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Cheeseburger Gothic Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 06:30 Source

A couple years ago – to be truthful, probably a whole passle o' years ago now – I bought me the DVD of Joss Whedon"s Firefly. There was only one series made before it was shit-canned by Fox and I"d wanted to watch it when it first went to air. Whedon"s first outing post Buffy/Angel and spaced based sci-fi western to boot. What"s not to love?

The ratings, apparently.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 06:29 Source

On John McGrath from the AFR: McGrath Estate Agents is bulking up and plans to penetrate the Melbourne market ahead of a potential $200 million initial public offering. Street Talk understands the group, run by high-profile real estate agent John McGrath, is looking at acquiring a business with earnings of $5 to $10 million before the

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 06:27 Source

By Leith van Onselen Residex has released its house and unit price results for May, which revealed a 0.11% fall in house values over the month but a 0.16% rise in unit values. Over the year, house values rose by 5.72% nationally, with unit values up by 5.60%: As shown above, Sydney continues to be

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 06:26 Source

Lipstick applied to the pig today at The Australian: Support for the federal government has risen to an 18-month high in Tony Abbott’s home state of NSW but the Coalition continues to struggle in Victoria and South Australia. An analysis of Newspolls conducted for The Australian over the past three months shows Labor’s support in NSW

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 05:21 Source

Here are the iron ore charts for June 29, 2015: Qingdao spot continued to weaken and its chart is forming a pretty decent head and shoulders top pattern. Tianjin benchmark is down 20 cents at $60.30. Singapore is still going sideways but may be threatening to break down. Dalian held up OK yesterday but was

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 04:34 Source

Brent oil broke down overnight as global turmoil hit risk. It is at $62 this morning. The only news worth reporting was bearish for prices with China still confident of an Iran deal: Chinese vice Foreign Minister Li Baodong told reporters on Sunday in Vienna there won’t be a long extension of Iranian nuclear negotiation,

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 00:57 Source

We are often keen to adopt the latest medical technology or new ‘wonder drug’ from other countries but seem less eager when it comes to importing their innovations in health workforce practices.  Yet if we are to meet our health care needs in the...

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 00:28 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: How equity markets react to crises – Disciplined Investing The S&P 500 is working its way towards oversold – The Short Side of Long Why do so many investors persist in trying to beat the market? – A Wealth of Common Sense Gross Gets Personal: ‘I Just Wanted to

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laberal Monday, June 29, 2015 - 20:07 Source

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, June 29, 2015 - 19:39 Source

 

The Abbott government’s insistence on secrecy regarding boats carrying asylum seekers has been justified as “not wanting to act as a news service for people smugglers.”  We can’t tell them our tactics even though the size of our army and details of its weapons, the number and capability of naval ships and air force planes are widely publicised and reports and photos of towbacks and orange life rafts are all over the Indonesian press.

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Monday, June 29, 2015 - 18:42 Source

In newly published submissions, staff who formerly worked on the island highlight the tension between different contractors.

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Monday, June 29, 2015 - 18:11 Source

I will offer a thousand to one that Fran Kelly will not mention, tomorrow, the Morgan Poll showing Labor, on 53.5 percent, achieving a majority of thirty-eight or forty seats; and that she will quote any Newspoll, if it comes …

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Digitopoly Monday, June 29, 2015 - 17:34 Source

monopolymainLast week I presented at the Lear Antitrust 2.0 conference in Rome.

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Prosper Australia Monday, June 29, 2015 - 17:16 Source

ACIL Allen Consulting released a misleading report commissioned by the Property Council of Australia and the Real Estate Institute of Australia about negative gearing. Among its claims are that middle income earners are the primary beneficiaries of negative gearing (debunked here) and capitals gains tax (CGT) concessions, that removing negative gearing would reduce the supply […]

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, June 29, 2015 - 17:15 Source

By Keith Davis

They sit on park benches catching a few rays, and we walk straight past them. They lounge on benches in our shopping malls, and we walk straight past them. They fumble their cards a bit at the ATM, and we sigh with impatience, and then walk straight past them. We treat them as though they do not exist.

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Monday, June 29, 2015 - 16:30 Source

Morgan has Labor on 53.5 percent, two party preferred, down 1 percent from a fortnight ago. Such a vote would give Labor a majority of thirty-eight or forty seats.

Labor is ahead in every state — South Australia 57 percent, Queensland 54 percent, New South Wales 53.5 percent (the result perhaps of the housing crisis and Hockey’s response to it), Western Australia 53 percent — except for Tasmania where the vote was 50-50.

Women favour Labor by 55.5 percent, down 1.5 percent from last time, and men 52 percent, up 0.5 percent from last time.

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MacroBusiness Monday, June 29, 2015 - 16:12 Source

Chris Weston, Chief Market Strategist at IG Markets The three main macro issues at the centre of markets this year all come into full effect this week, with China, Greece and US economics all dominating news flow. The monthly US jobs report is announced on Thursday, with expectations of 230,000 jobs created. Still, traders will

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MacroBusiness Monday, June 29, 2015 - 15:54 Source

All day I’ve been reading feel good pieces about Greece. At Dad’s Army first Alan Kohler and then old man Gotti, at Fairfax it’s Phil Baker,  The Pascometer and even Chris Joye is into it this afternoon: If Greece votes to accept the troika’s deal there will likely be a prompt settlement given the collateral damage

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Monday, June 29, 2015 - 15:41 Source

If Zaki Mallah should not be allowed on Q&A then every copy of Mein Kampf should be taken off every shelf of every library in Australia. Also every copy of Lolita, American Psycho, Dr Jeckyll And Mr Hyde, The Protocols …

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Renew Economy Monday, June 29, 2015 - 15:08 Source

Which states offer quickest payback for homes adding solar + storage? AEMO crunched the numbers to get some interesting findings.

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Renew Economy Monday, June 29, 2015 - 15:08 Source

The Australian Energy Market Operator says three out of four households adding solar in the next 20 years in NSW will also add battery storage, but Victoria will lead the way in total capacity. Installations will flow despite slow payback estimates. The net benefit of reducing maximum demand on the grid will be significant.

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Renew Economy Monday, June 29, 2015 - 15:01 Source

The EU is currently discussing how power markets in member states could be redesigned to promote free trade. A leaked draft shows where the discussion is.

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Renew Economy Monday, June 29, 2015 - 14:54 Source

Tender launched to install 30kW solar system at former Woodend timber mill, use funds generated to reinvest in more solar, or 'perpetual fund' for community renewables.

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Renew Economy Monday, June 29, 2015 - 14:53 Source

AEMO says electric vehicle impact on grid to be 'negligible' in next 20 years, with minimal uptake due to lack of incentives and supporting infrastructure.

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Renew Economy Monday, June 29, 2015 - 14:53 Source

AEMO says electric vehicle impact on grid to be 'negligible' in next 20 years, with minimal uptake due to lack of incentives, infrastructure.

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Renew Economy Monday, June 29, 2015 - 14:52 Source

There is much that is good in IEA's World Energy Outlook Special Report on Energy and Climate Change, but its renewables projections are less satisfactory.

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Renew Economy Monday, June 29, 2015 - 14:49 Source

The recent conversion of the Palmyra Atoll to be 100 percent renewable offers an innovative look into how this can be achieved.

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Renew Economy Monday, June 29, 2015 - 14:47 Source

'Unprecedented alliance' of business groups, unions, environmental NGOs, investors forms Australian Climate Roundtable, to reset climate policy debate.

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WixxyLeaks Monday, June 29, 2015 - 14:23 Source

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The dog in the window may be $600, it may be $1,000, it may even be $2,000. The joy it may bring your kids is priceless. However the pain and suffering it has endured to reach the glass box you first saw it in is immeasurable, and the conditions from which your puppy likely came and where it parents still reside (if they aren’t dumped in a shallow grave or ditch) are morally bankrupt.

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MacroBusiness Monday, June 29, 2015 - 14:13 Source

By Leith van Onselen The ABS today released its annual Australian Industry report covering the 2013-14 financial year, which includes estimates at a sub-industry level of employment, detailed income and expenses information, and profits. CommSec has taken the time to disaggregate the data, and has revealed that the resources sector contained the four highest paid

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