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MacroBusiness Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 09:23 Source

From Citi:  Safe haven — With foreign investors tending to own close to half of the Australian market, its prospects relative to other markets, particularly in Asia, have some significance for potential flows in and out. Within the key regional benchmark, the MSCI Asia ex Japan index, Australia, as the second largest market, just

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MacroBusiness Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 09:23 Source

By Leith van Onselen Statistics New Zealand has released its permanent & long-term migration figures for May 2017, which revealed that annual net permanent and long-term migration into New Zealand hit a record high 71,964 people over the year: According to Statistics New Zealand, migrant arrivals numbered 130,400 in the May 2017 year, versus departures

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MacroBusiness Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 09:10 Source

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 09:00 Source

What needs to be done for the stinking mainstream media? As I see it, the majority of problems have two origins: Problems Created (in the original design) and; Problems Arising (from result of application). The first can be excused as unforeseen, the second can be deduced from incremental measures while in use. The logic is…

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The Melbourne Urbanist Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 08:43 Source

The average Melbourne one-way commute could increase by 28 minutes by 2030 according to this newspaper report. Sounds horrendous but it’s scary tabloid journalism Could the average trip to work nearly double by 2030? Really?

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MacroBusiness Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 08:30 Source

By Chris Becker   Another retreat in risk overnight on the back of slumping oil prices with both oil markers now in bear market territory, dragging energy shares down on the S&P500 while tech stocks remain buoyant. While oil is now down over 20% since the start of the year – suck on that OPEC

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MacroBusiness Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 08:00 Source

The Aussie dollar was weak against DMs last night: Stronger against EMs: Gold firmed: Oil was smacked: Weirdly, base metals surged, probably on China stimulus hopes which are WAY premature: Big miners liked it: EM stocks held on: But US and EM high yield buckled: US bonds were sold and curve hit new flats: European

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Your Democracy Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 07:39 Source
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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 06:00 Source

Thursday June 22, 2017 Had they really wanted a bipartisan approach the Prime Minister could have taken up the Opposition Leader’s offer to talk about the Finkel Report. Conversely, the Opposition leader, instead of just saying no, could have supported the Gonski reforms and still come out on top. But Australian politics as it is…

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MacroBusiness Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 04:54 Source

Domainfax & Co are desperately fighting to keep the permanently high plateau for house prices alive today: The housing boom on Australia’s east coast will be over in two years but a crash like the US subprime crisis in 2007 is not likely, research and forecast group BIS Oxford Economics says. The strong house price growth in

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MacroBusiness Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 04:43 Source

Via Huffpost: The slowdown in Greater Toronto’s housing market this spring appears to be more than a one-month blip. Sales in the country’s largest housing market have fallen by half, compared to the same period a year earlier, according to real estate board data obtained by Bloomberg. The Toronto Real Estate Board counted 2,999 sales

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Damian Smith Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 00:18 Source

I haven’t done one of these in a while, so here we go for another round of “why I hate the NSW Blues”. Here’s my player ratings from Origin II:

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MacroBusiness Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 00:17 Source

William Bourke, President of the Sustainable Australia political party, appeared on Mark Latham’s Outsiders last night to talk about the federal government’s mass immigration program – roughly 200,000 per year – and its deleterious impacts on housing, infrastructure, the environment, the labour market, and overall living standards. The discussion starts from 39.25 in the video

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MacroBusiness Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 00:16 Source

Via Domainfax: Australia has dropped five places in a global survey of the best places to live, but it still remains one of the only countries outside Scandinavia in the top 10. According to the Social Progress Index, Australia’s education, medical care and nutrition levels have helped the country tie with New Zealand to reach

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North Coast Voices Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 00:16 Source

Government reports that review policies which interface education, religion and political ideology can be slippery creatures......The Sydney Morning Herald, 21 September 2016:The findings and recommendations of a controversial $300,000 review of special religious education and ethics classes in schools has been kept under wraps by the NSW government for up to nine months.The review was a recommendation of a 2012 upper house inquiry into ethics classes in NSW s

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