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MacroBusiness Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 11:25 Source

You wouldn’t read about it! From the ABC: An investigation has been launched into Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest’s comments after the mining magnate suggested a cap on iron ore production, the chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said. Rod Sims warned Mr Forrest may have breached the law with his comments on ABC’s […]

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 11:20 Source

Now they are getting it, from the AFR: Top-performing bond manager BT Investment Management is loading up on longer-dated government debt, seeing a one-in-two chance the Reserve Bank of Australia will cut its benchmark below 1 per cent. The Reserve Bank of Australia will at least cut its target rate by 50 basis points to 1.75 […]

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 11:15 Source

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 11:09 Source

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The Tally Room Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 11:00 Source

Sevenhills1-2PPSeven Hills is a notionally marginal Liberal seat in north-western Sydney, covering Kings Langley, Northmead, Seven Hills, Toongabbie and Winston Hills.

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xkcd.com Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 11:00 Source

[Halfway to the Sun ...] Heyyyy ... what if this BALLOON is full of acorns?!

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The Melbourne Urbanist Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 10:33 Source

Are walking and cycling as green as we imagine?

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 10:32 Source

By Leith van Onselen Grattan Institute CEO, John Daley, gave an excellent interview on ABC’s 7.30 Report, whereby he outlined the stiff headwinds facing the Budget (including collapsing commodity prices), along with the solutions needed to return the Budget to long-term sustainability. On the impact of the collapsing commodity prices, Daley noted: JOHN DALEY: Every […]

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 10:19 Source

Andrew Wilson writes: What happens when you bring a state health minister face-to-face with her two main challengers, fronting a roomful of health experts, without any TV cameras or dictaphones to leap on any “gaffes” or stumbles? What you can get...

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 10:17 Source

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 10:14 Source

A follow up to this morning’s post is required. What a prize statement from David Murray yesterday: “What bothers me most is that we’re not allowed to have a debate about how debt and deficit should work their way through the cycle, given the character of our economy.” That could be a subheading to the […]

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 09:50 Source

During the eight months leading up to the NSW state election on 28 March 2015, the main political parties were in fund raising mode as set out in the mandatory disclosure of political donations for that period:Australian Labor Party NSW raised $1,043,516.58NSW Country Labor raised $31,700

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 09:38 Source

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 09:36 Source

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 09:35 Source

The next NSW Government must make health services much more accountable for their use of mental health funding, and deliver major new investment in community mental health services, according to psychiatrist Alan Rosen, Professorial Fellow, School...

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 09:27 Source

From UBS: Banks rally to unprecedented multiples The rally in bank stocks (up 16% YTD) has pushed the sector’s multiple to an unprecedented level. The banking sector is now trading on a PE of 15.6x (FY15E) and a Price to Pre-Provision Profit of 10.3x. To put this into perspective, this month we had to expand […]

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The Tally Room Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 09:15 Source

Kiama1-2PPKiama is a marginal Liberal seat, covering Kiama, Gerringong, Albion Park and Bomaderry.

Kiama is held by Liberal MP Gareth Ward by an 8.6% margin.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 08:44 Source

Under metadata retention legislation all citizens can become the object of suspicion. “The government now assumes if you want privacy you must be guilty of something” reports Jennifer Wilson.

There is something very rotten in the state of a nation’s politics when both its government and its opposition are able to co-operate on the introduction of legislation for intrusive mass surveillance of the nation’s entire population.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 08:07 Source

The humanitarian crisis in Vanuatu is growing, and has become more urgent, says the United Nations and Vanuatu government. Amy McQuire reports from Port Vila.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 07:36 Source

I know that I have given former Commonwealth Bank CEO, David Murray, a bit of curry over the years. Having described yesterday the capture of Australian financial regulators, I could also be accused of hypocrisy in endorsing a former bank CEO as a major political force. But in all broken systems there are always outstanding […]

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 07:35 Source

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 07:34 Source

The US released its quarterly inflation numbers overnight which are important for the timing of any rate rise, from the BLS: The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2 percent in February on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all […]

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WixxyLeaks Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 06:55 Source

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In any election trust is a major issue, people tend to vote for the Party or member they feel they can trust.

It is with this in mind I’m sure controversial NSW MP Fred Nile’s Christian Democratic Party came up with their slogan;

The 1 You Can Trust

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 06:46 Source

Here it is from Society Generale: For the visually impaired, that reads on the downside Ukraine crisis spills over to broader disruption (5%) Deflate-thy-neighbor, or systemic EM crisis (10%) Lower-than-expected price multipliers (15%) Sharp repricing of G4 term premiums (20%) UK election leads to Brexit vote (25%), Brexit (10%) China hard-landing (30%) And the up: […]

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 06:36 Source

From Bloomie: Beijing, where pollution averaged more than twice China’s national standard last year, will close the last of its four major coal-fired power plants next year. The capital city will shutter China Huaneng Group Corp.’s 845-megawatt power plant in 2016, after last week closing plants owned by Guohua Electric Power Corp. and Beijing Energy […]

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 06:35 Source

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 06:34 Source

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 06:26 Source

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 01:01 Source

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 00:16 Source

Many of the companies identified in the Australian Conservation Foundation report, Australia’s Top 10 Climate Polluters will be known to NSW North Coast residents.

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