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Renew Economy Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 14:56 Source

solar farmLatest CER data shows combined capacity of large-scale wind and solar energy projects in development pipeline now nudging 9GW.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 14:00 Source

Just sayin’, via the ABC: Launceston retailers are working out ways to bring more people into the city, after some stores experienced their worst trading month in years. Many retailers in Launceston have described August as “challenging”, but said it was hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why. Andrew Pitt, from one of city’s longest-running

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 13:38 Source

Via Zero Hedge: Beijing has been trying to calm its bubbly real estate market with policies that divert investor funds into China’s rental market. But the policy shift to increase the supply of rental housing has backfired, leaving most middle-class Chinese with a rapid increase in living expenses. The reason: the government’s latest centrally planned

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 13:30 Source

By Leith van Onselen CoreLogic has released its Cordell Construction Monthly report, which reveals that Australia’s construction pipeline rose in August. Specifically, the overall construction pipeline was valued at $23.5 billion in August, with apartments the second biggest construction segment behind civil engineering: There was also a big jump in the number of apartment projects

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 13:02 Source

There is something peculiar doing the rounds in Australian food circles.  The land down under, considered something of a nirvana of fruit and vegetable production despite horrendous droughts and calamitous cyclones, is facing a new challenge: human agency, namely in the form of despoliation of strawberries. The results have knocked Australia’s highly concentrated supermarket chains,…

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 13:00 Source

By Leith van Onselen A review of the Australian Business Number (ABN) system has proposed the adoption of fees for ABN registration and renewals as part of efforts to crack down on misuse of ABNs, which have been used to facilitate fraudulent activity. The ABN system has been in place since 2000, with around 7.7

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 12:45 Source

PM Property Council is very adept at lying. His specialty is burying the truth under a deluge of wet cement verbiage. Sadly for him, women of the parliament are onto it, via New Daily: A crucial crossbench MP says she will reconsider her supply agreement with the Coalition unless it immediately resolves complaints of bullying

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 12:30 Source

By Leith van Onselen Moody’s Analytics has released a report forecasting a 1.6% fall in housing prices across Australia in 2018. The firm expects house prices in Sydney to decline by 5.1% in 2018, although some suburbs will record larger declines while others will record growth. House prices in Melbourne are forecast to rise by

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 12:00 Source

After years of energy war from the Coalition that has included: backing emissions trading; trashing emissions trading; backing renewable energy targets; trashing renewable energy targets; backing direct action; trashing direct action; backing the Chief Scientist; trashing the Chief Scientist; backing a National Energy Guarantee; trashing a National Energy Guarantee. Today we get the new vision from

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:57 Source

By Leith van Onselen The ABS has released its property price index – incorporating both detached houses and units – which registered another 0.7% decline in home values nationally over the June quarter and a 0.6% decline over the year: Sydney (-0.7%), Melbourne (-1.2%), Perth (-0.1%), and Darwin (-0.9%) recorded quarterly declines in values, whereas

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Renew Economy Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:52 Source

Lord Mayor Clover Moore announced Sydney has joined forces with more than 100 City leaders from around the world committing to strong action on climate change as part of the Global Climate Action Summit.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:49 Source

The Clean Energy Council has opened applications for the fourth annual Women in Renewables Scholarship, a program which aims to strengthen gender diversity at the leadership level across the industry. 

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Popular Science Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:48 Source

Proving the power of whiskers and paws.

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Popular Science Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:48 Source

We all want to know who it is.

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Popular Science Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:48 Source

An AR measuring app, Memoji, easier photo sharing, and more.

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Popular Science Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:48 Source

A Golden Goose award just recognized how poultry enhanced our understanding of B and T cells.

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Popular Science Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:48 Source

Satellites, sharks, and turtles, oh my.

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Popular Science Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:48 Source

Eight amazing displays to check out.

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Popular Science Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:48 Source

The annual Ig Nobel awards are a treasure.

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Popular Science Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:48 Source

How hot is too hot?

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Popular Science Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:48 Source

The storm made landfall early Friday morning.

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Popular Science Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:48 Source

It will likely command a hefty price hike on a car that's already well over $400,000.

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Popular Science Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:48 Source

Your muscles are ready to run, whether you like it or not.

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Popular Science Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:48 Source

Spring is advancing much faster in northern areas than it is in southern areas throughout three migration routes.

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Popular Science Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:48 Source

The smartwatch's new ECG function brings fitness trackers into real medical care.

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Popular Science Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:48 Source

No, just...no.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:45 Source

Better work from The Guardian today: Not a single lobbyist has been punished for breaching rules in the past five years – either federally, or in Victoria, Western Australia, Queensland or South Australia. Experts warn that the lack of enforcement leaves the sector to largely police itself, and that even if authorities took action they

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:44 Source

Party on RBA: International Economic Conditions Members commenced their discussion of the global economy by noting that GDP growth in most of Australia’s major trading partners had remained above trend. Monetary policy settings had continued to be accommodative in most economies, although a few central banks had become less accommodative as spare capacity was absorbed

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Renew Economy Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:36 Source

The Green Bond Pledge is an international declaration that all bonds financing long-term infrastructure and capital projects need to address environmental impacts and climate risk

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:30 Source

Yes, it’s border security Coalition style, via The Australian: Liberal Party heavyweight Scott Briggs — a close friend and ­political ally of Scott Morrison and a former professional colleague of new Immigration Minister David Coleman — is driving a bid to win a visa-­processing contract understood to be valued at up to $1 billion. …According

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