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Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 18:33 Source

Good government begins now. No wait, Now. No wait… NOW! Chris Graham gives up.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 17:25 Source

Neither of the major political parties come out unscathed from the immigration detention report. Indeed both are damned, writes Max Chalmers.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 16:18 Source

Stan Shamu for Chris Weston, Chief Market Strategist at IG Markets Traders hold their breath on Greece Global markets seem to be in unchartered waters right now with the Greece issue presenting significant uncertainty. As a result, it certainly seems caution is warranted and investors are quite happy to take some profits off the table […]

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Antony Green's Election Blog Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 14:57 Source

The final preference distribution for Ferny Grove reveals that '1' only votes for the disqualified candidate would not have changed the result.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 14:56 Source

Cross-posted from The Conversation The OECD’s Going for Growth report released this week is a good reminder of why Tony Abbott wants to be remembered as “the infrastructure Prime Minister”. The OECD argues addressing infrastructure service shortfalls will help productivity performance and sustainable growth, and in the 2014-15 Australian federal budget, spending on infrastructure was […]

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Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 14:48 Source

Good government apparently began earlier this week. An articulate defence spending policy appears to be another thing altogether. Ben Eltham explains.

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Renew Economy Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 14:45 Source

Australia’s largest utilities are being accused of holding the renewable energy industry to ransom, by suggesting they will not sign contracts for new large-scale renewables projects unless paid to close excess coal capacity.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 14:25 Source

We never got our great denouement with the end of the great Bloxo rate hike campaign but the worm has most definitely turned: * Today’s labour market numbers surprised on the downside with jobs falling by -12k and the unemployment rate climbing to a new high of 6.4% in January * Last week’s RBA cut and […]

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MacroBusiness Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 14:20 Source

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Renew Economy Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 14:07 Source

General Electric-Andritz Hydro consortium to build 16 huge turbines for ground-breaking £1bn tidal lagoon power project planned for South Wales.

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Renew Economy Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 14:06 Source

Big oil is under pressure to disclose climate change risks to their business. Here's how they could do it.

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Renew Economy Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 14:05 Source

Google agrees to buy half the electricity produced by a newly upgraded San Francisco wind farm – enough to power its Mountain View headquarters.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 13:58 Source

By Martin North, cross-posted from the Digital Finance Analytics Blog First Time Investor Buyers Focused In NSW – DFA Blog After the ABS data came out yesterday, DFA updated its industry models, and included the status of First Time Buyer Investors, at a state level. We had already shown that there were many First Time […]

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Renew Economy Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 13:43 Source

As analysts predict driverless cars will be on public roads in Australia by 2018, South Australia plans changes to its road laws to accommodate them as part of plans to make Adelaide carbon neutral city.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 13:39 Source

As the fallout from an inquiry into Australia’s policy of detaining children continues, four doctors have spoken out. Max Chalmers reports.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 13:18 Source

Here’s an absolute beauty from The Age: Here are 11 reasons fund managers have given us about why they see more upside in bank shares: 1. Short term earnings are improving 2. Robust housing market 3. Moderate top line growth 4. Opportunities for cost cut 5. Earnings pressure in other sectors 6. Interest rates are low […]

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Renew Economy Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 13:09 Source

Denmark posted a new record for wind power in January with a monthly high of 61.7 per cent. The low was 23 per cent in July.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 12:58 Source

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 12:46 Source

I don’t think Tony Abbott understands what the Human Rights Commission does. He probably doesn’t even understand the general concept of human rights, as was evidenced in a radio interview this morning.

Yesterday, the Human Rights Commission called for a Royal Commission into children in detention, following a long string of disturbing assaults and self-harm.

But, what Tony Abbott said in response was simply disgusting.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 12:46 Source

I don’t think Tony Abbott understands what the Human Rights Commission does. He probably doesn’t even understand the general concept of human rights, as was evidenced in a radio interview this morning.

Yesterday, the Human Rights Commission called for a Royal Commission into children in detention, following a long string of disturbing assaults and self-harm.

But, what Tony Abbott said in response was simply disgusting.

Abbott said the Human Rights Commission ought to be “ashamed of itself.” He actually said that.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 12:43 Source

From the SMH comes the ship of fools: ANZ economist Riki Polygenis While new labour demand is holding up, it is not enough at present to offset retrenchments in particular industries such as mining and manufacturing or to keep up with the flow of new workers into the economy. For monetary policy, today’s figures are […]

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Renew Economy Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 12:41 Source

Japan is looking to promote fuel cells on two fronts: automobiles and residential storage.

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Renew Economy Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 12:41 Source

Victoria-based crowdfunding campaign aims to raise $30,000 to install 15kW of solar on a Melbourne community housing facility.

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Renew Economy Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 12:40 Source

The evidence stacks up that investing in coal is not just an environmental disaster but also a fundamentally myopic investment decision.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 12:29 Source

Have you noticed that Joe Hockey has been doing the rounds of radio, television and print lately, moaning and groaning about his problems with the senate? It appears the penny has finally dropped and he wasn’t wearing steel plated boots. Ouch!

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 12:29 Source

Have you noticed that Joe Hockey has been doing the rounds of radio, television and print lately, moaning and groaning about his problems with the senate? It appears the penny has finally dropped and he wasn’t wearing steel plated boots. Ouch!

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Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 11:55 Source

A long-awaited investigation into rape and self-harm coaching allegations in immigration detention may see the light of day. More or less.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 11:37 Source

The ABS has just released its unemployment estimate for January, which registered a large seasonally adjusted lift to 6.4% from 6.1% in December: The more reliable trend estimate was flat, however, at 6.3%, although it was revised up from 6.2%. Total employment decreased in seasonal adjusted terms by 12,200 to 11,668,700, with full-time employment decreasing […]

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Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 11:27 Source

Yesterday's Close The Gap report card, delivered by the Prime Minister, lays bare the unmitigated disaster that is Aboriginal affairs policy today.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 11:18 Source

From Westpac’s Justin Smirk: The Melbourne Institute (MI) Inflationary Expectations are reported as a 30% symmetric trimmed mean utilising all responses except for the ‘don’t know’ responses. Compared to the previous old trimmed mean, this adds 2ppt to the level of the index (chart 5). But the new series appears to express greater cyclical amplitude […]

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