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North Coast Voices Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 16:45 Source

APN newspapers has informed its readers that it will be reducing the number of cartoons it publishes from six to three.As a mighty big fan of Ginger Meggs this blogger will be casting a vote to have Ginger be one of the three that continues to appear.All fans of Ginger Meggs are called on to visit an APN website and give our home-grown little mate their vote.Vot

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 16:09 Source

Stan Shamu for Chris Weston, Chief Market Strategist at IG Markets Yesterday’s euphoric reaction to China’s easing measures has proved to be short lived as equities around the region experience some downside today. Japan is an exception after returning to trade following yesterday’s holiday in observance of Labour Thanksgiving Day. The Nikkei has played a […]

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Poll Bludger Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 15:17 Source

Essential Research is once again unchanged on voting intention, with Labor’s two-party preferred lead at 52-48. On the primary vote, Labor is up a point to 39%, and the Coalition, Greens and Palmer United are steady at 40%, 10% and 3% respectively.

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The Tally Room Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 15:00 Source

Foresthill1-2PPForest Hill is a marginal Liberal seat in eastern Melbourne, covering Blackburn South, Burwood East, Forest Hill, Vermont and Vermont South, and parts of Glen Waverley.

The Liberal Party’s Neil Angus has held Forest Hill since 2010, when he defeated his Labor predecessor Kirstie Marshall. Angus now holds the seat by a 3.5% margin, after the recent redistribution.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 15:00 Source

From the SMH blog: There’s an increasing likelihood that the Reserve Bank will have to cut rates next year, global asset manager AllianceBernstein says. “The risks for the Australian economy are tilting to the downside, in our view, and, far from increasing interest rates, there’s a growing prospect that the RBA may well need to cut […]

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Table Talk: Bob Ellis on Film and Theatre Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 14:56 Source

It seems likely Andrews will win big on Saturday, and polls will show that Abbott was a large part of the reason for his victory. It is probable that, in the following week, no significant part of the Hockey Budget will get through.

It is likely that by then Malcolm Turnbull will have suggested a Budget the Senate might pass, and proposed that he be made Treasurer or Prime Minister. He may not achieve either office by Friday, December 5, but it is likely, not certain, he will by Australia Day.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 14:54 Source

The Aussie is under heavy selling pressure today as it becomes apparent to markets that the Aitken iron ore crash is far from over: Only 30 pips from the break and then onto 80 cents, followed by 60 cents in the subsequent 18 months as the rate cuts flow: And finally, full circle for the mining […]

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 14:39 Source

By Leith van Onselen The fight against Uber’s ridesharing service, Uber-X, is getting ugly, with taxi and hire car companies resorting to making citizens’ arrests against drivers illegally carrying passengers. From The SMH: Hire car owner Russell Howarth has now carried out multiple arrests of uberX drivers, and other drivers are attempting to mobilise in […]

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New Matilda Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 14:33 Source

Jacqui Lambie has the potential for a long career as an independent senator, but she could just as easily slide into irrelevance.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 13:52 Source

Citigroup says China-US climate deal will slash $4.5 trillion from revenues of coal, oil industries. It also downplays CCS, warns thermal coal in decline, suggests energy poverty will be solved with "anything but coal", and says carbon price in Australia is inevitable.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 13:52 Source

AGL Energy says subsidies to solar and avoided network costs amount to a scam and should be stopped. It wants new tariffs.

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Your Democracy Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 13:46 Source

 

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 13:44 Source

From Westpac come a preview to tomorrow’s capex release: The ABS survey of private business investment plans, the CAPEX survey, will provide some further guidance to growth prospects. The September quarter edition will be released on November 27, with responses received over October and November. This update will include the fourth estimate of plans for 2014/15. The 3rd estimate […]

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 13:35 Source

From Bloomie: Regulators are working on a plan to shift the current volume-based taxation to price-based, China Business News reports, citing Lei Pingxi, executive vice chairman of the China Metallurgical Mining Enterprise The reform may help ease mining company’s tax burden amid falling iron ore prices. What a choking irony. It was Australia’s giant iron ore […]

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Renew Economy Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 13:32 Source

When will the UK get a new generation of nuclear power plants? Doubts surfaced again today with the Times reporting a "secret government review".

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Renew Economy Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 13:32 Source

Next time Abbott seeks advice from John Howard, he might just ask him about how best to respond to the clear geopolitical momentum on climate change.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 13:31 Source

The Carmichael Coal & Rail project is looking more and more like Queensland’s James Price Point Browse LNG moment.

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Poll Bludger Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 13:14 Source

EMRS has published its quarterly result of state voting intention in Tasmania, which has both major parties down since the last poll in August: the Liberals by four to 42% (compared with 51.2% at the March 15 election), and Labor by two to 31% (27.3% at the election). The Greens, who tend to score inflated results from EMRS, are up three to 19% (13.8% at the election).

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 13:05 Source

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 12:50 Source

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Labor View From Bayside Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 12:41 Source

The people of Sandringham have been enjoying an unusual election season with a highly visible and focused Labor campaign and a strong independent candidate. ALP candidate Christina Zigouras’ energetic and responsive approach has been in stark contrast to Murray Thompson.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 12:39 Source

From the AFR: Hedge funds including GLG Partners, DE Shaw & Co, and Pentwater Capital Management were told this month by a prominent London mining banker to prepare for an all-but-inevitable takeover of Rio Tinto by Glencore, according to people familiar with the meeting. Former JPMorgan Chase & Co. dealmaker Ian Hannam, who now runs […]

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The Sauce Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 12:35 Source

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Schoolies organizers are today hailing a “landmark” opening night for the annual event, following reports that only one person had been brutally assaulted during the first night of the five day leavers' celebration.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 12:26 Source

From The Australian: Speculation of another rate cut in Australia continues to grow, with overnight indexed swaps now pricing in a 40% chance of a 25 basis point cut next August. Expectations on the peak probability of a rate cut have risen from about 12% in the past two weeks. While the market is some […]

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Renew Economy Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 12:19 Source

It has now been proven beyond doubt that “renewables simply won’t work”. Why not? Well, because Google says so.

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Prosper Australia Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 12:12 Source

A transcription of the Renegade Economists interview with Catherine Cashmore, regarding the 7th Speculative Vacancies report. Read the show notes here. Subscribe to the weekly the Renegade Economists radio show, featuring Georgist insights we wish were on the mainstream media. Hoarding Without Consequence by Renegadeeconomists on Mixcloud Transcription Karl Fitzgerald: Alright listeners, you’ve heard it […]

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Drag0nista's Blog Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 12:08 Source

If Mark Scott is able to maintain the ABC’s support through its digital presence over the next two years, while successfully laying blame for the closure of regional offices and rural programs at the Coalition’s feet, pro-ABC policies could be a deciding factor in the election, particularly among Australia’s highly contested rural electorates. Weekly column for The...

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The Tally Room Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 12:00 Source

Prahran1-2PPPrahran is a marginal Liberal seat in the inner eastern suburbs of Melbourne, covering Prahran, South Yarra and Windsor and parts of St Kilda and Toorak.

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New Matilda Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 12:00 Source

Whistleblower Freya Newman was been sentenced over the Frances Abbott scholarship scandal. Here is the complete transcript of the judgement.

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The Idiot Tax Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 11:46 Source

It's been a rough year for financial planners. Adele Ferguson has been shooting dead-on arrows. Some bloke from The Australian got a good headline after becoming accredited in four days (though dig...

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