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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, January 20, 2020 - 18:21 Source

NSW Environment Minister, Matt Kean, recently suggested that some federal Liberals are pushing for more action on reducing emissions and arguing that we shouldn’t be using carryover credits from Kyoto. When Scott Morrison was asked about these comments he told us, “Matt Kean doesn’t know what he’s talking about, he doesn’t know what’s going on…

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Your Democracy Monday, January 20, 2020 - 16:52 Source

not about sport...   Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg personally announced sports grants under the controversial $100m program overseen by Bridget McKenzie – with Morrison even boasting the program “isn’t about sport” but rather “community” while unveiling a $200,000 grant in his electorate.

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MacroBusiness Monday, January 20, 2020 - 16:30 Source

Asian stock markets are creeping ever higher, lifting by the megabullish sentiment on Wall Street from Friday night with more record highs and new yearly highs the order of the day. Chinese stocks have diverted in fortune again with the goosed Shanghai Composite lifting nearly 0.5% to almost start the week back above the 3100

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George Monbiot Monday, January 20, 2020 - 16:00 Source

This proposed
new law would make us strangers in our own nation, by criminalising trespass.

By George
Monbiot, published in the Guardian 15th January 2020

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Renew Economy Monday, January 20, 2020 - 15:51 Source

Record customer participation in demand response cuts risk of blackouts and delivers more than half a million dollars to savvy households, new data shows.

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Renew Economy Monday, January 20, 2020 - 15:16 Source

Scott Morrison Ace GuttersMorrison misrepresents Federal emissions targets and renewables investment while trying to chastise NSW energy minister Matt Kean over climate.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, January 20, 2020 - 15:08 Source

By RosemaryJ36   It is just over 45 years since Cyclone Tracy virtually destroyed Darwin. It was the event which put Darwin on the map for many Australians and the place looked like it had been hit by an atomic bomb! I am writing from memory and others who experienced the event may have very different…

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Renew Economy Monday, January 20, 2020 - 14:23 Source

Construction imminent for Lacour Energy’s 800MW Clarke Creek wind farm in central Queensland, with inaugural community consultative committee meeting held last week.

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MacroBusiness Monday, January 20, 2020 - 14:00 Source

A bunch of forecasts have been released predicting strong house price growth, driven by Sydney and Melbourne. First, global realtor Savills expects Sydney’s high-end market to lead the world in house price growth in 2020: Savills predicted Sydney’s prime market will grow between 6 and 7.9 per cent, putting it in the top band of

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MacroBusiness Monday, January 20, 2020 - 13:40 Source

Thursday’s housing lending data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed that mortgages for the construction of new homes dived to the lowest level since 2012, as illustrated below: According to the Housing Industry Association (HIA): “The weakness in construction lending in November is largely a legacy of the very soft sales volumes that home

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Renew Economy Monday, January 20, 2020 - 13:22 Source

Renewable microgrid specialist begins early works on two new 5MW solar farms in South Australia, in continued focus on smaller grid-connected PV projects.

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MacroBusiness Monday, January 20, 2020 - 13:20 Source

Oxfam has released new data claiming that Australia’s richest 1% of Australians have more than double the wealth of the entire bottom 50%: Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said the top 1 per cent of Australians, just 250,000 people, owned a staggering nearly USD $1.6 trillion – equating to 22.2 per cent of the

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MacroBusiness Monday, January 20, 2020 - 13:00 Source

George Savvides, former head of Medibank, warns that the mass exodus of younger Australians from private health insurance will drive-up premiums and place much more pressure on the public health system in the future: George Savvides, Medibank’s chief executive for 14 years until 2016, has warned an exodus of young people from the private system

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MacroBusiness Monday, January 20, 2020 - 12:40 Source

The Economist has published an article on the West’s “horrible housing blunder”, which pins the blame for unaffordable housing well and truly on supply-side constraints, combined with inefficient demand-side subsidies: At the root of that failure is a lack of building, especially near the thriving cities in which jobs are plentiful. From Sydney to Sydenham,

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MacroBusiness Monday, January 20, 2020 - 12:20 Source

Following last year’s federal election, the Morrison Government commissioned a review of the National Disability Insurance Service (NDIS) and the way it is managed by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). This report has now been released publicly and includes 29 recommendations on how to improve the program — including extending the life of funding

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