6 July 2020
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On the campaign trail

Peter Beattie: I've always admired him and bemoaned the fact he never moved to Canberra as I saw him having the appeal of a down-to-earth Bob Hawke type prime minister.

What mining tax?

If I was a Fortescue shareholder I'd be very very peeved after Andrew Twiggy Forrest's loss yesterday in his High Court challenge to the government's mining tax.

A Dirty Harry day of reckoning for Rudd?

Unemployment numbers at 11:30am is Rudd’s first Dirty Harry moment on the campaign. Will the ‘punk’ be lucky?

A clever political trickster is our Tony Abbott

Under Abbott’s leadership I think it is fair to say that the first principle has been “the more boats the more votes for us”.

Confused? Take a number, stand in line

The good news and the bad news: the RBA cut the cash rate.

This mess we're in

And so it begins, here's just a few thoughts on election Day One.

A new tax. Surprise, surprise

Chris Bowen's proposed banking deposit levy. The hue, the cry, the context.

Playing dumb

Canberra plans (again) to freeze changes to super; K-Rudd brings in crack-squad of election advisors courtesy of Obama; and the FBT rort.

China pushes ahead with key reforms

Chinese economic news Chinese authorities have announced a number of reform/stimulus measures in recent days via websites and the local media. What has been announced? According to Reuters, quoting the state-run China Daily newspaper, “China plans to invest 1.7 trillion yuan ($277 billion) to combat air pollution over the next five years.” “The money is […]

Capitalism - alive and more than well

Well we have a lot of capitalism breaking out in the local news at the moment.

Who killed Channel 10?

And Fairfax. Talk about serial offenders. One.Tel anyone?

Share plunge indicates Labor will win? Spare me.

Well if ever you need evidence that the stockmarket really is not much more certain than throwing your money away at the track, you only need to look at the debacle over McMillan Shakespeare shares.
 Just to recap, the listed salary packaging company was suspended last week because of uncertainty over the government's new FBT […]

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