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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, April 27, 2015 - 19:37 Source

“Gallipoli was a splendid failure; the Western Front was a terrible success and we should recall our victories as much as our defeats.”

Tony Abbott, 26th April, 2015

 

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Poll Bludger Monday, April 27, 2015 - 18:34 Source

The Seven Network brings us a ReachTEL automated phone poll of federal voting intention, which was conducted on Thursday from a sample of 2532, showing Labor’s two-party lead unchanged at 54-46, from primary votes of 39.8% for the Coalition, 39.3% for Labor, 11.9% for the Greens and 2.2% for Palmer United.

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MacroBusiness Monday, April 27, 2015 - 16:13 Source

Chris Weston, Chief Market Strategist at IG Markets Global equities continue to grind higher with equity bulls the dominant force, despite a number of negative themes which could get more attention. There still seems some room to push higher as only 40% of the key developed markets are above their 2007 peak and strong technical

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Croakey Monday, April 27, 2015 - 16:08 Source

Health Minister Sussan Ley has confirmed the Federal Government is looking at removing subsidies from over-the-counter medicines like paracetamol, aspirin, and antacids that can be bought without a prescription and allowing pharmacies to discount...

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Renew Economy Monday, April 27, 2015 - 15:19 Source

Greens Leader Christine Milne describes the Abbott government as a 'plutocracy,' and 'wholly owned subsidiary of the coal industry,' in speech on Climate.

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MacroBusiness Monday, April 27, 2015 - 14:58 Source

From Roy Morgan Research comes more bad news for Prime Minister Tony Abbott, although opposition leader, Bill Shorten, is on the nose as well: Former Liberal Party Leader Malcolm Turnbull is again clearly preferred as Liberal Leader by 38% of electors (up 2% since January 12-13, 2015) well ahead of Deputy Leader Julie Bishop 27%

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Renew Economy Monday, April 27, 2015 - 14:52 Source

Latest Global Climate Index shows nearly half of world’s biggest investment funds – some in Australia – failing to protect portfolios from climate change.

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Renew Economy Monday, April 27, 2015 - 14:52 Source

Local anti-wind group ATWA to fight Qld Labor's approval of 63-turbine, 225MW Mt Emerald wind farm planned for Far North Queensland.

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Renew Economy Monday, April 27, 2015 - 14:52 Source

Local anti-wind group ATWA vows to fight Qld Labor's decision to approve the 63-turbine, 225MW Mt Emerald wind farm planned for Far North Queensland.

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Renew Economy Monday, April 27, 2015 - 14:36 Source

Tesla's big battery storage announcement is likely to focus on a 5-kilowatt home unit and a 200-kilowatt commercial-scale battery.

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MacroBusiness Monday, April 27, 2015 - 14:30 Source

By Leith van Onselen The New York Times (NYT)  has published an extraordinarily one-sided article from Gregory Mankiw, a professor of economics at Harvard University, in favour of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. Let’s take a look: If Congress were to take an exam in Economics 101, would it pass? We are about to

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Renew Economy Monday, April 27, 2015 - 14:21 Source

As Coalition defends funding of climate contrarian Lomborg, business lobby warns Direct Action won't meet targets, and will blow multi-billion dollar hole in budget.

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Renew Economy Monday, April 27, 2015 - 14:19 Source

Representatives from companies around the world met in Switzerland to discuss climate targets. Notably, no Australian company was present.

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Renew Economy Monday, April 27, 2015 - 14:17 Source

Ampyx Power, the Dutch-based developers of novel airborne wind energy technology, to establish some of its first commercial scale projects in Australia.

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MacroBusiness Monday, April 27, 2015 - 14:17 Source

Pinning the ears back now: And dragging RIO up with it… Dalian back to 430…

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