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politicalowl Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 10:55 Source
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Renew Economy Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 10:47 Source

New homeowners set to save up to $2,000 a year in electricity costs with Tesla Powerwall, as Western Australia electricity prices tipped to rise again.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 10:30 Source

By Leith van Onselen With the Turnbull Government expected to continue pressuring the Senate to pass its company tax cut package, researchers Janine Dixon and Jason Nassios of Victoria University’s Centre for Policy Studies have argued that the Government would be better off implementing investment subsidies similar to those introduced by US President Donald Trump.

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politicalowl Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 10:27 Source

So I clicked view and ...

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Renew Economy Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 10:24 Source

RCR’s scope of works for the project includes engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the expanded Solar Farm, with an immediate project start and targeted completion in Q2, 2019.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 10:19 Source

Over summer there were 16 major breakdowns at Victoria’s three brown coal plants, which saw hundreds of megawatts of capacity withdrawn from the grid almost instantly.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 10:04 Source

Credit Suisse’s Hasan Tevfik has the note: A few more charts: Winners and losers: Hmm, not bad. My main issue is with the “bondcano” idea. China is going to buy less Treasuries one way or another. If China does a deal then yields will rise but so will stocks. I’d see that as a great selling

The post How should you position for a US/China trade war? appeared first on MacroBusiness.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 10:00 Source

Via The Australian: Malcolm Turnbull has savaged Tony Abbott’s proposal to forcibly acquire the Liddell coal power station, declaring such a move would be against the values of the Liberal Party. The Prime Minister ruled out a compulsory acquisition of the ageing power station in the NSW Hunter Valley, although he signalled his hope that

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 09:30 Source

By Leith van Onselen It’s been revealed this morning that Immigration Minister Peter Dutton took to Cabinet a proposal to cut Australia’s non-humanitarian migrant intake to 170,000 from 190,000, but that this was rejected by both Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Treasurer Scott Morrison. From The Australian: Home Affairs Minister Peter ­Dutton proposed cutting the

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The Tally Room Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 09:29 Source

I’ve finished making Google Earth maps for the draft federal boundaries for Victoria and the ACT, and they are now available for download:

I’ve also turned them into interactive maps below the fold, which show the 2016 and 2019 boundaries (you can toggle each layer on and off). Enjoy!

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Popular Science Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 09:05 Source

Scientists still aren't sure why early humans had such weird skulls—or why we don't.

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Who owns the bones?

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Popular Science Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 09:05 Source

Facebook's continuing drama, the fanciest Chromebook around, and more.

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Popular Science Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 09:05 Source

Evolution is too complicated to plot out like a family tree.

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Popular Science Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 09:05 Source

The eyewear can help us understand the puffin perspective.

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Popular Science Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 09:05 Source

Also in space: A neighborhood of black holes, a new (and old) reason to study Venus' clouds, and the end of the Lunar XPrize.

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Popular Science Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 09:05 Source

Instead of storing carbon, researchers want to convert it into fuel.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 09:03 Source

Via The Guardian: The Turnbull government has recorded its 80th consecutive loss in the Guardian Essential poll and the prime minister has shaved 17 points off his personal approval rating since his honeymoon period at the end of 2015. Labor remains ahead of the Coalition in the latest fortnightly opinion survey on the two-party preferred measure 53%

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 09:00 Source

By Christian Marx How did it come to this? I am writing this article on the eve of a potential leadership challenge. It is Sunday 8th April, and next week will be D Day for Turnbull. A potential leadership challenge will take place sometime within the next week. This will be our 6th leadership change…

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 09:00 Source

By Leith van Onselen One of the positive spill-over effects to come from Senator Tim Storer’s blocking of the Turnbull Government’s company tax cut package is that it has shifted the focus back towards comprehensive broad-based tax reform. The latest example of this change in narrative came yesterday from Liberal Backbencher, Tim Wilson: Liberal MP Tim

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The Global Mail - Syndicated Stories Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 08:20 Source

Shivom, a new blockchain startup, is looking to provide a platform for the mass storage and subsequent analysis of genetic data. From the company’s website, “Shivom is creating a genomics ecosystem on the blockchain. We will offer an open marketplace […]

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 08:06 Source

DXY was sold last night: AUD was roughly stable against DM: But strong against EM: Gold firmed: Oil too: Base metals were mixed: Big miners weak: EM stocks too: Junk was better: The Treasury curve flattened: And bunds: Stocks soared then flamed out: Everyone is a bear or bear in waiting now. Last night’s bid

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 06:52 Source

Via Domainfax: China has approached Vanuatu about building a permanent military presence in the South Pacific in a globally significant move that could see the rising superpower sail warships on Australia’s doorstep. Fairfax Media can reveal there have been preliminary discussions between the Chinese and Vanuatu governments about a military build-up in the island nation.

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The Global Mail - Syndicated Stories Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 06:40 Source

From the News This week has been full of market moving events and attacks. Of course, Monero fork couldn’t escape our ears and the reason for the upgrade? Decentralization! It remains a fear that Bitmain ASIC miners would wreck havoc […]

The post Weekly Cryptocurrency Price Analysis: Ripple, Litecoin, IOTA, Bitcoin Cash, Stellar Lumens and other major coins appeared first on The Global Mail.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 06:28 Source

Missed this from Alan Kohler yesterday but it’s worth revisiting: What America and China are working on, I suspect, is not a trade war but a free-trade agreement — an FTA. They’re shouting at each other first because that’s how Donald Trump negotiates. That might seem a fatuous statement with which to kick off a

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 06:00 Source

Tuesday 10 April 2018 And so it came to pass that on this day in the year of our Lord (not me) 2018, that Malcolm Turnbull, the Prime Minister of our great nation did equal the 30 consecutive losing Newspolls record set by his predecessor, the Right Honourable Tony Abbott. This now means of course…

The post Day to Day Politics: Much to do about nothing, I should think. appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Poll Bludger Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 05:09 Source

Essential Research yet again records a solid lead for Labor on two-party preferred, but finds Malcolm Turnbull moving clear as preferred Liberal leader.

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The Global Mail - Syndicated Stories Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 04:40 Source

A patent made public by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office March 29, 2018, reveals that Intel, the technology giant, may be interested in getting its feet wet with cryptocurrency mining. The application for the patent was first submitted September […]

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The Global Mail - Syndicated Stories Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 03:00 Source

The growth of the cryptocurrency markets and communities has had many consequences, both positive and negative with cryptocurrency scams being the primary negative. One example is the increased attention the scene is receiving from government authorities internationally, with regards to […]

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Club Troppo Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 01:23 Source

Beauty, Job Tasks, and Wages: A New Conclusion about Employer Taste-Based Discrimination by Todd R. Stinebrickner, Ralph Stinebrickner, Paul J. Sullivan

[I’m sceptical that there’s no discrimination in jobs where beauty doesn’t generate a dividend for the employer, but what would I know? And more to the point if I can’t publish papers against my priors at Troppo where could I? In any event, it’s pretty clear there’s beauty based discrimination here in the Troppo collective. NG]

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