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Club Troppo Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 18:42 Source

Image result for death and taxesJust as happens with dividend imputation in Australia, corporate structures are remarkably robust to seeing things from the shareholder perspective, leading Troppo’s self-appointed Chief Economist and Joint Pontificator In-Chief to conclude that tax cuts to dividends offer the worst possible combination of equity

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Cheeseburger Gothic Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 18:30 Source

Well, you asked for more. So he's given you more. ShaneAlpha's second bite of the cherry. And he has one more in the slipway.

The itinerant holy man sat hunched over in the small house, his face hidden in the darkness of his still raised cowl as the rain splattered on the mud outside. The noise was far louder than it would have been in normal circumstances due to the large hole in the wall caused by the cooling body, its back against a nearby boulder and its head slumped to its chest.

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Harrangue Man Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 17:17 Source

I had a recent career high point when I got to represent my organisation in a globally-renowned wellness event. I'd never been so when I heard tickets were going to the first who got in I made sure to get in a good four weeks after they became available but yet to be officially announced thanks to being involved at the periphery of the event's planning. A fellow mobility-impaired person was at the event.

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Your Democracy Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 16:40 Source

2014 budget ....

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Your Democracy Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 16:36 Source

 submarines, national security and the Gillian Triggs affair .....

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 16:18 Source

Chris Weston, Chief Market Strategist at IG Markets The return of capital trade continues to buoy US markets with Qualcomm and General Motors adding to the record levels we saw in 2014. Earnings estimates have actually been revised lower for some months and the continued strength in the USD will not be helping net interest […]

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Table Talk: Bob Ellis on Film and Theatre Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 16:11 Source

(First published by Independent Australia)

Yesterday was a ‘tipping point moment’ in Tony Abbott’s career, and in Joe Hockey’s also, compounded by a Newspoll prefiguring a loss of forty or forty-two seats next year, and this month, probably, New South Wales.

Joe is suing Fairfax for noting the obvious: that property developers paying twenty-two thousand to eat with him want something back from him he probably, one way or another, will consider, only consider, giving to them.

Tony is in an area of craziness all his own.

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The Tally Room Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 15:30 Source

Summerhill1-2PPSummer Hill is a new seat in the inner west of Sydney, covering Dulwich Hill, Marrickville, Summer Hill, Ashfield and Haberfield.

A surge in the population in inner-city Sydney has effectively resulted in the creation of an extra seat out of parts of Marrickville, Balmain, Canterbury and Strathfield, with the remainder of Marrickville renamed ‘Newtown’.

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New Matilda Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 15:24 Source

Joe Hockey wants to talk about young people getting into the property market. But the key question is at what cost? Ben Eltham explains.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 15:23 Source

With large scale renewable energy projects stalled by the Abbott government, local communities are now taking the lead in renewable energy, accelerating the push into a decentralised energy system where half of Australia's electricity needs are produced and stored locally.

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Croakey Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 15:22 Source

Professors Marc Tennant and Estie Kruger are from the International Research Collaborative – Oral Health and Equity, Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology, The University of Western Australia. In this latest instalment in a series on...

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 15:12 Source

Cross-posted from The Conversation: Intergenerational reports serve the important purpose of putting economic sustainability and demographic change on the policy agenda. The fourth Intergenerational Report, released late last week, projected Australia’s population to be growing – to 39.7 million – and ageing, with the above-65 age group rising to 22.5% by 2054-55. But how appropriate […]

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New Matilda Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 15:04 Source

The West Australian Premier was arguing 'money' was the reason for closing remote Aboriginal communities. Now he says it's 'abuse'. Amy McQuire reports.

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Croakey Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 15:01 Source

Many thanks to Sam Byfield, Senior Policy Advisor (LiveLighter), Heart Foundation of Australia (Western Australia) and Associate, Nossal Institute for Global Health, for this article on the recently released guideline on sugar consumption from WHO. ...

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Renew Economy Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 14:50 Source

CEO of NRG, the US utility whose portfolio of coal, gas and nuclear generators is nearly as big as Australia's entire grid, explains in 70 seconds why the era of centralised generation is nearly over. The future is solar, storage and EVs.

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New Matilda Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 14:40 Source

Two Swiss pilots have just set off to complete the first 'round the world' journey in a plane powered entirely by the sun. Thom Mitchell reports.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 14:36 Source

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New Matilda Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 14:28 Source

A new BBC series has whitewashed Aboriginal history for a British audience. Amy McQuire explains.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 14:21 Source

ARENA-backed study shows how 10MW of extra solar power can be added to a relatively small grid without adversely affecting supply stability.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 14:20 Source

By Leith van Onselen For month’s I have argued that the Government’s data retention policy and crackdown on unauthorised downloading of content would ultimately fail because Australians would simply embrace virtual private networks (VPNs), thus allowing them to surf the web and download content anonymously (click here to read about how VPNs work). It, therefore, […]

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 14:17 Source

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 14:14 Source

In my piece The inevitable is Almost Upon us (Feb 24) I suggested that the unseating of the Prime Minister was imminent. That the phrase “it’s only a matter of time” reflected the state of his prime minister-ship.

Good Government, he said, would begin again after 17 months of mediocrity and find its way out of the dark hole it had been hiding in. The adults would grow up and all would be right with the political world.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 13:43 Source

From The West Australian: Rio Tinto’s top iron ore brass has met with its 50 biggest suppliers and told them the miner would leave “no stone unturned” in efforts to further cut costs in the Pilbara but warned that safety must not be compromised. The suppliers were told they too had to “cut their cloth” […]

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Renew Economy Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 13:37 Source

Shares in one of Australia's first community solar projects – 500kW array at International Convention Centre Sydney – to be offered to public end 2015.

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Peter Martin Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 13:32 Source

I get that ordinary Australians don't much like the Trans Pacific Partnership. But businesses?

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 13:00 Source

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The Tally Room Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 13:00 Source

Liverpool1-2PPLiverpool is a safe Liberal seat in south-western Sydney, covering Ashcroft, Cartwright, Green Valley, Hinchinbrook, Horningsea Park, Hoxton Park, Miller and Warwick Farm.

Labor MP Paul Lynch has held Liverpool since 1995, and holds the seat by a 14% margin, which makes it the safest Labor seat in New South Wales.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 12:57 Source

Goulburn group wins $50,000 grant to investigate feasibility of building what would be Australia's largest community-owned solar project.

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Drag0nista's Blog Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 12:56 Source

Another day, another opinion poll, another round of speculation as to what the tea leaves really mean. Today’s Newspoll will be studied closely, as usual, by political observers hoping to get a handle on what voters think of the shenanigans in Canberra. And what that might mean for the future of Prime Minister Tony Abbott. […]

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Renew Economy Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 12:43 Source

And that’s not counting rooftop solar or distributed renewables.

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