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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 06:33 Source

COTA NEW SOUTH WALESMEDIA RELEASEMonday 23 March 2015POLL SHOWS OLDER VOTERS CAN NO LONGER BE TAKEN FOR GRANTED IN NSW ELECTIONA poll conducted by COTA NSW during Seniors Week showed that 65% of respondents do not believe that they’re a priority for politicians in the run up to the New South Wales (NSW) election on 28 March. “We surveyed hundreds of people attending Seniors Week events and found a high level of dissatisfaction among older voters. For too long the major parties have tended to assume that older voters are ‘rusted on’, and their votes can be taken for granted.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 05:19 Source

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 05:14 Source

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 05:04 Source

By Martin North, cross-posted from the Digital Finance Analytics blog: Today we round out the latest survey results, by updating our other segments. The property as investment bug continues to spread. First, those looking to trade up. Property investment has now overtaken the desire for more space as the main driver to transact. We also […]

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 04:35 Source

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 03:52 Source

From BofAML via FTAlphaville: The FOMC dot plot released last week showed the apparent convergence of participants’ views on the medium-term rates outlook. All but two participants project Fed hikes by the year-end, with a large cluster (41%) projecting exactly two hikes. On the surface, this seems to indicate the Fed is almost certain to […]

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 03:08 Source

A raft of articles today show the pain being felt by Australai’s nouveau riche, the iron boganaires. From the top is Clive Palmer via The Australian: Tim Murray, managing director of Beijing-based J Capital ­Research, has developed fresh modelling that estimates the break-even cost for the Sino Iron mine is $US70 a tonne — well […]

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 02:36 Source

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 02:04 Source

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 01:25 Source

By 18 February, 13 women in Australia had been killed as a result of domestic violence this year. It is well past time tht governments started taking it seriously. But that will ony happen if you start taking it seriously.

Perhaps this poem will help.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 01:01 Source

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 00:56 Source

Thirty Palestinian children have been murdered so far this year in accordance with Netanyahu’s extreme right wing Zionist party policy. How strange then that the written media wonders to what extent it matters that Netanyahu stated that he would never allow a two state peaceful solution. The kids’ death can hardly be claimed to indicate a policy of seeking a two state solution.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 00:16 Source

In December 2011 the Australian Parliament passed the Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011.Using Australia as a role model, the Irish Government introduced plain packaging for tobacco into law on 9 March 2015.MerrionStreet Irish Government News Service:Published on Thursday 19th March 2015Speech: Dr James Reilly, the Minister for Ch

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 00:15 Source

https://youtu.be/dr4Ro2I-y6IJust to make it very clear, despite what Christopher Pyne was saying to The Speaker in this video, the Member for Isaacs Mark Dreyfus never at any time referred to Tony Abbott as "Dr.

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Monday, March 23, 2015 - 20:07 Source

Anyone for cricket? Or, given the avalanche of alcohol advertising hitting our World Cup screens, perhaps it’s more appropriate to ask, anyone want to get legless? According to Danica Keric, Julia Stafford & Mike Daube from the McCusker Centre...

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The Melbourne Urbanist Monday, March 23, 2015 - 17:35 Source

Building an education revolution: 600 schools in five years!

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Monday, March 23, 2015 - 17:04 Source

It is reasonably clear now that Foley will win on Saturday. I base this view on the Ipsos Fairfax Poll, as detailed in the The Financial Review.

Machines rang homeloving octogenarians on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, when most younger people were out of the house, or unpossessed of landlines if they were under twenty-five. This flawed sampling, as the flawed sampling did in Queensland, underestimated the Labor vote by about 2.9 percent.

This would put Labor, two party preferred, on 48.9 percent and winning, with some difficulty, a tight contest.

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MacroBusiness Monday, March 23, 2015 - 16:29 Source

Stan Shamu for Chris Weston, Chief Market Strategist at IG Markets Global markets on Fed watch Asia has got off to a positive start to the week as the momentum in equities continues to build with the various puts set by policymakers underpinning sentiment. Not many would have imagined a situation where the Fed removes […]

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The Tally Room Monday, March 23, 2015 - 15:30 Source

Londonderry1-2PPLondonderry is a marginal Liberal seat in Western Sydney, covering Londonderry, Castlereagh, Werrington, St Marys and Claremont Meadows.

Bart Bassett has held Londonderry since 2011. Bassett left the Liberal Party in 2014 after he faced criticism at ICAC, and he is retiring at this election. The Liberal Party holds Londonderry by a 5.3% margin.

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Renew Economy Monday, March 23, 2015 - 15:10 Source

UNSW launches Australian-made virtual solar cell factory – a web-based PV production line that allows engineers, students to conduct virtual experiments.

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Renew Economy Monday, March 23, 2015 - 15:09 Source

Macfarlane and Hunt tell industry to agree to big cut in renewables target, or else. They might get away with it because there are signs of divisions within clean energy industry. Meanwhile, Abbott government ridiculed over abatement targets and invitation to climate contrarian Bjorn Lomborg.

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Renew Economy Monday, March 23, 2015 - 14:51 Source

North-coast NSW council joins rush of Australian local government groups into huge commitments to developing and sourcing renewable energy.

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Renew Economy Monday, March 23, 2015 - 14:47 Source

A new law in France requires the rooftops of every new building in a commercial zone to be partially covered with either solar panels or plants.

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MacroBusiness Monday, March 23, 2015 - 14:20 Source

From Morgan Stanley via Forexlive: Predicts the Fed will not tighten until 2016 Says the Federal Reserve Bank recognises that there are “the asymmetric risks to hiking too soon vs. hiking later when rates are at the lower bound”  “Accommodative central banks raise a strong possibility of global reflation. The global growth backdrop continues to improve” […]

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MacroBusiness Monday, March 23, 2015 - 13:22 Source

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Renew Economy Monday, March 23, 2015 - 13:09 Source

Even with bright blue skies overhead and over 38GW of PV capacity connected to Germany's grids, the solar eclipse barely affected the grid.

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MacroBusiness Monday, March 23, 2015 - 13:05 Source

UBS has done some nice scenario analysis of Australia’s capex cliff and it is sobering stuff: The 2015/16 capex outlook is bleak. Unless investment intentions improve sharply, total (nominal) business capex next year threatens to fall for the third consecutive year – the first time on record in at least 50 years. More worryingly, current […]

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The Tally Room Monday, March 23, 2015 - 13:00 Source

Sydneyby1-2PPSydney is an independent seat covering the Sydney CBD and the surrounding suburbs of Darlinghurst, Kings Cross, Paddington, Potts Point, Pyrmont, Woolloomooloo and parts of Surry Hills and Ultimo.

Independent MP Alex Greenwich won the seat at a 2012 by-election after Clover Moore was forced to resign from Parliament in order to continue as Lord Mayor.

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Renew Economy Monday, March 23, 2015 - 12:56 Source

Sir Richard Branson drops hint he may be about to set up as a rival to Tesla and other EV developers. Entrepreneur made remarks at Formula E race in Miami.

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Renew Economy Monday, March 23, 2015 - 12:53 Source

There is still no evidence the Australian government's policies are up to the economic modernisation and and decarbonisation challenge.

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