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GDP tipped to contract by 0.4 per cent in March quarter

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Economists are predicting Australia’s growth will slip into negative territory when the March quarter GDP figures are revealed later this morning. Treasury has acknowledged the impact of the bushfires combined with the coronavirus crisis will weigh on the figures. GDP is tipped to contract in the March quarter by about …

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Trump is ‘seizing upon this crisis’

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Donald Trump is trying to turn the recent violent protests to his political advantage, labelling the Democrats as weak and painting himself as the ‘law-and-order’ President, according to The Australian’s Paul Kelly. The US president has vowed to deploy the military unless states halt violent protests following the death of …

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Labor ‘listening to scientists’ to guide climate change policy

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Labor MP Matt Thistlethwaite says Labor’s approach to climate change heading into the next election will be guided by “listening to the advice of the scientists”. Shadow Agriculture Minister Joel Fitzgibbon said Labor’s emissions policy was far more ambitious than the Coalition’s, which sat at 26 to 28 per cent …

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Antifa is the world’s most ‘fascist Orwellian organisation’

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Sky News host Rowan Dean says Antifa is an “Orwellian organisation” who paints themselves as against tyrannical government but are “themselves the most fascist organisation” on the planet. It comes as President Donald Trump has signalled he will classify Antifa – which stands for anti-fascist – as a terrorist organisation. …

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Tax reform needed for ‘thriving domestic economy’

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Partner at PwC Paul Abbey says “over the coming period we’re going to need to get stuck into tax reform to create the longer term impetus to have a thriving domestic economy”. “We know that after recessions and impacts like COVID and the GFC it takes a long time to …

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