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MacroBusiness Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 08:12 Source

By Leith van Onselen With Australia’s population set to hit 24 million this year, ABC’s 7.30 Report last night tackled the “Big Australia” debate. The program featured interviews with The Australia Institute’s (TAI) Richard Denniss and KPMG’s population ‘demographer’ Bernard Salt (amongst others). Bernard Salt noted that he has been quite shocked at the pace […]

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MacroBusiness Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 08:11 Source

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MacroBusiness Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 07:07 Source

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MacroBusiness Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 06:35 Source

By Leith van Onselen ABC News published an interesting morsel on how foreigners view the Australian housing market: While the Reserve Bank warns of risks to specific markets, an experienced financial risk analyst recently returned to Australia from the Washington-based Institute of International finance said foreigners are puzzled about the entire Australian housing market. Deloitte […]

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MacroBusiness Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 06:15 Source

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MacroBusiness Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 05:34 Source

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MacroBusiness Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 05:33 Source

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MacroBusiness Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 05:03 Source

From BNP Paribas via FTAlphaville: Against all odds, the best performing asset class on the planet over the last nine months or so has been Chinese equities. After languishing for the first seven months of 2014, Chinese stocks have since been on an incredible tear, ending 2014 up a remarkable 49% in USD terms, even outstripping […]

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 00:20 Source

Martin Ferguson reinvented himself after leaving parliamentary politics and, became a group executive in natural resources at Kerry Stokes' Seven Group Holdings, a non-executive director of the BG Group an international exploration and LNG production company and, chair of the advisory board at Australian Petroleum Production & Exploratio

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 00:18 Source

The Daily Examiner 23 March 2015:THE people of Yamba have spoken, with more than 87% of households saying yes to a gasfield-free future.At an anti-CSG declaration at the Yamba River Markets yesterday morning, state election candidates for the seat of Clarence, Trent Gilbert, Janet Cavanagh, Debrah Novak and Bryan Robins, spoke publicly on their stance on the issue amid heavy rain.Co-ordinator Dave Irving said that the downpour hampered entertainment and plans to make a human sign, it was not enough to keep people from turning out to support a declaration.T

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 00:18 Source

First it was NSW North Coast Nationals who were sprung trying to increase their chances at the ballot box on Saturday by rather dubious means.The Northern Star editorial on 24 March 2015:The Northern Star has been used by the Nationals for electioneering purposes and I'd like to set the record straight for our readers.There's an attack ad doing the rounds with the line that The Northern Star agrees Labor is full of 'hot air on CSG'.In the television version of the advertisement, there is even a copy of an article written by our reporter Helen Hawkes.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 00:15 Source

Snapshot taken from Prime Minister Abbott’s St.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 23:59 Source

Grief is said to have five stages: denial and isolation, anger, bargaining, depression, and finally acceptance. Sometimes there are those who can help in the jouney, somtimes it must be taken solo. This poem expresses hope for a new future.

 

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George Monbiot Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 23:58 Source

Almost all other issues are superficial by comparison to soil loss. So why don’t we talk about it?

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 25th March 2015

Imagine a wonderful world, a planet on which there was no threat of climate breakdown, no loss of freshwater, no antibiotic resistance, no obesity crisis, no terrorism, no war. Surely, then, we would be out of major danger? Sorry. Even if everything else were miraculously fixed, we’re knackered if we don’t address an issue considered so marginal and irrelevant that you can go for months without seeing it in a newspaper.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 23:07 Source

Croakey is running a mini-series on health and the NSW election, but this election analysis by a former NSW MP, Rob Oakeshott, is a sobering reminder that any considerations of health and health policy must take account of the wider political...

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 22:53 Source

Representatives from 28 university Rural Health Clubs gathered in Melbourne recently for the annual council meeting of the National Rural Health Students’ Network. Their new Chair, David Khoo, reports for Croakey on what matters most to the future...

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The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 21:51 Source

[For the purposes of getting this out as quickly as possible, I’ll assume you’re all using Google Chrome as your default browser. If not, you can download it easily by googling Chrome. Good luck.]

[EDIT: If anyone has suggestions or corrections, or anything that might make this guide more comprehensive, your input would be more than appreciated. Thanks, Rob]

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 20:19 Source

I have added a paragraph to The Worst Things (229) about Janine Perrett and Malcolm Fraser, and I invite you to go back and look at it.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 18:38 Source

“The social and economic costs of the metadata retention law are massive yet the public benefits miniscule” writes business analyst Carl Sudholz. Carl shares his concerns with The AIMN about this controversial law.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 16:19 Source

Stan Shamu for Chris Weston, Chief Market Strategist at IG Markets European manufacturing bouncing back After some choppy price action last week following some key economic events in the US, equities remain in consolidation mode this week. We have managed to get a better indication of how manufacturing activity is progressing in various regions, with […]

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The Tally Room Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 15:30 Source

Holsworthy1-2PPHolsworthy is a marginal Liberal seat in south-western Sydney, covering Barden Ridge, Casula, Chipping Norton, Holsworthy, Lucas Heights, Lurnea, Moorebank, Prestons and Wattle Grove.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 15:25 Source

California has become the first state with more than 5% of its annual utility-scale electricity generation from utility-scale solar power.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 15:22 Source

New report slams Abbott government for throwing away influence at international climate talks. This could be costly for Australia, considering the favourable outcome a determined negotiating team managed to obtain for the country under the Howard government.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 15:16 Source

How not to win friends and influence people in a NSW state election. The NSW Liberal Party have a winning hand when it comes to election campaign funding, but they still have to muddy the waters for voters in order to win some sympathy dollars..Which sometimes has the opposite effect on the NSW North Coast......From: redacted [redacted] Sent: Wednesday, 25 March 2015 2:01 PMTo: redactedSubject: Fwd: <URGENT> BlackoutDon't where this mob obtained my e address.They have a bl**dy hide thicker than Jesse/Jessie the elephant.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 14:56 Source

New report says roof has fallen in on US coal, leaving it in a state of structural decline that should be ringing alarm bells for investors worldwide.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 14:52 Source

WA energy minister says solar to be on most homes and businesses within a few years, and people could go off-grid. The trend may accelerate once the government removes a massive fossil fuel subsidy paid to owners of generators – some of whom never even switch the plant on.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 14:31 Source

An ARENA-backed project has delivered the world’s first fully redeployable large-scale solar-diesel hybrid plant, installed and operational in just 7 days.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 14:19 Source

By Leith van Onselen Below is another excerpt from today’s Financial Stability Review (FSR), released by the RBA, which warns of a budding apartment glut, particularly in Melbourne: Another risk arising from robust investor activity is that speculative demand could lead to an excessive increase in construction activity and future supply overhang. While dwelling construction […]

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Renew Economy Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 13:32 Source

The cost of electric vehicle battery packs is falling so rapidly they are probably already cheaper than expected for 2020.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 13:03 Source

The leaked transcripts from the Moss Review provide interesting insights into qualities that might be helpful if you plan to work in immigration detention. 

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