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Australian Politics

Aussies tasered by Abbott's year: Xenophon

Echonetdaily - September 09, 2014

That's the opinion of independent senator Nick Xenophon, who's accused the government of 'sneaking up on people with quite radical changes' over the past 12 months. 'The government promised no surprises,' Senator Xenophon told ABC on the one year ...and more »

Submarine policy: Nick Xenophon urges PM to 'end the uncertainty' over SA ...

Yahoo!7 News - September 08, 2014

Thousands of jobs would be lost if the Federal Government announced Australian submarines would be made in Japan, independent senator Nick Xenophon has said. Ongoing uncertainty over the Federal Government's policy for its ageing fleet of Collins ...and more »

Xenophon sees the light on housing, Budget

MacroBusiness (blog) - September 08, 2014

After being smashed from pillar to post over his hare-brained scheme to allow first home buyers to access their superannuation savings to pay a house deposit (see here, here and here), independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, has ...

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Fitch Affirms South Australia at 'AA'; Outlook Stable

Reuters - September 17, 2014

(The following statement was released by the rating agency) SYDNEY, September 16 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has affirmed the Long-Term Foreign- and Local-Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) of the State of South Australia (SA) at 'AA'. The Outlooks are ...and more »

Minter Ellison advises Infratil on sale of Australian businesses to Snowy Hydro

The Lawyer - September 17, 2014

Lumo Energy has grown to become the fourth-largest participant in the National Electricity Market (NEM), servicing more than 540,000 customers in Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales and Queensland. Direct Connect Australia is a utilities connections ...and more »

Australian immigration targets reached with total of 190000 new migrants

Australia Forum - September 17, 2014

Western Australia recorded the largest increase over the past decade in the proportion of the migration programme, up 5.8%. South Australia saw an increase of 0.7% and the Northern Territory recorded a threefold increase, rising from 0.5% in 2003/2004 to ...and more »

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Political slush funds undermine democracy

Brisbane Times - September 17, 2014

Australia's democracy is being seriously compromised by our inability to see who is bankrolling it. That two political parties so hostile to one another on most fronts have been bipartisan in ensuring they keep their books to themselves is also telling.

Australian Labor needs to set its house in order

Policy Network - September 16, 2014

First, the government has chosen to spend scarce political capital on ideological battles of limited interest to most Australians. The Attorney-General spent much of the first year seeking to overturn race hate laws in defence of the 'right to be a bigot' before ...and more »

Bubbles, booms and bonanza – Solving the Australian property Rubik's Cube

Property Observer - September 16, 2014

It's clearly time now to remove the politics by listening to what a totally independent body recommend – that way we just may solve the Australian real estate Rubik's Cube. Whatever the case we at least need to start this conversation – as it's long overdue.and more »

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