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Renew Economy Monday, September 22, 2014 - 10:53 Source

Action by US and China opens up opportunity to achieve what many thought was a lost cause – a peak in global emissions well before 2020.

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Club Troppo Monday, September 22, 2014 - 10:45 Source

Ray MonkAs a council member of the National Library I had the privilege of not only going to this lecture last Friday night but of having dinner with Ray, the benefactors of the lecture (John Seymour – whom I taught Legal Writing and Research alongside in 1990 or thereabouts – and his wife Heather) and some other nice people that night.

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MacroBusiness Monday, September 22, 2014 - 10:10 Source

By Leith van Onselen Fairfax has today reported that mortgage competition is heating-up, with NAB offering new mortgage customers $1,000 to take-out a home loan from the bank in a bid to boost it’s market share: Australia’s big banks have tried to entice borrowers with cash payments worth $1000 or more in the past 12 […]

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Renew Economy Monday, September 22, 2014 - 10:04 Source

If the planet’s carbon budget was a giant cake, then we’d all be running out of dessert — fast.

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Renew Economy Monday, September 22, 2014 - 10:03 Source

China is rapidly transforming its electricity system, with a central outcome to diversify the system away from coal-fired power generation.

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Renew Economy Monday, September 22, 2014 - 10:03 Source

China is rapidly transforming its electricity system, with a central outcome to diversify the system away from coal-fired power generation.

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Renew Economy Monday, September 22, 2014 - 10:01 Source

Yet another major analysis has painted a bleak outlook for the global thermal coal industry, warning of huge financial risks for investors in coal producers, and of a potential domino” effect” as China reaches a peak in coal demand as early as 2016. The Carbon Tracker Initiative – an NGO established to track the evolution […]

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Renew Economy Monday, September 22, 2014 - 10:01 Source

Yet another major analysis has painted a bleak outlook for the global thermal coal industry.

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MacroBusiness Monday, September 22, 2014 - 10:01 Source

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xkcd.com Monday, September 22, 2014 - 10:00 Source

'Touch!' 'Nope, I sighed and stared at you with resignation, so I regained emotional right-of-way.'

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Cheeseburger Gothic Monday, September 22, 2014 - 09:56 Source

NBob mentioned this story in the thread below and Guru Bob sent me a link separately. I await the Space Lizard's self interested debunking in 3... 2... 1...

From ABC.net.au:

Once the realm of science fiction, a Japanese company has announced they will have a space elevator up and running by the year 2050.

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John Quiggin Monday, September 22, 2014 - 09:26 Source

A new sandpit for long side discussions, idees fixes and so on.

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John Quiggin Monday, September 22, 2014 - 09:26 Source

It’s time for another Monday Message Board. Post comments on any topic. Civil discussion and no coarse language please. Side discussions and idees fixes to the sandpits, please.

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Table Talk: Bob Ellis on Film and Theatre Monday, September 22, 2014 - 09:17 Source

‘The Prime Minister, alas, is  under arrest,’ said Brandis. ‘He gave terrorists detailed instructions, as recently as last Friday, on how to detain and behead a suburban commuter. He emphasised how easy it was. This level of encouragement of a specific terrorist act will be outlawed on Monday, and retrospective to Friday, and beyond.

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Cheeseburger Gothic Monday, September 22, 2014 - 09:01 Source

I grow tired of Dino's crazy bullshit. My apologies for not deleting his comments in the thread below earlier. I was at a country wedding over the weekend and out of mobile range.

As long time Burgers would know, I have a liberal approach to comments and commenters, and for the most part it has worked well.

But it is not working with Dino.

He is fucking up the blog.

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MacroBusiness Monday, September 22, 2014 - 08:53 Source

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The Tally Room Monday, September 22, 2014 - 08:30 Source

This map shows the main parties’ performance on both the electorate and party vote in each general electorate. Read on below for a summary of the election result.

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WixxyLeaks Monday, September 22, 2014 - 08:15 Source

If there is one thing that is important above all for any court in the land it is its integrity.

If the public has no faith in the integrity of the court than the public has lost faith in the concept of justice, and this is only one step away from losing respect for the law altogether.

For this reason there are laws and rules that are designed to protect the courts integrity as well as the integrity of those who serve the court.

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MacroBusiness Monday, September 22, 2014 - 07:54 Source

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MacroBusiness Monday, September 22, 2014 - 07:29 Source

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MacroBusiness Monday, September 22, 2014 - 07:07 Source

By Leith van Onselen As you may have already heard, the New Zealand general election was held over the weekend, which delivered the incumbent National Government, led by Prime Minister John Key, an emphatic victory and its third term, with National scoring the biggest vote since the mixed-member proportional (MMP) electoral system was introduced in […]

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MacroBusiness Monday, September 22, 2014 - 07:02 Source

By Leith van Onselen The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has dealt the RBA/APRA another credibility blow, endorsing macro-prudential controls on high risk mortgage lending in its communique to the G20: To mitigate financial stability risks from a prolonged period of low interest rates and prevent premature monetary tightening, macro-prudential tools should be the first line […]

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MacroBusiness Monday, September 22, 2014 - 06:58 Source

by Chris Becker You know, there’s no shortage of derision on tap when it comes to central bankers these days – and the European flavour does not disappoint this morning, following the G20 finance minister/central banking wow-pow in Cairns this weekend. From Bloomberg: “We will judge the combined effects of the measures, the measures of […]

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MacroBusiness Monday, September 22, 2014 - 06:44 Source

by Chris Becker In news over the weekend that is sure to make the China perma-bulls a bit nervous, Finance Minister Lou Jiwei confirmed their resolve at long term restructuring by reiterating that the country cannot rely upon continual government spending for infrastructure investment. From Reuters, via Yahoo Finance: China will not dramatically alter its economic […]

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MacroBusiness Monday, September 22, 2014 - 06:12 Source

The national auction clearance rate slid further over the weekend on the back of declines in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. According to RP Data, the national weighted average preliminary auction clearance rate was 69.2% over the weekend, which was down 1.6% from the 70.8% preliminary clearance rate reported last weekend. Sydney’s clearance rate fell by […]

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MacroBusiness Monday, September 22, 2014 - 06:11 Source

Click to view RP Data’s latest weekly housing market update, which provides a useful snapshot of the housing market as at 21 September 2014. This week’s report includes: Latest weekly dwelling value results; Auction results & clearance rates; Latest median house & unit prices; Average time on market & vendor discounts; Mortgage market activity; and New […]

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MacroBusiness Monday, September 22, 2014 - 06:00 Source

Cross posted from Investing in Chinese Stocks Earlier this week I posted Another Credit Guarantee Gone Bust, One Month After Backing A Trust, which covers the latest incident of a debtor fleeing his or her debts. In that case, the debtor is the developer Shi Yubao of Golden Century, who borrowed privately from thousands of people. The […]

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MacroBusiness Monday, September 22, 2014 - 05:50 Source

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North Coast Voices Monday, September 22, 2014 - 00:16 Source

Image by John Graham / johngraham.alphalink.com.auIndependent Australia 19 January 2014

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North Coast Voices Monday, September 22, 2014 - 00:15 Source
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