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MacroBusiness Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 09:14 Source

From Westpac’s Elliot Clarke: Recent weeks have seen tension over the outlook for US monetary policy build amidst mixed signals. Equities are fully priced; volatility is low; and the labour market has a decidedly positive hue. Yet elsewhere there is reason for concern: retail sales have not (yet) received a boost from the low oil price; business investment and housing partials […]

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 09:07 Source

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New Matilda Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 08:46 Source

Finally, two gargoyles depicting Aboriginal people alongside flora and fauna are coming down. But not for the reasons you might think.

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New Matilda Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 08:46 Source

Finally, two gargoyles depicting Aboriginal people alongside flora and fauna are coming down. But not for the reasons you might think.

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New Matilda Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 08:18 Source

New Matilda contributing editor Wendy Bacon explores the faces behind the controversial project that has stirred passions in Sydney's inner west.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 08:13 Source

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 08:04 Source

The new bear, $9 billion hedge fund manager Crispin Odey, returns today with more uber-bearish calls for Australia. From his newsletter: The themes I have been outlining since the second quarter of 2014 are now establishing themselves: A faltering Chinese economy with growth ultimately slowing down to 3%. A hard landing for those countries plugged into […]

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New Matilda Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 07:47 Source

At New Matilda, we never publish poetry. Graeme Henchel's work forced us to make an exception.

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New Matilda Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 07:15 Source

Suspicions continue to grow about the government's industrial relations plans, despite a promise by the Employment Minister. Thom Mitchell reports.

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En Passant Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 06:34 Source

 

Every time I hear the government saying they have lost confidence in the Human Rights Commissioner, Gillian Triggs, it reminds me of this from Bertolt Brecht.

The Solution

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 06:21 Source

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Core Econ Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 04:59 Source

Possibly and so I am putting the question out there in the hopes a journalist might investigate.

But first some context. In 2013, Redzo Mujcic and Paul Frijters (a frequent blogger here) published a study demonstrating unconscious discrimination on the part of bus drivers in Brisbane. Today, Ian Ayres took to the New York Times to promote the study’s findings.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 04:51 Source

From Roy Morgan:   ALP support was 56% (down 1.5%) and well ahead of the L-NP 44% (up 1.5%) on a two-party preferred basis.  If a Federal Election were held now the ALP would win easily according to this week’s Morgan Poll on voting intention conducted over the last two weekends, February 14/15 & 21/22, […]

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 04:44 Source

Precisely nobody, with markets bid across the board as she warned in Congress: The FOMC’s assessment that it can be patient in beginning to normalize policy means that the Committee considers it unlikely that economic conditions will warrant an increase in the target range for the federal funds rate for at least the next couple […]

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 04:42 Source

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Fraudcast News Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 02:21 Source

Fraudcast review shotI was delighted to meet Ian Fraser the other day, an award-winning journalist and author of Shredded: Inside RBS, The Bank That Broke Britain.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 01:55 Source

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 01:02 Source

From the FT: The amount of land used for new property developments in China fell more than 25 per cent last year, reflecting sluggish demand that could exacerbate local governments’ debt burdens. Citing data from the Ministry of Land and Resources, the official Xinhua news agency, reported that 151,000 hectares had been allocated for new […]

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 01:01 Source

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 01:01 Source

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North Coast Voices Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 00:16 Source

The industrialisation of rural and regional landscapes continue with Santos planning more than 6,000 water hungry gas wells operating for an estimated 30 years across 10,676 square kilometres in Queensland.The Abbott Government has been in possession of the Independent Expert Scientific Committee’s final report on the Gas Fields Development Project since December 2014, sometime after which it was made publicly available on the Committee’s website.

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North Coast Voices Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 00:15 Source

Alan Moir political cartoonFrom time to time snippets of truth concerning Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s expensive war on terror appear in the media. This is another example.......News.com.au

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 23:53 Source

Since I began writing for the AIMN I have tried to present facts and ideas but there comes a time when you just have to say FUCK OFF TURKEY.

The treatment of Gillian Triggs by Abbott and Brandis is the straw that broke this camel’s back.  How dare they.

For the chair of the Senate Committee, Ian MacDonald, the man who wore a coal mining shirt into Parliament, to say he “didn’t bother” reading the report on children in detention is indicative of the government we must endure.

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Political Owl Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 23:13 Source

Reuters reports that President Barack Obama is proposing new rules to protect Americans from being steered into costly retirement investments that produce high commissions for brokers but low returns for investors preparing for retirement.

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Political Owl Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 22:25 Source

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En Passant Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 21:08 Source

I was going to write asking why aren’t the Australian Federal Police investigating if Attorney General George Brandis and the head of his department, Chris Moraitis,  have breached the criminal code, for example , by offering “a benefit, or the promise of the provision of a benefit … with the intention of influencing a public official”. This arises after testimony today by Gillian Triggs, reported by Lenore Taylor in the Guardian that, according to Triggs:

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Cheeseburger Gothic Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 20:48 Source

To mark the release of a second helping o' Dave, we'll begin the Festival of Reader Fiction tonight. It seems appropriate to kick off with the Prof, since has already proven himself such a worthy addition to the canon of The Dave.

On which topic, allow ME to remind y'all before we begin. Although I might borrow from these stories in the future, none of the pieces we'e about to read can yet be counted as Canon.

THE FAVOURITE - by Professor Boylan

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 19:58 Source

The Raven’s Eye (2013) is the twelfth in Maitland’s series featuring Detectives Brock and Kolla – now risen through the ranks to Chief Inspector and Inspector. It is a textbook British police procedural – despite the fact that Maitland, a retired professor of architecture, now lives in Australia. Unlike most of the earlier books, architecture doesn’t play a part in this one, except, perhaps, by way of an analogy.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 18:01 Source

Well, it’s very clear that this government isn’t going to listen to anyone who’s partisan. I mean, that was clearly the problem with Gillian Triggs’ report. It was clearly partisan, even though it also criticised the Labor Party.

Now, for those of you who are having trouble following the Liberal logic here. I’ll put it in the form of a few simple steps.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 16:27 Source

Chris Weston, Chief Market Strategist at IG Markets Volatility seems to have subsided and with it we have seen modest intra-day ranges in various Asian asset classes. The ASX 200 is flat on the day despite being treated to good results from BHP and QBE, while banks have seen lacklustre price action even though there […]

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