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Abbott defeats spill 61-39, should resign

February 9, 2015 - 09:20 -- Admin

That’s a high enough rebel vote for this to run the distance. From Phil Coorey: …the fact that more than one third of the Liberal Party voted for the spill, indicating they no longer have confidence in the Prime Minister, means the issue is more than likely to be revisited should Mr Abbott not be […]

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Spill live

February 9, 2015 - 08:50 -- Admin

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Newspoll: Abbottalypse Now

February 9, 2015 - 07:02 -- Admin

Here it is in black and white from Newspoll: That’s all three major polling houses now recording two-party preferred results of 57-43 to Labor. PM Abbott has now sunk to an astonishing 18 points behind Labor’s Kingslayer as preferred prime minister. In terms of Liberal Party leadership, nobody wants Abbott, with the PM now a […]

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It’s your fault, Paul Kelly

February 9, 2015 - 06:51 -- Admin

If I have to listen to another elegant whine by Paul Kelly about the death of reform I’m going to embrace Islam. Here he is on the weekend: Australia is flirting with a double upheaval: in its government and its policy direction as a nation. The crisis engulfing Abbott runs in tandem with ominous messages about […]

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Foreigners “billions of dollars of sales” in Sydney

February 9, 2015 - 06:48 -- Admin

By Leith van Onselen John Findley, the general manager of Shanghai Resources, which is a prominent migration expert working with wealthy Chinese investors, has shed light of the extent of “questionable” foreign residential real estate investment in Australian, all the while supporting the Abbott Government’s planned reforms to strengthen Australia’s surveillance/enforcement regime. From The Australian: […]

Auction clearances trending lower

February 9, 2015 - 06:47 -- Admin

The national auction clearance rate has started the year on a softer note, with clearances trending down and lower than the same time last year (see next chart). Nevertheless, over the weekend, Core Logic-RP Data recorded a national weighted average preliminary auction clearance rate of 66.9%, which was up 10.1% from the 56.8% clearance rate […]

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