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The New Social Democrat Monday, February 2, 2015 - 18:08 Source

It wasn’t too long into the ABC coverage of the Queensland election on Saturday night that it became clear the Premier, Campbell Newman, had lost his seat of Ashgrove. It wasn’t too much later that it became clear that he had been on to something with his mantra that Ashgrove would go with government – though this was a coming to pass of his nightmare, ejected from his seat and Labor inching ever closer to forming government, a stunning reversal of the ALP disaster of 2012.

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New Matilda Monday, February 2, 2015 - 17:36 Source

A stand-off at a Melbourne factory has finally been resolved, after the National Union of Workers stepped in to negotiate an impasse. Thom Mitchell reports.

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MacroBusiness Monday, February 2, 2015 - 16:00 Source

Stan Shamu for Chris Weston, Chief Market Strategist at IG Markets China PMI dampens Asia Most of Asia, with the exception of the ASX 200, has struggled as investors followed leads from Friday’s US and European trade. The disappointing US GDP reading set the tone for global equities but there were some encouraging signs and […]

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Renew Economy Monday, February 2, 2015 - 15:41 Source

Malcolm Turnbull raves about his test drive in a Tesla Model S, hails energy revolution to be brought about by cheap battery storage.

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Renew Economy Monday, February 2, 2015 - 15:20 Source

The stranglehold of the Far Right over conservative politics in Australia is being broken. The comprehensive repudiation of Campbell Newman tells us that rejecting climate science, trashing renewable energy, and treating the electorate like mugs has no future. Abbott, though, is not listening. Cue Malcolm Turnbull, entering centre stage.

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Renew Economy Monday, February 2, 2015 - 15:16 Source

AGL Energy keen to play up renewable energy credentials - and its large-scale solar PV plants it is building in Nyngan and Broken Hill - as it prepares for retail market campaign.

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Renew Economy Monday, February 2, 2015 - 15:16 Source

AGL Energy keen to play up renewable energy credentials - and its large-scale solar PV plants it is building in Nyngan and Broken Hill - as it prepares for retail market campaign.

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Renew Economy Monday, February 2, 2015 - 15:11 Source

China says 23MW of new wind energy capacity installed nation-wide in 2014 – 45.5% up on 2013 and a 25% increase in total accumulated capacity.

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Renew Economy Monday, February 2, 2015 - 15:11 Source

China says 23MW of new wind energy capacity installed nation-wide in 2014 – 45.5% up on 2013 and a 25% increase in total accumulated capacity.

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Renew Economy Monday, February 2, 2015 - 14:44 Source

EV drivers have already made automotive paradigm shift from internal combustion engine to electrified powertrains. Why cling to the old way of staying warm in a car during winter?

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Renew Economy Monday, February 2, 2015 - 14:41 Source

There are fairly easy ways to dramatically slow our methane emissions — if we make the commitment to do so.

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Renew Economy Monday, February 2, 2015 - 14:33 Source

New study looks at whether residential solar power storage systems should be tailored to reducing a household’s dependence on the grid, or addressing what the grid needs.

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MacroBusiness Monday, February 2, 2015 - 14:30 Source

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Renew Economy Monday, February 2, 2015 - 14:29 Source

As latest nuclear projects suffer yet more cost blow-outs and delays, the US nuclear power industry’s is preparing for a long goodbye or state-aided life support.

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MacroBusiness Monday, February 2, 2015 - 14:28 Source

I haven’t seen this much interest in an RBA decision since the bullhawkian panic of 2011. Dr Doom’s mob has weighed in: “The RBA’s meeting next week will likely see no rate change, but a shift in language toward easing in the face of weaker expected global growth and the downshift in global rates. A cut […]

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Renew Economy Monday, February 2, 2015 - 14:27 Source

Government remains neither conservative nor Liberal. It underplays risk, undermines market mechanisms and distorts policy analysis. It is time to reconsider.

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MacroBusiness Monday, February 2, 2015 - 14:18 Source

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WixxyLeaks Monday, February 2, 2015 - 13:56 Source

On Friday this week Federal Court once again catches up with Kathy Jackson.

Jackson will return to court to attempt to explain the alleged misappropriation of approximately $1.4 Million in union funds.

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Prosper Australia Monday, February 2, 2015 - 13:55 Source

Queensland’s weekend election saw the largest turnaround in Australian political history. A landslide against the ALP at the last election, now one back their way this time spells an electorate concerned with the economic vision for their future. With much of the Queensland campaign focused on the Newman privatisation agenda, the election outcome paints a warning as […]

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Labor View From Bayside Monday, February 2, 2015 - 13:54 Source

Live tweeting @TonyAbbotMHR at the National Press Club - haven’t had this much fun since watching Asian Cup final and Queensland elections on Saturday night!

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MacroBusiness Monday, February 2, 2015 - 13:43 Source

By Leith van Onselen Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, delivered his much anticipated speech to the National Press Club today, which quite frankly underwhelmed. The speech began with a procession of slogans, many of which were repeated multiple times. Examples of such language included: “Strengthen economy and protect the nation” “Sound economic management is in our […]

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Cheeseburger Gothic Monday, February 2, 2015 - 13:39 Source

The one downside of Saturday.

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The Tally Room Monday, February 2, 2015 - 13:30 Source

I’ve identified seven seats that I think are close enough to be worth discussing. Excluding these seven, Labor holds 42 seats, the LNP holds 37, and three are held by KAP and an independent.

In order to win a majority, the ALP would need to win three out of these seven seats.

At the moment, Labor leads in two of these seats (Ferny Grove and Maryborough) – the best shot for Labor to win its majority is to win in Whitsunday, where the LNP leads by only 84 votes. If they can turn around that lead in Whitsunday, and hold on in Ferny Grove and Maryborough, Labor will win a majority.

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MacroBusiness Monday, February 2, 2015 - 13:04 Source

Not going too well: And here is the Abbott bingo card for the speech: Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit + -

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Hoyden About Town Monday, February 2, 2015 - 12:57 Source

Some of the best news to come out of the Queensland election is that Leeanne Enoch has just secured victory in her Brisbane seat. The new MP for Algester won for Labor, making her the first female Indigenous MP in Queensland. Enoch won her seat with...

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New Matilda Monday, February 2, 2015 - 12:40 Source

A Tamil man appears to be one step closer to deportation despite the three passengers taking a stand to defy Immigration officials. Max Chalmers reports.

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MacroBusiness Monday, February 2, 2015 - 12:32 Source

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MacroBusiness Monday, February 2, 2015 - 12:26 Source

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

In between today’s election posts, I wanted to let you know that I joined the Election Nerds radio show on election night. The show was taped at 2SER in Sydney, and while it is normally broadcast on 2SER, it was broadcast across the Community Radio Network on Saturday night.

You can listen to the episode online here, and you can also subscribe to their podcast feed on iTunes or any other podcast app.

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MacroBusiness Monday, February 2, 2015 - 11:58 Source

From Morgan Stanley: Earnings Momentum Negative: As we approach 1H15 results season, we note that momentum in consensus earnings forecasts has in aggregate stepped down considerably – with Metals & Mining and Energy sectors driving the core of momentum. Aggregate FY15 EPSg for the ASX 200 has now fallen from 6.6% to sub 3% over […]

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