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MacroBusiness Monday, May 14, 2018 - 00:08 Source

By Leith van Onselen The REINZ has released its house price data for April, which revealed a 0.7% seasonally adjusted monthly rise in the national median house price, with prices also up 2.3% year-on-year, which follows March’s 2.2% decline in values: Outside of Auckland, seasonally adjusted house prices also rose by 0.7% in April, with

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MacroBusiness Monday, May 14, 2018 - 00:05 Source

Iron ore prices for May 1, 2018: Tianjin benchmark rose $1.30 to $67.80. Paper was strong. Steel too. Mooted coking coal plant closures in Jiangsu were the trigger. No change to outlook. Platts has a nice post on the medium and long term: China’s new era of environmental regulation could see its annual crude steel

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MacroBusiness Monday, May 14, 2018 - 00:04 Source

April new yuan loans were out over the weekend and the slowing trends are intact. Bank credit printed at 1180bn yuan while total social social financing measured 1560bn: This was up 12% year on year bu the 3MMA remains in the red: Shadow banking remains a shadow of its former self: M2 tacked on a

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MacroBusiness Monday, May 14, 2018 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Apple made more profit in three months than Amazon has generated during its lifetime – CNBC In the Art World, Is $100 Million the New $10 Million? – WSJ A healthy re-examination of free trade’s benefits and shocks – The Economist The threat of secular stagnation has not gone

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Harrangue Man Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 23:02 Source

I sat on the closed toilet to blow my nose then remained in the dark, door open, thinking about Mothers Day and what that means to me. My son walked past to get the shared wooden back scratcher from the study bookshelf and he re-affirmed it. His mother loves him to hurting point; even when annoyed there is no fear of abandonment, shame or distance. I didn't have that but he has and that's the important thing.As parents we keep what worked but we've done our best to fuck off the smug entitlement and ownership mentality; if we fight we make peace.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 22:07 Source

“Liar”, screeches Scott Morrison, the pot calling the kettle black, opting fittingly for a personal insult rather than a reply to Bill Shorten’s Budget reply, Thursday. ScoMo snatches a moment from commissioning a culturally sensitive, brilliantly timed erection of a statue of James Cook, to signal he’s on the Right white side of history in…

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Poll Bludger Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 21:43 Source

Good news for Malcolm Turnbull on personal ratings, but Labor keeps its nose in front in the post-budget Newspoll.

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Renew Economy Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 17:28 Source

First Solar reach financial close for new 87MW Beryl solar farm in NSW.

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Renew Economy Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 17:28 Source

First Solar reach financial close for new 87MW Beryl solar farm in NSW.

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Inside Story Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 16:41 Source

In his budget reply speech on Thursday night, Bill Shorten declared that a bunch of upcoming by-elections in Labor-held electorates — Braddon, Fremantle and Longman, where MPs have fallen foul of Section 44 of the Constitution, and Perth, where the MP is retiring — would be referendums on the major parties’ tax plans.

As Labor is certain to retain most of these seats, and likely to win all of them, and given that Wednesday’s High Court ruling made Bill’s earlier bragging about his party’s vetting citizenship processes look ill-advised, you could call that making virtue of necessity. Nice work if you can get away with it.

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Your Democracy Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 15:51 Source

fake news...

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Your Democracy Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 15:47 Source
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Your Democracy Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 15:07 Source

The worst deal ever ...read more

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Harrangue Man Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 14:47 Source

I just had a stabbing moment of shifting uncertainty that we are in the wrong timeline; that somehow Trump is president. That it feels so wrong like a rip in spacetime wrong. It's magical thinking; we're just sentient meat on a rock billions of years old. To the universe we're of less interest that an ants nest at a building site. We're not special in celestial terms for it to owe us a re-do but it still feels wrong. Like "crime against time" wrong. Did some future fuckhole come back to 2016 to do it?

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Harrangue Man Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 12:23 Source

I love government; love it. I love the positive power a dedicated servant of government can have if they have the wind behind their backs. Good government is and always striving to do government better, in times of union with their rulers of the day, or in the dark times when politics makes good government treacherously difficult.I read a bunch about Trump before he got in.

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MacroBusiness Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 10:00 Source

Nice one from Ross Gittins today: How has this unexpected but wonderful turnaround been achieved? Largely by assumption. Three in particular. First, that despite four or five years of unprecedented weakness in wage growth, wages will immediately begin a steady return to growth of 3.5 per cent a year, without inflation doing anything more than

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Poll Bludger Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 05:45 Source

The same poll that had the federal Coalition retaining a slight lead in Queensland goes solidly the other way on state voting intention.

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North Coast Voices Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 00:16 Source

The Guardian, 4 May 2018:Half of the 51,300 older Australians affected by an increase in the age pension age would move on to Newstart or the disability support pension in the first year alone, new figures suggest.The Coalition has long proposed increasing the age pension age from 67 to 70, kicking in from 2025-26.

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North Coast Voices Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 00:15 Source

 
Destroy The Joint

The NSW Government domestic violence program rolled out between September 2014 and July 2015......

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 19:00 Source

By Barddylbach There are first, second and third class citizens in our sunburnt country and none of them have done any wrong per se that we don’t already know about, but two of them are apparently class herbivore non-marsupial and actively discriminated against, and many are milked and shamed. So chewing the cud we have…

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Club Troppo Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 18:53 Source

I saw this post by previous Troppo regular Richard 塚正, the Troppo author previously known as Richard Green and tweeted a suggestion that he republish it here. To which I got the reply: “I long since lost my password and was too lazy to try and recover it. You can repost yourself if you want tho”.

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Poll Bludger Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 16:35 Source

Some encouraging poll news for the government from Queensland, as the Western Australian Liberals opt to sit out the Perth and Fremantle by-elections.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 15:36 Source

By Dr Matthew Mitchell The left has been hijacked by unwitting servants of the neo-liberal agenda. I was talking to a friend the other day explaining how I always considered myself left wing, but now apparently I wasn’t. I explained why and she declared that the left has been hijacked. And it struck me: she…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 15:30 Source

Shorten – My fellow Australians, as I listened to the Government’s fifth budget on Tuesday night, I knew immediately: We can do better than this. The people of Australia deserve better than this. And a Labor Government will deliver better than this. Better than ten years of cuts to schools and hospitals – in exchange for…

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MacroBusiness Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 15:18 Source

AUSTRALIA Australian Federal Government Balances since Federation – note the 50s & 60s, our government is looking to debt load and dissipate with population ponzi again. Australian government debt to GDP – we have driven it higher to bloat property prices and trash our education sector, while exporting the non-mining or agriculture external facing sectors

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Harrangue Man Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 13:34 Source

Sodastream bottles have changed; they look like sort of a genie lamp with transparent middle and thick white plastic at the top and bottom. It was empty when it fell out as I opened the door but the bottom end of the bottle landed edge on to where my big toe meets the foot. I yelled "FUCK" loudly. Surprise!Thanks, fridge.

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John Quiggin Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 12:09 Source

The series of absurd rulings from our High Court has now reached the point where the majority of Australians are debarred from standing for election to Parliament, unless some foreign government chooses to help them. The latest ruling means that even renouncing a citizenship you never sought and have never exercised is not enough. Unless you start the process well before an election is even called, possibly years before, you are ineligible if you were born overseas, have an overseas-born parent and (probably) if you belong to an ethnic group which has a “right of return” to a national homeland.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 10:16 Source

My question is directed to the Prime Minister. Your treasurer has just brought down your 2018/19 budget laced with tax cuts to woo the low paid. Some of it will be delivered in a year’s time when everyone files their tax return. The rest over the next seven years. You have your party’s future in…

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MacroBusiness Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 09:30 Source

  Via Mark Kenny and Matt Wade at Domainfax: Welcome to the tax election. The fairness election. The enterprise election. The election which, perhaps more than any in decades, invites voters to stand on one side or other of a gaping ideological chasm. The choices are indeed stark: Malcolm Turnbull’s proudly low-tax, pro-business Coalition, determined

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North Coast Voices Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 09:15 Source

The situation in 2018.......The Guardian, 8 May 2018:Dear colleagues,The government has tonight announced it will freeze the ABC’s annual funding indexation for three years from July 2019, which will cost the organisation $84m. This will be compounded by the decision to cease a further $43m in funding to support quality news and current affairs services and follows the cumulative $254m in cuts imposed since 2014.This decision comes at a critical time for us.

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