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Renew Economy Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 09:22 Source

World's leading solar PV researcher helps launch Sunport's innovative solar modules, as Australian solar tech starts to achieve market dominance.

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Renew Economy Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 09:16 Source

Tesla CEO on his favourite models, the latest super-fast charging station, why full autonomy is the future, and his plans for reusable rockets.

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Poll Bludger Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 05:54 Source

A second, even closer look at the electoral lay of the land in the Sydney region at the May 18 federal election.

The post Call of the board: Sydney (part two) appeared first on The Poll Bludger.

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Harrangue Man Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 23:09 Source

Thanks to my dad when I soap myself in the shower I sometimes feel I am a pregnant man. Because I had once driven 10 hours for a visit and he asked when I was expecting.Because I am fat.Oddly that's not what caused the flashback, or flashbacks since it's oft a medley of fraught moments stitched together like the human centipede (have not seen; will never see).I cried as the medley still ran as I got out and dried off. I later stood in my room softly shouting "No" over and over.That slipped right into me; a corking beauty. Primal anger at shitty trauma. But what can you do? What the fuck can you do?

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 16:00 Source

By Dr George Venturini   A conga line of bludgers Living off so much wealth, power and privilege is a long list of freeloaders, which begins with: Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh’s estimated wealth is US$45 million. (A. Langone and J. Calfas, ‘All the members of the British Royal Family, ranked by net worth’, 14…

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John Quiggin Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 13:51 Source

Back in 2004, I wrote that

There is only one real instance of political correctness in Australia today and that is that you are never, ever allowed to call anyone a racist. It’s OK to say that Adolf Hitler was a racist, and that apartheid was racist, but the idea that any actual Australian could be a racist is utterly taboo.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 12:16 Source

Over the last several decades, the scope and influence of government has dwindled. Assets have been sold, businesses privatised, services outsourced, public servants retrenched, funding cut, and deregulation pursued. To what end? We used to own the Commonwealth Bank and Medibank Private, giving us the ability to help determine interest rates and private health insurance…

The post The failure of the small government approach appeared first on The AIM Network.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 10:47 Source

If you were ever to ask old Jack Henke about it, he’d go all modest and dismiss any such notoriety about his discovery, and say; “I wouldn’t say I actually discovered it, because it was already there! … Had been all along … like penicillin … or Australia … they were always there, but someone…

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MacroBusiness Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 06:33 Source

Putting a portfolio together sometimes feels like catching waves: you position the portfolio for a number of themes, wait for the right wave to lift the performance, and then readjust your positioning for the next wave. The 2019 year to June was one such year with all of our tactical portfolios picking the right swell

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Renew Economy Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 06:05 Source

acciona solar farm panels queensland-2NT government throws its backing behind world-leading 10GW solar proposal, and gives it "major project status".

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 06:00 Source

“But the Bible justifies the abundance of poverty and the “money shower” the government pushes from the poor onto the rich is immoral.” This was the ‘question’ my unidentified Facebook friend posed. In Part 1, and in my recent writing I have been trying to explain the concept of religion and politics working hand in…

The post Know your place; we were born to rule (part 2) – Morrison and the religious connection appeared first on The AIM Network.

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MacroBusiness Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 00:05 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: How Corporations Prevent Workers From Getting Ahead – Who What Why Netflix Stock May Never See $400 High’s Again – BP Rising Lidl’s Own Payment System To Challenge Apple And Google – Forbes Americas: The Numbers Are In, and Trump’s Tax Cuts Are a Bust – Truth Dig Report:

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MacroBusiness Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 00:01 Source

The extraordinary growth in international student numbers (see below chart) has led to accusations that Australia’s tertiary education providers are using them as “cash cows” to be milked for easy fees and profits: And it’s not hard to see why. As illustrated in the next chart from the NSW Auditor-General, fees from international students roughly

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George Monbiot Friday, July 19, 2019 - 22:54 Source

Governments have built a heaven for
landlords and a hell for tenants. It’s time to change the system.

By George Monbiot,
published in the Guardian 17th July 2019

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, July 19, 2019 - 15:04 Source

It could be called a gulag mentality, though it finds form in different ways. In the defunct Soviet Union, it was definitive of life: millions incarcerated, garrisons of forced labour, instruments of the proletarian paradise fouled. Gulag literature suggested another society, estranged and removed from civilian life, channelled into an absent universe. Titles suggested as…

The post Manus, Nauru and an Australian Detention Legacy appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Harrangue Man Friday, July 19, 2019 - 14:42 Source

I have flat feet. For the most part they work like normal feet but they tire after not much and I have to take care when bare on a slippery surface because I will slip.Last night the left one cramped. I'd had fatigue pain before---wearing flat shoes inspires much pain---but this was something else. I couldn't bear weight on it and was forced to hop about on the other not great one. It took an hour of rest 'fore I could stand again. The day after afterglow is not great either.

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MacroBusiness Friday, July 19, 2019 - 14:30 Source

Via Michael Janda at the ABC: The game is rigged and the fix is in. The east coast housing market downturn is over … at least for now. Don’t take my word for it. A veritable army of tipsters have called the bottom over recent weeks. They include property analysis firms SQM Research, Domain and CoreLogic, AMP

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Renew Economy Friday, July 19, 2019 - 14:20 Source

Empowering Homes program rooftop solar rebateNSW to offer households interest-free loans of up to $14,000 to install solar and storage, but concerns raised about cost benefits and if it will repeat problems in Victoria.

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MacroBusiness Friday, July 19, 2019 - 14:15 Source

Via the excellent Richard McGregor at CNN: The backlash abroad against President Xi Jinping’s China, at least in developed nations, has spread rapidly in the last year. Some countries, like Australia and Canada, feel patronized and bullied. Neighbors worry they are being marginalized. Advanced industrial nations, especially Germany and South Korea, see China coming at

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MacroBusiness Friday, July 19, 2019 - 14:00 Source

The Teranet-National Bank House Price Index for June has been released, which shows that Canadian house prices rose by 0.8% across the 11 major markets, with annual growth falling to 0.5%: Across the three major markets, values fell by 0.3% in Vancouver in June, but rose by 1.3% in Toronto and by 0.8% in Montreal.

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MacroBusiness Friday, July 19, 2019 - 13:45 Source

Via Banking Day: Two closely related class actions will proceed against Commonwealth Bank over its alleged failure to comply with Anti-Money Laundering laws. Justice David Yates of the Federal Court of Australia in the last week has made “Cooperative Case Management” orders and largely dismissed concerns raised by the bank. The applicant in the Zonia

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MacroBusiness Friday, July 19, 2019 - 13:30 Source

NSW’s peak strata body warns that Sydney apartment owners are facing a $1 billion repair bill to replace dangerous flammable cladding and has called on taxpayers to pay. From The SMH: Mr Duggan estimated that $1 billion was “a more appropriate figure” to remedy the more than 600 buildings affected by combustible cladding. “Enough is

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Renew Economy Friday, July 19, 2019 - 13:27 Source

S.A. government green-lights EPS Energy plans to install a 280MW solar plus battery project near Port Pirie - the fourth huge solar and battery project in the state.

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Renew Economy Friday, July 19, 2019 - 13:27 Source

South Australia government green-lights EPS Energy plans to install a 280MW solar plus battery storage project near Port Pirie.

The post Another big solar and battery project approved for South Australia appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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MacroBusiness Friday, July 19, 2019 - 12:45 Source

Via Goldman: …as Goldman points out, amid the lingering trade tensions and continued depreciation of CNY in the first half of June, the bank’s preferred gauge of FX flows showed a dramatic jump in June outflows to the tune of $20 billion compared to an inflow of $13 billion in May, while the exporters’ trade repatriation ratio

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Renew Economy Friday, July 19, 2019 - 12:38 Source

The trolls are out and hunting in packs. One solar industry veteran has decided to fight back.

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Renew Economy Friday, July 19, 2019 - 12:34 Source

Battery storage companies fear for future in Australia after CEC decides to support strict new standards that will send price of installation rocketing.

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Renew Economy Friday, July 19, 2019 - 12:21 Source

FRV lands finance for Goonumbla solar farm, as first of "landmark" pricing solar projects from Snowy Hydro tender gets under way.

The post FRV lands finance for Goonumbla solar farm, to deliver cheap power to Snowy appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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MacroBusiness Friday, July 19, 2019 - 12:15 Source

In the September 2017 general election, the New Zealand Labour Party launched a plan to reduce immigration by 20,000 to 30,000 in a bid to relieve chronic housing and infrastructure pressures (especially around Auckland): …in recent years our population has been growing rapidly as record numbers of migrants arrive here. This has happened without the

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MacroBusiness Friday, July 19, 2019 - 12:00 Source

Above is an interesting graphical summary of Australia’s housing market by ABC News. Here’s the excerpt accompanying the video presentation: Australia has experienced one of the world’s biggest home price booms, driven by near world record levels of household debt. This house of cards looked to be teetering, with double-digit price falls in Australia’s two

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