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George Monbiot Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 22:36 Source

Thanks to shocking failures of government, every tree, almost everywhere, is now threatened by killer plagues

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 14th August 2019

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Renew Economy Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 21:11 Source

buying tesla model 3New data shows consumer interest in EVs in Australia has doubled, marking a turnaround moment for the local market and the battle to reduce transport-related emissions.

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Your Democracy Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 20:00 Source

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US President Donald Trump appears to be making light of his own idea of buying Greenland from Denmark, tweeting a doctored photo of Trump Tower looming over a small village in the Arctic territory.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 19:30 Source

Things have been just dandy for women in the last forty eight hours, with broadcaster Alan Jones declaring that Prime Minister Scott Morrison should give New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinta Ardern a few backhands to shut her up, and then stuff a sock down her throat. Jones was supported by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, who mildly reprimanded him for…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 19:15 Source

By Grumpy Geezer   Ever since the welcome and suitably humiliating demise of the egregious ecclesiastic from Manly, Friar Fuck’d, I’ve been pondering who’d be the most suitably iconic secretion to take his place as a figurehead for the awfulness of the wretched regime that is the L/NP. * * * * * The Liberal/National coagulation is awash with talent: talent for greed, corruption,…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 18:15 Source

By Ad astra   Have you noticed the growing bond between President Trump and PM Morrison? Morrison has always been fulsome in his praise of Trump: “He says what he’s going to do and then goes and does it; I can always rely on President Trump to follow through on what he says.” During his recent visit to…

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 16:30 Source

The bounce continues as stock markets across Asia lift again following last night’s rally on Wall Street, with the currency market relatively quiet although some USD weakness has crept in late in the session. Chinese stocks have switched sentiment to the worst performing, with the Shanghai Composite falling going into the close, currently down 0.2%

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Renew Economy Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 15:57 Source

Prices fall to zero across mainland states in Australia's National Electricity Market on Tuesday.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 15:49 Source

Kennedy wind-solar-battery hub says it has generated for the first time.

The post Turbines spinning for first time at Kennedy solar-wind-battery project appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 15:45 Source

A new survey shows the lack of climate policy guidance from Canberra has given rise to a new breed of utlra-engaged, low-carbon focused investors.

The post Climate policy vacuum boosting investor focus on low-carbon assets appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 15:44 Source

Start-up backed by Arnold Schwarzenegger launches AI trading that help wind and solar farms duck negative prices, and can more than triple battery revenues.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 14:46 Source

vic solar rallyVictoria premier hints at changes to solar rebate scheme. Meanwhile, why some installers go to jail. And some good news.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 14:43 Source

ClearVue and Attefallshus to collaborate on projects in Scandinavia to integrate the ClearVue products and technology into Attefallshus’s micro-homes.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 13:24 Source

So says Jim Rickards at the AFR: He said there is only a 35 per cent chance of a recession in the US over the next year, thanks to the Federal Reserve’s change in monetary policy direction in July when the central bank cut rates by 25 basis points to 2-2.25 per cent. …He said

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 13:00 Source

There is no god, via Roy Morgan and ANZ weekly consumer confidence: Note the rise of “bad times” coming. If there is a god, she is not happy with ScoMo.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 12:54 Source

Coles becomes first major Australian retailer to strike a renewbles PPA, in a deal that will supply 10% of its power needs and set three proposed solar farms under construction in regional NSW by next month.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 12:45 Source

ev chargerIt is 100 years since the first fuel station was installed in the UK, but now the number of public electric vehicle charging stations surpasses the number of servos.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 12:45 Source

Via Damien Boey at Credit Suisse: Minutes from the RBA’s early August meeting were somewhat dovish in tone. We note the following key paragraphs: The Bank’s response function only allows for a brief pause to “wait and see”: “Having eased monetary policy at the previous two meetings, the Board judged it appropriate to assess developments

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 12:30 Source

Via Reuters: The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) said it will improve the mechanism used to establish the loan prime rate (LPR) from this month, in a move to further lower real interest rates for companies as part of broader market reforms. Analysts say the move, which came after data that showed weaker than expected

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 12:15 Source

You honestly would not read about it. Following the RBNZ marvelous and necessary move to lift bank capital ratios to something approximating safe, APRA has declared war upon it: The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has released a strengthened prudential standard aimed at mitigating contagion risk within banking groups. The updated Prudential Standard APS 222

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 12:00 Source

Gerard Minack at Real Vision:

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 11:45 Source

Via the ABC: Brisbane commuter Amy Miller has tried every option to get to work faster, but her 14 kilometre journey takes her up to an hour or more regardless of which route she takes. Ms Miller is not alone with commuters across south-east Queensland spending an increasing amount of time traveling each day, with

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 11:30 Source

Via New Daily: Australia’s apartment sector is reaping the costs of a “poorly oversighted industry with a lack of competence and, in some cases, a lack of integrity”, says the author of a landmark report into Australia’s building industry. Bronwyn Weir has told an ABC Four Corners special investigation into the apartment construction industry that “commercial imperatives have really

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 11:15 Source

Some amusing analysis here for you with BHP’s new result. It missed consensus profits above $10bn pretty badly:   But that’s history. Looking forward is much more concerning. It’s all about iron ore and coking coal, the two major drivers of returns: Here’s the realised prices: My outlooks for CY2020 are $50 (FOB) for iron

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 11:09 Source

In what appears to be an attempt to emulate John Howard’s battlers, Scott Morrison tells us that he will be the champion of “quiet Australians”, whatever that might mean. In a radio interview in 2004, Howard was asked what he thought a ‘battler’ was and replied that: “… it’s not an exclusive definition, the battler…

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 11:00 Source

Via Patrick Commins at the AFR: …there are plenty of reasons to fear another leg higher in the property market. For one, many younger Australians already despair at the thought of ever owning a home, just as many if not most parents are worried their children won’t ever enjoy the stability of home ownership. Social

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Your Democracy Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 10:47 Source
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MacroBusiness Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 10:45 Source

Via Martin North: Last week the Judge delivered his verdict in the ASIC-Westpac HEM case, essentially because of the ~260,000 loans examined in the case less than 5,000 would have potentially had their loans tweaked lower if the HEM was not used, whereas the bulk of the loans would have been bigger if HEM was

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 10:30 Source

The Australian Transactions Reports & Analysis Centre’s (AUSTRAC) CEO, Nicole Rose, has flagged tough action after being ‘flooded’ with money laundering breaches. From The SMH: The nation’s anti-money laundering regulator warns it is likely to take more action against Australia’s top financial institutions after being “flooded” with reports of potential breaches following its landmark case against

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THE BLOT REPORT Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 10:16 Source

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