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The Tally Room Monday, March 30, 2015 - 23:30 Source

I’ll be posting a ‘late counting’ summary post at the end of each day.

At the moment there are five seats which are worth tracking. Three are close races between Labor and Liberal: East Hills in southern Sydney, and Gosford and the Entrance on the central coast. The other two are National/Greens races in northern NSW: Lismore and Ballina.

Unfortunately this has taken me a while to work on, so at this point I’ve only produced analysis for East Hills, Gosford and Lismore, and will add in The Entrance and Ballina tomorrow morning and include them in future analyses.

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Things Bogans Like Monday, March 30, 2015 - 22:46 Source

The bogan is a leading authority in many fields. If this is difficult to believe, please refer to the bogan’s job title of Executive Consultant Account Coordination Manager. See, authority. In fact by the time this article is published, the bogan will likely have floated listlessly on the currents of job title inflation to have been meaninglessly ordained Lead Executive Consultant Account Coordination Manager. More-thority!

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Things Bogans Like Monday, March 30, 2015 - 22:46 Source

The bogan is a leading authority in many fields. If this is difficult to believe, please refer to the bogan’s job title of Executive Consultant Account Coordination Manager. See, authority. In fact by the time this article is published, the bogan will likely have floated listlessly on the currents of job title inflation to have been meaninglessly ordained Lead Executive Consultant Account Coordination Manager. More-thority!

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Antony Green's Election Blog Monday, March 30, 2015 - 18:51 Source

An update on the count in Ballina and Lismore.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, March 30, 2015 - 17:03 Source

There is justifiable concern that depression and those suffering from it will be increasingly stigmatised as a consequence of the recent ‘French Alps’ plane tragedy, or more specifically, because of the man who caused it. Jennifer Wilson reports.

Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot believed to have deliberately guided Flight 4U9525 into the French Alps killing all 150 people on board was reportedly suffering from depression, and possibly taking anti-depressants to treat his illness.

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 16:34 Source

Pyne's 'reforms' were little more than a funding cut. In the wake of their demise we need real policy solutions.

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 16:13 Source

  Below is the second in a series of posts that Croakey is running on the ground-breaking Choosing Wisely campaign, which will launch in Australia on 29 April. The campaign focuses on cutting down the numbers of unnecessary medical tests and...

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MacroBusiness Monday, March 30, 2015 - 15:50 Source

Stan Shamu for Chris Weston, Chief Market Strategist at IG Markets China leads on stimulus hope Apart from the ASX 200, Asia has got off to a positive start to the week, with China leading the region. Comments by PBOC Governor Zhou from the weekend have set the tone for Chinese equities with stimulus expectations

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Renew Economy Monday, March 30, 2015 - 15:08 Source

Solar lobby pushes for minimum 50% renewable energy by 2030, a fair price for solar PV exports, and help for low income and rental housing.

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MacroBusiness Monday, March 30, 2015 - 15:08 Source

Cross-posted from The Conversation: The half of the Australian population that has private health insurance can expect higher bills from Wednesday, as premiums increase by an industry average of 6.18%. The increase varies across different funds, ranging from 3.98% to 7.92% and will add around A$200 to A$300 a year to the average cost of

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MacroBusiness Monday, March 30, 2015 - 15:07 Source

Of this, the chocolate wheel of economist’s excuses: From Zero Hedge.  

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Renew Economy Monday, March 30, 2015 - 15:04 Source

Abbott government's opening salvo on post 2020 targets puts it squarely in the camp of Big Oil and Big Coal. There is no mention of 2C target, or even the need for a clean energy transition. But it's managed to suck in some media.

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Renew Economy Monday, March 30, 2015 - 15:03 Source

The residential solar market in Australia is in decline, but the commercial scale market is offering new opportunities.

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Renew Economy Monday, March 30, 2015 - 14:59 Source

Most of the quick pay-back roofs have already been taken up. But the market for commercial scale solar on business rooftops is largely untapped.

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Renew Economy Monday, March 30, 2015 - 14:55 Source

Dyesol says Turkish development bank to back financing of pilot plant then 600MW commercial production line of ground-breaking perovskite solar PV technology.

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 14:50 Source

I did not much want to see Still Alice, fearing what it might forebode for me, my wife and female descendants, but I’m glad I did.

Based on a novel by a neuroscientist, Lisa Genova, it presents Alice Howland, a linguistics professor of some renown, progressively but not too swiftly crumbling after a diagnosis of early Alzheimer’s Disease, irreversible but, as they say, ‘manageable’ if one is wealthy enough.

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Prosper Australia Monday, March 30, 2015 - 14:50 Source

Treasury today released its submission to the federal Tax White Paper. It has found a tax that actually confers a benefit on Australian citizens. That is, using it actually leaves us better off. It isn’t a new tax. It is land tax. Unbiased economists have always known a broad based nil exemption land tax has […]

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Prosper Australia Monday, March 30, 2015 - 14:50 Source

Treasury today released its submission to the federal Tax White Paper. It has found a tax that actually confers a benefit on Australian citizens. That is, using it actually leaves us better off. It isn’t a new tax. It is land tax. Unbiased economists have always known a broad based nil exemption land tax has […]

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 14:38 Source

An organisation that provides vital support and casework for asylum seekers has made a desperate call for funding as the Coalition's cuts hit home.

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MacroBusiness Monday, March 30, 2015 - 14:31 Source

From The Australian: Oil and gas company Santos “simply must raise capital” in the face of slumping oil prices or it risks failing to break even on a cash-flow basis, says investment bank Credit Suisse. Credit Suisse, in a research note today, said Santos needed an oil price of at least $US83 a barrel to have

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MacroBusiness Monday, March 30, 2015 - 14:15 Source

By Leith van Onselen As revealed over the weekend, Treasurer Joe Hockey has suggested the Government will implement Labor’s planned deposits levy of five basis as part of the May Budget, which could raise up to $500 million a year. From The AFR: The bank tax, as proposed by Labor ahead of the 2013 election,

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Renew Economy Monday, March 30, 2015 - 14:10 Source

City utility aims for 80% cut in emissions by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050, and learns that encouraging solar and energy efficiency does not mean a cut in revenue.

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Renew Economy Monday, March 30, 2015 - 14:08 Source

High-tech industrial battery manufacturer Saft will supply Sunica plus batteries for a solar power installation at the Duhkan oilfield in Qatar.

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Renew Economy Monday, March 30, 2015 - 14:06 Source

Demand for electric vehicles is growing around the world fairly rapidly, according to new analysis from the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research.

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MacroBusiness Monday, March 30, 2015 - 14:04 Source

As Australia flirts with disaster in the Pilbara with growing Chinese ownership, the AFR reports of similar dynamics ahead for LNG and Japan: Ms Sekiguchi, KPMG’s Tokyo-based head of energy and natural resources in Asia Pacific, said Asian utilities, trading houses and national oil companies, particularly from Japan, were enthusiastic about using their minority positions

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MacroBusiness Monday, March 30, 2015 - 13:52 Source

Big iron ore taking it in the team today with both RIO and BHP down 2% and FMG down 3.5%. To the index:   The equity index is falling but not as fast the iron ore price so the idiocy spreads keep on widening:   Damn its going to hurt when they close!  The dead

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Renew Economy Monday, March 30, 2015 - 13:03 Source

Clean Energy Council enlists support of peak bodies who lobbied for cut in RET to break impasse, as Coalition digs in, solar groups lament compromise.

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Renew Economy Monday, March 30, 2015 - 12:52 Source

Dutch smelter Aldel aims to come out of bankruptcy, provided it gets direct connection to German grid. Such is the attraction of Germany's cheap and green energy.

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MacroBusiness Monday, March 30, 2015 - 12:33 Source

By Leith van Onselen Treasurer Joe Hockey has once again all but repeated the tired myth that the temporary abolition of negative gearing between 1985 and 1987 drove-up rents. From The AFR: Mr Hockey said negative gearing on housing was “part of the conversation” but played down one argument against the popular tax concession, saying

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MacroBusiness Monday, March 30, 2015 - 12:33 Source

By Leith van Onselen Treasurer Joe Hockey has once again all but repeated the tired myth that the temporary abolition of negative gearing between 1985 and 1987 drove-up rents. From The AFR: Mr Hockey said negative gearing on housing was “part of the conversation” but played down one argument against the popular tax concession, saying

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