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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, December 15, 2017 - 06:00 Source

Friday 15 December 2017 Author’s note: Assuming you didn’t know when I wrote the following, when do you think it was? 1 A close examination of the outcome of the Brexit referendum reveals that the young – those who see the future in terms of international modernity – overwhelmingly voted ‘yes’. Importantly, one in five…

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North Coast Voices Friday, December 15, 2017 - 00:25 Source

In the ten years between October 2007 and September 2017 crime trends in the Clarence Valley Local Government Area have remained numerically and statistically small in 5 crime categories covering murder and violent robbery.While crime trends remain stable in 6 crime categories (assault unrelated to domestic violence, sexual assault & other sexual offences, stealing from a car and stealing from a store ) and fallen in another 4 crime categories (stealing motor vehicles and break, enter dwellings & non-dwellings and malicious damage).Crime trends have only risen in 2 out of 17 commonl

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MacroBusiness Friday, December 15, 2017 - 00:20 Source

Via Westpac: We confirm our forecast that the AUD will drift even lower in 2018 ending the year at around USD 0.70. Readers will be aware that one core driver of this expected deterioration in the AUD is our view that the overnight yield differential between Australia and the US will narrow significantly. Our target

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MacroBusiness Friday, December 15, 2017 - 00:16 Source

By Leith van Onselen The Australian Bureau of Statistics yesterday released its overseas short-term arrivals and departures figures for October, which continued to show a trend rise in the number of inbound visiters, with Chinese arrivals continuing to boom. The number of short-term visitor arrivals jumped 11.8% in October in original terms, whereas short-term resident

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North Coast Voices Friday, December 15, 2017 - 00:16 Source

According to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Bligh Turnbull; "Foreign powers are making unprecedented and increasingly sophisticated attempts to influence the political process, both here and abroad." He went on to excoriate the Labor Party in parliament last week with regard to its contacts with Chinese nationals.This week the primary subject of Turnbull's verbal attacks announced his resignat

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MacroBusiness Friday, December 15, 2017 - 00:15 Source

By Leith van Onselen The slow deflation of Sydney’s housing market has continued for the 14th consecutive week, with CoreLogic’s dwelling values index registering another 0.18% decline, with values down a cumulative 1.9% over that 14-week period, and dwelling values also down 1.8% over the past 19-weeks: Sydney’s quarterly growth rate continues to turn negative,

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North Coast Voices Friday, December 15, 2017 - 00:15 Source

Chief executive of the St Vincent de Paul Society national council Dr John Falzon, writing in The Guardian on 13 December 2017:In 1952 a Catholic newspaper in Ireland proclaimed: “The welfare state is diluted socialism and socialism is disguised communism.”Extreme? Yes. Dated? No.

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MacroBusiness Friday, December 15, 2017 - 00:10 Source

By Leith van Onselen In the week ended 14 December 2017, the CoreLogic 5-city daily dwelling price index, which covers the five major capital city markets, fell another 0.07% – the ninth consecutive week of decline: Values fell in Sydney and Melbourne, rose in Brisbane and Perth, and were flat in Adelaide: So far in

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MacroBusiness Friday, December 15, 2017 - 00:10 Source

By Leith van Onselen Yesterday’s ABS labour force release for November revealed further good news for those aged 15 to 24 years old that are looking for a job. The trend headline unemployment rate fell slightly from 12.40% in October to 12.31% in November: Total employment growth for those aged 15-24 years of age has

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MacroBusiness Friday, December 15, 2017 - 00:09 Source

Via The Australian: The anti-money laundering agency has dramatically expanded its suite of allegations against the Commonwealth Bank, with new claims the nation’s largest bank failed to adequately monitor suspected terrorist financiers and alert them to authorities. …The bank now faces more than 53,800 alleged contraventions of the anti-money laundering act. Six transactions by five

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MacroBusiness Friday, December 15, 2017 - 00:05 Source

Iron ore price charts for December 14, 2018: Tianjin benchmark rose 40 cents to $70.10. Paper is faltering. Steel is falling. Yesterday’s China data saw steel production fall heavily on Winter shutdowns in November: But cement remained very strong: I think what we’re seeing in these numbers is that supply has been hit harder than

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MacroBusiness Friday, December 15, 2017 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Famed Short-Seller Jim Chanos Says Tesla Headed for ‘Brick Wall’ – Bloomberg Libor’s Rise Matters for Trillions of Debt – Bloomberg Yellen Tells Investors Not to Fear the Flattening Yield Curve – Bloomberg Is Bitcoin the Most Obvious Bubble Ever? – Medium Busting the Myths About A.I. Invading Our

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 19:40 Source

By Jane Salmon “We’ll Take That As a Comment.” On QandA this week, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said no one was being “tortured” offshore. Torture is a strong word, sure. A relative, Ron Cruikshank, a banker like you, Mr Turnbull, was incarcerated by the Japanese in Singapore in WW2. He returned, but he did not…

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John Quiggin Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 18:19 Source

Lots of commentators are making a fuss over the prospect of the Greens taking the seat of Batman following the likely and unlamented departure of Labor MP David Feeney (if not under S44 then at the next election). The underlying claim is that the election of Greens candidates represents an existential threat to Labor.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 16:33 Source

by Chris Becker The usually volatile 2nd Thursday of the month here in Asia, with Aussie unemployment and the Chinese trifecta of releases shortly after got a bit more exciting today as the PBOC abruptly hiked short term interest rates. Following last nights Fed rate hike, this got markets a bit twitchy with minor setbacks

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