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Antony Green's Election Blog Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 16:29 Source

Calculators for the Victorian Legislative Council have now been published.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 16:10 Source

Stan Shamu for Chris Weston, Chief Market Strategist at IG Markets Equities are mixed in Asia as investors struggle to disseminate the latest FOMC meeting minutes. While most analysts feel the minutes were a slight downgrade from the moderately hawkish statement immediately after the meeting, it seems investors feel the Fed is continuing to pave […]

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Table Talk: Bob Ellis on Film and Theatre Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 16:02 Source

Albrechtsen said the man who adjusted her microphone was a ‘waste of money’ and should be sacked, and the ‘nation was angry’ about the ABC. They wanted their money better spent, the people did, she said, and fools like Christopher Pyne who wanted the Adelaide ABC still doing things were ‘mindless left-wing layabouts’. She was told that 82 percent of Australians thought the ABC should get more money not less, and she said there were ‘not informed of what is really going on’.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 15:54 Source

From  Bloomie, some people just don’t get it:: Today’s plunge in iron ore is creating tomorrow’s acquisition targets. …Among the most vulnerable are Western Australia’s Atlas Iron, BC Iron and Gindalbie Metals, according to stock broker Fat Prophets. All three – valued at less than $US200 million ($232 million) after losing two thirds of their […]

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Political Owl Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 15:46 Source

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MacroBusiness Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 15:37 Source

From the AFR: China’s coal use will be permitted to grow by only 5 per cent over the next seven years after the world’s biggest polluter unveiled a cap on coal consumption for the first time. The State Council – China’s Cabinet – said the country’s annual coal use would be halted at 4.2 billion […]

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MacroBusiness Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 15:27 Source

  By Martin North, cross-posted from the Digital Finance Analytics Blog APRA just released their quarterly super statistics to September 2014. Superannuation assets totalled $1.87 trillion at the end of the September 2014 quarter. Over the 12 months to September 2014 this represents a 9.6 per cent increase. Total assets in MySuper products was $378.1 […]

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Renew Economy Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 15:17 Source

CEC cuts deal with aluminium industry in hope of policy certainty by Xmas. And Ross Garnaut says renewables - not coal - key to Australia's prosperity.

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Renew Economy Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 15:13 Source

ARENA invests in Australian made 'cloud-cam' system that helps tracks clouds and boosts management of solar PV projects.

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Renew Economy Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 15:10 Source

Networks push case for tariff changes, arguing that houses with rooftop solar getting generous "cross subsidies" from non solar users, and suggesting that cost of going off-grid is more than 5 times the cost of staying. But what if they are wrong?

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The Tally Room Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 15:00 Source

Eltham1-2PPEltham is a marginal Labor seat in the north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, covering Briar Hill, Diamond Creek, Eltham, Eltham North, Greensborough, Kangaroo Ground Lower Plenty, Montmorency, Research and parts of St Helena and Watsons Creek. Eltham is one of two seats on the north side of the Yarra River included in the Eastern Melbourne region.

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Renew Economy Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 14:52 Source

A UNSW graduate solar engineer has used her father's 15 metre long PV installation as pergola in her country Victoria wedding.

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Renew Economy Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 14:34 Source

UN takes aim at Australia for veering off carbon targets after dumping carbon price. Meanwhile, it releases updated global carbon budget, as more research suggests that Australia will head for $100 billion carbon hole if it is to use Direct Action to match international efforts.

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Renew Economy Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 14:33 Source

How are Australia's big electricity utilities' reacting to an increasingly carbon constrained economy? Confusing picture or rational response?

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Renew Economy Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 14:33 Source

Macquarie Group infrastructure fund joins two others to take major stake in project development business of leading Chinese solar module maker JinkoSolar.

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Renew Economy Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 14:23 Source

Research finds coloured wind turbines, as opposed to white or grey, would prevent wildlife injuries and death. We can already hear the anti-wind cries...

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Renew Economy Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 14:22 Source

Google signs deal to power its Netherlands data centre with 100% renewables, including complete output of local wind farm currently under construction.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 14:05 Source

By Leith van Onselen Little by little, Foxtel’s stranglehold on subscription television services is being loosened, with Netflix announcing its entry into Australia next year. From The Australian: Netflix announced internet-connected users will be able to access its library in high definition and 4K where available, although it has not announced pricing. Expectations are it […]

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Renew Economy Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 14:02 Source

Research from around the world is bringing artificial photosynthesis – the conversion of sunlight into fuel rather than electricity – closer to reality.

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New Matilda Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 13:56 Source

The public broadcaster does an incredible job of holding the political middle ground. That's exactly why the Bolts and Albrechtsens of the world hate it so much.

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Renew Economy Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 13:48 Source

Victorian Greens pledge to shut down Victoria's dirtiest coal power plants as soon as next year, if they win the balance of power in next week's election.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 13:24 Source

Cross-posted from The Conversation. If you use the full Kyoto period — 1990 to 2020 — the US is minus 5% and Australia is almost exactly the same. Environment minister Greg Hunt, Radio National, November 17. We and the United States are pretty much on the same page. Over a 30 year period from 1990 to 2020, […]

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MacroBusiness Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 13:18 Source

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New Matilda Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 13:17 Source

An inquiry that will shine a light on private education and training providers is expected to be voted on next week.

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Prosper Australia Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 13:12 Source

My partner and I are 28. We went to an open for inspection of a house we liked and thought we could afford. We turned up just before he closed. There was an older couple there in their 50-60’s. The price was ‘from $600k+’ on the sign in sheet we left with him.  On it […]

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MacroBusiness Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 13:11 Source

By Leith van Onselen More evidence of the Chinese economy slowing this afternoon, with the HSBC Flash China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for November registering a fall, decreasing to 50.0 from 50.4 in October – a six month low. The result missed analyst’s expectations, with economists polled by Bloomberg expecting the flash PMI to fall […]

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MacroBusiness Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 12:57 Source

By Leith van Onselen A new report by Professor David Cousins and former ACCC head Professor Allan Fels has found that Western Australians taxi users are being ripped-off by the deliberate rationing of taxi plate numbers by the State Government, which has inflated taxi fares by some 16%. From WA Today: “Inclusion of the lease […]

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Croakey Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 12:49 Source

The health sector must keep talking about the dangers of climate change and highlighting the wide-ranging risks, according to Wonky Health columnist Dr Tim Senior. The aged, children, big-city residents, and the poor are among the groups most at...

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MacroBusiness Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 12:46 Source

Courtesy of Westpac’s Phat Dragon, more Chinese house price charts than you can handle here. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit + -

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MacroBusiness Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 12:38 Source

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