Morrison needs to do more on reining in public service pension rorts

ROBERT GOTTLIEBSEN 25 August 2016, The Australian The public servants’ defined benefit superannuation scheme has become one of the greatest scandals in the nation. We desperately need a parliamentary inquiry (some would say a royal commission) into the way the salary setting system has been manipulated in a way that is costing the nation hundreds…

ABC The Business – interview with Dr Pippa Malmgren

VIDEO LINK  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-22/extended-interview-with-dr-pippa-malmgren/7775088 Dr Pippa Malmgrem is a former financial market advisor to the White House, and former deputy head of global strategy at UBS. Last year her book ‘Signals’ was an Amazon best seller, she’s also founded her own drone manufacturing company and advises investors and companies on geopolitics.

Paralysed patient walks again in astonishing medical breakthrough

‘Patient seven was capable of walking with two crutches and lower limb orthoses…while requiring no assistance by a therapist’ Ian Johnston Science Correspondent   UK Independent  11 August 2016 In an astonishing breakthrough, patients left paralysed by severe spinal cord injuries have recovered the ability to move their legs after training with an exoskeleton linked to…

The new downside of a floating currency

Global rates policy a dismal failure By Alan Kohler   6 August 2016  The Australian  “The decision to float means that the speculators will now be speculating against themselves, rather than the Australian government via the Reserve Bank.” — Paul Keating, Treasurer, December 1983. The man who sat beside Keating at that press conference was the…