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Inquiry into the business case for the #NBN and the experiences of small businesses – Parliament of Australia - due 17/1 - working on submission - maximising the value of the nbn - comparing #aU to #OECD and top 10 trading partners aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_…
Outlining my #nbn thinking to maximise #value of #nbn
#nbn - where have we come from; where are we now; what is left to do; where are we going.... 1. where from
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1. #Bulgaria/n #economy 101! #Thread

#Borissov's government is proud that in 2018, #GDP growth was 3.2%, but how impressive is this and should you be impressed too?
2. #Bulgaria has the lowest #GDP/capita in the #EU, but it is not that small. Our population is ca 7.1 million. What does that mean? Lack of efficiency, but not only.

Graph credit: WorldBank
3. #Bulgaria has the lowest median earnings in the #EU. In 2018, the net salary was 457 EUR. Contrast with #Romania (565 EUR), #Poland (784 EUR), and #Greece (917 EUR).

Chart credit: reinisfischer.com/average-salary…
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1/ Time to dispel a few climate furphies.

The first is that no one is doing anything on #ClimateChange.

Here is the % change in emissions (excluding LULUCF) from 2005-17 for all #OECD nations.

Australia is one of only five (in red) that has increased emissions! #auspol
2/

All 32 OECD countries combined make up 57% of world GDP and those countries that saw emissions fall make up 54% of world GDP.

Australia is not part of the pack. It is at the back and is an outlier #auspol #ClimateCrisis

(thanks @MattGrudnoff @TheAusInstitute for stats)
3/ Australia’s total emissions rank it as 14 largest in the world.

Australia has higher absolute emissions than 40 countries with bigger populations.

If you look at per capita emissions, Australia tops it.
#auspol #COP25
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With my last drop of CJEU judgments brainpower for the week, here are some key points from the global takedown of #Facebook defamatory comments case published yesterday #Glawischnig Long thread alert! 1/x curia.europa.eu/juris/document…
Setting the scene: this is not a data protection or #privacy case. This is a case concerning deletion of information, but grounded on defamation. It is irrelevant for the case at hand that those comments contained personal data, even if they did. 2/
Fun fact: the #GDPR specifically excludes from its scope of application those situations which also fall under the scope of liability rules for intermediary service providers, Art 12 to 15 from eCommerce Directive, precisely what the CJEU was asked to interpret. 3/
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Hello friends! Let’s talk about VAT in Nigeria and some perspectives on the proposed hike to the VAT rate.
It’s a thread! #NigeriaVAT
1. We are all aware of the plan by the FG to increase VAT rate from the current 5% to 7.5% come 2020. While several “experts” and public affairs commentators have complained about how low our VAT rate is compared to other countries in Africa...

#NigeriaVAT
2. ...they have failed to appreciate the deficiencies of the Nigerian VAT system.
There are reasons why it may be wrong to compare VAT in Nigeria with that of other countries. Our VAT is not a proper VAT. It is more of a sales tax than VAT. #NigeriaVAT
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NEW PAPER THREAD: Our paper on fiscal multipliers has just been released by @PIIE. We create a dataset of large fiscal expansions for 17 #OECD countries between 1960 and 2007 piie.com/publications/w… 1/8
2/10 The database is constructed by first finding when a country's cyclically adjusted deficit increased by a lot and then by reading OECD and IMF reports published in those years to check whether a fiscal stimulus did in fact happen at that time and why
3/10 Our first result is that it's crucial to complement the statistical approach to identifying large shift in fiscal policy with narrative evidence. Relying only on large shifts in the cyclically adj deficit to identify episodes of large fiscal expansions is a REALLY bad idea
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1/ June 28, 2019 at 6:30:04 PM GMT+9 #DigitalEconomy
A White House official speaking on background gave us (travel team) a short briefing about a G20 session on the digital economy.
2/ The official said that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe opened the session "with a call for unity, and for countries around the world to really think creatively about the challenges that we're facing with respect to the digital economy, as well as the opportunities.”
3/ This applied especially “in the areas of emerging technologies.”
The issues range from “skills and workforce to preventing things like terrorist content from proliferating online.”
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Heute ist das Stabilitätsprogramm im Budgetausschuss. Aber dieses #StabProgramm und die Art der parl. Behandlung ist für eine sinnvolle Budgetdebatte ungeeignet, es schafft keine Transparenz. Warum und was wären Alternativen? Ein Thread 1/18
Seit Zusammenlegung des Budgetrahmens (=grobe Budgetplanung für nächste 5 Jahre) mit dem Detailbudget für das kommende Jahr, gibt es bei
#StabProgramm keine Budgetrede, kein ExpertInnenhearing, keine Debatte und keinen Beschluss im Plenum. 2/18
#StabProgramm bildet nur den Gesamtstaat ab. Aus den vorgelegten Zahlen ist nicht ersichtlich, ob Bund, Länder, Gemeinden oder Sozialversicherungen für Entwicklungen verantwortlich sind. 3/18
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A1. More on my take re OECD WG on Bribery:
Recall, the WG is made up of govt officials from states who are signatories to the Anti-Bribery Convention. Its monitoring and other work is supported by the OECD Secretariat’s anticorruption division. Source:WG annual reports #cdnpoli
A2. The OECD Sec does important work to help states improve public policies & processes through monitoring, reviewing, compiling best practices, guiding etc. Relevant to DPAs, the WG will be releasing a study on Mar 21 about Non-Trial Agreements by Parties to the AB Convention
A3. This will be an interesting read for Canada from a policy perspective to understand what has worked well or not in other jurisdictions that have DPAs.
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🇨🇳 #CHINA Q3 GDP Y/Y: 6.5% V 6.6%E (slowest growth since Q1 2009)
*NBS spokesman Mao Shengyong said that the international situation was bringing “downward pressure” on China.
*Link: bloom.bg/2RVX1ZA
🇫🇷 🇪🇺 🇨🇳 French tire maker Michelin warned of declining sales in Europe and #China in the second half of the year, dragging down shares of its competitors in the U.S. and Europe - Bloomberg
*Statement: bit.ly/2EujhqH
🇺🇸🇨🇳🇪🇺 In a volley of filings, the EU, #China and the U.S. this week escalated disputes over new U.S. metals tariffs, the European response to those levies, and Chinese intellectual property practices - Bloomberg
bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
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