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Richard Farmer

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Undermining Gillard continues

Undermining Gillard continues

Richard FarmerJul 22, 20125 Comments

The dab hand of the Rudd supporters evident again this morning with these two stories in the Sydney Sundays:

UK Cabinet revolt at austerity cost cutting

Richard FarmerJul 21, 2012

Britain's Lord Chancellor Ken Clarke is leading a Cabinet revolt and calling for the return of free biscuits as snacks at Cabinet meetings. The Secretary of State for Justice broke Cabi

A new form of reporting political news - quote your own columnists

Richard FarmerJul 21, 20122 Comments

It gets a bit hard writing news stories about leadership challenges when the politicians involved don't want to talk ab out it. But never fear, there is another way of filling the front

Plug pulled on Bruce Springsteen

Plug pulled on Bruce Springsteen

Richard FarmerJul 15, 20121 Comment

They pulled the sound plug on Bruce Springsteen to end the second day of the Hard Rock Calling

New boat people horror - one survivor out of 55

New boat people horror - one survivor out of 55

Richard FarmerJul 15, 20127 Comments

Attack on Gillard - out from the underground

Attack on Gillard - out from the underground

Richard FarmerJul 15, 2012

No surprise really that The Australian has brought an attack on Julia Gillard out from the underground world of chain emails into the mainstream media.

The world fat index

The world fat index

Richard FarmerJul 13, 2012

The BBC website has developed a fat calculator to amuse and, in my case, humiliate. It is based on research data

Decline in bargaining power affects the workers' share of the Australian economic pie

Richard FarmerJul 10, 20126 Comments

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has pointed to a reduction in the bargaining power of workers to explain a change in labour's share of Australia's national inc

An easing of economic activity predicted by OECD

An easing of economic activity predicted by OECD

Richard FarmerJul 9, 2012

An easing of economic activity in most major OECD economies and a more marked slowdown in most major non- OECD economies is indicated by an OECD statistical survey released tonight. The

While the talking goes on the unemployment in Europe keeps rising

While the talking goes on the unemployment in Europe keeps rising

Richard FarmerJul 2, 20123 Comments

Figures published today by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, show European unemployment continuing to rise.