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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 17:44 Source

Scott Morrison’s 2019 election campaign speech: “To run a stronger economy requires a government that knows how to manage money. If you can’t manage money, you can’t run the country. Have you ever noticed this? How those who can’t manage money always end up spending more of it, and never spend it well? What they…

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MacroBusiness Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 17:42 Source

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Renew Economy Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 17:13 Source

malcolm turnbull smart energy conferenceGiles Parkinson & David Leitch discuss Day 1 of the 2021 Smart Energy Conference in Sydney.

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Renew Economy Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 15:20 Source

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Renew Economy Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 15:07 Source

Tilt Renewables says it wanted to be a trailblazer, but found that rules make it too difficult to add battery storage to an existing wind farm.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 14:30 Source

The CCP trade war on Australia is a sight to behold. It has already delivered Australia a reinvigorated ANZUS, and iron ore led income boom, and the very accelerated export decoupling that we desperately needed but couldn’t do owing to CCP’s corruption of local politicians and businesses. In February, Beijing identified the collapse of Australian

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Renew Economy Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 14:27 Source

The Victorian government will consider mixing carbon-free green hydrogen with natural gas to reduce dependence on gas for heating and cooking.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 14:00 Source

The May 2021 Budget papers show that the ranks of the federal public service will swell to 174,300 in 2021-22, with almost 5,400 new staff to be recruited during the coming financial year. Government agencies that are taking on additional staff include the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity, which will grow from 64 to

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John Quiggin Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 13:54 Source

. Instead, it’s a flight of fancy. That’s the tile of my latest piece in The Conversation. Read there, comment here.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 13:30 Source

The federal government now expects the Budget to remain in deficit for at least a decade, while the nation’s net debt is slated to reach almost $1 trillion in coming years. However, Chris Richardson of Deloitte Access Economics says the government will have to begin the process of Budget repair much sooner. He contends that

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MacroBusiness Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 13:00 Source

Another community case of COVID-19 has leaked into Melbourne after a Victorian man caught the virus in a South Australian quarantine hotel. Health authorities have identified 81 close contacts of the man, with 41 having returned a negative test to date. The man in his 30s had travelled extensively around Melbourne while he was most

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MacroBusiness Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 12:40 Source

OVERVIEW OF APRIL 2021: STATE OF THE NATION: April is the second consecutive record-breaking month of job ads posted in SEEK’s 23+ year history. Applications per ad are at the lowest level since 2012. SEEK job ads were up by 11.9% month-on-month (m/m). SEEK job ads were up 263.7% year-on-year (y/y) and up 30.9% compared

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Your Democracy Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 12:39 Source

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 Admiral James Stavridis has commanded U.S. warships in the South China Sea. In his new novel, he writes about a war between China and America – a scenario he considers to be extremely realistic.

 

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Renew Economy Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 12:33 Source

Tilt suffers from low wind conditions and low prices, and is still battling to get its biggest wind farm to operate at full capacity.

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Renew Economy Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 12:30 Source

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MacroBusiness Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 12:20 Source

New home sales are falling back to earth after the expiry of the HomeBuilder subsidies, according to the HIA: “New Home Sales fell in April 2021 to be 54.4 per cent lower than March as HomeBuilder came to an end,” stated HIA’s Economist, Angela Lillicrap… “This sales result for April 2021 is an encouragingly strong

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Renew Economy Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 12:08 Source

San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm in Palm Springs, CaliforniaCalifornia grid operator hails milestone of 95 per cent renewables in the state's grid as an "incredible accomplishment".

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MacroBusiness Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 12:00 Source

This week our attention turns to the growing electrification of our world. Nucleus Wealth’s Head of Investments Damien Klassen, and Head of Advice Tim Fuller are joined by energy aficionado Paul Martin to help us determine if battery tech will ice the petrol car You can read Paul’s articles here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-martin-195763b/ Timestamps: 00:00 intro 01:27

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MacroBusiness Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 11:40 Source

In March we witnessed two key reforms come into effect designed to take the steam out of New Zealand’s inflating property market. First, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) reintroduced loan-to-value ratio (LVR) mortgage restrictions, which from 1 March 2021 required both investors and owner-occupiers to hold bigger deposits: Second, and more importantly, the New Zealand

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Renew Economy Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 11:30 Source

Victorian energy minister Lily D'Ambrosio. (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts).The Victorian government has signed up to a certification scheme that prevents fossil fuel hydrogen from be able to claim it is a zero carbon energy.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 11:20 Source

Is the press joking or what? The AFR: Australia has “snapped up” 25m doses of Moderna vaccine. 10m this year on no disclosed date and 15m boosters next year. We are in discussions to manufacture locally. The phrase “snapped up” in the Merrium-Webster dictionary is defined as “to buy or take (something or someone) quickly

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MacroBusiness Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 11:00 Source

ME’s latest Quarterly Property Sentiment Report shows that “investors are set to jump back into the market in a big way as their positive sentiment jumped to 52 per cent – the highest for any buyer group this quarter”: “They’re trying to capitalise on the predicted property prices. People are determined to get in now

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MacroBusiness Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 10:30 Source

Before you all get too excited, let me underline that I am not saying that Afterpay the business is a ponzi scheme. Not at all. What I am saying is that the sharemarket dynamics that have lifted APT and no-earnings tech worldwide has classic ponzi dynamics. As we know, that trade flourished through COVID as

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MacroBusiness Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 10:00 Source

If I had to pick the safest major capital city market to purchase an investment property, I would choose to buy a detached house in Brisbane. My reasoning is straightforward. First, Brisbane’s relative cost against Sydney and Melbourne is running near the lowest level in almost 50 years. As shown in the next chart, a

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MacroBusiness Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 09:30 Source

The inflation bear swatted down stocks on Wall Street overnight as the latest monthly US CPI figure spooked risk markets as it made a 12 year high, boosting bond yields alongside the USD. This confirmed the markets fear earlier in the week that inflation expectations were getting high, and while the Fed looked through the

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MacroBusiness Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 09:30 Source

Yesterday Australia received some very, very big news. It wasn’t reported because it’s pretty scary. Goldman summed it up nicely: NBS released the key results of the 7th population census today. Overall population in China reached 1.412 billion in 2020, an average growth rate of 0.53% yoy from 2010 to 2020; in comparison with the

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MacroBusiness Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 09:00 Source

Commodity prices are a bubble and the pin is closing in fast. China released credit data for April overnight the slowdown is outpacing even my expectations. China has yanked a credit handbrake. Total social financing came in at 1.85tr yuan within which bank credit made up 1.47tr This is down 38.5% year on year, the

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Cheeseburger Gothic Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 08:54 Source

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THE BLOT REPORT Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 08:14 Source

On the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) hour-long current affairs panel show, The Drum, a discussion commenced at 48.05 which talked about research that indicated some 40% of “Australians of faith feel that they need to hide their religious beliefs in some way” and were “anxious that they might be judged or misunderstood”. This result was said to be based on a survey of only 1000 people1, so it is difficult to be certain how accurate it is. For comparison, the Household, Income and Labour Dynamic in Australia (HILDA) survey conducted by the University of Melbourne has a sample size about 17,000.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 07:03 Source

The bond backup is back and risk assets don’t like it with all kinds of action around the Australian dollar last night. DXY took off: The Australian dollar was pounded against all DMs: Gold was smacked. Oil held: Base metals flamed out: Big miners rolled over: EM stocks look like a suicidal cliff jumped: Junk

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