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Archive for November, 2012

AGRICULTURE & THE SHAREMARKET ARE NOT COMPATIBLE SAY SOME

FARMERS AND THE SHARE MARKET GATHERED around a lengthy board table in Sydney, some of Australia’s biggest farmers were near unanimous: the sharemarket was no place for agriculture. Farming was intrinsically volatile, dependent on the weather. Institutional investors were too focused on short-term returns. A public listing was simply not worth the hassle. It was […]

November 11th, 2012
Topic: FARMING, Money & Investments Tags: , , ,

WOMBAT AND KANGAROO BABIES FALL IN LOVE IN THESE PICS

A baby wombat and a baby kangaroo make friends after ending up at the same Australian rescue centre Sourced & published by Henry Sapiecha

November 7th, 2012
Topic: Native animals Tags: , , , , , ,

PAKISTAN INHUMANE SLAUGHTER OF AUSTRALIAN SHEEP CALLS FOR LIVE EXPORT BAN

PAKISTAN SHEEP SLAUGHTER CALLS FOR BOYCOTT IN LIVE EXPORT Sheep on hold in yard awaiting a cull in Pakistan. Photo: AFP Pakistan should be permanently boycotted as a market for Australian live exports, a West Australian sheep farmer says. Bob Ilffa, from the Wheatbelt town of Newdegate, made the comment as the industry braced for […]

November 6th, 2012
Topic: IMPORT EXPORT, Sheep Tags: , , ,

WATER AMENDMENT BILL TO BE ASSESSED ON ITS MERITS BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT ENQUIRY INTO WATER ISSUES Tuesday 6 November 2012 Inquiry into the Water Amendment (Water for the Environment Special Account) Bill 2012 Committee to conduct inquiry into Water Account Bill The House of Representatives Selection Committee has referred the Water Amendment (Water for the Environment Special Account) Bill to the Regional Australia Committee for […]

November 6th, 2012
Topic: GOVERNMENT, POLITICS PARLIAMENT, REPORTS STUDIES PAPERS, WATER & IRRIGATION Tags: , , ,

RESERVE BANK TO KEEP RATES AS THEY ARE FOR THE MOMENT

NO REDUCTION IN INTEREST RATE RESERVE BANK SAYS The Reserve Bank has left its cash rate on hold following a robust inflation reading in September, marking the first Melbourne Cup day in six years that rates will remain unchanged. Home loan guide: What it means for you Chronology of interest rate moves since 1990 Why […]

November 6th, 2012
Topic: INTEREST RATES INFLATION Tags: , , ,

GREEN MOON WINS THE MELBOURNE CUP HIGHLIGHTS OF THE RACE

Melbourne Cup 2012: How they finished Owner Lloyd Williams has won his fourth Melbourne Cup and jet-setting jockey Brett Prebble his first after the Hong Kong-based rider gave Green Moon “the ride of my life” to score in the $6.2 million race. Green Moon Rising …. the winner of the 2012 Melbourne Cup. Photo: Jason […]

November 6th, 2012
Topic: Horses, NATIONAL INTEREST, SPORTS & RACING Tags: , , , ,