Finance

Easing does it

Central banks heading towards the easing exits – five reasons not to be too concerned 29 June 2021 | Shane Oliver, AMP Capital (Image: Ibrahim Boran) The drumbeat of central banks heading towards the exits from ultra-easy […]

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Think-tank clickbait

Latest survey shows that even the reputable Lowy Institute is not immune from producing headline grabbing reports 24 June 2021 | Marcus Reubenstein Those who woke to news reports yesterday discovered that Australians have almost […]

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What freedom of speech?

Human rights lawyer, Greg Barns SC, argues the arrest of Kristo Langker—a 21-year-old producer on a YouTube comedy channel—represents gross misuse of resources and threat to our freedom of speech 21 June 2021 | Greg […]

Finance

Slowing stimulus

The drumbeat of central banks looking to start slowing monetary stimulus continued over the last week with the Fed surprisingly hawkish and the RBA heading in that direction albeit slowly. But while this could drive […]

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Average Australians now on millionaires’ row

Australian residential property prices soar, with New South Wales homes now over $1 million 16 June 2021 | Dr Andrew Wilson, My Housing Market The value of Australian homes is soaring as record home buying activity […]

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Clowning around with free speech

The arrest of a producer of YouTube journalist and comedian FriendlyJordies has disturbing implications for free speech and civil liberties. That a counter-terrorism unit would be sent in to arrest a government critic has eerie […]

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Is Foreign Affairs marching to ASPI’s beat?

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s government-mandated constitution states that ASPI’s powers are limited to “strategic and defence issues” but ASPI now appears to be advising the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 16 June 2021 […]

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ABC boss in unchartered waters

Reporters continue to refer to the managing director of the ABC, David Anderson, as the “editor-in-chief”. There is no such office in the ABC. In the wake of questioning by a Senate Estimates Committee, over […]

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Reflection on “Where is the Asian hate coming from?”

Chinese Community Council of Australia reflects on an Australian independent journalist’s thoughts on anti-Asian racism 11 June 2021 | Tony Pun, Founding President CCCA The article “Where is the Asian hate coming from” which appeared […]

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Asian dominos knocked over in rush for the door

Panic abounds, half a century ago tiny Vietnam was the commie domino poised to knock over the world, now China has some folks running for the door. Colin Mackerras reviews China Panic: Australia’s alternative to […]