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Economy

Potential Food Shortages

Australia’s potential for food shortages has been exposed.

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Economy

Government Punishes Farmers and Workers

Government changes to horticulture labour rules is punishing both workers and farmers.

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Veganism

DFAT link to Aussie Farms Activists

#DFAT #Economy #HeiseSays The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has potential links to the Aussie Farms activists. References Julie Delforce keeps DFAT ag job after investigation on Aussie Farms links https://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/news/national/julie-delforce-keeps-dfat-ag-job-after-investigation-on-aussie-farms-links/news-story/e52d132e1f63541d6c3a4159d77cf9af?fbclid=IwAR1V4p90xlaXR5rzCAmYKyizMI2bT3EQY72ub1yb9XJi-tS51S0tMH6Xu-g

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Economy Recession

Consumer Sentiment Plunges

#Business #Recession #Economy #HeiseSays Consumer sentiment hits a four year low. References https://www.westpac.com.au/content/dam/public/wbc/documents/pdf/aw/economics-research/er20191009BullConsumerSentiment.pdf

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Economy Recession

Business Confidence Declines

#Business #Recession #Economy #HeiseSays The latest NAB Business Confidence survey shows another decline in business confidence. References https://business.nab.com.au/nab-monthly-business-survey-september-2019-36962/

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Economy Recession

Media Encouraging Quantitative Easing

#QuantitativeEasing #Recession #Economy #HeiseSays Is the media preparing people for Quantitative Easing? References https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-07/rba-interest-rates-approach-zero-quantitative-easing/11574590?section=business

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Economy

Empty Shelves Signal the Retail Recession

#Retail #Recession #Economy #HeiseSays Empty shelves and failed departments stores signal the growth of the retail recession. For a sector that employed nearly 10% of the Australian workforce, this is a big concern. References Empty shelves as Debenhams’ sole Australian department store prepares for the end https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/retail/empty-shelves-as-debenhams-sole-australian-department-store-prepares-for-the-end/news-story/3d09c7306e83b09b26537b516a0e53f4 Retail Trade http://lmip.gov.au/default.aspx?LMIP/GainInsights/IndustryInformation/RetailTrade

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Economy

Potato Rent Seekers

#Food #StateControl #Farming The Corruption and Crime Commission in Western Australia has accused WA’s Potato Regulator of serious misconduct. Of course, a CEO needs a $400,000 redundancy from regulating potatoes. References CCC claims Potato Marketing Corporation executive abused power to reap big payouts https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-05/ccc-targets-potato-marketing-corporation-executives/11282848

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Economy

State Controlled Potato Farms (Rant)

#Food #StateControl #Farming Let’s look at the recent behaviour of the State-controlled Potato Marketing Corporation of WA to learn how terrible and wasteful government intervention can be. This one turns into a slight rant.

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Economy

Australian Food Production Drops

#Farming #Food #Economy Australian food production hits a four year low due to the drought and international conditions. References ABARES forecasts four-year low for farm production amid drought and trade warshttps://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-17/value-of-australia-ag-drops-again/11518408?section=business Australian Agricultural Census 2015-16 visualisationshttp://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/data/agricultural-census-visualisations#about–the-agricultural-census