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Mathias Cormann to resign to pursue top job at OECD

Senator Cormann will formally retire from the Senate on October 30 after which he will be nominated for the Paris-based position. Loading “The OECD brings together most of the European economies, but it also brings together the economies of North America and the Asia-Pacific as a truly global organisation and …

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Millions left waiting until 2021 for actual tax cut boost: Grattan

Economists compare different years when showing the effects of changing the tax rates and the calculations are complicated. Analysts looking at the entire three-stage tax plan, which is staggered over several years, often pick 2017-18 as a comparison point as this was before any of the stages of the tax …

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‘The chances are pretty small’: Experts challenge budget’s vaccine assumption

“We know that the road out of this crisis will be unpredictable … We are taking nothing for granted.” Australian Medical Association president Omar Khorshid said the peak body’s biggest concern about the budget was its reliance on “a vaccine-led recovery”, expressing scepticism about a vaccine being safe, effective and …

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‘We want to see the fight’: Albanese readies himself for budget reply amid growing internal frustrations

It has led some within the ranks to dub him “Uncle Arthur”, a 1990s TV comedy character created by Glenn Robbins who was a doddery, old-age pensioner, keen gardener and deaf as a post. Loading Sidelined for much of the past six months through Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s elevation to …

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‘Line of storms’: Burst of wild weather ahead for Sydney, eastern NSW

Sydney and eastern NSW are likely to be battered by damaging winds and potentially severe thunderstorms on Thursday as a cold front sweeps across the state. Jordan Notara, a senior forecaster at the Bureau of Meteorology, said the front would likely be fast-moving and steer “a line of storms” over …

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‘Thrilled’: Next generation climate modelling gets budget kickstart

Loading Australia is the only country in the southern hemisphere developing climate models, and the ACCESS update “keeps us relevant, keeps us on the international agenda”, said Professor Pitman, who is based at the University of NSW, and was part of the scoping study into the next generation of modelling. …

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Turkey’s support of Azerbaijan a quest for a place in ‘world order’

“Turkey’s logic in almost all corners of the map is disruption. Anything that undermines the status quo is good for it, because the previous status quo was seen to counter its interests,” said Galip Dalay, fellow at Robert Bosch Academy in Germany. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan inspects a military …

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‘Once they see your grey hair, that’s it’: How the federal budget ignored women

“We know that women have been hit particularly hard by the pandemic and that’s often a consequence of additional care responsibilities in their families.” Loading Professor Holden said measures to boost female labour force participation would have helped answer Federal Reserve Bank and government calls for increased productivity in Australia. …

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POLL CALL: Labor heads to Townsville as LNP flys north

The Labor campaign has jetted into its most vulnerable part of the state, Townsville. At stake in Townsville are three Labor-held marginal seats which Annastacia Palaszczuk needs to hold and Deb Frecklington wants to win. The Labor campaign has moved to Townsville on day two of the Queensland election campaign.Credit:Lydia …

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Ad-man and Gruen regular Russel Howcroft says Wil Anderson is a genius

Well, the advertising world is continuously providing something new to talk about, it’s a very creative and very fluid field. There’s always a conversation to be had around the ethics of it, and the core purpose of it. There’s always an opportunity to have a serious conversation, but equally there’s …

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