Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Rise of the Fifth Estate–excerpt

My book, The Rise of the Fifth Estate is released tomorrow. It is available in ebook form in various formats. Here is a bit of a taste – an excerpt from the first chapter. ****** Chapter One: Thrills and Spills … Continue reading

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June Quarter WPI shows once again Wages fail to Breakout.

I’ve written about this quite a few times, but if there has been one aspect of the economic debate that has been more subject to obdurate facts it is that of IR and the predictions of the Fair Work Act … Continue reading

Posted in Australian politics, Economy, Industrial Relations, Journalism | 2 Comments

Australia’s Unemployment Rate is 5.2%

And so the ABS released the monthly employment figures came out today. The headline grabber is that unemployment stays at 5.2%. But technically the unemployment rate fell from 5.3% in seasonally adjusted terms to 5.2%, it’s just that last month … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Employment, Interest rates | 2 Comments

Sight and Sounds picks Vertigo as the Best Film of All Time

Yesterday came news that British film magazine, Sight and Sound had released it latest poll of the best films of all time. In an age where lists of best ofs are pretty much stock standard, Sight and Sound gets extra … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Film | 8 Comments