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MacroBusiness Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 11:45 Source

Westpac with the note: Despite both Sydney and Melbourne remaining in lock down throughout the last month consumers are relatively upbeat. At 104.6 there continues to be a clear majority of optimists nationally with little difference in the state readings – NSW (103.4); Victoria (105.4); Queensland (105.3) and Western Australia (105.4) all show similar majorities

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 11:30 Source

China has officially sought to join the 11 member Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), and is expected to lobby against Taiwan’s inclusion. Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Australia representative Elliott Charng told a parliamentary inquiry in Canberra yesterday that Taiwan’s membership of the CPTPP would be of mutual benefit, and has

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The Tally Room Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 11:00 Source

On Monday, I posted about the trends in population growth across Sydney as seen in the NSWEC enrolment data, with a particular focus on Camden, which has more than doubled in size over the last fourteen years.

This growth in population has not been even, but has rather been concentrated at the northern end of the council, totally transforming the political geography of the area.

First up, this map shows the change in the ward boundaries from 2012 until 2021. The Camden ward boundaries were changed before the 2012, 2016 and 2021 elections (ignore the 2008 layer – it’s the same as 2012).

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 11:00 Source

Victoria’s Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) yesterday heard further evidence of misuse of public resources within the state’s Labor Government. The AFR reports that Elle Schreiber, who had a senior role in the office of former Labor minister Adem Somyurek, told IBAC that she had often spent as much as 80% of her working hours

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xkcd.com Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 11:00 Source

Delaware hopes to explore the western edge of areas marked with the Belgian flag, once the tornadoes die down.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 10:52 Source

Bombora wave technology to be used in project in Mauritius that has received a subsidy from the Japanese government.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 10:47 Source

SafeWork to carry out safety checks at NSW solar farms and construction sites following reports of poor practices.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 10:41 Source

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 10:30 Source

After recording the tightest rental vacancy rate since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) in August, SQM Research recorded a small 0.1% rise in the national vacancy rate in October: Sydney and Brisbane’s vacancy rate rose to 2.7% and 1.4% respectively in September from 2.6% and 1.3% in August. In Adelaide, Perth, Darwin, Canberra and Hobart

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 10:00 Source

The Morrison Government continues to stare down the barrel of an election wipeout according to the latest opinion poll from Roy Morgan Research, despite recovering some lost ground [my emphasis]: ALP support has dropped to 53% (down 1% point since late September) cf. L-NP on 47% (up 1% point) on a two-party preferred basis according

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 09:39 Source

Today’s COVID cases have been released for NSW and Victoria. There were 444 new locally acquired COVID cases recorded across NSW over the past 24 hours, along with four deaths: NSW #COVID19 UPDATE – Wednesday 13 October 2021 In the 24-hour reporting period to 8pm last night: – 90.8% of people aged 16+ have had

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 09:30 Source

The ferrous complex was catastrophic on October 12, 2021 as spot was smashed, paper eased and steel was thumped: Oddly, spot traded off crashing Singapore futures rather than a calmer Dalian. Anything seems possible these days. The underlying conditions are extraordinary. CISA’s late September output cratered 11% to lower output than 2013: Some (a lot)

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 09:00 Source

Wall Street and European share markets stumbled again overnight as concern over inflation and the upcoming US earnings season continued to weigh on risk taking. The USD remains relatively strong against most of the major currencies, with Euro breaking down again, and USDJPY up to a three year high. The bond market saw a minor

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 09:00 Source

We need a new website to start tracking this. I suggest the URL www.fuckeddeveloper.com. It’ll be a smash hit for the next few years: Moody’s Investors Service, Fitch Ratings and S&P Global Ratings have cut Chinese builders’ ratings a combined 91 times through Sept. 30, triple the number of this year’s upgrades. That’s already a

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 08:33 Source

DXY is off and running with EUR sinking: But AUD does not care, soaring with the energy Icarus: Oil and gold up: Base metals took pause: Big miners too: EM stocks look so very, very bad: Junk took a breather in its free fall: As yields eased: But stocks fell anyway: Westpac has the wrap:

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Renew Economy Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 05:00 Source

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 00:10 Source

Yesterday, I reported on the NSW Government’s dastardly plan to double Australia’s pre-COVID immigration intake to more than 400,000 people a year, which would “see the population swell by 2 million by 2026”: Mr Perrottet on Monday said the borders need to be opened up amid a “general labour” shortage to ensure a healthy economic

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 00:05 Source

The unprecedented boom in the New South Wales property market has driven stamp duty receipts to a fresh all-time high, according to data from Office of State Revenue. In the year to August 2021, stamp duty receipts surged 60% to a record high $8.8 billion: Average stamp duty has also risen to a record high

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Renew Economy Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 00:03 Source

NSW unveils a green hydrogen plan, aiming to attract $80 billion of investment and slashing costs of the technology.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 00:02 Source

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Renew Economy Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 00:01 Source

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: A Nobel Prize for the Credibility Revolution – Marginal Revolution There Is Shadow Inflation Taking Place All Around Us – NY Times Gas prices skyrocket as the global energy crisis worsens – CNN Dollar hits highest vs yen in nearly 3 years as markets retain Fed taper bets –

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 19:58 Source

Definition of echo chamber : a room with sound-reflecting walls used for producing hollow or echoing sound effects — often used figuratively Now, I could be nasty here… However, I’m used to putting up with teenagers who are sometimes rather nasty to teachers and I’ve learned that fighting fire with fire just leads to a…

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 17:30 Source

Stocks are pulling back across the region as a cavalcade of concerns create a cautious mood with fears of inflation and Evergrande’s default weighing the most. The USD remains strong against most of the risk currencies, although the USDJPY pair finally pulled back, while gold has slightly pushed higher to the $1760USD per ounce level.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 16:38 Source

The returns have not been impressive. For an app essentially anointed as a saviour for tracing purposes in the worst pandemic in a century, COVIDSafe is a lesson in exaggerated prowess and diminished performance. It was billed as necessitous and supremely useful. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was fashionably vulgar in linking the use of…

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Your Democracy Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 16:03 Source

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Renew Economy Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 15:52 Source

Kogan Creek Power Station landscape - optimisedQueensland government-owned coal generator to build a solar and battery-powered hydrogen electrolyser near Chinchilla on the Darling Downs.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 15:45 Source

Snowy Hydro's Valley gas-fired power station in Tasmania.The Kurri Kurri gas generator makes no sense: It has only six hours storage and can't compete against faster, cheaper, cleaner batteries.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 15:15 Source

If Australia joins others in committing to net zero emissions by 2050, it will need to have a zero carbon grid by around 2035 to get there.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 15:05 Source

Australia's second biggest aluminium smelter now has a brighter future after Rio Tinto flags it could be powered by wind and solar.

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