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Archives for February 2008

Mitt Romney Suspends Presidential Bid

Mitt Romney today suspended his campaign for the Republican Party nomination for President.

Romney’s poor showing in the Super Tuesday primaries had seen him lagging well behind Senator John McCain, who is now assured of the nomination. [Read more…]


Super Tuesday Election Speeches: Obama, Clinton, McCain, Huckabee, Romney

These are the main election night speeches from the 2008 Super Tuesday round of primaries.

The Democratic candidates are Senator Barack Obama and Senator Hillary Clinton.

The Republican candidates are Senator John McCain, Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney. [Read more…]


John McCain’s Super Tuesday Speech



Barack Obama’s Super Tuesday Speech



Governor-General Attacked And Defended

The Governor-General, Michael Jeffery, has been attacked by a newspaper columnist, prompting a rare public defence from Government House.

The Governor-General’s Official Secretary, Malcolm Hazell, has written to the Brisbane Courier-Mail defending his boss against the charge of having “risen without trace”. Hazell has outlined the range of activities the Governor-General has been involved in, including 850 speeches and 750 official functions since his appointment in 2003.

This is the text of the article by Mike O’Connor in the Brisbane Courier-Mail on February 3, 2008.

Governor-General stirs into action over cricket issue

There is nothing quite like the prospect of joining the ranks of the unemployed to galvanise a body into action. [Read more…]


Reserve Bank Increases Interest Rates

The Reserve Bank of Australia has increased the cash rate by 0.25% to 7.00%.

In a statement accompanying the decision, the Governor of the Reserve Bank, Glenn Stevens, said the Board had “concluded that a tighter monetary policy setting was needed now”.

Stevens cited “significant inflation pressures”, a “slowing” world economy and “fragile” sentiment in international capital and equity markets as the main reasons for the increase.

[Read more…]