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Treasurer Morrison to ‘take out the trash’ in MYEFO

Posted December 14, 2015 10:08:26

A top price range watcher forecasts that tomorrow’s mid-year fiscal update will be the new Treasurer’s possibility to ‘take out the trash’ of his predecessor.

The Federal Government’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) is shaping up as an chance for Treasurer Scott Morrison to dump some of his predecessor Joe Hockey’s failed savings measures.

“What I count on the Treasurer to do in MYEFO is primarily to take out the trash,” predicted Stephen Anthony, chief economist at Market Super Australia and a former Treasury official.

“To discard some of the controversial saving possibilities that have been blocked in the Senate to do with higher education and loved ones and other budget savings, and to appear to reboot the savings process about regions that are far more measured, more balanced and you know sharing the load of adjustments across the neighborhood.”

Mr Anthony said this MYEFO is most likely to be as considerably a political document as a monetary one.

“The complete thought is to do this now to primarily set the reset button to support rebuild political capital, specifically with the cross benchers, and to establish a sort of a reasonable framework about which important tax reform can be element,” he stated.

“At the moment there are just also many negative memories that are blocking a far more constructive policy agenda.”

Commodity price tag slump poses problems

Mr Anthony stated Mr Morrison also faces the challenge of further steep falls in essential commodity rates, notably iron ore.

Such price tag falls lower Australia’s terms of trade – that is the cost the nation receives for its exports compared to what it pays for imports – and consequently national earnings.

He said that this will inevitably mean a deterioration in the budget bottom line from May’s forecasts, exactly where a $ 35.1 billion deficit was predicted this economic year, progressively declining to $ 6.9 billion in 2018-19.

“Clearly our terms of trade have gone down somewhat compared to exactly where they had been at price range, despite the fact that the dollar has fallen also and that certainly soaks up some of that adjustment,” Mr Anthony observed.

“Seeking forward you would be tough pressed to forecast a price range that didn’t have terms of trade falls continuing, and that wasn’t included in the final budget so the Treasurer has to contain these falls.

“As nicely as that, the real economy is most likely increasing much less swiftly than we thought it would, and that is assuming that we never have a downturn presumably created in China.”

Audio: Treasurer to use MYEFO to take out spending budget trash (AM)

By the finish of final week, the iron ore cost was down to $ US37 a tonne and that is substantially below the $ US48 that Treasury utilised as its May possibly price range baseline figure.

Back in Could, Treasury forecast that a fall in iron ore rates from $ US48 to $ US38 a tonne would wipe nearly $ 10 billion off national income and $ two.1 billion from tax revenue.

That was at an Australian dollar forecast of 77 US cents, and the reduced local currency (just beneath 72 US cents at present) should support offset some of the damage.

Mr Anthony is expecting to see a additional downward revision in iron ore price forecasts so that the Government does not have to additional increase its deficit predictions in an election year if the commodity rout continues into 2016.

“You would count on that Scott Morrison will do his best to incorporate an iron ore price that is somewhat decrease than even that,” he added.

“The concept getting that he ought to try to generate price range forecasting, but truly undershoot so that subsequent year he’s not consistently put in this position where there is negative price range news since of unfavourable parameter variations, especially in the lead up to the next election.”

Subjects: budget, federal-government, financial-trends, australia

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Australia however to take action against teenage hacking fugitive

Posted December 11, 2015 00:16:07

Australian authorities are however to formally request the extradition of a teenage personal computer hacking suspect, a lot more than a fortnight right after he boasted about fleeing to Europe although below police surveillance.

Dylan Wheeler from Perth was just 17 when he was charged over involvement in a main international hack of Microsoft and US Army computers.

The FBI says the hackers are believed to have stolen international home worth $ US100 million.

Nearly 3 years later, facing a possible ten-year jail sentence, Mr Wheeler fled the nation.

Last month he told the ABC’s 730 program it was “scary” how easily he was able to leave.

“I left Australia due to the fact my case went on for about two to 3 years and it was obtaining nowhere,” Mr Wheeler said from his new house in the Czech Republic.

“It was quite scary that I was in a position to leave on my Australian passport, due to the fact they truly have a program called PACE … it is a method they use at border manage to basically figure out if you are a criminal if you are attempting to leave the country, and generally it will flag you.”

The Australian Government is refusing to comment on the case, or say no matter whether it is looking for to extradite Mr Wheeler.

“As a matter of longstanding practice, the Australian Government does not disclose whether it has produced, or intends to make, an extradition request to a foreign country till the person is arrested or brought prior to the court in a foreign nation pursuant to that request,” a spokesperson for the Lawyer-General’s Division mentioned.

Nevertheless, a spokesman for the Czech government has confirmed to the ABC that Australia is however to formally request Mr Wheeler’s extradition.

“[The] Ministry of Justice hasn’t been contacted by any authorities in this matter, so we have no information about the case of Mr Wheeler,” the spokesman stated.

Because leaving Australia, Mr Wheeler claims he is using his skills for very good, by helping European government agencies protect themselves from malicious hackers.

He stated he was not afraid of getting caught or that his previous would catch up with him.

“The accusations they have claimed are untrue, and to the greatest of my expertise I have not committed a crime,” Mr Wheeler stated.

“I would like them to just drop the charges, drop the accusations and face defeat and say, ‘Hey, we stuffed up’.”

Topics: hacking, international-law, foreign-affairs, federal-government, computer systems-and-technology, czech-republic, australia, perth-6000

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States can take lead more than climate alter action: Weatherill

Posted December 05, 2015 09:18:34

States and regions have the capacity to tackle climate adjust even if national governments discover it hard to attain agreements, South Australia’s Premier Jay Weatherill has mentioned.

Mr Weatherill and other provincial leaders met UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon in Paris on Friday as talks continued in the French capital on a worldwide climate deal.

He stated sub-national governments had been a major force in tackling climate change.

“Territory and regional governments are investing in their transport systems, their energy systems, and their waste systems,” Mr Weatherill stated.

“It falls to state and regional governments and cities to take these methods because there’s been so much paralysis at an international level in action on global warming.”

South Australia is 1 of the chairs of the Climate Group States and Regions Alliance, which contains Victoria, New South Wales, the ACT, as well as several Canadian provinces, American states and European regions.

Mr Weatherill mentioned the meeting was told of South Australia’s program to turn into carbon neutral by 2050.

“We’re already out there carrying out it, and if there are troubles in national governments reaching these agreements, then we can attain agreements at a sub-national government level and get on with the enterprise of really taking on international warming.”

Mr Weatherill’s delegation will be in Paris till Tuesday, and he will be speaking at other international forums.

“We want to offer ourselves as a test bed for new technologies and new concepts that will not only lead us in the fight against worldwide warming, but develop the jobs of the future,” he said.

Subjects: climate-adjust, atmosphere, france, adelaide-5000, sa

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5 residence-grown players set to take the WBBL by Storm

By Brittany Carter

Posted December 04, 2015 20:58:08

Seventeen fantastic international players have been secured to play in the inaugural season of the WBBL.

But don’t be distracted by the new competition’s intercontinental signing ability, there are plenty of domestic personalities that are sure to shine in the newest contest for women’s cricket in Australia.

Brittany Carter brings you up to speed with five of our home-grown players that are set to take the WBBL stage by storm.

Ellyse Perry, Sydney Sixers

Ellyse Perry drives during the third Women's Ashes ODI Photo: Ellyse Perry was brilliant in the Women’s Ashes. (Getty Images: Stu Forster)

One of the better known names in women’s cricket, Ellyse Perry is sure to have some fun in the WBBL format.

Recently confirmed as the Sydney Sixers skipper, the all-rounder who also plays for Sydney FC in the W-League has certainly made her mark in the cricketing world.

Named the Australian Player of the 2015 Ashes, she was a main factor in the Southern Stars’ multi-format series-win, scoring 264 runs for an average of 33, and managing 16 wickets at 13.43.

She got the job done for the Aussies on the final day of the Ashes test, taking 6 for 32 and notching 78, 48 and 67 in the green and gold’s ODI series triumph.

That red-hot form continued in the WNCL, where Perry scored her maiden competition century and was an integral part of the NSW Breakers team, the Blues having another top season where they made the final but missed out on an 11th consecutive title.

The first member of the Sixers team to be signed, Perry has been there every step of the recruitment process and, now that’s she’s been given the nod to lead from the front, will no doubt set a great example.

Meg Lanning, Melbourne Stars

Meg Lanning hits out against England Photo: Australian captain Meg Lanning is the number one batter in the world. (Getty Images: Stu Forster)

Australia’s, Victoria’s and now the Melbourne Star’s captain also happens to be the number one female batter in the world right now.

Having lead the Southern Stars to their first Ashes win on English soil since 2001, Lanning also holds the highest individual score in women’s Twenty20s and the highest score in Australian domestic cricket.

Smashing a century in the second ODI of this year’s multi-format Ashes series, she pushed Australia to 63 in front of England, levelling the competition and driving the side back into the game.

The opening batter has always jumped at the chance to represent her state and after the Vic Spirit finished in fourth place in the WNCL, Lanning will be eager to establish her side as the best team in Melbourne, with rivals the Renegades keen to challenge them for that title.

Lanning’s ease at the crease and her ability to make the toughest shots look easy will ensure she is a star performer in the WBBL’s fast-paced and hard-hitting format.

Grace Harris, Brisbane Heat

Grace Harris of the Fire Photo: Grace Harris … a relative newcomer to keep an eye on. (Getty Images: Matt Roberts)

The all-rounder has only recently broken onto the international scene, making her debut for the Southern Stars in three warm-up games against Ireland earlier this year.

But she ended up stealing the show, taking out player of the series with a total of three wickets and a score of 39 not out from just 21 balls.

Harris continued to make herself useful for Australia in the T20 matches of the Ashes series, smashing three big sixes in Cardiff.

For someone relatively unknown on an international scale, Harris has really cemented her place in the Australian line up with a strike rate of 170.68 from six T20Is.

Back at home in her Western Suburbs kit, she’s been incredibly successful, hitting 151 not out from 74 balls back in February to score the highest domestic T20 score in QLD Premier Cricket.

Of all the mystery surrounding Harris one thing is for sure; you’ll need to be ready for a catch all the way back to the 10th row if you’re heading to any of the Brisbane Heat games.

Elyse Villani, Perth Scorchers

Elyse Villani of Australia bats Photo: Elyse Villani has some serious runs under her belt opening the batting for the Western Fury. (Getty Images: Gareth Copley)

Although the Western Fury finished low on the WNCL ladder, top order batsmen Elyse Villani won’t have too much to worry about with opening scores of 48, 142 and 79 under her belt.

The T20 specialist has played a total of 29 Twenty20 international matches since debuting for Australia back in 2009, averaging 29 with the bat.

Her best score in the shorter format was recorded last year against Pakistan, where she smacked an impressive 90 not out to push the Southern Stars into the World Twenty20 semi-finals.

While Villani’s performance in the Ashes series was hot and cold, on her best days the opener can put anyone’s batting to shame.

With a familiar face in the form of opening partner Nicole Bolton and a handful of international stars in the Perth Scorchers line up, Villani should excel in the WBBL.

Rene Farrell, Sydney Thunder

Rene Farrell of Australia celebrates after getting the wicket of Lydia Greenway of England to win the Ashes Photo: Rene Farrell is a strike bowler of excellent quality. (Getty Images: Jordan Mansfield)

Rene Farrell first secured her spot in the Southern Stars when she was introduced to the international game back in 2007 and the fast bowler has never looked back.

She shone in the 2011 Ashes, demonstrating her talent as a quickie, collecting a Test hat-trick in the second innings and finishing up with figures of 5 for 23.

Farrell proved her ability again in this year’s Ashes series, where she took three crucial wickets and a run-out in the second Twenty20 match at Hove.

She has a knack of injecting some creativity into the game with her unique inswing when there’s a lull in wickets.

In the WNCL Farrell made the switch back to the NSW Breakers for 2015, playing for her home state for the first time since 2008, adding plenty of experience and a never-say-die attitude to the side.

With 43 T20Is listed her resume, the veteran should be right at home with the high-intensity and swift play of the WBBL.

Topics: cricket, sport, australia

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‘I’ll take a bullet prior to you do’: Cop praised for calm in California shooting

Posted December 04, 2015 12:03:42

A police officer has been praised for his calm as he helped evacuate survivors from a California disability centre where 14 people were shot dead for the duration of a Christmas celebration.

Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and his wife Tashfeen Malik, 27, had been armed with assault weapons and semi-automatic handguns when they burst into an auditorium rented out for the celebration at the Inland Regional Centre social solutions agency in San Bernardino.

Footage taken inside the centre by employee Gabi Flores shows survivors getting evacuated from the website.

In the video, an unidentified officer can be heard telling survivors to “attempt to relax”.

“I will take a bullet ahead of you do, that is for damn certain,” the officer says.

“Just be cool, OK.”

The footage also captures the panicked breathing of the survivors as they make their way quietly toward the centre’s elevators.

Two women lead a little youngster, whilst other people hold their hands up in the air as per the police officer’s directions.

Toward the finish of the footage, two survivors are heard discussing the shooting.

The pair talk about seeing “an individual in black” — Farook and Malik wore black assault-style clothes to carry out the attack.

The officer garnered a lot of praise right after the video was posted on-line by Californian neighborhood radio station KPCC.

“God bless this officer for getting selfless. The calm in the storm,” wrote Roslyn Graham.

“This officer at this moment produced these individuals feel safer,” wrote Art Aguilar.

“Just for that alone, I say ‘thank you for your service’.”

Topics: crime, murder-and-manslaughter, united-states

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Klitschko to take up Fury rematch selection

Posted December 03, 2015 07:31:28

Tyson Fury (2ndL) after beating Wladimir Klitschko (L) to become world heavyweight champion. Photo: Wladimir Klitschko (L) wants a likelihood to regain his globe heavyweight titles from Tyson Fury (2ndL) and is taking up his rematch choice. (Getty Imiages / Bongarts: Lars Baron)

Former globe heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko stated on Thursday (AEDT) he will take up the contractual selection of a rematch against Tyson Fury in an try to win back his belts.

Britain’s Fury, 27, stunned Klitschko last Sunday (AEDT) in Duesseldorf with a unanimous points defeat, his very first loss for 11 years, which ended the Ukrainian’s nine year reign as globe champion.

Hamburg-primarily based Klitschko, who turns 40 next April, says he banished thoughts of retirement in the wake of the shock defeat.

He has vowed to use his likelihood to win back the IBF (International Boxing Federation), World Boxing Association (WBA) and Planet Boxing Organisation (WBO) belts he deservedly lost to Fury in a poor performance.

“I was really frustrated straight soon after the fight, but after some brief nights I now know that I want to show that I am significantly better than my performance on [Sunday],” said Klitschko in a statement.

“I couldn’t show my full potential at any time.

“This is what I want to adjust in the rematch – and I will. Failure is not an alternative.”

Klitschko’s manager Bernd Boente mentioned they will now open negotiations with the Fury camp to determine the venue and date.

“There will be a large worldwide interest in this fight which already can be billed as the fight of the year 2016,” stated Boente.

“We received so numerous queries of fans and journalists soon after [the fight]. The new champion and his challenger will answer all of them inside the ring.”


Topics: sport, boxing, ukraine, england

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Murray defeats Goffin to take out Davis Cup for Britain

Posted November 30, 2015 02:39:34

Britain won the Davis Cup for the 1st time in 79 years in Ghent on Sunday when Andy Murray defeated David Goffin six-3, 7-5, six-three in the 1st of the reverse singles for an unbeatable three-1 lead more than Belgium.

It was a fitting climax for the 28-year-old Scot to offer the winning point, getting won all 11 rubbers he played in during the campaign as the British defeated heavyweights United States, France and Australia just before the clincher against Belgium.

The win more than Goffin produced him just the third player, after John McEnroe and Mats Wilander, to win all eight singles in the identical calendar year since the Davis Cup Globe Group began in 1981.

It also underpinned Murray’s spot in tennis history following his headline-generating wins in the 2012 US Open and Olympics, and at Wimbledon the following year.

The match-up of the two national quantity ones came soon after each had won their opening singles on Friday and Murray had teamed up with brother Jamie the following day to defeat Goffin and Steve Darcis in the doubles.

It was do or die for Goffin and Belgium against the globe number two, who had yet to drop a single set against the 16th ranked Belgian in prior games.

Murray won the initial set with ease, but was taken all the way in the second prior to charging back from an early break in the third to clinch the win for Britain.


Subjects: tennis, sport, belgium

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