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Renew Economy Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 15:02 Source

Renewables Global Status report says 2014 a record breaking year, where growing number of national and state renewable energy support policies drove the addition of around 135GW of new capacity. No thanks to Australia.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 15:01 Source

by Chris Becker The leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis is about to release a new statement on church doctrine, pushing even harder than his predecessor Pope Benedict XVI on the subject of climate change. Taking the stewardship approach, the Pope has recently said his message is: …”addressed to everyone” and that he hopes it

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 15:00 Source

The Killing Season reminds us that Gillard may not have been tactical in her removal of Rudd, but neither was she immoral.

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Renew Economy Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 14:58 Source

AEMO's state by state, medium and long term solar PV forecasts have been upgraded significantly from last year in almost every instance.

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Renew Economy Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 14:57 Source

Coalition's northern Australia White Paper barely mentions renewables, or opportunity in nation's biggest off-grid electricity market.

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Renew Economy Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 14:56 Source

Fate of Austalia’s RET in balance once again as Abbott vows to appoint wind commissioner, listen to Senate inquiry, and have CEFC push big solar.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 14:39 Source

I will from time to time add reviews of good films, and there are many of them, to Notes From The Sydney Film Festival (2) as I remember them and have time to set them down.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 14:36 Source

The federal government has clearly taken on some of the lessons from previous mistakes. Can Macfarlane finally get it right?

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Renew Economy Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 14:35 Source

Analysts forecast global growth of 36% on last year, with Asia accounting for more than half of an expected 55 GW deployed, Europe to begin an upswing.

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Renew Economy Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 14:35 Source

US government attracts double the amount targeted for private investments in accelerating the transition to a low-carbon economy.

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Renew Economy Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 14:34 Source

The solar industry is confronted by a protracted downturn, the likes of which it hasn’t seen before.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 14:30 Source

By Leith van Onselen The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has released a new report examining why Australia’s wages growth is so low. Here are the key extracts: Wage growth has declined markedly in Australia over the past few years. At the same time, stronger growth in labour productivity has worked to contain growth in

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MacroBusiness Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 14:11 Source

China’s 70 city hose prices are out for May and show slow improvement. Nationwide new home prices rose 0.2% on the month and pulled back the annual fall to -5.7%: The ratio of rising prices to falling improved to 21 cities up and 23 down (from 47 down in April): Splitting by tiers tells the real tale which

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MacroBusiness Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 13:43 Source

From Westpac: The ACCI-Westpac Survey of Industrial Trends, the longest running business survey in Australia, dating from 1966, provides a timely update on the manufacturing sector and insights into economy-wide trends. The Westpac-ACCI Actual Composite index rose in the June quarter to 58.4, up 2.2pts on March. This result builds on the positive tone of

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 13:23 Source

Legal experts have criticised the policy of public shaming, saying it ignores the complex factors that lead to youth offending.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 13:10 Source

Cross-posted from Online Opinion: Even those who do not like him will acknowledge that Australia owes a huge debt of gratitude to Paul Keating. During his term as Prime Minister two decades ago, he established compulsory superannuation despite a hostile Opposition that declared it to be a step towards socialism. A few weeks ago, I

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 12:18 Source

The poultry company, which supplies major brands including Coles, Woolworths, KFC and Subway, has been blasted by a Fair Work investigation.

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you said it... Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 12:05 Source

Denial of racism and its implication for location action (Jacqueline Nelson, University of Western Sydney, 2013)

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MacroBusiness Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 11:58 Source

by Chris Becker Dr Copper is so named because of the industrial metals usually reliable correlation with economic robustness. Higher prices indicate more economic activity as its main industrial utility rises, and vice versa. The benchmark contract for copper on the London Metal Exchange (LME) recently hit a new three month low reaching $US5,745 a tonne,

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 11:11 Source

When Abbott and the Liberal Nationals took government in September 2013, it was as Paul Keating said ‘when you change government, you change the country‘. Tony Abbott and his government’s culture wars and austerity policies were more extreme than anything I feared in my worse nightmares – and my nightmares were a dystopian blend of North Korea / Nazi Germany / Stalinist Russia / Orwell’s 1984. Worse than that, was the 50% of our nation who believes the LNP are the better government.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 11:01 Source

Abbott has had a big press conference about the North, with Truss, Robb and Barnaby Joyce at his side, proposing billions in aid to that region.

It is likely this is a diversion from his quarrel with Malcolm Turnbull, who may in the next few days overthrow him.

Turnbull thinks it is wrong that Dutton, now famed as the first free-elected Great Ape since early Neolithic times, should decide who should be castrated of their citizenship without a jury trial, a conviction and a judgment of the sort that has been since Magna Carta the approved way of doing things in a Westminster democracy.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 10:54 Source

By Leith van Onselen Statistics New Zealand has just released national accounts figures for the March quarter of 2015, with Gross domestic product (GDP) rising by only 0.2% over the quarter to be up 3.2% year-on-year. The result followed a revised 0.7% rise in the December 2014 quarter. The result disappointed analysts’ (and the RBNZ’s)

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Renew Economy Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 10:45 Source

Community energy is one of the answers could be one of the answers to the current energy transition.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 10:45 Source

Allegations of domestic violence that saw the Aboriginal MP punted from the Labor party will not result in further police action.

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Prosper Australia Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 10:42 Source

LC_24 via Compfight Letter to the Editor Australian Financial Review June 18, 2015 ACCESS TO LAND FOR EVERYONE The member for Eden-Monaro, Dr Hendy, suggests it is “crazy” to change negative gearing or capital gains tax arrangements and  instead we should accept as a “fact of life” that more Australians will become renters, not homeowners (“Renting will […]

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 10:24 Source

In the next few days it will become apparent that the ‘euro crisis’ lately festering round Greek debt is a Friedmanite sado-fantasy and will spell the end of that fool economic theory forever.

Greece will leave the Eurozone, borrow some roubles, print some drachmas, agree with Putin what their value should be, and then pay back, with fresh-printed money, their aggro German creditors who will have to take it or leave it, or declare war once again on Greece, a foreign policy that went badly last time.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 10:03 Source

By Leith van Onselen Robert Gottliebsen (“Gotti”) has obviously gotten off the phone with his mate, “Highrise” Harry Triguboff, who is worried sales of his Meriton Apartments will slow once the Government implements its $5,000 application fee on foreign buyers and tightens rules around significant investor visa’s (SIVs) investing in Australian real estate. From Business

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 09:56 Source

Labor, unions, and the Greens have united in their criticism of the government's public sector cuts, which they say will inevitably impact frontline services.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 09:37 Source

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has launched a promotional video as part of a community awareness campaign – and the early reviews are mixed, particularly depending on which side of the consulting desk you sit and how you feel...

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MacroBusiness Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 09:18 Source

by Chris Becker In the wee hours of the morning Australian time, following the release of the June statement of the FOMC meeting, all ears were open listening to Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s comments on – well everything. The economy, the dollar, the coming interest rate cut and of course continued support for equities. Here

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