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‘Green Tax’ For Eco-Friendly Renovations

Sky News Homeowners could be forced to pay for eco-friendly renovations when they want to make simple household repairs under plans being considered by the Government. The scheme would affect people installing windows, boilers or even conservatories in what has … Continue reading

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Climate Institute Poll finds we are all stupid, confused. Gillard must sell The Carbon Pox better!

Jo Nova joannanova.com.au We know the answer is always that they are smart, and that if we don’t “get their vision” they just need to explain it better. “Australians have limited understanding of climate change, Climate Institute finds” A new … Continue reading

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Businesses forced to dump carbon tax hike on customers

Simon Benson and Steve Lewis The Daily Telegraph SMALL business owners, farmers and home renovators are among those already feeling the effect of the carbon tax as prices soar just two weeks after the scheme was introduced. In one of … Continue reading

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Brussels plans European banking union from 2013

BBC News A single regulator to oversee banks across all 27 European Union states could be in place as early as 2013 according to the European Commission. A controversial new bank bailout fund financed by a tax on financial institutions … Continue reading

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Cash? You’re standing in it as farmers view manure plan

Rachel Wells Great Lakes Advocate YARROWEYAH dairy farmer Jim McKeown never dreamed the cow manure he trudges through every day could one day earn him a serious dollar. However, a new initiative, released yesterday for public comment, could see manure … Continue reading

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ClubsNSW takes up anti-bullying initiative

Alan Jones 2GB Chief Executive Anthony Ball tells Alan Jones about the new Clubs employment scheme. Listen to the podcast

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DIY firms allowed to send staff into homes and push their own products in Green Deal scheme

Robert Watts Telegraph The DIY giant is one of a number of businesses set to reap multi-million profits from the new Green Deal, which will see homeowners borrow up to £10,000 to fit boilers, insulation, double-glazing, doors and other eco-friendly … Continue reading

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Helping older workers

David Richardson Today Tonight Bosses are always looking for workers with experience, but if you’re over 50, it’s not that simple, but a new scheme is hoping to change all that.

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Green loans to flow before next federal poll

Sid Maher & Annabel Hepworth Australian JULIA Gillard’s $10 billion green bank will begin writing the first loans for renewable energy and emissions reductions projects as early as July 1 next year – just weeks before a federal election will … Continue reading

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Small town’s $1 experiment

Bryan Seymour Today Tonight The prospect of living a simple life, virtually rent-free, attracted thousands of applicants, but just five families were selected. Twelve months down the track, how is Trundle doing? “I was watching Today Tonight as I did … Continue reading

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