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MacroBusiness Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 01:30 Source

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North Coast Voices Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 00:16 Source

Letter to the Editor in The Daily Examiner 29 November 2014:Lost faith in MPI thank Chris Gulaptis for starting and then presenting the flying fox/fruit bat petition to Parliament.Unfortunately, as soon as I read that Chris was surprised the Coalition had enacted policy so quickly, a red flag went up. It would seem Chris was not involved in this policy that he was responsible for and would surely be a knowledgeable contributor.The second red flag went up when I read it was being passed over to the council to act upon.

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North Coast Voices Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 00:15 Source

News.com.au 5 December 2014:Taxpayers have been hit with a double whammy following a November food and wine tour by besieged Defence Minister David Johnston and his chief-of-staff Sean Costello.In addition to the $6384 five-star bill chalked up on the government credit card entertaining defence industry chiefs and foreign dignitaries, the public purse will cop a Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) bill of more than $2100 for the extravaganza…..The latest revelations come after Mr Costello, a former navy officer a

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 00:03 Source

As a patient, Kate Granger knows what it is like to be treated by doctors she doesn’t know and who don’t introduce themselves to her before delivering care.  As a doctor, she also knows how the simple things – like introductions – can easily get...

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, December 8, 2014 - 20:05 Source

Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Scott Morrison, is the only minister who is not answerable to anyone for his decisions, with the exception of the decision to take us into war, which can be made by the Prime Minister alone.

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Monday, December 8, 2014 - 18:07 Source

The widely admired advocate today got the send off she deserved.

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MacroBusiness Monday, December 8, 2014 - 16:12 Source

Stan Shamu for Chris Weston, Chief Market Strategist at IG Markets Equities respond positively to US jobs It’s been a busy start to the week with Asia reacting to US jobs and a couple of releases from Japan and China. With global central banks continuing to expand balance sheets and holding a huge number of […]

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MacroBusiness Monday, December 8, 2014 - 15:46 Source

From the SMH blog comes more good news today: Societe Generale has suspended its involvement in financing Gina Hancock’s $10 billion coal mine, rail and port project in Queensland, which the billionaire is developing together with  India’s GVK conglomerate. The French bank’s decision is the latest twist for a project originally scheduled to produce coal […]

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George Monbiot Monday, December 8, 2014 - 15:45 Source

The great political question of our age is what to do about corporate power. It’s time we answered it.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 8th December 2014

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MacroBusiness Monday, December 8, 2014 - 15:36 Source

From Fitch: The recommendations contained in the final report of Australia’s Financial System Inquiry, published 7 December 2014, should improve the resilience of the banking system to shocks, although the implicit government support for the system is likely to decline, says Fitch Ratings. Immediate rating action is unlikely despite the changes. Increased capital requirements, a […]

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MacroBusiness Monday, December 8, 2014 - 15:35 Source

Meet Australia’s new Secretary to the Australian Treasury, investment banker John Fraser, who has been appointed from 15 January next year. From The Canberra Times: Mr Abbott confirmed the widely expected appointment, saying the Mr Fraser brought significant experience in both the public and private sectors… Mr Abbott said Mr Fraser was chairman of UBS […]

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Monday, December 8, 2014 - 14:45 Source

John Howard, a Liberal voter, cursed Cate Blanchett for thanking Gough Whitlam for her free university education. Though it was true, he blithered, it was improper of her to say it, since Whitlam’s administration was delineated by historians like himself as ‘a disaster in all directions’.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, December 8, 2014 - 14:43 Source

The Federal Government is slowly imploding. There is a sense of inevitability about what is happening. Right now, I suspect, they are breathing a sigh of relief that the year has finally come to an end and they can retreat to their electoral bunkers for six weeks or so to regroup.

But they are unlikely get much respite. The issues they must face after the holiday break are formidable. The resolve among the non-government members of the senate in respect of higher education reform and the GP co-payment appears unbreakable.

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MacroBusiness Monday, December 8, 2014 - 14:10 Source

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MacroBusiness Monday, December 8, 2014 - 13:52 Source

From Callam Pickering: The one glaring problem with the Financial System Inquiry is that it didn’t push hard for the introduction of macroprudential policies. That takes the heat off both the RBA and APRA. The truth is that higher capital requirements — combined with higher risk weighting on mortgages and tax reform — would have […]

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Cheeseburger Gothic Monday, December 8, 2014 - 13:41 Source

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MacroBusiness Monday, December 8, 2014 - 13:31 Source

From Sinocism: 1.A股“中国梦”呼唤长牛_中证研究_中证网China Securities Journal says the stock market rise is good but has been too fast, the recent surge damages the prospects for a long-term bull market…short-term punters may want to take the hint and take a breather, but longer term the signals are still very clear that the government wants a bull...

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MacroBusiness Monday, December 8, 2014 - 13:26 Source

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MacroBusiness Monday, December 8, 2014 - 13:26 Source

Find below David Murray’s speech to the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA), in which he runs through the Final Report of the Financial System Inquiry (FSI): First let me thank CEDA for being our host, once again, as we release the Final Report of the Financial System Inquiry. I’d also like to recognise […]

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Monday, December 8, 2014 - 13:02 Source

New Matilda has settled its case in the Federal Court with Professor Barry Spurr.

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MacroBusiness Monday, December 8, 2014 - 12:45 Source

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MacroBusiness Monday, December 8, 2014 - 12:11 Source

By Leith van Onselen Business Spectator’s Alan Kohler has produced an interesting article today, arguing that the Murray Financial System Inquiry (FSI) has “gone rogue” on the Abbott Government: The conventional wisdom in politics is that you don’t appoint a commission of inquiry unless you know the answer first. Well, that definitely hasn’t happened with […]

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MacroBusiness Monday, December 8, 2014 - 12:08 Source

You have to laugh at this: Former Rio executive Mal Randall said the move by iron ore majors to increase production at a time the market is oversupplied should be investigated by the ACCC. …Randall said more mining houses should voice their concerns publicly…“There has to be more voices on what is happening at the […]

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MacroBusiness Monday, December 8, 2014 - 11:39 Source

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Cheeseburger Gothic Monday, December 8, 2014 - 11:32 Source

It looks cool, but it confuses my brains.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, December 8, 2014 - 11:29 Source

Author’s note: I posted an article similar to this one in July 2012 and I updated it in December 2013 with statistics from the ABS. At the conclusion of this version you will find a survey from Roy Morgan which further confirms the thrust of my thesis.

In his engaging and most thoughtful book “Losing My Religion” Bishop Tom Frame (he is the Priest that conducted the services after the Bali bombings) concludes that:

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Cheeseburger Gothic Monday, December 8, 2014 - 11:24 Source

It only took two and a half weeks, but my cable internet is finally back up. Still don't have lighting in the kitchen, or a functioning stove top, or TV. Sparkies are thin on the ground at the moment, and getting on out to write a report for my insurer is proving nigh on oompossible.

So no TV and no Xbox for the school holidays.

You can imagine.

As for me, I have about actionable 36 emails to get through before I can go back to writing. Best get on with it.

Two of those emails were from other writers with extracts to run here. I'll get the first one up this arvo.

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MacroBusiness Monday, December 8, 2014 - 11:16 Source

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xkcd.com Monday, December 8, 2014 - 11:00 Source

A new study finds that if you give rats a cell phone and a lever they can push to improve the signal, the rats will chew on the cell phone until it breaks and your research supervisors will start to ask some questions about your grant money.

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Monday, December 8, 2014 - 10:44 Source

John Gilroy and Nicholas Biddle write: The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPWD), December 3, is important for commemorating the successes and efforts of the disability rights movement. The theme this year is Sustainable...

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