John Conroy

Waubra's tax deductions to be blown away?

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The surrendering of an anti-vaccination group's 'health promotion charity' status could pave the way for a similar move on the anti-wind foundation.

Make it 19% with fuel economy standards, international permits

The Climate Change Authority has recommended upping Australia's emissions reduction target to an effective 19 per cent, with vehicle fuel efficiency standards giving the plan a rev up.

Heatwave sends power prices soaring, threatens health

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Energy prices have maxed out, officials are warning of escalating power outages and ambulance units have been bolstered as Victoria and South Australia enter a third day of 40-plus temperatures.

Photovoltaic finish: Will the US pip Germany?

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After a surge of installations in the third quarter, just a few megawatts is set to decide who has bragging rights between the US and its long-time solar superior, Germany.

Solar PV's high noon numbers

SunWiz has found that September's 'Solar Sunday' was not an anomaly, with midday contributions from PV strong throughout the year.

Mr Geothermal becomes Mr Solar

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In part two of his interview with Climate Spectator, Tim Flannery explains his amazement at solar, argues why ‘sceptics’ are losing the war and buries his geothermal past.

Flannery on fires, foreigners and the way ahead

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Climate Spectator talks with Dr Tim Flannery about rebuilding the Climate Council, nee commission; support for the Council from UK conservatives; and why Abbott was wrong on the bushfires.

LAST GASP: Fare go

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Politics and food rarely mix, what with revenge often served cold and everyone jostling for a seat at the head of the table.

Capital mine shafting

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Ernst & Young global mining and metals leader Mike Elliott says a critical cash situation will see many junior miners enter administration in the next six months, while Australia has some of the best opportunities in the world to boost its resources sector through productivity improvements.

THE LAST GASP: Lonely song from the Billabong

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A-schmaltzing private equity, a-schmaltzing private equity, Billabong went a-schmaltzing and came up short.

THE LAST GASP: Gusty politics

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Canberra cruels its own largesse, Elon Musk shows why Ford failed in Australia and QE confusion hits the banks for four.

THE LAST GASP: From the same cloth

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A deficit – or surplus? – of fashion sense saw Wayne Swan and Tony Abbott on the same page, for once, while Julia Gillard painted the town, in a fashion.

THE LAST GASP: Just out of interest

The Reserve Bank shocked economists by sinking to a new low, the big four fell over themselves to pass on the cut, and Deutsche Bank's head of Australian wealth management stirred the pot with his politics.

MARKETS SPECTATOR: Charting ways four-ward

Australia's big four have done it again, enjoying bumper earnings results despite not having it all their own way.

TWEET TALK: The ayes of May

There is late money for a rate cut today after a month of stagnant economic data gave support to the case for the Reserve Bank to move.

Service virtualisation still not an option for SMBs

Virtualisation technology still not affordable for most small and medium enterprises, despite its clear benefits and the quick return on investment.

Service virtualisation still not an option for SMBs

Virtualisation technology still not affordable for most small and medium enterprises, despite its clear benefits and the quick return on investment.

Service virtualisation still not an option for SMBs

Virtualisation technology still not affordable for most small and medium enterprises, despite its clear benefits and the quick return on investment.

Breaking into China's IT boom

Australian IT firms may be puzzled as to how they can capitalise China's economic boom. Truth is, doing business in China isn't so much about relationships or reputation as it is about offering value.

THE LAST GASP: Lost gold and bad dragons

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Gold bugs lose their shine, the Chinese dragon hits turbulence and the business lobby gets confused.

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