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THE BLOT REPORT Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 09:39 Source

I had a short conversation
online a couple of days ago, where the others arguing against me were asserting
that it was more important to indulge in innovation than to have
sustainability. I tried to convince them that sustainability was all that
mattered and without it, any innovation or anything else would be pointless.
They could not be convinced. This got me thinking about the meaning of words
and how people’s understanding of words varies.

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Your Democracy Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 08:34 Source

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Two days into 2020, a 37-year-old Indigenous woman in Victoria died in prison after being remanded in custody on minor charges. Nine days later, a 13-year-old Indigenous girl was held overnight and strip searched by Tasmanian police for allegedly breaking a curfew.

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MacroBusiness Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 07:54 Source

Be warned, folks, this is an advertorial. 2019 was an outstanding year of returns for MB Fund Portfolios, highlighted by our Growth fund up 17.8%; placing it in the top 4 growth Super funds in Australia. In celebration of this, we’re offering Brokerage-Free set-up for any new regular or super portfolio with the MB Fund

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Digitopoly Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 06:48 Source

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 06:00 Source

With January almost done and dusted the Coalition’s form over the past six and a bit years has shown no signs of improvement. Sincerely, I would much rather be writing about the remarkable advancements the government has made since Scott Morrison came to power. I would gladly take it on the chin and congratulate his…

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MacroBusiness Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 00:05 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Boeings 737 Max crisis was fueled by a shareholder-first company culture – Fortune Hong Kong and the Iran situation may impact prices of Gold and precious metals – Gold Silver Bitcoin FT: Is inflation higher than central banks think? – FT Alphaville Planet Just Had Costliest Decade for Global

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George Monbiot Friday, January 24, 2020 - 21:04 Source

Anyone seeking to defend life on Earth is now labelled an
extremist. Yet the real extremists are those in power.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 22nd
January 2020

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Your Democracy Friday, January 24, 2020 - 18:01 Source

knuckle dragging...   Prime Minister Scott Morrison is telling the people what they want to hear while his approval rating plummets, writes 

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, January 24, 2020 - 17:53 Source

By Elizabeth Dangerfield   The trouble with reasonable people is that they are so reasonable. They play by the rules. They tolerate the intolerable. They try to conquer their prejudices and see the best in people. But even more importantly they think about things, they are open to different views. They seek knowledge and will change their minds if the…

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MacroBusiness Friday, January 24, 2020 - 16:45 Source

Asia is having a mixed to positive day to finish the trading week with concerns over the coronavirus contagion subdued, leading to tight ranges on forex and stock markets. The Yuan sold off again offshore going into the Lunar New Year holiday week as Chinese stock markets were closed today. Japanese share markets were stable

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Renew Economy Friday, January 24, 2020 - 15:26 Source

gutweinNew Tasmania Premier Peter Gutwein appoints himself minister for climate change, marking the first time the state's Liberal Party has created a separate portfolio for climate.

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MacroBusiness Friday, January 24, 2020 - 15:15 Source

Sort of. From the Australian Goverment: The Australian Government introduced the Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism (ADGSM) in July 2017 in response to a forecast gas supply shortfall in the eastern domestic gas market. The ADGSM provides the Government with the ability to restrict LNG exports to secure domestic supply. On 6 August 2019, the

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Renew Economy Friday, January 24, 2020 - 15:00 Source

record warmest temperatures satillite australia bushfires smoke - optimisedAustralian bushfires to drive global greenhouse gas concentrations to new records, as more than half of Australians report experiencing bushfire impacts.

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Renew Economy Friday, January 24, 2020 - 14:18 Source

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Renew Economy Friday, January 24, 2020 - 14:16 Source

100 seconds to midnight Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists - optimised"Doomsday Clock" moved to 100 seconds to midnight as Morrison government is slammed for "mendacious" climate denial.

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Renew Economy Friday, January 24, 2020 - 14:16 Source

Regulator approval for new transmission line boosts South Australia's push towards 100 per cent renewables, and unlocks up to 5,000MW of wind and solar.

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Renew Economy Friday, January 24, 2020 - 14:08 Source

 TeslaAll variants of Tesla Model Y available in next few months, with Performance variant deliveries to start in February, Tesla staff have told Canadian customer.

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Renew Economy Friday, January 24, 2020 - 14:07 Source

perovskite solarSolar research agency Solliance have taken a critical step forward for the highly efficient solar technology as it moves towards commercial deliver and application.

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MacroBusiness Friday, January 24, 2020 - 13:40 Source

Via the AFR: Suppliers have alleged a formal or informal agreement between leading fresh food companies, including fruit and vegetable suppliers, to withhold supply from Kaufland was one of the factors contributing to its shock decision on Wednesday to withdraw from Australia before opening its first store. “It’s Masters all over again,” said one supplier,

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MacroBusiness Friday, January 24, 2020 - 13:20 Source

CoreLogic’s Eliza Owen has penned an interesting article on the dearth of medium density housing being built across the “missing middle” of Australia’s cities: The ‘missing middle’ refers to a paucity of new development that provides low rise, medium density housing options, such as townhouses and duplexes. Some definitions of medium density also include low

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MacroBusiness Friday, January 24, 2020 - 13:08 Source

Vai Chris Joye at the AFR: In a stunning development in the debate about whether fund managers should be able to pay advisers large commissions to spruik their listed funds to punters, a leading player in the space, Paul Moore, has joined the chorus of calls demanding Treasurer Josh Frydenberg accept the Australian Securities and Investment Commission’s (ASIC) advice

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MacroBusiness Friday, January 24, 2020 - 13:00 Source

With Australia’s mass immigration policy forcing people to live in high-rise apartments rather than traditional houses, a new study by Deakin University has found that high density living  harming children’s wellbeing: Families represent half of all Australian apartment dwellers, and nearly half of them have children, according to 2016 Australian Census data. The number of

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MacroBusiness Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:40 Source

In 2006, then Treasurer Peter Costello announced that the taper rate by which the Aged Pension is phased-out would be halved from $3 per $1,000 of assets over the threshold to $1.50. This change greatly relaxed the assets test for the Pension, and led to the ridiculous situation whereby retiree home owning couples with $1.15

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Renew Economy Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:29 Source

A new study has shown that the global solar PV, battery storage, and wind power sectors will serve as the major job creating technologies by 2050.

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MacroBusiness Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:20 Source

From CoreLogic’s quarterly auction report: CoreLogic auction activity analysis found that over the 3 months to December 2019, the combined capital cities clearance rate came in at 70.3 per cent from 26,923 auctions; a significant jump on the previous quarter where auction volumes were 16,730 and returned a clearance rate of 69.9 per cent. The

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MacroBusiness Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:00 Source

At The Australian, the Doomsday Clock is about to strike midnight: The keepers of the Doomsday Clock have moved the symbolic countdown to global disaster to the closest point to midnight in its 73-year history, citing “existential danger” from nuclear war and climate change. Funnily enough, there was no mention that the Doomsday Clock also

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Renew Economy Friday, January 24, 2020 - 11:42 Source

India’s renewable energy capacity increased to 86GW in 2019, according to new figures from JMK Research & Analytics.

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MacroBusiness Friday, January 24, 2020 - 11:40 Source

Via FTAlphaville: While fears over coronavirus continue to spread in China (and just now, in Taiwan), there’s news of another ailment watchers of the People’s Republic have been concerned about for the past decade: corporate debt. Via a press release from real estate developer China Evergrande: The Board is pleased to announce that on 21 January 2020, the Issuer, Hengda

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MacroBusiness Friday, January 24, 2020 - 11:25 Source

Fresh from Reuters, it’s now 830 cases and 25 deaths in China. Accelerating transmission and the mortality rate has jumped to 3%. Alas, it’s on like Donkey Kong. Markets up.

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MacroBusiness Friday, January 24, 2020 - 11:20 Source

Bill Evans joins the deluge: Westpac now expects that the Reserve Bank will delay its next cut in the cash rate to April with the final cut to 0.25% occurring in August. Prior to the release of the surprisingly strong December Employment Report we had expected the cuts to be timed for February and June.

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