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The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 06:36 Source

On Q&A last Monday, RBA board member Heather Ridout expressed her disappointment at the decision by the voters of Queensland to reject the Newman government’s privatisation plans.

Whether it has been noticed or not, that election result coupled with the recent elections in Victoria and Greece share a common denominator that may have far reaching ramifications for future governments all over the OECD world.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 06:18 Source

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 06:17 Source

The post Alan Jones gives Hockey his Budget answer appeared first on MacroBusiness.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 05:59 Source

The post Mining town property crash deepens appeared first on MacroBusiness.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 05:04 Source

By Leith van Onselen The Australian is reporting today that Ford Australia is threatening to close its assembly operations early amid collapsing sales of its flagship Falcon model: Sales of the Ford Falcon slumped to 381 units in January, one of the poorest results in the carmaker’s rich history, with the former top-selling vehicle now […]

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 05:00 Source

In 2008, led by the first Rudd Federal Labor Government, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) committed to six targets to reduce and/or eliminate the disadvantage faced by Indigenous Australians in life expectancy, child mortality, education and employment.These were:

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 01:51 Source

The post Daily iron ore price update (stimulus hopes) appeared first on MacroBusiness.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 01:45 Source

The post Daily LNG price update (Gorgon joy flight) appeared first on MacroBusiness.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 01:30 Source

The post PBOC calculates the Chinese credit bubble appeared first on MacroBusiness.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 01:17 Source

Cross-posted from Investing in Chinese Stocks. Some background in Chinese housing regulations, relevant portion bolded, Housing Reform and the Housing Market in Urban China: In response to the country’s soaring housing prices, the government launched a series of regulatory policies between 2005 and 2006. On 26 March 2005, the General Office of the State Council (GOSC) […]

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 01:01 Source

The post Links 11 February 2015 appeared first on MacroBusiness.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 00:15 Source

Word cloud created from Tony Abbott’s public utterances on 9 February 2015On Monday 9 February 2014 Anthony John ‘Tony’ Abbott declared he had become a new version of himself – a chastened and transformed Australian prime minister.In the space of a day he made a

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 19:43 Source

Extract From Leigh Sales Interview with Tony Abbott

Sales: “Who are you?”

Abbott: “Well, Leigh, let’s just focus for a second on the captain’s picks. There have essentially been two captain’s picks …”

Sales: “Can you actually just focus on the big picture there? Because there’s been three different Tony Abbotts. I just want to know, which one are you?”

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 18:36 Source

Subtitled A true Australian love story of the 1920s, told mostly through letters (2014), this modest book is Nancy Sarre’s tribute to her parents, Cherry and Horace, and to the families of her mother and father. Letters between the young couple and other family members tell mostly of personal circumstances but also touch on some of the broader social issues shaping Australia at the time.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 18:09 Source

Ross Jones at Independent Australia has just written an excellent article pointing out that the whole Libspill thing was a false flag. Given that I said the same thing in 17 facetious FAQs four days ago, I am not about to argue. And I said Tony would not be slung out.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 16:58 Source

The headline death toll of Ebola “does not do justice to the profound and far-reaching impact of this disease”, says Greens Senator Richard Di Natale in his powerful report to Parliament on his recent trip to Liberia and Sierra Leone....

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 16:00 Source

Mr Abbott,

You have made promises to your colleagues to be more “consultative and collegial”.  Will you make the same assurances to the Australian people?

You said in your speech to the National Press Club “I hope that in 2015 we will see a much more honest national conversation.”

How can we have a national conversation when you won’t let us in on it?

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 15:53 Source

Stan Shamu for Chris Weston, Chief Market Strategist at IG Markets China data disappoints again The lull in global equities continues with investors finding any excuse to stay on the sidelines after having enjoyed a period of good gains. The key drivers of risk aversion at the moment are Greece and China although the latter […]

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The Idiot Tax Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 15:46 Source

Want to get a sense of your monirng newspaper's quality? See how they report an interest rate cut. The Advocate newsletter, now possibly the worst news source in Australia, normally spends its days...

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 15:34 Source

Brian Johnstone, one of the nation’s best – and most ‘behind the scenes’ – journalists passed away recently, after a long battle with cancer. Donald Robertson pays tribute.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 15:34 Source

Brian Johnstone, one of the nation’s best – and most ‘behind the scenes’ – journalists passed away recently, after a long battle with cancer. Donald Robertson pays tribute.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 14:56 Source

By John Browne, cross-posted from Euro-Pacific Capital Once again the crisis in Greece is threatening the unity of the entire euro zone. Many analysts are asking what must be done to restore viability to the Union’s weakest link. Lost in this discussion is that modern Greece, formed in 1830, has never really been required to […]

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 14:32 Source

The post Iron ore shares reach for imbecility appeared first on MacroBusiness.

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Drag0nista's Blog Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 14:16 Source

Until Abbott accepts that at the heart of his government’s woes is a reform agenda seen as misguided and unfair, his prime ministership remains in peril. Article for The Hoopla.Filed under: Politics Tagged: Budget, leadership, prime minister, The Hoopla, Tony Abbott

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 14:15 Source

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 13:18 Source

By Leith van Onselen Today, The AFR and The Australian are reporting that the Coalition’s submarines policy is in a state of confusion after Prime Minister Abbott promised South Australian senators that the Australian Submarine Corporation (ASC) would be allowed to compete in a “competitive evaluation process” for the submarines contract, in exchange for their […]

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Renew Economy Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 12:49 Source

A 1.2GW portfolio of Australian solar projects sold last week for zero, reflecting policy uncertainty created by the federal government.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 12:49 Source

A staged plan to build what would be the largest solar PV plant in Australia – and possibly the largest yet proposed in the world – has been granted planning approval in Queensland.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 12:49 Source

The Murdoch media is keen to take advantage of Tony Abbott's reprieve to push through a cut to the RET. But they should get their facts right.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 12:49 Source

The Murdoch media is keen to take advantage of Tony Abbott's reprieve to push through a cut to the RET. But they should get their facts right.

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