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MacroBusiness Monday, March 9, 2015 - 09:23 Source

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The Tally Room Monday, March 9, 2015 - 09:15 Source

Orange1-2PPOrange is a safe Nationals seat in central west NSW, covering Orange, Forbes and Parkes.

Nationals MP Andrew Gee was first elected in 2011, and holds Orange by a 27.1% margin.

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MacroBusiness Monday, March 9, 2015 - 09:10 Source

By David Collyer from Prosper Australia In the second leaders debate of the NSW election campaign televised last night, ALP opposition leader Luke Foley proposed buyers be allowed to defer Stamp Duty, allegedly to ‘help improve housing affordability’. This idea must be condemned. Either Mr Foley is taking NSW voters for fools or is economically […]

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MacroBusiness Monday, March 9, 2015 - 07:43 Source

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MacroBusiness Monday, March 9, 2015 - 06:21 Source

By Leith van Onselen It seems you cannot keep a dumb idea down, with Treasurer Joe Hockey reviving Independent senator, Nick Xenophon’s, dumb plan to allow first home buyers (FHBs) to access their superannuation savings to pay a house deposit. From The AFR: Mr Hockey opened the door to making superannuation more “flexible” – such […]

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MacroBusiness Monday, March 9, 2015 - 06:11 Source

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MacroBusiness Monday, March 9, 2015 - 06:10 Source

The national auction clearance rate delivered yet another strong result over the weekend, driven again by strong demand in Sydney and Melbourne. The preliminary national clearance rate was 73.0%, down from last week’s 77.1%. However, as shown by the next chart, clearance rates remain highly elevated: Sydney’s clearance rate rose 0.5% to 83.3%, whereas Melbourne’s […]

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MacroBusiness Monday, March 9, 2015 - 06:09 Source

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MacroBusiness Monday, March 9, 2015 - 03:15 Source

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MacroBusiness Monday, March 9, 2015 - 03:10 Source

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MacroBusiness Monday, March 9, 2015 - 03:05 Source

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MacroBusiness Monday, March 9, 2015 - 03:00 Source

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MacroBusiness Monday, March 9, 2015 - 02:54 Source

There’s no doubt about it, the US economy is weathering the commodity storm well. Friday’s night’s Non Farm Payrolls (NFP) were excellent at 295k, all charts from Calculated Risk: The unemployment rate fell to 5.5%, a full point below Australia: The trend is strong: The productivity measures stopped getting worse or are improving:    But […]

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MacroBusiness Monday, March 9, 2015 - 01:01 Source

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Monday, March 9, 2015 - 00:16 Source

Australian Government Dept. of Health National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System - current CDNA fortnightly report:Between 7 and 20 February 2015, there were 1,073 notifications of Ross River virus (RRV) infection, compared with 542 during the previous period and 226 during the same period last year. During the past quarter there were 2,858 notifications, 2.3 times the quarterly rolling mean of 1,226 notifications (Figure 1).

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Monday, March 9, 2015 - 00:15 Source

Over 18,000 people in New South Wales received federally funded high or low care community age care packages enabling them to continue living at home in 2011-12, their median age was 84.2 years.  Most were women living in their own homes and many lived alone. The most common reasons for people ceasing to use their age care packages was death or admission to residential age care. The majority of agencies providing this care are not-for-profit organisations.

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Prosper Australia Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 23:27 Source

In the second leaders debate of the NSW election campaign televised tonight, ALP opposition leader Luke Foley proposed buyers be allowed to defer Stamp Duty, allegedly to ‘help improve housing affordability’. This idea must be condemned. Either Mr Foley is taking NSW voters for fools or is economically illiterate. Stamp Duty is used by government […]

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Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 21:10 Source

Hopefully, somewhere there are researchers planning to document the impacts of the processes and outcomes of the Federal Government’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS); not least because of the likelihood of negative consequences for the...

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Cheeseburger Gothic Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 21:10 Source

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Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 20:23 Source

Gone are the days of easing ourselves into the political year, writes Chris Graham.

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Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 20:23 Source

Our occasional pitch to readers to help keep us chasing the big stories.

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The Political Sword Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 19:30 Source

After the failure of the ‘spill’ motion on 9 February, Abbott said:
We think that when you elect a government, when you elect a prime minister, you deserve to keep that government and that prime minister until you have had a chance to change your mind.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 17:52 Source

Most parents have had to deal with tantrums from their children particularly when kids are at a young age. Matt Rae offers a few tips to soothe the savage beast.

Tantrums are just a part of the deal when it comes to toddlers, and kids in general. We are lucky enough to have a pretty ‘good’ kid. Or so I’m told by my partner. Honestly, I have no experience with kids other than our own, so I take her word for it.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 16:09 Source

New South Wales is following Canberra’s lead in adopting what the Abbott government is referring to as “asset recycling”, which in practice translates to privatisation, securing 2 billion dollars under the deal.

Abbott’s five billion dollar scheme encourages states and territories to sell assists to fund infrastructure development.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 16:04 Source

“Federal and state governments will spend $30 million on a national awareness campaign to stop domestic violence as Prime Minister Tony Abbott told Parliament he will meet with Labor to discuss a bipartisan approach to the issue.”

The Sydney Morning Herald, March 5th

 

“Violence is violence. It’s a crime. Full stop.”

Michaela Cash. Minister Assisting the Minister For Women, While Assisting The Minister For Women Announce That He’s Spending $30 million on an awareness campaign.

 

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Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 15:17 Source

An activist group is still causing headaches for supporters of the government’s controversial plans for your metadata.

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Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 14:34 Source

While the government shoots the messenger over the Forgotten Children report, the abuse continues on Nauru, write Pamela Curr and Sister Brigid Arthur.

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Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 14:34 Source

While the government shoots the messenger over the Forgotten Children report, the abuse continues on Nauru, write Pamela Curr and Sister Brigid Arthur.

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The Tally Room Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 14:00 Source

Lanecove1-LIBLane Cove is a safe Liberal seat on the lower north shore of Sydney, covering Lane Cove, Hunters Hill, Gladesville and Greenwich.

Liberal MP Anthony Roberts has held Lane Cove since 2003, and now holds the seat by a 27.3% margin.

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Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 13:14 Source

The latest science on climate changes suggests Africa is facing a serious threat. But it's also threatening a lot closer to home, writes Thom Mitchell.

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