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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 13:59 Source

China and the United States have reached an agreement to tackle climate change. And the Australian media missed the meaning, writes Robert Parker*.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 13:45 Source

Internal documents show the Baird government was crafting a fear campaign over Aboriginal land claims before attempting to pass controversial legislation, the Greens say.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 13:39 Source

By David Collyer, cross-posted from Prosper Australia The AFR today reports Brickworks Ltd calling for steep increases in Sydney land supply to assist affordability for homemakers. Developers on the outskirts of all the major Australian cities are dribbling out lots piecemeal – stifling supply, household formation and economic activity. It is entirely rational for them […]

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 13:20 Source

Being fit and ethical in Melbourne can sometimes comes at a price, as Denis Kinang found out the hard way.

 

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 13:20 Source

Being fit and ethical in Melbourne can sometimes comes at a price, as Denis Kinang found out the hard way.

 

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 13:08 Source

By Leith van Onselen Prime Minister Pork has warned Victorians not to vote for the Labor party in this weekend’s state election, claiming that he would pull funding allocated to the East-West Link road project if Labor fulfills its promise to tear-up the contract to build the road if it forms government. From The Australian: […]

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 12:59 Source

From Westpac’s Huw MacKay: The Westpac MNI China Consumer Sentiment Indicator, hereafter the Westpac MNI China CSI, was essentially unchanged in November, printing 111.0 versus 110.9 in October, a +0.04% change over the month and –10.3% over the year. The November outcome is 8.7% below the long run average. The survey indicates that the anxieties that have been gnawing away at […]

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Renew Economy Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 12:59 Source

Whether you like motorcycles or not, seeing four production electric motorcycles together is an exciting picture of what the world is going to look like shortly.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 12:53 Source

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 12:39 Source

The unrelenting search for coal by Australian companies is not just restricted to our own shores. Morgan Harrington reports on BHP's activities in Indonesia.  

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Renew Economy Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 12:36 Source

Northern NSW town famous for its "hard working" bushranger tipped to be model for zero net energy towns.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 12:18 Source

From Reuters: China’s central bank will wait until fourth-quarter economic data is out and monitor U.S. and Japanese monetary policy before considering any more rate cuts or easing, a central bank adviser said on Tuesday. The People’s Bank of China surprised the markets by cutting rates last Friday for the first time in more than […]

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Renew Economy Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 12:03 Source

India confirms 12 of 25 sites for 'ultra-mega' solar parks of 500-1,000MW, as it aims for 100GW capacity by 2022 – five times previous target.

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The Tally Room Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 12:00 Source

Bellarine1-2PPBellarine is a marginal seat to the south-east of Geelong, covering the Bellarine peninsula, Queenscliff and the eastern suburbs of Geelong.

Labor’s Lisa Neville has held Bellarine since 2002. She was re-elected in 2010 with a 1.4% margin, but the recent redistribution flipped the seat into a notional Liberal seat with a 2.5% margin.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 11:59 Source

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Antony Green's Election Blog Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 11:45 Source

The 2014 Victorian Election will see a record number of votes cast before election day and this will have an impact on election night result reporting.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 11:45 Source

Tesla schedules its Australian launch. Can it help reshape debate about clean energy in this country?

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Renew Economy Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 11:11 Source

The 550-megawatt Topaz project is on-line and sending power to the California grid.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 11:01 Source

By 2050, the technology will likely be available to provide 80 percent of America's electricity from wind, solar and other renewable sources.

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xkcd.com Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 11:00 Source

Hey guys! What's eating you? Ha ha ha it's me! Oh, what fun we have.

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Prosper Australia Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 10:46 Source

The AFR today reports Brickworks Ltd calling for steep increases in Sydney land supply to assist affordability for homemakers. Developers on the outskirts of all the major Australian cities are dribbling out lots piecemeal – stifling supply, household formation and economic activity. It is entirely rational for them to seek to maximise their profits in […]

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The Melbourne Urbanist Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 10:38 Source

Should we go a bit easier on broken promises?

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 10:36 Source

Back in 2010 when MB was just taking shape, one of the very few sell side analysts to get the iron ore price right in advance, Tim Toohey of Goldman Sachs, wrote an equally excellent piece on what the great iron ore correction of 2014 would do to house prices. Here is some of it: On […]

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The Tally Room Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 10:30 Source

Fisher1-2CPWhile I’ve been busy preparing guides to the three major state elections coming up soon, I’ve been neglecting two by-elections due over the next two months in South Australia.

The seats of Fisher and Davenport in southern Adelaide will both be electing new MPs in by-elections: Fisher on December 6, and Davenport on January 31, 2015.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 09:57 Source

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The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 09:52 Source

The ABC and SBS provide tangible social benefits to Australia and contribute hugely to our cultural and intellectual life, writes Loz Lawrey. But because they aren’t profit-driven, they don’t fit nicely into conservative ideology.

Does the language used by those who speak for the Abbott government make you ill? Physically nauseous? Rhetoric can do that. You’re probably what they call a “leftie”, the term conservative neoliberals use for people who don’t subscribe to their dog-eat-dog worldview.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 09:43 Source

By Leith van Onselen With the year winding down, and many of the May Budget measures still stuck in limbo, the Abbott Government is preparing to “clear the barnacles” and water down or junk some unpopular measures in order to start the new year on the front foot. As reported in The AFR today, the $7 […]

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 09:37 Source

From Citi: In the past two weeks, the US and China announced an agreement signaling stronger action to curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The International Energy Agency (IEA) issued its annual update, World Energy Outlook 2014 (WEO-2014). China released its Energy Development Plan 2014-2020. We consider the implications of these developments for investors in fossil fuels. Caution for […]

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Popular Science Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 09:21 Source

A photo of AVIC's GCS display booth. Sadly, no working version of the control station was present at Zhuhai 2014. The GCS is designed to be compatible with a wide array of UAVs.

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Popular Science Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 09:21 Source

Behold the fiery sphere of pain in the heavens! No, not the sun, this one is much, much closer to Earth, and much stranger still. Aboard the International Space Station, scientists have an electromagnetic levitator that lets them suspend a sphere of liquid metal in place. Why? To observe how it cools when it's free of a container or constraints like the strong gravity on Earth.

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