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MacroBusiness Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 10:00 Source

Housing Minister Michael Sukkar was interviewed by Sky News yesterday where he signaled that the Morrison Government would indefinitely subsidise first home buyers’ property purchases: “10,000 places [in the FHB deposit subsidy scheme] have been released today. This scheme allows people to purchase their first home with a deposit of as little as 5%. One

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MacroBusiness Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 09:40 Source

Amid calls from the NSW Government for tax reform, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg this morning ruled out raising the GST, instead preaching tax cuts. Here’s what Frydenberg told Sky News: “Our focus is on getting people back to work. Our focus is in ensuring the economy opens up. And that’s why we are doing the review

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MacroBusiness Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 09:20 Source

Iron ore prices for July 1, 2020: Chinese data is still weak: Except for: Brazil is still overrun: It’s still my view that Q3 looks strong for iron ore after the seasonal weak spot:

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MacroBusiness Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 09:00 Source

By Chris Becker  Wall Street continued to rise overnight, with the NASDAQ to an all time high while the release of the FOMC minutes had little impact, with markets focusing more positively on latest ISM manufacturing print. The USD fell slightly with bond yields rising while gold slumped after almost lifting through the $1800USD per

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MacroBusiness Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 09:00 Source

Via the ABC: Hong Kong police made hundreds of arrests on Wednesday as protesters took to the streets in defiance of sweeping new security legislation introduced by China to snuff out dissent. Police also fired tear gas and water cannons at protesters during the clashes which came one day after the new legislation was enacted.

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Renew Economy Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 08:43 Source

AEMO says registration of biggest solar farm in West Murray region a major step forward for local grid.

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THE BLOT REPORT Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 08:29 Source

Only a couple of days after posting the second compilation
of the federal Coalition government’s numerous examples of corruption, I found
I had to start a third such compilation; such is the depth of their depravity1.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 07:39 Source

DXY was down last night: The Australian dollar was firm: As were EMs: Gold was hit but held the break out line: Oil was soft but has a decent looking chart: Copper is off and running on falling inventories: Miners were soft: EM stocks popped: With better junk: Bonds were sold: Stocks rose: Wesptac has

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The Tally Room Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 07:00 Source

Ben is joined by Stewart Jackson from the University of Sydney to preview this weekend’s federal by-election in the seat of Eden-Monaro.

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Poll Bludger Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 06:56 Source

Not the Eden-Monaro by-election news: an Essential Research poll, electoral reform in South Australia and election day roll management potentially to go digital.

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Your Democracy Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 06:50 Source

smiles not all around...

If the bleaker, bolder and more bellicose outlook on security in our region triggers instant pangs of anxiety and alarm among Australians, there is probably a perverse benefit to the discomfort.

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Your Democracy Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 05:49 Source

geniuses

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's Central Election Commission estimates that 75,99 percent of voters approve of amendments to the constitution, with 42 percent of ballots counted.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 00:43 Source

Day 1 was Wednesday, 5 February, 2020. I am 84, and Greta Thunberg’s activism on climate change has been one of the few things which has given me any hope that my 3 great grandchildren – and all subsequent generations – might have a faint chance of a life worth living. So I decided that…

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Club Troppo Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 00:24 Source

Dear Troppodillians, please welcome Luke Slawomirski to Troppo. I first met Luke at the OECD where I gave a paper on public-private digital partnerships with a particular focus on health policy. Luke was an Australian health economist working there and he’s recently returned to COVID free Perth. Anyway, I said I’d welcome a guest post from him and here it is. Nicholas

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MacroBusiness Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 00:20 Source

Victoria’s Andrews Government yesterday ordered an immediate judicial inquiry into quarantine failures, which are behind the COVID-19 outbreak that has 37 Melbourne suburbs on a four week lockdown: Premier Daniel Andrews ­announced a judicial inquiry into the cluster of infections from staff at quarantine hotels who breached infection control protocols and have been linked to

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