Australia Vol.17 (2019 federal election)

House of Representatives – who is leading? | @AusElectoralCom
2019 federal election boundaries map (w PDFs) | @AusElectoralCom
Infosheet 8 – Elections for the House of Representatives | Parliament of Australia
Senate Results | @ABCNews
How the Senate result is determined | @AusElectoralCom
Senate elections | Parliament of Australia

DELIVERING OUR PLAN | @LiberalAus
Our Plan – BUILDING OUR ECONOMY. SECURING YOUR FUTURE. | Liberal National Party
PLAN FOR A STRONGER REGIONAL AUSTRALIA – The Nationals’ heart is in the country and the coast. | @The_Nationals
OUR PLAN | @CountryLibs
Liberal Party’s Scott Morrison re-elected as Australian Prime Minister (Video; 05/18/2019) | @globalnews
Scott Morrison goes from accidental Prime Minister to homespun hero in election 2019 (05/20/2019) | Andrew Probyn @ABCNews
cf. Australia Vol.4 (Coalition – Liberal Party of Australia, Liberal National Party of Queensland, National Party of Australia, Country Liberal Party (NT) – 2016 Election Policies)
Malcolm Turnbull Election Night Speech 2016 (YouTube)
Tony Abbott Speech – 2013 Campaign Launch (YouTube)

Excerpts are on our own.
Australia’s conservatives relish unexpected 3rd term win (05/18/2019) | @reuters,@CBC
… The White House said Trump and Morrison spoke by phone and “pledged to continue their close cooperation on shared priorities.” Morrison told raucously cheering supporters late on Saturday, who just hours earlier had seemed resigned to defeat, that he had always believed in miracles. …
… Morrison, however, cast himself as the candidate who would work for aspirational voters and the tactic seemed to strike a chord. A Pentecostal church-goer, Morrison took over as prime minister last year when he emerged as the unexpected winner of infighting within the Liberal party…
… The government campaigned on a platform of tax cuts and stability, while Labor promised to reduce inequality through tax reform, higher wages, better public infrastructure and faster action on climate change. Fitch Ratings said in a note the result would bring policy continuity, including the coalition’s pledge to start delivering budget surpluses next financial year. …
Here are the winning stocks in Australia as Morrison takes victory at the elections (05/20/2019) | @CNBC
… Bank, coal miners, property and healthcare stocks jumped, pushing the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index to an 11-year high, after opening 1.7% higher and hitting its highest intraday level since 2007. …
… Yancoal Australia surged 5.7%, New Hope jumped about 4%, and Whitehaven Coal rose about 2%…
… Shares of Australia’s biggest lender Commonwealth Bank of Australia jumped about 6% and National Australia Bank surged 6.63%. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group also rose 6.46%, while Westpac soared 7.16%. …
… Property classified ads company REA Group was up 7% and shares of its rival, Domain Holdings Australia, rose 3% in early trade. Construction firm Lendlease Group bounced about 1%, while property developer Stockland jumped over 4.5%.
… Shares of the country’s biggest private health insurer Medibank Private were up 10%, while smaller NIB Holdings was up 9%…
What a Labor Victory Might Mean for Australian Foreign Policy (01/31/2019) | @elenacollinson @CFR_org
… In October 2016, Shorten declared Trump “entirely unsuitable to be leader of the free world,” having earlier that year described Trump’s policies as “barking mad.” In January 2017, Shorten called the new president’s policy barring visitors from several Muslim-majority from entering the United States “appalling.”…
… But any rift this may cause between the two countries is likely to be superficial. Shorten and the senior members of his shadow cabinet have articulated an “unshakeable” commitment to the U.S.-Australia alliance, terming it a “pillar” of the ALP’s foreign policy vision and “central to Australia’s strategic interests.”…
… With respect to China, there is no immediate indication that the ALP’s approach will differ significantly from that of the current government. Criticisms from Labor of the government’s handling of the Australia-China relationship have predominantly centred on rhetoric, variously characterizing it as “disjointed megaphone diplomacy,” “Chinaphobic” and “unwise and provocative,”…
…a ban on foreign political donations, and the decision to block Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE from involvement in the rollout of Australia’s 5G network. Labor has also been supportive of strategies to balance China’s regional rise, actively engaging in the push to forge closer ties with Pacific nations, and articulating a strong commitment to the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue. There is also general consensus between the two major parties… the Australian government is handling the mass internment of an estimated one million Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang “the appropriate way” by enunciating Canberra’s concerns “very clear publicly and privately” but not immediately…
Shorten has also rejected the notion of “pre-emptively framing China as a strategic threat,” placing some distance between the Labor Party’s proposed China policy and the more adversarial posture toward China reflected in the U.S. National Security and National Defense Strategies and amplified in Vice President Mike Pence’s tough speech…
Two areas of potential difference in a Labor-led China policy may be on Australian strategy in the South China Sea and participation in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). …
One priority in Labor’s overall Asia strategy is to deepen economic ties with Indonesia, one of Australia’s most important, and often contentious, bilateral relationships. …
…in 2017, there is bipartisan support for the Australian foreign policy white paper released that year. The white paper, Australia’s first in fourteen years, examines the shifting power dynamics in the Indo-Pacific region, with a particular focus on the challenges presented by China’s rise…

Federal election 2019: What a Coalition win means for you, major policies explained: Scott Morrison’s stunning win saw the Coalition remain in government, but some changes are still coming soon. Here’s what you need to know. (w Video; 05/20/2019) | @9NewsAUS
Former Liberal Party leader: How Morrison won Australian elections (Video; 05/20/2019) | @CNBC
Working-Class Voters Deliver a Win for Conservatives in Australia (05/19/2019) | @NRO
Five Things To Know About Australia’s Election Results: As the country attempts to get its head around what happened last night, we are offering up a few bite-sized takeaways to get you through a day of political small talk. (19/05/2019) | @vice
What Scott Morrison’s win means for Australian investors (18/05/2019) | Katarina Taurian @NestEggAU
Why China is not celebrating the unexpected Australian election result (05/20/2019) | John Lee @CNN
Australia’s conservative party retains power in shocking election result (05/19/2019) | Rachel Withers @vox
How did they get it so wrong? Polling companies explain what happened after predicting a Labor win for THREE YEARS (20/05/2019) | DANIEL PIOTROWSKI and STEPHEN JOHNSON @dailymailuk
10 key lessons from Australia’s poll-defying election results (05/20/2019) | @washingtonpost
4 things to know about Australia’s contentious election: After years of dysfunction, will conservatives get the boot? (w Video; 05/17/2019) | Eric Kleefeld @vox
2019 Federal Election Preview (12/05/2019) | @OddscheckerAu
Morrison’s Allies Retain Power in Most-Populous Australian State (03/23/2019) | Jason Scott and Jackie Edwards @bpolitics
FactCheck: has Australia’s net debt doubled under the current government? (08/06/2018) | Mark Crosby @ConversationEDU

Labor’s Policies For A Fair Go For Australia | @AustralianLabor
LABOR’S FISCAL PLAN (PDF) | @AustralianLabor
How Australian Labor lost ‘the unlosable election’ (Audio) | Rebecca Huntley @abcconvos
How did the Liberal National Party win over voters in Queensland? (YouTube) | @ABCNews
Bill Shorten quits as Labor leader after loss (YouTube) | @9NewsAUS
What the left can learn from Australian Labor: By combining radical economics with patriotism, the party has made itself the favourite to win this May’s general election. (16/01/2019) | Adrian Pabst @NewStatesman
cf. Australia Vol.12 (Queensland)
We’re building a future for all of us | @Greens
Swing of 2.6% will give the Greens a dominant role on Senate crossbench: Adam Bandt comfortably re-elected in Melbourne but party fails to make gains in the lower house (19/05/2019) | @Paul_Karp @guardian
The rise of the Australian Greens (22/09/2008) | Scott Bennett @ Politics and Public Administration Section @ Parliament of Australia
cf. Australia Vol.3 (Australian Labor Party’s 10 Year Plan for Australia’s Economy; AUSTRALIAN GREENS ELECTION PLATFORM 2016)
Election 2016: Bill Shorten’s full campaign launch speech (YouTube)
Kevin Rudd’s Labor campaign launch speech (YouTube; 2013)
Julia Gillard Campaign Launch (YouTube; 2010)

Excerpts are on our own.
Australian election: Labor’s humiliating defeat – why it fell apart for Bill Shorten – ANALYSIS (19/05/2019) | Malcolm Farr @nzherald
… Bill Shorten’s attempt to parlay six years of Labor unity and preparation into a victory formula has failed, with Queensland bringing it undone. …
… Scott Morrison has established himself as a fierce political street brawler who surprised Labor with his energy, his aggression, and his read of the electorate. …
… As Liberal John Hewson found in 1993, Labor’s Bill Shorten has learned in 2019: Being a reformer exposes you to misrepresentation by an opponent unencumbered by fresh direction. …
… It should also be acknowledged his departure makes life easier for Morrison, who will not have to keep looking over his shoulder at creeping Abbott ambitions. … “It’s also clear that in at least some of what might be described as ‘wealthy seats’, we are doing it tough, and the Green left is doing better.”
…few political operative were able to pander to the desires for simplistic certainties, like Pauline Hanson and Clive Palmer. @OneNationAus and @UnitedAusParty were crucial in regional Queensland results. …
Tanya Plibersek’s disastrous comment that cost Labor Queensland: Tanya Plibersek has been slammed over a remark she made in the lead-up to the election, which may have cost her party the crucial state of Queensland. (05/20/2019) | @gavindfernando @newscomauHQ
…she was out there denigrating the coal industry and saying it will phase out,” he told Sky News. “To say that on the eve of the election, in which there are six marginal seats in North Queensland in the coal belt, was absolutely disastrous. …
… The seats Mr Katter refers to are Peter Dutton’s northern Brisbane seat of Dickson, George Christensen’s marginal seat of Dawson, the Townsville-based seat of Herbert, as well as Flynn, Capricornia and Leichhardt. …
… The Labor Party was dealt a crushing blow in Queensland, with its vote falling to just 27.4 per cent…
… Last month, she told the ABC that Australians “can’t rely on an Indian mining company to bring jobs to central and north Queensland”. Prime Minister Scott Morrison slammed her over the remarks, comparing her to former NSW Labor leader Michael Daley. Mr Daley infamously accused Asians of taking Australian jobs during the NSW state election in March, before he went on to lose the vote. …
… “We needed to make it clear that if it was able to do so, that of course Labor would welcome the investment and jobs,” Mr Fitzgibbon said. The Hunter MP, who suffered a big swing against him towards One Nation’s pro-coal candidate, also said the party had drifted too far to the left. …
… Liberal senator Eric Abetz said the impact of the debate around Adani went beyond Queensland, into his own state of Tasmania. “Adani was seen … as an indication that the Labor Party was deserting its grassroots and the workers in favour of the suburban city elite…


UK Vol.139 (England Vol.18 – West Midlands Vol.3)

City and metropolitan borough of Birmingham

@BhamCityCouncil
@GrBhamChambers
@business_bham
@BhamUpdates
@birminghampost
@IndependentBham
@brumculture
@Brumpic
@visit_bham
@ichoosemag
@BM_AG
@custardfactory
@innobham
@ImpactHubBrum
@thinktankmuseum
@AstonUniversity
@MyBCU
@unibirmingham
@Newman_Uni


The Birmingham Economic Review 2018: Key Challenges and Opportunities for Birmingham (w PDF; 21/11/2018) | Rebecca Riley @CityREDI
Birmingham Economic Review (w PDFs; 2018) | @GrBhamChambers
How does the economy of Birmingham compare with similar cities? (10/14/2016) | John Elledge @CityMetric
FOOD AND THE CITY ECONOMY: FACTS & STATS | @BhamFoodCouncil
How is transport helping to revolutionise Birmingham’s economy? (26/07/2018) | NIG
Economic zones | @business_bham
Will Birmingham’s boom benefit all? (28/02/2019) | Phil Mackie @BBC
A Guide to Business in Birmingham | @PallMallEstates
Birmingham is fastest-improving city to live and work, says study: Oxford and Reading top PwC and Demos index based on transport, inequality, work-life balance, health and income levels (07/11/2017) | @RJPartington @guardian
Investing in Birmingham, the UK’s Second Largest City (09/25/2018) | @GalliardHomes
Birmingham – Investment Guide | Regency Residential
Birmingham: a better city and a stronger economy (08/01/2018) | Jon Bloomfield @ openDemocracy
Cities in north and Midlands dominate growth measure: Report places Manchester top across England and Wales, with London only coming in 20th (21/03/2018) | Larry Elliot @guardian
City stats: Manchester versus Birmingham (07/06/2018) | Financial Times
Birmingham Property Snapshot (PDF) | @TechCityUK,@JLLUK
Greater Birmingham and Solihull – Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP): Creative Economy Mapping (PDF; 12/2017) | BOP Consulting
UK’s Most Entrepreneurial City 2018 (08/21/2018) | @Instant_Offices
Universities of Warwick and Birmingham partner to boost West Midlands economy (18/02/2019) | @warwickuni
Urgent action needed to tackle Birmingham’s skills deficit, as new report shows city has UK’s highest share of residents with no qualifications: Birmingham’s future economic success will be seriously constrained unless national and local leaders take wide-ranging action to address skills gaps in the city. (28/02/2018) | @CentreforCities
Breakthrough Birmingham – Ending the costs of social breakdown (PDF) | @csjthinktank
Brexit Is Putting Birmingham’s Recent Renaissance at Serious Risk (04/15/2019) | @UnzReview
Why the U.K. Auto Industry Is Stalling Over Brexit Risks (w Podcast; 04/5/2019) | @whartonknows
27 FACTS ABOUT BIRMINGHAM THAT MIGHT SURPRISE YOU (18/11/2018) | @CitybaseApts
https://www.britannica.com/place/Birmingham-England
https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/10-reasons-birmingham-most-amazing-11661735


Louisiana Vol.4 (corporations)


https://twitter.com/Entergy/status/1106933140042465280


Maryland Vol.5 (corporations)


https://twitter.com/piedmontair/status/1091427777348333568


Ireland Vol.43 (Leinster Vol.10 – City of Dublin Vol.3)

The Dublin City Development Plan (2016-2022) | @DubCityCouncil
Chapter 6 – City Economy and Enterprise | @DubCityCouncil
About Dublin | @DubCham
Dublin | BRITANNICA
Dublin Economic Monitor | @DubCityCouncil
Dublin Economic Monitor (PDF; 05/2018) | @ey
Dublin Economic Monitor | @GovDataIE,@IRLDeptPER
DublinDashboard: How’s Dublin Doing? – Dublin Economic Monitor | @MaynoothUni
Dublin City economy seeing signs of stabilisation (07/02/2019) | @rte
DOING BUSINESS | @Dublin_ie
Dublin City | discoveringIreland
Best Practice: Creative Dublin Alliance – Creating the Leadership Consensus (PDF; 07/19/2011) | New York City Global Partners @NYCMayorsOffice
About Dublin Town …: Pre-Budget Submission (PDF; 08/2018) | @weareDublinTown
DESPITE HOUSING AND BREXIT ISSUES, DUBLIN CITY’S ECONOMY IS PERFORMING WELL (14/02/2019) | Rachel Darcy @DublinGazette
Ireland Property Rush Risks Repeat of Crisis (04/01/2019) | Neil Callanan @markets
Vision 2020 – Predictions for Dublin City Region | @FACIreland
Local Economic Indicators 2018: Doing Business Locally (PDF) | @ibec_irl
12 economic predictions for 2019 (12/17/2018) | Professor Neil Gibson @accountancyire
Local Business | @dublindocklands
The Full Startup City Guide For Dublin (12/02/2016) | Charlene Heaney @StartUscc
Dublin city’s LEO has funded 157 start-up businesses (31/10/2018) | John Kennedy @siliconrepublic
The Irish Tech 100 (Part One) (19/10/2015) | @DublinGlobe
TECH COMPANIES DOMINATE THE DUBLIN CITY CENTRE PRIME OFFICE MARKET (16/01/2018) | Robert McHugh @BusinessWorldIE
Dublin City – CULTURE AND CREATIVITY STRATEGY 2018-2022 | @creativeirl
SUPPORTING ARTISTS: Who We Work With | @LabDCC
This European country is bucking 2018’s downward trend (12/22/2018) | Annabelle Timsit @qz


Ireland Vol.41 (Leinster Vol.8 – City of Dublin Vol.1)


https://twitter.com/FAIreland/status/1108307192355139584


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UK Vol.126 (Post-EUref #Brexit Vol.44)

UK white UnlimitedDownload
3 points concerning Brexit which have not been confronted in the media etc. – especially outside the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland


https://twitter.com/UKLabour/status/1085294303033798657

https://twitter.com/tictoc/status/1085401336588439553


https://twitter.com/French_Gov/status/1067422290541973504

British Foreign Policy – Post Brexit (w Video; 05/04/2018) | @CFR_org


Florida Vol.3 (corporations)


https://twitter.com/ORLPartnership/status/1088065065889288192


https://twitter.com/CarnivalCruise/status/1073220773756760065


https://twitter.com/Outback/status/1068625805012623361


Nebraska Vol.2 (corporations)


Germany Vol.14 (Engineering – ThyssenKrupp)


https://twitter.com/tke_americas/status/1085302365845114882


Massachusetts Vol.3 (corporations)


https://twitter.com/Dell/status/1082702226051776512


https://twitter.com/StopandShop/status/1076130173534257152


Free papers, reports, et al. Vol.48 (paper.li January 2018 – January 2019 Vol.1)


Germany Vol.8 (Finance)


California Vol.19 (UCLA, University of Southern California, Pepperdine University, etc.)


California Vol.18 (University of California, Los Angeles)


California Vol.15 (University of California, Irvine / Santa Barbara / Hastings)

California13 UC-STS


Utah Vol.4 (corporations)

Utah3 citiesUtah2 citiesUtah1 roadsUtah5 FiberHexagons_2015


https://twitter.com/MySmithsGrocery/status/1072907137859371008


Texas Vol.8 (corporations)

texas11 economyTexas12 economic-resources


https://twitter.com/axios/status/1075031883086487552


https://twitter.com/kwri/status/1076183055201681408


https://twitter.com/kwri/status/1072596946236440577


New Jersey Vol.4 (corporations)

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Alabama Vol.5 (corporations)

Alabama2 cities
Alabama1 cities-counties
Alabama4 forests
Alabama5 Agriculture
Alabama6 manufacturing