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Universities under review, again

Charles William Wentworth, a poet turned politician, established Australia’s first university in Sydney in 1850. His mission was to provide “the opportunity for the child of every class to become great and useful in the destinies of this country.” There are lamentably few poets in the parliament today, but Wentworth’s

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Higgins case finally over

Great news. The Brittany Higgins case is over. The ACT Director of Public Prosecutions, Shane Drumgold announced yesterday that the sexual assault charge against Bruce Lehrmann will be dropped, because of an “unacceptable risk to the life of the complainant”.In an extraordinary statement to the press, Drumgold claimed the decision

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The Fed gets more aggressive

The Fed Minutes tell us that even though the Fed may reduce the size of the individual rate hikes to 50 basis points, there will be even more rate hikes, lifting the Red Funds rate to an even higher final level. In the first week of November, we had the

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