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Drag0nista's Blog Friday, December 12, 2014 - 13:56 Source

Whether it has been solving the mystery of the missing parliament house cafeteria pool tables in Senate Estimates, giving the Coalition grief in Parliament, or working tirelessly to rid his own party of the scourge of corruption, Faulkner has earned the respect of many political operators and observers. Post for The Hoopla.Filed under: Politics Tagged:...

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Renew Economy Friday, December 12, 2014 - 13:54 Source

New research shows that Australia could meet its climate targets and still lift industrial and energy emissions by half since 1990. The issue has become a sore topic at Lima, where Australia has picked up its 5th Fossil of the Day award from exasperated green NGOs.

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Renew Economy Friday, December 12, 2014 - 13:31 Source

ARENA CEO says agency will fulfill legal requirement to continue operations, and will seek new project proposals, despite its unresolved funding status.

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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 13:26 Source

Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten agree on at least one thing: constitutional reform. That's the first good reason to oppose it, writes Amy McQuire.

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Renew Economy Friday, December 12, 2014 - 13:17 Source

Test-driving the Tesla Model S on its Australian launch in Sydney. What other car has an "insane" button for driving modes.

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Renew Economy Friday, December 12, 2014 - 13:17 Source

Test-driving the Tesla Model S on its Australian launch in Sydney. What other car has an "insane" button for driving modes.

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Renew Economy Friday, December 12, 2014 - 13:13 Source

Crowd-funding campaign to get UNSW solar electric car registered for use on Australian roads beats target of $30,000 in just 10 days.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, December 12, 2014 - 13:06 Source

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection, under the authority of Minister Scott Morrison, is in the process of seeking amendments to the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 that will give the minister draconian powers over not only asylum seekers, but anyone who has become or wishes to become an Australian citizen.

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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 13:02 Source

The Abbott Government's latest assault on the rights of asylum seekers took debate - and our nation's actions - to a whole new low, writes Michael Brull.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, December 12, 2014 - 12:52 Source

Author’s Note:
It had been my intention, next week, to re post some of my articles from the many I have written this year. One’s that I felt worthy of a re visit. In light of today’s interview with Lyndal Curtis on the ABC I thought I would bring this one forward.

“Do you really think my chief of staff would be under this kind of criticism if her name was Peter as opposed to Peta?” Mr Abbott asked the ABC’s Lyndal Curtis.”

My words:

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, December 12, 2014 - 12:52 Source

Author’s Note:
It had been my intention, next week, to re post some of my articles from the many I have written this year. One’s that I felt worthy of a re visit. In light of today’s interview with Lyndal Curtis on the ABC I thought I would bring this one forward.

“Do you really think my chief of staff would be under this kind of criticism if her name was Peter as opposed to Peta?” Mr Abbott asked the ABC’s Lyndal Curtis.”

My words:

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MacroBusiness Friday, December 12, 2014 - 12:39 Source

By Leith van Onselen Today’s Lending Finance data, released by the ABS, revealed that lending growth is well past its peak. The below charts, which track lending on a trend basis, illustrate the current state of play. First, total finance commitments peaked in June 2014, and have been trending down ever since, down 4.1% since […]

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Renew Economy Friday, December 12, 2014 - 12:36 Source

NZ gentailer Meridian Energy says it won't go ahead with 37MW Burdekin Hydro project in Northern Queensland due to protracted destabilisation of the RET.

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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 12:15 Source

Once in a while a story comes along that simply boggles the mind. A Kickstarter campaign has been established…

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Renew Economy Friday, December 12, 2014 - 12:08 Source

There are very real questions about whether or not the world will be able to stay below the two degree limit.

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Renew Economy Friday, December 12, 2014 - 12:08 Source

Queensland Deputy Premier's decision to order a Brisbane council to remove future sea-level rise from its planning regulations seems rather short-sighted.

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Renew Economy Friday, December 12, 2014 - 12:04 Source

As more solar and wind electric generating capacity is added in California, the CAISO is facing an increasingly different net load shape.

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Renew Economy Friday, December 12, 2014 - 12:00 Source

New figures indicate prices of solar power storage units are dropping considerably, and sales are picking up. Nonetheless, the market remains quite small.

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MacroBusiness Friday, December 12, 2014 - 12:00 Source

From Westpac’s Phat Dragon: On the matter of the evolving policy stance, ‘sources’ have indicated that the PBoC has nominated ¥10 trillion as the bank loan target for this year, which will require a combined disbursement of ¥1.77 trillion in Nov/Dec, whereas ¥1.0 trillion combined would be more consistent with the seasonal norm. Note that the credit data for November […]

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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11:59 Source

The move by higher education institutions towards online learning is not the panacea many believe, writes Richard Hil.

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Popular Science Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11:47 Source

The world wastes a lot of food every year. Like, 1.4 billion tons of food.

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Popular Science Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11:47 Source

The new trailer for "Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens" excited fans worldwide, but also unexpectedly raised controversy with its depiction of a menacing new red lightsaber, which possesses a hilt made of two mini-lightsaber blades.

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Popular Science Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11:47 Source

Dubai is an unreal city, where the buildings are gigantic, the police drive lamborghinis, and drones rescue window washers. And, very rarely, home to aerial acrobatics from brave people in jetpacks.

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Popular Science Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11:47 Source

Love and heartache have always been inexorably tied. Recall the paranoid, lust-dizzy characters in A Midsummer Night's Dream or the tortured, memory-deprived lovers in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Wouldn't it be nice if a pill could take away the pain of a breakup? Researchers are looking into it.

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Popular Science Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11:47 Source

An injured knee can cost a pro football player millions of dollars, or even an entire career. MIT Technology Review reports that, in an effort to regrow cartilage and heal injured tissue quickly, hundreds of players are injecting bone marrow cells into their knees and hips. Evidence is weak that the procedure actually works and, as with all unproven stem cell therapies, there could be risks involved.

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Popular Science Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11:47 Source

A massive storm is currently battering northern California just after another storm bombed the United Kingdom. These weather events are huge news for the people living through them, but they are nothing compared to two storms that changed the course of history more than 700 years ago.

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MacroBusiness Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11:47 Source

By John Browne, cross-posted from Euro Pacific Capital: Despite falling oil prices, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) voted on November 27th not to cut production in order to boost prices. The key to this decision appears to have been the attitude of Saudi Arabia, which has long been the first among equals in […]

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Popular Science Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11:47 Source

In October, private spaceflight company Orbital Sciences suffered a major setback when its Antares rocket exploded shortly after launching from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Orbital's investigations revealed that the Antares' rocket engine – a refurbished Soviet-era design – was ultimately to blame for the crash.

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Popular Science Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11:47 Source

Seventy-five years ago, in December 1939, Popular Science looked back on the then-40-year history of the automobile.

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MacroBusiness Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11:42 Source

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