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Financial Reform and Development Banks

Nation-wide debt problems left unchecked have incubated a series of increasingly dangerous financial exposures in Australia.  As widespread community ill-ease attests, arrangements need to be rebuilt in several key areas.  Practical prudent options for governments, businesses and communities are discussed. 

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St George – Revitalising rural Australia

Attached are the slides from the very successful Rural Crisis meeting at St George on February 1 2014.  (Both files are the same with the “ppt” in the file name for earlier versions of Powerpoint). Further comments will follow but

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Reserve Bank Amendment (Australian Reconstruction and Development Board) Bill 2013

This is a link to the Bill introduced to the Senate on Dec 5 by Senator Nic Xenophon.  Reference has been made to the Senate Economics Committee with submissions  open until February 10. Passage of this Bill with its intent

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A Tailored Funding Initiative for Australian Agriculture

Australian Agriculture needs funding arrangements that recognise production, market and other realities.  Funding needs to be tailored to real needs, as is discussed in this file. Tailored Funding Initiative Ag Briefing Note

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Recapitalising in an Open Era

Rural Australia is facing a generational challenge due to unviable financial and market conditions.  Even highly efficient and productive enterprises will struggle while those affected by adverse conditions require stabilisation. Many steps will need to be taken if prosperity is

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Repositioning Rural Australia

Australian Agriculture is operating on an unsustainable basis.   Current debt stresses are the logical outcome of decades of unbalanced markets, inappropriate finance, untoward practices and inept policies.  We all need new ways forward. Major problems are evident.  From the Wheat

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