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Renew Economy Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 15:11 Source

CSIRO spin-off in deal to deploy its energy management software in major Australian shopping centers, office buildings, hospitals.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 15:10 Source

Cross-posted from Online Opinion: For more than 300 years, employers have controlled their employees by making them attend and leave work at a prescribed time. Around 700,000 Australians are in a formal teleworking arrangement with their employer. Many are women, sole traders and Boomers, and as the NBN comes on line, there will be many

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Renew Economy Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 15:09 Source

Abbott labelled "No 1 public enemy" of renewable energy after Coalition about face on CEFC.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 15:07 Source

Ok, I suppose that you all know that the Australian economy’s in a mess owing to Labor’s profligate spending which led to the GFC and all those unhealthy windfarms driving up the price of gas! So I do see the argument for tax cuts in an attempt to boost spending.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 14:41 Source

From BS, Bartho thinks so: Vale has some relatively high-cost production. Its southern system has cash costs at its port of about $US24 a tonne and its south-eastern system cash costs of just over $US20 a tonne. Landed in China, however, despite the collapse in freight costs, the output from those systems has cash costs of

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Delimiter Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 14:31 Source

There is absolutely no doubt that the Australian Labor Party will abandon its Fibre to the Premises National Broadband Network plan and adopt the Coalition’s alternative Multi-Technology Model as official policy before the next Federal Election.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 14:24 Source

Solar thermal technology is still an outside bet - and not the kind of investment the CEFC was set up to make.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 14:18 Source

Mark Lawrence and Christina Pollard write: The government has started the second phase of its awareness campaign for Australia’s year-old health star food-rating system. The A$2.1 million campaign is aimed at educating grocery buyers about how to...

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 14:12 Source

The big iron ore miners are all on a roll today with BHP and RIO oscillating around 3% gains and FMG up 5%. The excitement is Greece, Shanghai stability and Vale production cuts: Idiocy spreads are now screaming wider: Juniors dead: Dalian has added 2 points since this morning to 371 suggesting perhaps a half

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Renew Economy Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 14:01 Source

The invention of the YieldCo is a gamechanger that will enable spectacular growth of solar PV.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 14:01 Source

Reports Abbott govt considering emissions target of between 15-25% below 2005 levels by 2030 slammed as 'big fail' on climate action and competitiveness.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 13:39 Source

Is it time to sell out of MB’s long held view of a dollar-exposed industrials bull market? The magazine cover indicator suggests as much with the AFR coming to the party: The most recent slide in the Australian dollar after months of trading in a two-cent range has wide repercussions for a number of stocks – boosting some, while

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Renew Economy Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 13:21 Source

A third type of solar in which consumers share renewable energy installations is set to take off this year — could represent a large market share of the industry by 2020.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 13:16 Source

The NAB business survey is out today and was very positive: Those headline numbers in confidence, conditions and especially trading are very good. However, employment remains weak as does capex: NAB reckons: Firms appear to have shrugged off risks in the global economy as the business environment continued to improve into June. While there were some

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Renew Economy Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 13:02 Source

A world-leading 1,200MW wind and solar project proposed for north Queensland is competing head to head with a new coal power station proposal favoured by Tony Abbott, who is keen to give taxpayer loans to the coal generator, but not the wind facility.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 12:57 Source

From Goldies: BHP 4Q15 production result – Wednesday, 22 July 2015 Productivity improvement and further cost reductions will remain the primary agenda. (1) Iron ore – Strong Pt Hedland shipment data suggests a beat on FY15 guidance of 250mt; (2) US onshore – depressed oil price and increased rig productivity to result in capex/output downgrades;

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 12:52 Source

China has released June credit data and it had a better month. Total aggregate financing came in at 1860 billion yuan. There was no split out of bank loans for some reason: Year on year growth for June was -5.6%: The rolling annual tells the tale of weakening growth: M2 was up a little at 11% but

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 12:20 Source

As usual we must look offshore to gain understanding of that transpiring at home, from the WSJ: As forecasts predicting endless growth in China’s appetite for raw materials became a matter of industry faith, mining companies borrowed extensively to build networks of pits, railway lines and port terminals. Megadeals abounded as a merger-and-acquisition frenzy took hold. Cheap

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 12:10 Source

From Forexlive: Vienna-draft Iran nuclear deal calls for allowing UN  access to all suspect Iranian sites, including military, based on consultations between P5+1, Iran – diplomatic source Addressing questions about possible military dimensions of Iran’s past nuclear activities will be a condition for lifting sanctions  – diplomatic source Iran, IAEA have agreed on plan to resolve

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 12:01 Source

By Leith van Onselen Nick Xenophon reckons he has the solution to South Australia’s employment woes, whereby full-time jobs growth is tanking: Hours worked are tanking: And unemployment is surging, hitting a 16-year high in June: What is his solution? To open the immigration floodgates to allow in more workers: [Xenophon] plans to introduce legislation

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 11:58 Source

From the AFR: The chief executive of Platinum Asset Management said in a market update to investors that the government might have exacerbated the selling that has seen the Shanghai market fall 30 per cent from its peak over recent weeks. “The disturbing feature is the government’s apparent loss of poise,” Mr Neilson said. “Several measures have

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Delimiter Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 11:41 Source

Research published by local analyst firm Telsyte and Dell yesterday suggests that one in five Australian businesses are still running Microsoft’s decade-old operating system Windows Server 2003, despite the fact that Redmond is about to stop supporting the dated software for good.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 11:40 Source

The SSE bear market rally just set a new daily high:

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 10:57 Source

By Leith van Onselen In an unedifying display of self-interest, Medicines Australia – the representative for the “discovery-driven pharmaceutical industry in Australia” – has penned a piece calling on Australia’s politicians to ignore “fearmongering” that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will raise the price of drugs in Australia: “The same fearmongering about price rises for medicines

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 10:43 Source

Has Australia ever, so blindly, elected a man so negatively characterless? So ignorant of truth and transparency. So insensitive to those who cannot help themselves. So willing to endorse and foster inequality. So illiterate of technology and science. So oblivious to the needs of women. So indifferent to diplomacy. So inept at policy formation and its implementation. So prone to the language of absurdity. So pugnacious, so confrontationist, so self-righteous, in his attitude toward others. So dismissive of those who desire equality. And so out of touch with a modern pluralist society.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 10:38 Source

Anger at the new detention secrecy laws continues, with former staff continuing to speak out despite the legal risk. Max Chalmers reports.

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The Melbourne Urbanist Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 10:24 Source

Does getting to work take way too long?

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 10:23 Source

By Leith van Onselen The ANZ-Roy Morgan Research consumer confidence index tanked another 2.7% in the week ended 12 July, slumping 4.0 points to a 12-month low of 107.0, and now tracking well below the long-run average of around 113 points (see next chart). After turning bullish two weeks ago, ANZ chief economist, Warren Hogan,

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 10:06 Source

A recent spray by former Labor MP Gary Johns has served simply to disempower Aboriginal women further, writes Dr Chelsea Bond.

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xkcd.com Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 10:00 Source

After decades of increasingly confused arguing, Pluto is reclassified as a "dwarf Pluto."

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