Blogotariat

Oz Blog News Commentary
The Melbourne Urbanist Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 08:42 Source

Suburbanites are fatter than inner city residents, but it might not be because the suburbs are more car-oriented; it might be because the two regions attract different types of people Do the suburbs make you fat? Advertisements

Sticky: No
Inside Story Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 08:33 Source

Some mornings, when Gilda Civitico arrived at the Victorian Infec­tious Diseases Reference Laboratory where she worked as director of experimental design, she would open a cage of fluffy ducklings and ease them into a sink. “I gave them a little pat and let them have a swim,” she recalls, “with their mates.” Then she cupped one in her hand, anaesthetised it, and while its tiny heart still quivered, she sliced open its belly, snapped through its ribcage, disentangled the pulsing organs, and harvested its slippery liver, snipping off portal veins and connective vessels.

Sticky: No
MacroBusiness Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 06:40 Source

DXY lifted last night and is nicely placed for an inverse head and shoulders bottom (which is meaningless unless it happens): AUD was thumped against DMs: And mixed against EMs: Gold was hit: Brent jumped on Kurdish and Iran tensions: Base metals were mixed but copper went stupid: Big miners were strong: EM stocks stalled:

The post Australian dollar whacked as Fed hawk rises appeared first on MacroBusiness.

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Sticky: No
The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 06:00 Source

Tuesday 17 October 2017 1 The latest is that Tony Abbott does want his job back. According to Mark Kenny Abbott said on the Ray Hadley show yesterday that “a future return to the leadership was possible but would occur only if he was drafted by colleagues, which he described as “almost impossible to imagine”. “Tony Abbott…

The post Day to Day Politics: The latest is that … appeared first on The AIM Network.

Sticky: No
Poll Bludger Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 04:55 Source

This week’s reading of the Essential Research fortnight rolling average records an unusually solid two-point move in favour of the Coalition on two-party preferred, reducing Labor’s lead to 52-48. Nothing in The Guardian’s report on primary votes, so those will have to wait until later in the day.

Sticky: No
MacroBusiness Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 04:50 Source

Via New Daily: Tony Abbott has said it is “almost impossible to imagine” he will one day return to the leadership while revealing the one scenario where it could happen. “When you’re an ex (leader) the only way you can come back is if you are drafted,” the former prime minister told 2GB radio on Monday

The post Why Tony Abbott is indeed a chance to lead again appeared first on MacroBusiness.

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Sticky: No
MacroBusiness Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 04:28 Source

And how the world turns. Do-nothing Malcolm has pulled a rabbit out of his hat or, rather, a lump of coal, with an ingenious new policy, via The Australian: Energy retailers will be forced to buy a minimum amount of baseload power from coal, gas or hydro for every megawatt of renewable energy under a

The post Do-nothing guarantees high power prices with Coal Energy Target appeared first on MacroBusiness.

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Sticky: No
MacroBusiness Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 04:27 Source

Via Craig James:  The Federal Budget has started 2017/18 where it left off the previous financial year. Payments are lower-thanexpected and revenue is higher-than-expected. Not only are rolling annual aggregates showing improvement, so are the so-called ‘profile’ positions estimated by the Department of Finance.  The Government continues to exercise spending restraint. In fact

The post Budget improvements continue on bulks good run appeared first on MacroBusiness.

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Sticky: No
Poll Bludger Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 01:06 Source

With an election looming ever nearer, Newspoll records Labor with a 52-48 lead on state voting intention in Queensland, from primary votes of Labor 37%, LNP 34%, One Nation 16% and Greens 8%. This is an all new result, conducted from a sample of 917 respondents from Tuesday to Thursday last week, and not an accumulation of polling conducted over a longer period, as is often the case with state Newspoll results.

Sticky: No
MacroBusiness Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 00:30 Source

Via The Guardian yesterday: Australia does not “fully know” how an increasingly assertive China will use its power, Penny Wong has warned in a speech pledging to safeguard Australia’s sovereignty while accepting China as a global player. The defence and security communities must be “on the lookout for threats” as government and business expand the trade relationship

The post Chinese power is approaching its zenith appeared first on MacroBusiness.

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Sticky: No
MacroBusiness Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 00:25 Source

From Shame Oliver at The Australian Property Journal: Introduction A common narrative on the Australian housing market is that it’s in a giant speculative bubble propelled by tax breaks, low interest rates and “liar loans” that have led to massive mortgage stress and that it’s all about to go bust, bringing down the banks and

The post Shame Oliver: House price soft landing ahead appeared first on MacroBusiness.

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Sticky: No
North Coast Voices Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 00:18 Source

In Australia where the dead have better Internet access than the living……Hansard, 16 October 2017:Ms McBRIDE (Dobell) (14:53): My question is to the Prime Minister.

Sticky: No
North Coast Voices Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 00:17 Source

Almost every person is Australia pays some form of taxation, even if payment is confined to the Goods & Services Tax (GST).These taxes can result in a little or a lot of dollars ending up in government coffers rather than finding a home in the household kitty .So I’m sure readers in the Northern Rivers region where household incomes are on the lower end of the national scale will be really impressed with the fact that yet another Turnbull Go

Sticky: No
North Coast Voices Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 00:16 Source

“The Court reserves its decisions in these matters. It is hardly necessary to say that the Court is aware of the need to give its answers to these references with or without reasons as soon as possible. As counsel and instructing solicitors would appreciate, it is not always possible for the Court to do so immediately.

Sticky: No
MacroBusiness Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 00:12 Source

By Leith van Onselen With the ABS yesterday releasing its total housing finance statistics for August at the jurisdictional level, it’s an opportune time to once again see how these are tracking against dwelling values, as measured by the CoreLogic index (current to end-September 2017). First, below is the national picture, which shows finance approvals

The post Sydney dwelling prices re-converge with housing finance appeared first on MacroBusiness.

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Sticky: No

Pages