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MacroBusiness Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 01:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Currency Wars Evolve With Goal of Avoiding Deflation – Bloomberg Forex-Rigging Fines Could Hit $41 Billion Globally: Citi – Bloomberg Some common lies investors tell themselves – A Wealth of Common Sense North America: Nelson Bunker Hunt, Texas Tycoon, Dies at 88 – New York Times Home Sales Reach […]

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North Coast Voices Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 00:15 Source

New Matilda 16 October 2014:Four police officers will stand trial over allegations they bashed an Aboriginal man, who was originally falsely charged with assaulting a constable before CCTV footage cleared him during the incident on the NSW north coast in 2011.Constable Lee Walmsley, Constable Ryan Eckersley, former Sergeant Robert McCubben and Senior Constable Mark Woolven will stand trial after waiving a right to a committal hearing at the Downing Local Court, the ABC reported today.They have pleaded not guilty.It follows an incident involving the

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En Passant Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 22:12 Source

This is the link to my 30 minute Razor Sharp interview with Sharon Firebrace on Monday 21 October. We discuss the Liberals on the nose, Labor as the default, the East-West tunnel, ICAC, the corporatisation of democracy and much much more.

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Table Talk: Bob Ellis on Film and Theatre Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 19:44 Source

Ben Bradlee’s death yesterday continues a coincidence I first remarked on twenty years ago.

This is that actors who play living public figures usually predecease them.

Max Phipps predeceased Gough Whitlam. Ruth Cracknell predeceased Margaret Whitlam. John Hargreaves Jim Cairns. John Meillon John Kerr.

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Croakey Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 18:51 Source

Last week in the Lancet, Lawrence Gostin and Eric Freidman discussed the reasons that the ebola outbreak constitutes a crisis in global health leadership  and called for reform. In this article (a previous version of which appeared in DevPolicy) Sam...

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Your Democracy Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 18:16 Source

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The New South Wales government has been accused of running a poker machine “slush fund” after it emerged that a $20m pool of club profits was spent overwhelmingly on community projects in Coalition electorates or to pay for Liberal-National party election promises.

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Your Democracy Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 18:16 Source

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The New South Wales government has been accused of running a poker machine “slush fund” after it emerged that a $20m pool of club profits was spent overwhelmingly on community projects in Coalition electorates or to pay for Liberal-National party election promises.

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New Matilda Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 17:03 Source

A statement from New Matilda about the court proceedings in the Barry Spurr matter.

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Table Talk: Bob Ellis on Film and Theatre Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 16:50 Source

It is hard to believe what the crazed and beautiful Papist Miranda Devine, a Liberal voter, said of Whitlam yesterday, but there it is.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 16:09 Source

Stan Shamu for Chris Weston, Chief Market Strategist at IG Markets Asia has picked up the positive leads from European and US trade and rallied, with equities erasing some of the recent sharp falls. The rally in global markets began in European trade as investors reacted to reports the ECB is looking to add corporate […]

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New Matilda Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 15:40 Source

The Department of Education has faced probing over the details of Spurr's involvement in the national curriculum review and contradicted information in his emails.

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Cheeseburger Gothic Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 15:03 Source

Hat tip to Guru Bob for sending me this link about the invincible jihadi juggernaut that ISn't. I've long thought ISIS to be a bunch of murderous clowns who would fall apart in the face of a discilplined military outfit. Luckily for them, all they're facing in Iraq is the Iraqi army, and in Syria, more murderous clowns. Unluckily for them, they ran into the magnificent Kurds.

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The Tally Room Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 15:00 Source

Werriwa boundaries, 1900 redistribution. Click to enlarge.

Werriwa boundaries, 1900 redistribution. Click to enlarge.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 14:51 Source

The business-as-usual crowd in the press has had an interesting reaction to today’s soft CPI. Phil Baker at the AFR reckons: The real concern is do we need that rate cut and are we going down the deflationary path like the rest of the world? …Wednesday’s latest inflation report won’t kill off talk of the possibility […]

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Renew Economy Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 14:42 Source

Going off-grid will help towns boost jobs, increase reliability of their energy supply, and lower costs. What's to lose?

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Renew Economy Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 14:42 Source

Going off-grid will help towns boost jobs, increase reliability of their energy supply, and lower costs. What's to lose?

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Renew Economy Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 14:41 Source

CEC report says Victoria could easily adjust solar and energy efficiency policy to save hundreds of millions in costs, boost jobs and cut emissions.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 14:40 Source

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Renew Economy Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 14:33 Source

Abbott government says no changes to household solar, but wants large scale renewables target slashed by two thirds. So much for "ditching" the Warburton Review.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 14:26 Source

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Renew Economy Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 14:15 Source

As Australia's dance of the seven RET Reviews continues, it seems like a good time to revisit one of the more persistent anti-renewables myths bandied about by fossil fuel types (and most of the Abbott government): that that renewable energy is unreliable in meeting electricity demand.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 13:46 Source

Amsterdam’s main Schiphol airport has enlisted the aid of 167 Tesla Model S taxi cabs as part of its bid to be among the greenest in the world.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 13:46 Source

Amsterdam’s main Schiphol airport has enlisted the aid of 167 Tesla Model S taxi cabs as part of its bid to be among the greenest in the world.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 13:39 Source

From the West Australian: China’s Baosteel has signalled that sagging iron ore prices will not hold back development of its West Pilbara iron project, recruiting former Iron Ore Holdings boss Alwyn Vorster to head up its local iron ore business. Mr Vorster confirmed yesterday he had accepted the role as general manager iron ore at […]

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Club Troppo Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 13:35 Source

In the words of Ronald Reagan, here we go again.*

Sandy Pentland rehearses something that’s made it’s way from heresy to platitudinal commonplace with breakneck speed. Asked “what, specifically, is the New Deal on Data?” Sandy tells us this:

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 13:27 Source

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 13:13 Source

UBS is one of those sensible sell side shops that has been pushing ideas similar to my own post-2011 allocation thoughts for Australian shares in positioning for the falling currency and slowing China: Correction Restores Some Value Since our last rebalance in early September the Australian market experienced a 9%  correction before bouncing just over 3% […]

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The Tally Room Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 13:00 Source

Sydenham1-2PPSydenham is a safe Labor seat in western Melbourne, covering Calder Park, Delahey, Hillside, Keilor Lodge, Taylors Hill, Taylors Lakes and Sydenham. Sydenham is a new name for the seat of Keilor which underwent relatively minor changes.

Labor MP Natalie Hutchins has held Keilor since 2010, and she holds the seat by an 11.5% margin.

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Political Owl Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 12:56 Source
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John Quiggin Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 12:47 Source

I’m hoping ot write an appreciation of Gough Whitlam’s contributions to Australian society soon. But in the meantime, I’ll open this thread for general discussion. I’m happy to entertain discussion of failures as well as successes, but I don’t welcome personal attacks on the recently departed in general, and certainly not in Gough’s case, so please keep discussion respectful.

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