Posts Tagged ‘Julia Gillard’

Buyers Aren’t Seasonal  – Vendors Are

Buyers Aren’t Seasonal – Vendors Are

By | September 6th, 2013

. If the current federal election is anything to go by – a pivotal role that has emerged has been the aggression expressed on social media – yes our new digital economy. This in – turn has led to the most combative and often under – handed strategies ever seen before...

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When home grown was best!

When home grown was best!

By | October 12th, 2012

. What if the GFC is permanent? Well, permanent is a tad over the top although I do agree with IMF chief economist “that the world would not recover from the financial crisis until at least 2018.” When we look at our home front today, we see Australia’s growth straight jacket...

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Is The Property Market Crashing In Or Cashing In?

Is The Property Market Crashing In Or Cashing In?

By | May 18th, 2012

. Here we go again – global financial markets went into yet another tail spin this week as they collectively expressed concerns about world growth and financial stability. Global credit markets face a ‘perfect storm’with companies across the world having to raise $40 trillion to finance upcoming debt. On top of...

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Australia is now in a white collar recession!

Australia is now in a white collar recession!

By | March 30th, 2012

. The “world’s greatest treasurer” Wayne Swan rejects nation’s ‘low productivity’ tag by declaring that Australia punches above its weight in the global productivity stakes, while attacking critics who blame slow productivity growth on Labor’s workplace laws. In a startling revelation, he declared that Labor had long term policies in place...

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The Mosman Ring Of Confidence Is Shining Through

The Mosman Ring Of Confidence Is Shining Through

By | February 17th, 2012

. The global financial crisis (GFC) for most of us has been a frustrating and fascinating exercise in understanding human behaviour. We now know that when the property market is booming, buyers are more than happy to pay well above the market value simply because consumer sentiment is strong. So when...

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Australia is “trending” differently to world economies!

Australia is “trending” differently to world economies!

By | February 10th, 2012

. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) releases today its Minutes explaining why it decided to keep the cash rate on hold. Here is the real reason why. The National Australia Bank (NAB) released its business survey yesterday for the December quarter 2011. “Business conditions strengthened in the December quarter, following...

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Wayne’s ‘Swan Song’ – He’s Obviously Tone Deaf!

Wayne’s ‘Swan Song’ – He’s Obviously Tone Deaf!

By | December 2nd, 2011

. I’m not sure which quote will go down as the dumbest in 2011. Our Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, was the orator of the two that I believe win hands down. The first “there will be no carbon tax under the government that I lead” we all know what happened...

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Something just happened to the Mosman property markets!

Something just happened to the Mosman property markets!

By | November 18th, 2011

. Albeit a brief visit (28 hours), it is not that often that the world’s most powerful identity lands on our shores where by the sounds of things Australia is set to become the fifty third State of America. With America’s future lies with Asia – Pacific region, Obama says where...

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It’s Up Up And Away Or Out Out And Away!

It’s Up Up And Away Or Out Out And Away!

By | November 4th, 2011

Another mad week in Australia with Qantas (Queer And Nasty Try Another Service) shutting down all operations to create a massive spat with allegations that the government ignored warnings about Qantas grounding: Alan Joyce. We then heard that Qantas CEO Alan Joyce made a phone call to PM Julia Gillard...

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Mosman’s number is up – but is the market up to it?

Mosman’s number is up – but is the market up to it?

By | October 21st, 2011

  We have been waiting all year for the Mosman housing market to mount a formidable challenge to the market – this week it’s officially game – on. Three weeks ago there were 115 houses on the market, last week it increased to 133, this week on Domain it has jumped...

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