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Market wrap

AAP  |  TUESDAY, 15 JUN 2004
... Australian market has little to look at from an economic and equity perspective. However, a speech by Prime Minister John Howard will be closely watched for any indication of a date for the forthcoming federal election.

Aust Liberal leadership speculation threatens Budget sell

... could be overshadowed by new questions about Mr Costello's future. In a pledge which has echoes of Prime Minister John Howard's when-I'm-64 comments, Mr Costello revealed he would consider his future in politics at the end of the year. AAP

Voters cool on Latham and tax cuts, poll finds

AAP  |  WEDNESDAY, 28 APR 2004
... now stands at 54%t, a marked change from his high of 62% recorded in February, the paper reported. Prime Minister John Howard's rating was steady at 55% and he now takes the lead from Latham for the first time in two months. The poll also found little ...

War veteran pension increase announced

AAP  |  THURSDAY, 4 MAR 2004
... generous pensions after coalition MPs and senators approved an extra $267 million benefits package. Prime Minister John Howard said thousands of veterans would benefit from eight main changes to benefits. The announcement comes two weeks after a backbench ...

Backlash continues over free trade agreement

... protects the price of Australian medicines but leaves cane and beef farmers out in the cold. In a deal Prime Minister John Howard conceded was imperfect, the agreement was signed in the US by Trade Minister Mark Vaile and his American counterpart Robert ...

Latham poll shows election to be close: Costello

AAP  |  TUESDAY, 16 DEC 2003
... first week of December to 31 per cent last week. The result puts Mr Latham only 15 points ahead of Prime Minister John Howard, whose rating has dropped from 52 per cent to 46 per cent during the same period. Arriving at the federal cabinet meeting in ...

Treasury warns on global recovery

AAP  |  THURSDAY, 20 NOV 2003
... argue for an interest rate cut in June. In a speech to the same World Financial Services Conference, Prime Minister John Howard said economic growth was more soundly based now than it was in the 1960s, thanks to extensive reforms. He also stressed the ...

Howard says no need for further rate hikes

AAP  |  THURSDAY, 6 NOV 2003
Prime Minister John Howard has put the Reserve Bank on notice saying there is no reason to further increase rates. Hours after the bank increased rates by 0.25 percentage points, the first increase in 16 months, Mr Howard said he did not see any reason ...

PM flags tax cuts for high income earners

AAP  |  FRIDAY, 31 OCT 2003
Prime Minister John Howard has again flagged tax relief for workers hit by the top tax bracket. He said the top tax rate, hitting people earning $62,500 and above, came in at too low a level but raising that would be dependant on whether money was available ...

Australia looks for free trade deal with US; Thailand deal announced

AAP  |  MONDAY, 20 OCT 2003
... 2010 and free up access to the Thai economy for Australia automotive, agricultural and wine sales. Prime Minister John Howard says a Free Trade Agreement with Thailand will particularly benefit the Australian car and wine industries. Mr Howard has told ...