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Soyuz failure: International Space Station has six months’ supplies

Moscow: The crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS) has enough fuel, oxygen, water and food to last at least six months, Vladimir Solovyov, flight director of the Russian segment of the ISS said on Sunday. Russia has temporarily suspended all manned space launches after two astronauts made a dramatic …

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Lobby groups in spotlight as shareholder campaign targets Westpac

It comes against the backdrop of intense national debate about the future of Australia’s energy mix, following the dire predictions contained in this week’s UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Coalition’s decision to drop its National Energy Guarantee and as campaigning ramps up for the Wentworth by-election this weekend, …

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Alan Jones, the pyjamas and the ponies

Jones did not have a horse starting in what has been billed as the world’s richest turf race, The Everest, but his racing partner John Messara owns Shoals. More significantly,  the fact that Redzel won and Trapeze Artist came second in Saturday’s $13 million race could lead to a major …

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Why now is the time for tax reform

For the first time in a long time, a surplus is in sight. Like creating drought policy in the grip of drought, embarking on sensible tax reform when the budget is in the red has been difficult to accomplish. Now is the time to start preparing for the long, hard …

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Australia heading for a ‘battle royale’ on solar power

He said this point could be as soon as the early 2020s. Loading The head of renewable energy generator Meridian Energy, Ed McManus, said even though he is a major supporter of solar power, the rapidly increasing levels of solar installations need to be examined. “In the next 12 months …

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Not sure what the economy’s up to? Nor are the experts

So why is it happening? That’s anybody’s guess. A host of possible explanations is being advanced and debated. It could be another decade before a new conventional wisdom emerges. I’ve written before about the thesis that the digital revolution won’t boost productivity the way earlier waves of general-purpose technologies did, …

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The average Aussie home has 27 connected devices, here’s why that’s growing

“Second is the cost savings for energy, being able to monitor and change your energy consumption habits. The third is comfort, which also ties into energy, so that’s being able to control your lighting, blinds, or heating and cooling with either the touch of a button or through voice systems. …

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Stock picker feeling the pressure of the single shot selection

Mr Wilson said he had narrowed his consideration to two stocks but declined to give any hints on which companies he would tip before the event. Loading Last year’s tips were heavy on tech stocks and the top ten performers produced returns stretching from 17 per cent to above 100 …

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All eyes on Australian review as Facebook wheels out big guns

It will take into account submissions from industry participants (some of them, such as News Corp’s, were extremely lengthy), public forums involving journalists and media executives, and furious behind the scenes lobbying. That ACCC inquiry was the brainchild of a man who is no longer even in the federal parliament …

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‘Just not true’ – Shorten under fire on IR claim

“What we’ve seen is literally hundreds of terminations of agreements where, because the workers wouldn’t accept a wage cut, they’re threatened with going right back to the award which they left years ago,” Mr Shorten said on Sunday. Loading But experts say Mr Shorten’s claim about the extent of the …

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