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The Tally Room Monday, March 2, 2015 - 15:00 Source

Castlehill1-2PPCastle Hill is a very safe Liberal seat in the north-west of Sydney, covering parts of the Hills, including Castle Hill, Beaumount Hills, Kellyville, Glenhaven and Rouse Hill.

Liberal MP Dominic Perrottet won Castle Hill in 2011 after defeating sitting MP Michael Richardson for preselection.

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MacroBusiness Monday, March 2, 2015 - 14:23 Source

By Leith van Onselen The AFR’s Chris Joye has this afternoon issued a stark warning that the Australian housing market is out-of-control: The bottom line is that Australia’s housing boom is racing away like an out-of-control freight train… Some folks argue that this boom is nothing to lose sleep over because it is limited to […]

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MacroBusiness Monday, March 2, 2015 - 14:00 Source

Cross-posted from The Conversation Five years ago the Henry Review undertook a detailed examination of Australia’s tax and transfer system. Today, the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute at ANU’s Crawford School has revisited the Henry Review, as the Australian government prepares to release its tax white paper. Tax reform should not be piecemeal, but should […]

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New Matilda Monday, March 2, 2015 - 13:46 Source

The NSW government's war on late night violence has pushed drinkers out of the CBD and into the city’s weird, queer nightspots. It's ruining them.

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New Matilda Monday, March 2, 2015 - 13:26 Source

Already heightened tensions in the US between police and the black community are about to be inflamed even further, with shocking footage of a new police shooting emerging today.

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Antony Green's Election Blog Monday, March 2, 2015 - 13:19 Source

As the NSW election approaches, the Baird government's vulnerability to defeat is being hidden by the reporting of opinion polls.

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MacroBusiness Monday, March 2, 2015 - 13:16 Source

From Mr Krugman:   How easy will it be to explain that ‘victory’ to the Greek people? Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit + -

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Renew Economy Monday, March 2, 2015 - 13:15 Source

UK's new energy auctions find wind and solar projects coming in well below expectations, and well below nuclear too.

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Renew Economy Monday, March 2, 2015 - 13:08 Source

Climate policy should be viewed as a process of long-term learning and restructuring, rather than a series of stand-alone measures in a static world.

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MacroBusiness Monday, March 2, 2015 - 13:07 Source

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MacroBusiness Monday, March 2, 2015 - 13:06 Source

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Renew Economy Monday, March 2, 2015 - 13:04 Source

Contracts worth £315 million have been awarded to 27 renewable energy projects with a combined capacity of 2.1 gigawatts.

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Renew Economy Monday, March 2, 2015 - 12:59 Source

Swedish company Vattenfall Vindkraft wins tender for Danish offshore wind farm with a power offtake price 32% lower than most recent EU examples.

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Renew Economy Monday, March 2, 2015 - 12:48 Source

Humanity is about to experience a historically unprecedented spike in temperatures.

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MacroBusiness Monday, March 2, 2015 - 12:46 Source

From BofAML via Forexlive: A Cut This Week But It’s A Close Call: “It is uncontroversial to expect that the RBA will cut rates again in 1H15; the question remains when. We  expect it will cut again at its March meeting this week but the uncertainty is high. This is because although we accept that the […]

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The Melbourne Urbanist Monday, March 2, 2015 - 12:37 Source

What to do about cyclists getting doored?

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Renew Economy Monday, March 2, 2015 - 12:25 Source

Major Gulf bank says oil cannot compete against latest solar prices, even at $10/barrel. It predicts massive investment in solar and wind in coming years, as Gulf region seeks to become centre for renewable financing and technology development, and as the oil industry fades.

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Renew Economy Monday, March 2, 2015 - 12:22 Source

Clean Energy Regulator is predicting another 808MW of rooftop solar will be installed in Australia in 2015, just a little below 2014.

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New Matilda Monday, March 2, 2015 - 12:18 Source

The Nanna's Frozen Berries hepatitis scare is bound to happen again unless urgent action is taken, writes Senator Rachel Siewert.

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MacroBusiness Monday, March 2, 2015 - 12:08 Source

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Renew Economy Monday, March 2, 2015 - 12:05 Source

Latest data shows electricity generation remains Australia's biggest contributor, by far, of corporate and industrial greenhouse gas emissions.

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MacroBusiness Monday, March 2, 2015 - 12:01 Source

The ABS has released “Business Indicators” which are partial inputs into this week’s GDP figure and they portend badly: DECEMBER KEY FIGURES Sep Qtr 14 to Dec Qtr 14 Dec Qtr 13 to Dec Qtr 14 % % Sales of goods and services (Chain volume measures) Manufacturing Trend -0.3 -2.1 Seasonally Adjusted 0.0 -2.5 Wholesale trade […]

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The Tally Room Monday, March 2, 2015 - 12:00 Source

Davidson1-LIBDavidson is a very safe Liberal seat in northern Sydney, covering Roseville, Lindfield, Killara, Castle Cove, Davidson and Belrose, and parts of St Ives.

Davidson has been held by Jonathan O’Dea since 2007, and he now holds the seat by a 36% margin.

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Renew Economy Monday, March 2, 2015 - 11:53 Source

Clean energy's gains in technology and price offer hope and normalcy to those caught in strife and disaster, especially the world's 50 million refugees.

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New Matilda Monday, March 2, 2015 - 11:52 Source

In tough economic times, Treasury's advice carries more weight. But they are not the font of all knowledge, writes Ian McAuley..

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MacroBusiness Monday, March 2, 2015 - 11:50 Source

From the SMH: Capital Economics has hit the local market with a bang, with the London-based economic research consultancy predicting the RBA’s cash rate will be 1.5 per cent by the end of the year and that the local economy will grow by a paltry 1.8 per cent this year with unemployment reaching 7 per […]

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MacroBusiness Monday, March 2, 2015 - 11:40 Source

From the WSJ: Days after Glencore PLC closed its 2013 purchase of Xstrata PLC in the largest mining deal ever, Chief Executive Ivan Glasenberg called it “a big play” on the commodity he arguably knew best: coal. “To really screw this up, the coal price has got to really tank,” he said in an interview. […]

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Renew Economy Monday, March 2, 2015 - 11:39 Source

Switzerland announced its post-2020 climate action plan yesterday - first country to submit its contribution to the international climate agreement.

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MacroBusiness Monday, March 2, 2015 - 11:33 Source

The TD Securities/Melbourne Institute Inflation Gauge for February has come in at zero and is running at a paltry 1.3% year on year, down from 1.5% in January. COMMSEC wraps it up: Tradable good prices fell by 0.7 cent over the year to February, but the annual growth rate of non-tradable inflation lifted from 2.5 per […]

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MacroBusiness Monday, March 2, 2015 - 11:28 Source

By Leith van Onselen The Brotherhood of St Laurence has today released a new report on teenage unemployment, whereby one-in-five teenagers are now unemployed: More than 290,000 Australian youth aged 15 to 24 were categorised as unemployed in January. The worst hit were the 15 to 19 year olds, with the unemployment rate for this group […]

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