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WixxyLeaks Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 16:38 Source

I remember that I was one angry lad when shortly after being elected into government the Abbott government pulled money from the Royal Commission into Child Abuse to funnel it into the Royal Commissions into the Pink Batts fiasco and Trade Unions.

I thought that it is probably only fair that I should congratulate the Abbott government for its decision to continue funding the Royal Commission into Child Abuse for another two years.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 16:14 Source

Chris Weston, Chief Market Strategist at IG Markets The overriding theme in markets remains trying to second-guess the actions or inactions of the ECB tomorrow. My personal belief is that we’ll get a cut to all three key interest rates, which will assist in keeping the overnight EONIA rate between zero and five basis points. […]

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 15:47 Source

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The Melbourne Urbanist Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 15:35 Source

Is the proposed development of Federation Square East a con?

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New Matilda Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 15:32 Source

Anger is growing at the news a young asylum seeker held on Manus Island has been declared brain dead after suffering a simple cut to his foot.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 15:23 Source

According to the West Australian: The resources sector believes there will be a surge in jobs and investment after the mining tax was finally killed by Federal Parliament yesterday. …The Prime Minister said the mining tax had dragged down the Australian economy and the mining sector for too long. “We have seen the back of […]

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 14:40 Source

You have to admire the cheer leading of the sell side regarding to the big two miners. Fresh from a few days of notes declaring that BHP’s iron ore division is being undervalued, and some more celebration today that BHP’s shale plays may be in the black soon, this afternoon we discover that the two have […]

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 14:24 Source

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Renew Economy Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 14:21 Source

One NSW town has already expressed interest in becoming Australia's first 100% renewable, and zero net energy town. Formal applications now open.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 14:20 Source

Why does Captain Glenn say one thing and do another? His speech today mostly makes sense and it’s good to see some pressure applied to governments to free up housing supply, yet the bubble keeps on growing… Glenn Stevens Governor Address to CEDA Luncheon Adelaide - 3 September 2014 Thank you for the invitation to visit Adelaide. […]

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Renew Economy Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 14:20 Source

The wording of the IPCC report around how climate is changing more decisive, and evidence is stronger too than than previous report.

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Your Democracy Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 14:01 Source
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Renew Economy Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 13:57 Source

Climate Council and health group call on fossil industry to fund accurate monitoring of coal pollution and its impact on human health.

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New Matilda Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 13:56 Source

Abbott Government plans to punish some of the most disadvantaged users of social welfare have today been torpedoed in the Senate.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 13:52 Source

Could the electricity grid be next to go the way of a sharing economy?

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Renew Economy Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 13:48 Source

ACT Energy Minister Simon Corbell intends to rally state governments to implement their own renewable energy policies should the Abbott government adopt the ‘dismal” recommendations of the Warburton review

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Renew Economy Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 13:45 Source

Spain's FRV says "extreme" views and RET Review making Australia less attractive for investment, but coal cannot deliver cheap energy over long term.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 13:31 Source

Australia's largest solar farm opened south of Canberra, but innovation in ACT threatens to be overshadowed by federal backflips on renewables.

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John Quiggin Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:55 Source

Reader ZM points me to a paper with this title, by Graham Turner of the University of Melbourne. Not only does Turner answer “Yes”, he gives a date: 2015. That’s a pretty big call to be making, given that 2015 is less than four months away.

The abstract reads:

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Drag0nista's Blog Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:38 Source

Socks, jocks and Tony Abbott. This week’s post for The Hoopla.Filed under: Politics Tagged: Abbott Government, Clive Palmer, federal election, mining tax, MRRT, Tony Abbott

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:26 Source

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Political Owl Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:26 Source

The Chinese financial system is developing in the normal capitalist way.3-09-2014 carinsurers3-09-2014 carinsurers2

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New Matilda Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:20 Source

White Australia's love for Noel Pearson does not mirror his ongoing relationship with blackfellas. Amy McQuire weighs in.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:15 Source

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Renew Economy Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:13 Source

Regulators in California, like those in NY and Hawaii, have realise that business as usual is not going to cut it in the future.

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Peter Garcia-Webb Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:10 Source

There are those who write about Israel's most recent bellicose land grab as though it can be reversed. The US should do more, etc. What incredible naivety at worst, cynicism at best. Israel will steal what it wants from Palestinians in the West Bank just as it destroyed what it wanted to in Gaza. The US and others might just raise a tut tut, but that will be all.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 11:37 Source

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released June quarter National Accounts and the news is growth is well down on Q1 but has come in much better than feared only last week at 0.5% for the quarter and 3.1% for the year: JUNE KEY FIGURES Mar Qtr 2014 to Jun Qtr 2014 Jun Qtr 2013 to Jun […]

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Renew Economy Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 11:20 Source

Australia’s most progressive energy minister on wind auctions, solar NIMBYs, storage options, the 'dismal' RET review and options for the states.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 11:18 Source

Better PMI news today from China in a not worse non-manufacturing PMI at 54.4 versus 54.2 last month. Good news in that this PMI also covers construction. The HSBC version is out too and looks better as well: Chinese service providers saw a solid rise in business activity during August, following a stagnation of activity in […]

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Popular Science Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 11:10 Source

The shrimp in question are ostracods - a type of tiny crustacean around 1 mm long. Certain species can actually produce bio-luminescent chemicals which are used as a defense mechanism or to attract a mate. But how do they make fish spit glowing streams of light?

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