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New Politics Friday, November 27, 2020 - 23:36 Source

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, November 27, 2020 - 21:38 Source

Signs of encouragement are coming out of the camp of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) on Friday following the release of a communications-based green paper which could spell out more jobs and new productions for local content, and influence quota numbers for domestic content on digital streaming providers such as Netflix. Paul Murphy,…

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Renew Economy Friday, November 27, 2020 - 16:16 Source

musselroe wind farm eagal radar tasmania - optimisedTasmania declares it now produces enough renewable electricity to meet 100 per cent of its needs, with wind turbines at Granville Harbour coming online.

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MacroBusiness Friday, November 27, 2020 - 16:00 Source

Stock markets are stumbling along across Asia after no lead from Wall Street overnight due to the US thanksgiving holiday. Bitcoin is trying to maintain itself above $17000 after getting tripped up falling over 10% yesterday, while a weaker USD is not helping gold much, still at a monthly low as it barely hovers above

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MacroBusiness Friday, November 27, 2020 - 15:40 Source

Hot off the presses; MB Fund’s Head of Investments Damien Klassen was interviewed by Luke Housego in the AFR’s 7 questions series. The questions covered: Damien outlining our belief that a vaccine will bring back international travel sooner than most think If February’s ASX highs are within reach Will Microsoft’s cloud computing can take away

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Renew Economy Friday, November 27, 2020 - 15:30 Source

electricity network transmission infrastructure AEMC - optimisedThe appointment of Anna Collyer as chair of the AEMC has been broadly welcomed, with the energy law expert to embrace a rapidly changing energy market.

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MacroBusiness Friday, November 27, 2020 - 15:20 Source

See our Coronavirus data Dashboard for individual country data. COVID-19 statistics and cases around the World US on the rise   Europe beginning to stabilise     Recently Belgium had one of the highest infection rates in Europe and hospitals were overwhelmed. The country has been in a hard lockdown for the past month and cases and

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Renew Economy Friday, November 27, 2020 - 15:17 Source

GE signs an agreement with One Stop Warehouse, one of the biggest players in the Australian photovoltaic market. Customers will soon be able to purchase GE solar inverters from One Stop Warehouse.

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Renew Economy Friday, November 27, 2020 - 15:06 Source

We talk to UQ’s EV specialist Jake Whitehead about the impact of the proposed electric vehicle road tax, and look at the contest of ideas between NSW and Canberra, and more big battery and green hydrogen announcements.

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MacroBusiness Friday, November 27, 2020 - 15:00 Source

Via Gareth Aird at CBA: Overview The resilience of the Australian housing market has been quite remarkable over the COVID – 19 period. A huge fiscal injection of cash into the household sector, coupled with cuts to interest rates, loan deferrals and some other key policies have all supported home prices through the pandemic. It

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Renew Economy Friday, November 27, 2020 - 14:48 Source

Global Power Generation names Danish wind giant as turbine supplier, installer and OEM for two major wind power projects it is developing in Victoria.

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MacroBusiness Friday, November 27, 2020 - 14:20 Source

Via the AFR: Questions over clinical trial data for AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine have not derailed plans to begin immunising Australians from March, Health Minister Greg Hunt says. Mr Hunt downplayed concerns over the vaccine may be less effective than initially reported, as AstraZeneca announced it would conduct a further trial. “Our vaccine timeframe is unchanged,”

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John Quiggin Friday, November 27, 2020 - 14:14 Source

That’s the headline for my latest piece in Independent Australia. Opening paras

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Renew Economy Friday, November 27, 2020 - 14:03 Source

University of Queensland research into effect of taxing electric vehicles finds without introducing buying incentives will slash sales by 25% and increase emissions by 40%.

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MacroBusiness Friday, November 27, 2020 - 14:00 Source

This is a piece I’ve been meaning to write all week but as I’ve been distracted by CCP whack-o-mole Bernard Keane has beaten me to it: NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has exhibited an emerging pattern of behaviour based on an apparent assumption that she’s above the rules that everyone else has to comply with. She

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Renew Economy Friday, November 27, 2020 - 13:56 Source

Three UNSW researchers elected as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, including Renate Egan for her pioneering work

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MacroBusiness Friday, November 27, 2020 - 13:40 Source

Via Banking Day: The thin credentials of the Australian finance industry’s most senior people – bank boards included – stand exposed after a landmark (and devastating) speech yesterday by APRA member Geoff Summerhayes. Summerhayes used the speech to unveil APRA’s new Cyber Security Strategy, but it’s what the industry has been doing (or, mainly, not

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MacroBusiness Friday, November 27, 2020 - 13:20 Source

CoreLogic has released its final auction clearance results for last weekend, which reveals that the final national clearance rate retraced to 69.1% from 70.6% the prior week: Sydney’s auction clearance firmed to 71.6% from 71.3% the prior week, whereas Melbourne’s rose to 70.0% from 69.7%. As noted by CoreLogic: Last week, the combined capital city

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Renew Economy Friday, November 27, 2020 - 13:17 Source

Vesta mcarthur wind farm turbine - optimisedVestas Ventures to fund early-stage start-ups in energy storage, grid flexibility, green transport and industry, and advanced materials. 

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MacroBusiness Friday, November 27, 2020 - 13:00 Source

Pull out that supply chain, via Reuters: Foxconn is moving some iPad and MacBook assembly to Vietnam from China at the request of Apple Inc, said a person with knowledge of the plan, as the U.S. firm diversifies production to minimise the impact of a Sino-U.S. trade war. The development comes as the outgoing administration

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MacroBusiness Friday, November 27, 2020 - 12:40 Source

The quiet word on the streets is that MB played a role in this, at the ABC: Qantas will soon fly to COVID-19 hotspots across Europe to help bring stranded Australians home. The ABC has confirmed Qantas planes will head to France and Germany to pick up passengers next month. Some Australians have received an

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Renew Economy Friday, November 27, 2020 - 12:16 Source

Canavan and Joyce lead the Nationals two day "caravan for coal" in the Hunter Valley, calling for new coal generators and saying bad things about wind and solar.

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MacroBusiness Friday, November 27, 2020 - 12:00 Source

Via ANZ: prospects of an imminent coronavirus vaccine, the likelihood of a strong global recovery and a rally in risk assets continues to improve …  could take some shine off from gold’s haven appeal, we don’t think it will scuttle gold’s current rise. in the bull market of 2002–07, when the S&P 500 index rallied

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Renew Economy Friday, November 27, 2020 - 12:00 Source

The Energy Security Board's post-2025 NEM redesign could laydown the path to an effective decarbonisation of Australia's main electricity grid.

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MacroBusiness Friday, November 27, 2020 - 11:39 Source

Late last year, the Australian dollar fell one cent in a second when China first started playing sill buggers with Aussie coal. Today, as $20bn in exports are targeted nothing happens. The Australian dollar is serene today: Bonds are bid: XJO is soft: Big Iron too: And Big Gas: Big Gold has firmed after the

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MacroBusiness Friday, November 27, 2020 - 11:20 Source

Data from the City of Melbourne shows that 28% of businesses in the CBD are vacant or remain closed, despite the fact that COVID-19 restrictions have been eased. An average of 911,000 people travelled into the CBD on every work day prior to the pandemic. Weekday pedestrian numbers have returned to about 50% of pre-coronavirus

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Renew Economy Friday, November 27, 2020 - 11:19 Source

CEFC strikes $125m deal with TransGrid to deliver new network infrastructure, helping to fund Snowy 2.0's connection to the main grid.

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MacroBusiness Friday, November 27, 2020 - 11:00 Source

Eliza Owen, head of research at CoreLogic, has released an interesting report explaining why Australian property values have held up so well in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic: 2020 has been a devastating year for many households and small businesses. As Australia moves through its first recession in over 28 years, ABS payroll data

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Your Democracy Friday, November 27, 2020 - 10:40 Source

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The New South Wales premier, Gladys Berejiklian, has conceded that $140m in grants to councils that were approved in the nine months before the last state election amounted to pork barrelling, but said there was nothing illegal about it.

“It’s not something the community likes ... but it’s an accusation I will wear,” she said. It’s not unique to our government,” Berejiklian said.

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MacroBusiness Friday, November 27, 2020 - 10:35 Source

Via The Australian: The Australian coal flotilla stuck off the Chinese coast has swollen to more than 80 ships carrying blacklisted cargo worth more than $1.1bn, prompting the ­Morrison government to raise concerns about “discriminatory action”. The Australian can also reveal coal exports to China have plunged by 96 per cent in the first three

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