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Renew Economy Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 13:41 Source

The results of an investigation into anti-Dumping claims over the importation of Chinese PV products could pose a new challenge for the Australian solar industry.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 13:39 Source

Switching to alternative energy sources, such as renewables, and using more electric cars could double Australia’s energy productivity.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 13:29 Source

Abbott’s two most esteemed Aboriginal supporters, Warren Mundine and Noel Pearson, called him an idiot and bade him go fuck himself. Pearson did so at rather more length, in two thousand words as eloquent as those with which he praised Gough Whitlam.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 13:23 Source

Prices for renewable energy certificates at 5-year highs in hopes of a deal, but renewable energy generation is at a two year low.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 13:01 Source

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The Tally Room Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 13:00 Source

Shellharbour1-2PPShellharbour is a Labor seat in the Illawarra region, covering Shellharbour, Warilla and Dapto.

Labor’s Anna Watson won the seat in 2011, and holds the seat by a 7.8% margin.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 12:55 Source

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 12:42 Source

If you 'choose' to live on the lands that hold your stories, and which sustained your ancestors for 60,000 years, then you're on your own. Amy McQuire weighs in.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 12:34 Source

Energy from waste should not cannibalise recycling but - as a direct alternative to landfill and as a source of energy - it has huge potential.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 12:32 Source

Battery storage is one way to smooth renewables supply to the grid. Scientists are looking to plants and trees for another solution.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 12:30 Source

Dramatically expanding our use of natural gas to generate electricity is an ill-advised gamble that poses complex economic, public health, and climate risks.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 12:06 Source

The post Fortescue crashes to post-GFC low appeared first on MacroBusiness.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 11:58 Source

The post Owner-occupied finance slumps, but investors march on appeared first on MacroBusiness.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 11:57 Source

From Morgan Stanley’s China deleveraging scorecard: Total leverage to official GDP has risen to 247% at Sept 2014, still rising but at a slower pace than in the 2008- 2011 time frame. Our score of progress on 10 dimensions of successful deleveraging drops back to 48 from 51 out of 100, erasing the improvement made in our last review. China’s […]

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 11:39 Source

From the AFR: There is a solution to the Reserve Bank of Australia’s current conundrum: stealthy currency intervention, which would restore much needed balance to its policy mix. For those worried we would be joining the “currency wars”, don’t be daft — we’re already an active combatant. Almost every cut since the RBA started this […]

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 11:36 Source

While the focus remains on the Abbott government and Tony Abbott’s leadership in particular, Labor’s shortcomings have been largely ignored, allowed to go through to…

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 11:27 Source

From UBS via The Australian: UBS has lowered its spot iron ore price forecasts. It now expects $US59 a tonne for 2015 and $US58 a tonne for 2016, down from previous forecasts of $US66 and $US65 a tonne respectively. “This is our new assessment of where prices need to be sustained for 2-years to drive-out […]

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 11:13 Source

The Westpac–Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment for March has been released, with sentiment dropping 1.2% over the month from 100.7 to 99.5, with pessimists now slightly outnumber optimists: Some softening in sentiment was always likely in March given the big lift last month following the RBA’s surprise 25bp rate cut. Interest rate moves often […]

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 11:09 Source

In this latest contribution to Croakey, the Naked Doctor columnist, Dr Justin Coleman, looks at a confronting paper recently published in the JAMA. Dr Coleman writes: An astonishing article published recently in JAMA (1) flew largely under the...

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The Melbourne Urbanist Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 11:03 Source

Who cares if Dallas Brooks Hall gets demolished?

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The Tally Room Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 11:00 Source

Wollongong1-ALPWollongong is a Labor seat covering the Wollongong city centre and surrounding suburbs.

Labor MP Noreen Hay has held Wollongong since 2003. On a Labor vs Liberal basis, Wollongong is a reasonably safe seat, but in 2011 Hay narrowly held on against independent candidate Gordon Bradbery, who went on to win election as Lord Mayor of Wollongong.

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xkcd.com Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 11:00 Source

If you ever hear "Wait, is that Kim Dotcom's new project? I'm really excited about it and already signed up, although I'm a little nervous about whether everyone should hand over control of their medical...", it's time to dig a bunker in your backyard.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 10:55 Source

By Leith van Onselen Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten, has come out swinging today, claiming that the Government’s decisions on superannuation will drain Australia’s superannuation savings pool of more than $980 billion by 2055, putting pressure on the Aged Pension. From The Canberra Times: “Last year, the government froze superannuation for nearly 11 million Australians, twice”… […]

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 10:07 Source

The post David Murray on Australia’s growth straight jacket appeared first on MacroBusiness.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 09:59 Source

The post Macro Morning: Volatility appeared first on MacroBusiness.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 09:35 Source

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 09:26 Source

The former Immigration minister’s accusations against Save The Children workers are starting to look very shaky.

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The Tally Room Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 09:15 Source

Bankstown1-2PPBankstown is a safe Labor seat in south-western Sydney, covering Bankstown, Bass Hill, Chester Hill, Sefton, Yagoona and parts of Georges Hall and Villawood.

Labor MP Tania Mihailuk won Bankstown in 2011, and holds the seat by a 10.6% margin.

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Cheeseburger Gothic Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 08:58 Source

I'm busy writing Karen's orgin story at the moment, or rather her second origin story. Her first is only ever mentioned tangentially on both books and ebooks. Russian child athlete. First specialty gymnastics, later switched to fencing. Parents killed by drunk driver. Became a ward of the state and a special project of the GRU.

Her comic book origin story is the subject of Soul Full of Guns, the ebook which explains what happens to her between the Prologue of RESISTANCE and the last chapter where she and Dave get smashy with it.

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The Tally Room Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 08:54 Source

This is an open thread for the NSW election, where you can discuss the election at large. Comment threads are open for each individual seat to discuss that local race.

We’re now in the third-last week of the NSW state election campaign.

We saw one poll last week: a Reachtel poll which gave 53% of the two-party-preferred vote to the Coalition and 47% to Labor.

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