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Coal-linked government fund pumps $500m into QLD renewable project

Coal-linked government fund pumps $500m into QLD renewable project

Having drawn flak as a facility to prop up coal, the fund now backs Genex Power’s Kidston pumped hydro storage and solar project.

  • by Cole Latimer

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Australians fear Chinese influence in real estate rather than politics
China

Australians fear Chinese influence in real estate rather than politics

While the Australian people are less concerned than political leaders about the military threat from China, a new poll finds fears about the uncertain world.

  • by Nick O'Malley
'Very brittle' world economy is not ready for a slump, economist warns
World markets

'Very brittle' world economy is not ready for a slump, economist warns

Some prominent figures are painting a gloomy picture for the global economy.

Serious tax debates need more than vested interests muttering darkly
Opinion
Income tax

Serious tax debates need more than vested interests muttering darkly

This week’s intervention over Labor's tax policy on share dividends was extraordinary, even by the standards of politics-as-usual.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
Renewables to account for 90pc of Australian power by 2050: report
Energy

Renewables to account for 90pc of Australian power by 2050: report

Renewable generation to take over as all of Australia’s coal-fired power stations close over the next 30 years.

  • by Cole Latimer
How the ranks of super-wealthy are growing
Rich families

How the ranks of super-wealthy are growing

There are now more than 18 million people with $US1 million or more to spare, a new report says.

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The robot farm is here and food may never be the same
Analysis
Farming

The robot farm is here and food may never be the same

What was once the world's most labour-intensive profession may be soon run by smartphones.

  • by Adam Minter
The ghosts of Navy food supply haunt exclusive waterside residences
Property development

The ghosts of Navy food supply haunt exclusive waterside residences

The building with a magnificent past is undergoing another transformation.

  • by Tim Barlass
A worldwide financial storm is brewing as central banks pick their poison
Comment
World markets

A worldwide financial storm is brewing as central banks pick their poison

Central banks are on the warpath and the flow of monetary stimulus to the international financial system is drying up.

  • by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
Dangerous territory as households feel sting
Opinion
Income tax

Dangerous territory as households feel sting

Almost unnoticed, cost of living pressures have climbed back to the top of the political agenda, just like they did in 2007.

  • by Jessica Irvine
Everyone except the government knows childcare isn't predictable
Opinion
Centrelink

Everyone except the government knows childcare isn't predictable

Farrah's Millar's breast cancer didn't tick the right boxes for child-care subsidy and highlights how machines can't take into account rare events.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw