Liberal MP’s $2000-a-month internet bill

Gaffe-prone assistant treasurer Stuart Robert is being scrutinised again after charging taxpayers more than $2000 a month for his home internet bills. Mr Robert was only returned to the federal frontbench a few weeks ago after he was sacked in 2016 over a trip to China for a mining company …

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The era of easy borrowing across the world is now over

FITCH Ratings has warned that global bond markets face a rude shock as the US Federal Reserve jams on the brakes to avert overheating, with grave implications for inflated asset prices across the world. Brian Coulton, the agency’s chief economist, said investors have underestimated the Fed’s determination to drain excess …

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Outback Way seeks Labor promise

Shire of Laverton president Patrick Hill will be seeking an assurance from the Federal Labor Opposition that it will promise to fund the completion of the Outback Highway if it wins the next election. He said the Outback Highway Development Council had received assurances from the Federal Government that it …

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Select few drag city down

Kalgoorlie-Boulder is an intimate community. When the transient population is accounted for, the core of the community is quite small — perhaps 15,000-20,000 people. On the whole, the more permanent residents care deeply about the image and future of this town. And then there are the others who play up …

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