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ASPI sponsors collect billions from Defence

Scott Morrison’s latest billion-dollar missile spend was leaked to the media and then talked up by ASPI whose sponsors have raked in $51 billion in Defence Department contracts whilst doling out cash to the highly-conflicted […]

Economy

Questions about financial markets

AMP Capital’s, Shane Oliver’s Q&A on the global recovery, vaccines, inflation, the risk of a share crash, Australian home prices and other issues  30 March 2021 | Shane Oliver, AMP Capital   Is the global economic recovery […]

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Buyers and sellers pile in for record weekend

Super Saturday delivers record-breaking results for supercharged home auction markets    29 March 2021 | Dr Andrew Wilson, My Housing Market Home auction markets peaked at the weekend hosting a flood of listings in the usual pre-Easter […]

Comment

Have unions healed their racist past?

When Australia’s British colonies became a federation in 1901 trade unions and conservative politicians were agreed on one thing – keeping Australia white 26 March 2021 | Noel Turnbull (Pearls & Irritations) Today trade unions […]

News

Residential market still hot

Just another autumn weekend of remarkable home auction market results  22 March 2021 | Dr Andrew Wilson, My Housing Market Auction markets continued to record extraordinary results at the weekend reflecting unprecedented buyer competition for available […]

Economy

Pause on vaccines but not markets

AMP Capital weekly market review sees uncertainty remaining on the side-effects of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine but markets still move ahead 22 March 2021 | Diana Mousina, AMP Capital US shares started the week strongly […]

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MG is on the move

Over the past year, the Australian economy has faced unprecedented challenges. After experiencing the bushfires spread across Australia and the impact of the global Covid-19 pandemic, Australia’s economy dipped into recession for the first time […]

Comment

Australian for one and a half centuries

Lawyer Kingsley Liu’s family has been in Australia for six generations, his great-grandfather Lau Yee Tong landed in Freemantle when Australia didn’t even exist as a nation, not unlike his native Hong Kong he arrived […]

Comment

Ignorance and prejudice: Australian media on China

Ignorance and prejudice on China are now entrenched in Australia, fed by media repetition of false narratives; possibly encouraged by US and UK origin foreign influences; and enabled by stubborn and inept Australian political leadership. […]

News

Australia’s “shared values”

In the face of the pandemic Scott Morrison launched himself onto the world stage holding virtual summits and strengthening alliances with “like-minded” democracies of “shared values”. Now, Australia, the UK, EU and US are refusing […]

Comment

China’s unfinished road

China’s Belt and Road Initiative is a work in progress; what it is, and does, means different things to different people, including those within China tasked with driving the policy 11 March 2021 | Jon […]

Comment

Chinese diaspora a bridge not an enemy

Despite links that extend back more than two centuries, the Chinese community in Australia is often viewed with suspicion. Not only is much of that suspicion not founded in reality, it can work against national […]

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No room for yellow elephant

Whether or not it was the author’s intentions, the Lowy Institute’s “Being Chinese” report has already been used in some narrow quarters, particularly on social media, to further marginalise Chinese-Australians. Kingsley Liu, lawyer and President […]