source

Standard and Poors has cut FMG debt deeper into junk: MELBOURNE (Standard & Poor’s) April 22, 2015–Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services said today that it had lowered its corporate credit rating on Fortescue Metals Group Ltd. to ‘BB’ from ‘BB+’. The outlook is negative. At the same time, we lowered the ratings on the company’s

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