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MacroBusiness Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 10:38 Source

From Credit Suisse: Site visit points to “bankable” 171mt in FY17: Last week’s FMG site visit highlighted a no-capex pathway to a potential 180mtpa output. Rail and port capacity will be at this level by mid CY15. We have assumed 171mt production in FY17 post the start-up of the Solomon detritals plant plus 5mtpa of additional DSO at Chichesters. […]

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Table Talk: Bob Ellis on Film and Theatre Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 10:29 Source

Paul McGeough on page 10 and 11 of the smh this morning.

As good a proof of the hopelessness of our engagement, past and  present, in Iraq as I’ve seen

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Table Talk: Bob Ellis on Film and Theatre Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 10:04 Source

Abbott licensed ASIS to kill teenage Australians without trial in Iraq and proposed legislation that meant Paul McGeough could go to gaol if he reported this. McGeough said half the Iraqi army was AWOL, some giving half their wages to generals who are letting them not turn up for work. He may go to gaol for saying this if the legislation is retrospective, or he may not.

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Red Bluff Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 10:03 Source

The Castan Centre for Human Rights Law has launched a new video series - Have You Got That Right?:

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The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 09:22 Source

We sure do things upside down downunder.

Tony Abbott’s chief business adviser first tells us we are unprepared for global cooling, followed by lashing out at the UN response to the Ebola outbreak and labelling the world body a “refuge of anti-western authoritarians bent on achieving one-world government”.

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The Tally Room Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 09:15 Source

Gippslandsouth1-2PPGippsland South is a safe Nationals seat in south-eastern Victoria.

Deputy Premier and Nationals leader Peter Ryan has held Gippsland South since 1992, and now holds it by a 22.5% margin.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 08:47 Source

By Leith van Onselen Back in July controversy arose after it was revealed that the Abbott Government had chosen to keep accountants on a list of in-demand occupations for skilled migrants, going against the both the Department of Employment’s and the Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency’s (AWPA) recommendations to remove accounting from this list due […]

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 08:45 Source

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 08:44 Source

From Reuters: Australia became the first developed country on Tuesday to shut its borders to citizens of the countries worst-hit by the West African Ebola outbreak, a move those states said stigmatized healthy people and would make it harder to fight the disease. Australia’s ban on visas for citizens of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea […]

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 08:33 Source

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 08:27 Source

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 01:59 Source

By Leith van Onselen ABC’s Lateline last night ran a segment entitled China’s bubble bursts, which briefly examined the rapidly slowing Chinese housing market, where sales have fallen by 10% on average across the country since the beginning of the year, and it now takes around 15 months to sell a property in Beijing compared with […]

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 01:31 Source

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 01:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Building a personal margin of safety - Abnormal Returns Crude price slide starts to hit profits of big energy companies – Financial Times We’re Witnessing The End Of The Oil Era – Business Insider The world can’t pile new debt onto old – The AFR North America: America Has […]

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North Coast Voices Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 00:15 Source

International media notices that Anthony John ‘Tony’ Abbott has joined John Winston Howard as serving Australian prime ministers referred to The Hague by one or more citizens.The Telegraph UK 22 October 2014:An Australian MP has asked the International Criminal Court to investigate prime minister Tony Abbott for crimes against humanity over his detention of asylum seekers on remote Pacific islands.Andrew Wilkie, an independent MP, said Mr Abbott’s policy was illega

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North Coast Voices Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 00:15 Source

Letter to the Editor in the Clarence Valley Review, October 2014:Opposition betrayalEd,On 30 September 2014 NSW Opposition Leader John Robertson announced that if Labor wins government in 2015 it would establish a permanent total ban on coal seam gas exploration and mining within the Northern Rivers region.He based this decision on the fact that this region has a clean, green reputation, vital water catchments, World Heritage areas, thriving tourism, dairy, beef and sugar cane industries, businesses which participate in the export market and communities opposed to unconventional gas

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Croakey Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 22:50 Source

Marie McInerney reports: The centrality of culture to the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is emphasised in the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013-2023 (which the Federal Government is planning to...

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En Passant Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 21:11 Source

This is the link to my 30 minute interview on Razor Sharp with Sharon Firebrace on 28 October. We discuss Gough Whitlam, the forthcoming election in Victoria, the need to fight back plus more.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 19:13 Source

I read with interest Don Watson’s crie de coeur from 2012 from the archives of The Monthly, which posted it on Twitter recently, about the horrors of managerialism in Australian universities. By this he means the imposition of a powerful management body led by a Vice Chancellor who is effectively a CEO, that overrides academic skills and knowledge, keeps discipline under tight control and is driven by efficiency, external accountability and monitoring, and an emphasis on standards measured by metrics.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 15:56 Source

Stan Shamu for Chris Weston, Chief Market Strategist at IG Markets We’re seeing some disjointed moves in Asia today, with a degree of consolidation the dominant theme. China is positive helped by a recovery in industrial profits while the ASX 200 is a touch weaker as the materials and banks cancel eachother out. The leads […]

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Poll Bludger Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 15:33 Source

This week’s Essential Research poll finds Labor retaining its 53-47 lead after gaining a point last week, with both major parties on 39% of the primary vote – the Coalition down a point, Labor steady – the Greens down one to 9%, and Palmer United up one to 4%. Further questions relate to the international big picture:

• For some reason, there has been a turn to indecision on republican sentiment: for and against are tied on 31%, respectively down two and down 11 since the question was last asked in April, with “no opinion” up 13 to 38%.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 14:58 Source

Only a handful of small solar projects have been committed this year, showing the impact of the Coalition’s war on renewables. Meanwhile, new research reveals the true impact of a “real” 20 per cent target as Coalition plays fast and loose with targets.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 14:58 Source

Only a handful of small solar projects have been committed this year, showing the impact of the Coalition’s war on renewables. Meanwhile, new research reveals the true impact of a “real” 20 per cent target as Coalition plays fast and loose with targets.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 14:56 Source

Reef historian Iain McCalman, and reef scientist Stephen Palumbi, are monitoring reef degradation from opposite sides of the planet. They compared notes.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 14:56 Source

Long planned and anticipated, the first production-version FCEVs are rolling out and more are on their way, but how clean are they?

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New Matilda Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 14:32 Source

As asylum seekers are released into the community on Nauru, tensions have begun spilling over, with four boys hospitalised over the weekend.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 14:30 Source

Cross-posted from The Conversation: Electric vehicle maker Tesla will soon deliver its cars to Australian roads. This promises to change both the type of cars we drive and potentially the way we buy them. Tesla remains a relative oddity in the US auto market. It is on target to sell around 35,000 cars in 2014, […]

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Renew Economy Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 14:22 Source

Another sweaty weekend for Australians with Saturday’s continent-wide average maximum topping 36°C — a record for October.

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Cheeseburger Gothic Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 14:03 Source

Now onto/back to the ebooks.

Or maybe physcial collapse.

Yeah, physcial collapse sounds good.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 13:57 Source

Results of solar auction shows solar PV projects in India are cheaper than the electricity price needed to pay for imports of coal from Australia.

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