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The Tally Room Friday, April 28, 2017 - 09:30 Source

Following on from last month’s Western Australian state election, I’ve finished compiling data from that election and added it to the data repository for your use. The dataset includes polling place-level and seat-level data for the lower house and something similar for the upper house. There’s also complete candidate lists for both houses and a full list of polling places with addresses and lat/long information. There are a few pieces of data which are missing and this information is listed in the folder.

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MacroBusiness Friday, April 28, 2017 - 09:12 Source

I’m not sure where one stops and the other begins so let’s assume it’s a single entity, from Gottiboff today: The unprecedented campaign to reduce dwelling prices is starting to have a real impact. The best forward indicator, Sydney apartment prices, has started to ease and sales volumes are falling. And it would appear that

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Politically homeless Friday, April 28, 2017 - 08:26 Source

About once a month in her column at The Conversation, Michelle Grattan comes to the conclusion that Peter Dutton is not a team player and not fully honest when it comes to the complicated facts and issues of asylum-seekers.

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MacroBusiness Friday, April 28, 2017 - 08:23 Source

By Chris Becker   As Trump’s first 100 days descend into chaos, risk markets overnight were mixed as poor US economic data and ECB machinations overshadowed some solid corporate earnings from US tech heavyweights. US stocks eventually finished higher but European markets were in the red as the ECB signalled inflation was “tepid”. Yesterday in China,

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North Coast Voices Friday, April 28, 2017 - 08:12 Source

Medianet LogoAAP Logo Medianet Release28 Apr 2017 5:00 AM AEST - Business support for Federal Government now negative; lowest under TurnbullBusiness support for Federal Government now negative; lowest under Turnbull 28 April 2017: Support for the Federal Government among small and medium businesses (SMBs) h

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MacroBusiness Friday, April 28, 2017 - 07:34 Source

By Leith van Onselen One of the strangest changes that I have noticed in Melbourne over the past five years has been the proliferation of massage shopfronts. It seems that any given shopping strip across suburban Melbourne now has at least one (but usually more) massage shops, often with a flashing neon sign showing the

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Renew Economy Friday, April 28, 2017 - 07:33 Source

CSIRO and network owners say key driver of shift to 100% renewable energy will not be large wind farms or solar parks, but the rooftop solar and battery storage installed in your home or business. This can and should be done, because it will be significantly cheaper and cleaner. But policy, and politics, need to change.

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MacroBusiness Friday, April 28, 2017 - 07:32 Source

From The Australian: The Business Council of Australia yesterday attacked the Victorian government for lacking “political courage’’ to develop its gas reserves and implicitly criticised the NSW government, which has imposed restrictions through much of the state. …Ahead of next month’s budget, the government last night shelved potentially-explosive recommendations from a review of the Petroleum

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En Passant Friday, April 28, 2017 - 06:53 Source

 

Lest we forget. It is the defining phrase of ANZAC Day. And yet the Day itself is about forgetting. It really should be lest we remember because ANZAC Day is about denying history writes John Passant in Independent Australia​.

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MacroBusiness Friday, April 28, 2017 - 06:33 Source

From John Hewson today: I had come to believe that, post Vietnam, I would never see another serious military incident or war in our region in my lifetime. How wrong could I be. Not only is the probability now mounting at an alarming pace, with Donald Trump and tensions over North Korea and the South

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MacroBusiness Friday, April 28, 2017 - 06:32 Source

By Leith van Onselen Ben Phillips from the Australian National University’s (ANU) Centre for Social Research and Methods has released new modelling estimating that capping negative losses at $10,000 could impact 300,000 property investors and could raise $1.5 billion for the Federal Budget. From The AFR: Ben Phillips from the Australian National University’s Centre for

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MacroBusiness Friday, April 28, 2017 - 06:31 Source

It’s the share price crash that keeps on giving, yesterday hitting a new closing low of 59 cents, now down 72% from float: The new trigger appears to have been this story: Speculation is mounting that more of McGrath Estate Agent’s franchisees are heading for the door as the share price of the listed real

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, April 28, 2017 - 06:01 Source

And so it has come to pass that Trump, as those with any brains knew all along, was simply full of hot air. It’s easy of course when campaigning to sound tough and to make the most outrageous promises in the knowledge that you probably won’t keep them. That governing is much more difficult than…

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MacroBusiness Friday, April 28, 2017 - 06:00 Source

Some weird old bullhawks return today: The dollar’s potential loss of its status as a high-yielding currency could cause the Aussie to plunge to US62¢, forcing the Reserve Bank to raise interest rates despite still-weak domestic growth, according to one of Asia’s most prominent currency strategists. The weak consumer economy makes it difficult for the RBA to raise

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North Coast Voices Friday, April 28, 2017 - 00:16 Source

Clarence Valley Council - Eventsyarn bomb - clarence valley

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