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The Albanese government has announced the next speaker of the house. What’s the role and why is it important?

The Albanese government has announced the next speaker of the house. What’s the role and why is it important?

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. The Albanese government has chosen its candidate to be the new speaker. Milton Dick has been the member for Oxley in Queensland since 2016. The former Brisbane City Councillor is almost certain to be formally endorsed by the…

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Cryptocurrencies are great for gambling – but lousy at liberating our money from big central banks

Cryptocurrencies are great for gambling – but lousy at liberating our money from big central banks

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. The dream that decentralised finance – or “DeFi” – can free the monetary system from the clutches of governments and banks has helped launch 20,000 cryptocurrencies. But with 2022 proving to be more of a crypto-nightmare – including…

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6 graphs that explain the economy

6 graphs that explain the economy

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Australia’s economy edged closer back towards normal in the three months to March, growing by 0.8% in the quarter (which is towards the upper end of economic growth before COVID hit in early 2020) and 3.3% over the…

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