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The Tally Room Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 07:00 Source

I’m joined by Ben Spies-Butcher and Amanda McCormack to discuss the Wagga Wagga by-election, the state of NSW politics six months before the state election, and the federal seat of Banks.

We also discussed Ann Sudmalis’ retirement announcement and Kerryn Phelps’ candidacy announcement.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 05:58 Source

If it is you wouldn’t know it. Via The Australian: Accounting firm KPMG ­suggested losses to the Australian economy from the new tariffs would reach about $2bn in the first year, rising to a maximum of about $5bn, or 0.3 per cent of GDP, by the early 2020s as commodity prices and export volumes suffered.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 02:30 Source

Via The Australian: NAB boss Andrew Thorburn faces a pay cut of about $1 million as the bank reduces executive bonuses, amid a campaign to regain public trust following damaging royal commission hearings. …“Where NAB falls short of customer, shareholder and community expectations, the new framework provides the board with the ability to hold leaders

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 00:20 Source

By Leith van Onselen The arrogance of our political elites never ceases to amaze. Amid the revolt against Sydney’s break-neck population growth and declining liveability, NSW Planning Minister Anthony Roberts has arrogantly claimed “overdevelopment does not exist”: At a panel discussion on the city’s future on Friday, Anthony Roberts said he was “done with the term

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 00:12 Source

By Leith van Onselen SQM Research has released its rental vacancy series for August, which revealed a 0.1% fall in the national vacancy rate over the month and a 0.1% decline over the year: Over the year, decreases in vacancies were recorded in Adelaide (-0.3%), Perth (-1.2%), Brisbane (-0.6%) and Canberra (-0.3%), whereas increases were

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 00:10 Source

By Leith van Onselen The ABS yesterday released its property price data for the June quarter, which valued Australia’s dwelling stock owned by households at $6.58 trillion, whereas the total housing stock was valued at a record $6.93 trillion. As shown below, the total value of Australia’s dwelling stock owned by households was 7.58 times

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Reflections on the Lehman collapse, 10 years later – BIS How US banks took over the financial world – FT Kimbal Musk says his brother Elon is doing ’great’ – CNBC Political Pressure on Central Banks by Carola Binder – SSRN A Lost Generation? Long-Lasting Wealth Impacts of the

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Harrangue Man Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 21:31 Source

I had two strong ciders then blew up with gas an hour later. As in feeling inflated on the inside and ripping forth cider spawned nose horrors.Cider. It was just cider. And Chinese food.Stupid body; except it's not, that would imply malice or negligence on its sentient part. It's not its fault.But it could always be worse; always.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 18:53 Source

Every now and then The Australian Financial Review has an article that gives me a good laugh. Ok, it’s behind a firewall so I can’t give you a link but today’s article about Angus Taylor begins: “Energy Minister Angus Taylor has slammed greenhouse gas reduction policies as “corporate greed dressed up as saving the planet”…

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 16:32 Source

Asian stock markets have reacted in a positive fashion to the Trump tariff announcement, fading the news, although locally the ASX200 dropped as the Aussie dollar lept higher on the RBA minutes and the easing of trade tensions (i.e a known known). The Shanghai Composite is in full reverse, currently up 1.4% going into the close

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 16:27 Source

By George Theodoridis It is a case -as it bloody nearly always is- of relevance deprivation and diminution, thanks mainly to the prodigious proliferation and ever burgeoning of social platforms and the largely bored hoi polloi, bored by celebrities who have nothing to offer but the empty, irrelevant minutiae of their lives. The celebrities, like the…

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Renew Economy Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 14:56 Source

solar farmLatest CER data shows combined capacity of large-scale wind and solar energy projects in development pipeline now nudging 9GW.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 14:00 Source

Just sayin’, via the ABC: Launceston retailers are working out ways to bring more people into the city, after some stores experienced their worst trading month in years. Many retailers in Launceston have described August as “challenging”, but said it was hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why. Andrew Pitt, from one of city’s longest-running

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 13:38 Source

Via Zero Hedge: Beijing has been trying to calm its bubbly real estate market with policies that divert investor funds into China’s rental market. But the policy shift to increase the supply of rental housing has backfired, leaving most middle-class Chinese with a rapid increase in living expenses. The reason: the government’s latest centrally planned

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 13:30 Source

By Leith van Onselen CoreLogic has released its Cordell Construction Monthly report, which reveals that Australia’s construction pipeline rose in August. Specifically, the overall construction pipeline was valued at $23.5 billion in August, with apartments the second biggest construction segment behind civil engineering: There was also a big jump in the number of apartment projects

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 13:02 Source

There is something peculiar doing the rounds in Australian food circles.  The land down under, considered something of a nirvana of fruit and vegetable production despite horrendous droughts and calamitous cyclones, is facing a new challenge: human agency, namely in the form of despoliation of strawberries. The results have knocked Australia’s highly concentrated supermarket chains,…

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 13:00 Source

By Leith van Onselen A review of the Australian Business Number (ABN) system has proposed the adoption of fees for ABN registration and renewals as part of efforts to crack down on misuse of ABNs, which have been used to facilitate fraudulent activity. The ABN system has been in place since 2000, with around 7.7

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 12:45 Source

PM Property Council is very adept at lying. His specialty is burying the truth under a deluge of wet cement verbiage. Sadly for him, women of the parliament are onto it, via New Daily: A crucial crossbench MP says she will reconsider her supply agreement with the Coalition unless it immediately resolves complaints of bullying

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 12:30 Source

By Leith van Onselen Moody’s Analytics has released a report forecasting a 1.6% fall in housing prices across Australia in 2018. The firm expects house prices in Sydney to decline by 5.1% in 2018, although some suburbs will record larger declines while others will record growth. House prices in Melbourne are forecast to rise by

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 12:00 Source

After years of energy war from the Coalition that has included: backing emissions trading; trashing emissions trading; backing renewable energy targets; trashing renewable energy targets; backing direct action; trashing direct action; backing the Chief Scientist; trashing the Chief Scientist; backing a National Energy Guarantee; trashing a National Energy Guarantee. Today we get the new vision from

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:57 Source

By Leith van Onselen The ABS has released its property price index – incorporating both detached houses and units – which registered another 0.7% decline in home values nationally over the June quarter and a 0.6% decline over the year: Sydney (-0.7%), Melbourne (-1.2%), Perth (-0.1%), and Darwin (-0.9%) recorded quarterly declines in values, whereas

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Renew Economy Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:52 Source

Lord Mayor Clover Moore announced Sydney has joined forces with more than 100 City leaders from around the world committing to strong action on climate change as part of the Global Climate Action Summit.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:49 Source

The Clean Energy Council has opened applications for the fourth annual Women in Renewables Scholarship, a program which aims to strengthen gender diversity at the leadership level across the industry. 

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Popular Science Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:48 Source

Proving the power of whiskers and paws.

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Popular Science Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:48 Source

We all want to know who it is.

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Popular Science Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:48 Source

An AR measuring app, Memoji, easier photo sharing, and more.

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Popular Science Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:48 Source

A Golden Goose award just recognized how poultry enhanced our understanding of B and T cells.

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Popular Science Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:48 Source

Satellites, sharks, and turtles, oh my.

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Popular Science Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:48 Source

Eight amazing displays to check out.

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Popular Science Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:48 Source

The annual Ig Nobel awards are a treasure.

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