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Poll Bludger Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 05:40 Source

I’m back to running primary figures as the headline for the latest fortnightly YouGov-Fifty Acres poll, because their two-party headline figures remain highly unorthodox – in this case attributing a 51-49 lead to the Coalition, compared with 50-50 last time, based on near equal results on the primary vote. The pollster’s other peculiarity, low primary votes for both major parties, are maintained, with the Coalition steady on 34% and Labor up a point to 33%. At 10% apiece, the two larger minor parties are only slightly higher than with the other pollsters, with the Greens down on a fortnight ago and One Nation up one.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 00:25 Source

From Paul Keating yesterday: The United States will not be able to recover its position as the dominant power in the world – nor its approach to globalism – even if Donald Trump were to be replaced by vice-president Mike Pence, according to former prime minister Paul Keating. In a tough assessment of United States

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 00:24 Source

DXY rebounded last night: AUD fell against it but rise against EUR: It fell against EMs: Gold held at the highs: Brent held at the lows: Base metals are still rising for no apparent reason: EM stocks took off: High yield too: US yields rose: And European, especially Italy: Stocks soared: Welcome to the Trump

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North Coast Voices Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 00:16 Source

Eighteen far right groups and every single person who marched as part of the “Unite The Right” Rally on 11-12 August 2017 is being sued by two female Charlottesville residents injured when a car allegedly driven by a rally participant crashed into the back of their car.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 00:15 Source

Banks are bridling today via their good friend the AFR: The major banks have fired several torpedoes towards the government’s regime to lift standards in the banking sector, warning it will blur regulatory responsibilities, confuse legal obligations and lacks procedural fairness by preventing court appeals. National Australia Bank’s submission on the Banking Executive Accountability Regime is the

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North Coast Voices Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 00:15 Source

@LesStonehouseOn 21 August 2017

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 00:14 Source

From The Conversation. The densification of Australian cities has been heralded as a boon for housing choice and diversity. The up-beat promotion of “the swing to urban living” by one of Australia’s leading developer lobby groups epitomises the rhetoric around this seismic shift in housing. Glossy advertisements for luxury living in our city centres and

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 00:05 Source

Iron ore price charts for August 22, 2017: Tianjin benchmark rose 70 cents to $78.80. Coking coal futures are falling as the seaborne is now more expensive than Chinese sourced. Futures were pounded overnight. There’s a good chance we’re done here. Coking coal is unlikely to go higher and position limits in futures are weighing.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 00:04 Source

Via Reuters: Chinese banks are set to see a slowdown in lending growth in the second half of the year, having exhausted most of their annual credit quota, raising the spectre of corporate defaults as financing costs climb further in the world’s No.2 economy. Beijing’s crackdown on riskier lending has already stretched financing costs and

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: World population to reach 9.8 billion by 2050, up 31% from now – PRNewswire (so let’s shove 30% more new Aussies in then?) Market forces will drive takeup on electric cars, even without bans on polluting vehicles – Cleantechnica Switch to renewables won’t end the geopolitics of energy –

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Club Troppo Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 22:33 Source

Continued from Part One.

The ABC and Children’s Programming – The Highs, Lows and Power-plays
Image result for children's TVThe promise of the early years

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Harrangue Man Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 16:52 Source

I love this Eurythmics medley from the SNL 25 Year reunion show which features "Here Comes The Rain Again", "Ball and Chain" and "Sweet Dreams".  I love everything about it; the costumes, the music instrument change over and Annie rocking it out in true Annie style.Only when it came to the line "... I want to talk like lovers do..." I instinctively shrieked "Shane, can you please move over?!

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Political Owl Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 16:20 Source

There's one clue for opponents of same sex marriage in a just released survey published by the Australian National University: don't have priests spruiking your message. Ministers of religion are held in low regard.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 16:08 Source

by Chris Becker Outside Japan its been a fairly positive day here in Asia with most stock markets advancing following the tepid mood overnight on Wall Street and Europe. The Yen weakened against the USD on the back of Trump’s Afghanistan speech as did Euro while Aussie dollar remained firm. In mainland China the Shanghai

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Harrangue Man Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 15:51 Source

Today's raging grief out only lasted 65 minutes—and I was mobile the whole time, not trapped in the shed like yesterday.It started in the shower and I noticed the grief out tends to start there so on return following exercise I banned myself from ranting or thinking in the shower and demanded joyful music instead bellow forth from my tremendous lungs.I think I sang about the possum that lives in the three-foot enclave between our house and the one next door and how I probably shouldn't scare it by rage screaming into the shower wall where it lives on the other side. So it wasn't quite what I planned but it was musical.

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Cheeseburger Gothic Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 15:45 Source

I've been doing a few podcast interviews recently. This one, with Joanna Penn, was a good un.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 14:51 Source

BOC will support CSIRO during its $3.4 million ammonia to hydrogen cracking and membrane purification project that is set to revolutionise the global supply chain for hydrogen.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 14:47 Source

Are Australia's wind farms living up to expectations? Why the market preferred Origin's results to AGL's; and a dive into the Windlab prospectus and its "busload" wind and solar plant.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 14:45 Source

Changes to the draft Australian Standard for installing home battery units are essential, but it is also important to ensure appropriate technical standards are in place to ensure consumers are protected, the Clean Energy Council said today.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 14:43 Source

Major renewable energy tender announcements expected from Victoria, along with more details of state renewable energy target architecture.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 14:01 Source

California's solar-centric grid manages eclipse without a hitch. In Australia, preparations already being made for 2028 eclipse.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 13:52 Source

Solar pioneer Martin Green says solar PV will fall to $US10/MWh within a few years, but this will be good news for Australia's mining industry because the fall in Australia's thermal coal exports will be offset by a factor of more than 5 by demand for other resources.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 13:49 Source

From WaPo: President Trump outlined a revised vision for the U.S. war in Afghanistan on Monday, pledging to end a strategy of “nation-building” and instead institute a policy aimed more squarely at addressing the terrorist threat that emanates from the region. “I share the American people’s frustration,” he said. “I also share their frustration over

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Renew Economy Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 13:47 Source

Energy market rule maker backs down on proposal to charge solar households to export excess PV generation back to the grid.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 13:18 Source

Dalian is up again today but looking a little tired as parcel limits kick in: Big Iron ore still roaring: Big Gas is outdoing oil: Big Gold looks strong: Terror Bank continues to under-perform: And Big Liar to ignore reality, though MEA has faded (or that might be an uber-bullish “cup and handle” formation: Finally,

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 13:10 Source

by Chris Becker Tesla is impossible to value, so says Matt Debord at Business Insider: The company is fuelled financially by a “story” about the future. It could be a decade before it’s possible to properly value the company. Tesla is easy to value, so says Tim Worstall at Forbes: People might even be misguided

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Cheeseburger Gothic Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 12:56 Source

The 82nd Airborne scheduled a jump for today. You'd almost imagine they did so on purpose.

It'd make a great book cover.

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Political Owl Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 12:55 Source

Sleepless night ahead for Julie Bishop as "the unworkable" NZ Labour Party dramatically narrows gap in election race and pundits declare Jacinta Arden a very real chance after Sunday's charismatic party launch.Could be much kiwi Tutti frutti if Jacinta turns up in Canbe

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 12:50 Source

Seems reasonable to me: Having held our nerve through the first seven months of 2017 with our long-standing call for the AUD/USD to fall to 70 cents by the end of this year, the ever-diminishing prospects for a significant near-term recovery in the US dollar now forces us to acknowledge that it is now difficult

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 12:45 Source

This woman has to resign to save her soul: Sydney, 22 August 2017: Australia’s major banks have resolved to mount a challenge to the SA bank tax if it is legislated, the Australian Bankers’ Association announced today. “The South Australian Government will face a High Court challenge if it introduces its proposed bank tax,” ABA

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