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TPS Extra Monday, May 2, 2016 - 15:00 Source

Although the former Abbott government dropped its $5 co-payment for Medicare it retained and extended a freeze on Medicare rebates that has the potential to introduce a co-payment by stealth.

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Renew Economy Monday, May 2, 2016 - 14:58 Source

Clean Energy Council blueprint to decarbonise Australia's energy sector says government will need to increase the renewable energy target and extend it beyond 2020.

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Renew Economy Monday, May 2, 2016 - 14:54 Source

Greens bill calls for the establishment of a government statutory authority to oversee the planned closure of coal-fired power stations, rewrite market rules, shift Australia’s electricity system to renewables.

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Renew Economy Monday, May 2, 2016 - 14:48 Source

Spot electricity prices are shockingly high for this time of year in most states, as Queensland demand surges and Tasmania turns to gas and diesel.

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Renew Economy Monday, May 2, 2016 - 14:34 Source

Rheem, Australia's largest solar hot water company, says it fought against changes to standards which it says are unworkable and inequitable.

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Delimiter Monday, May 2, 2016 - 14:09 Source

Australia's three major sides of political have achieved a rare unified agreement that the Federal Government should take a wide range of measures to directly support the growth of Australia's video gaming development industry, in a move which would dovetail with Malcolm Turnbull's innovation agenda.

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Renew Economy Monday, May 2, 2016 - 14:06 Source

The last coal train rolled into Port Augusta last week, ahead of the planned closure next week of the state's last coal-fired generator.

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Renew Economy Monday, May 2, 2016 - 14:06 Source

The last coal train rolled into Port Augusta last week, ahead of the planned closure next week of the state's last coal-fired generator.

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Renew Economy Monday, May 2, 2016 - 14:02 Source

Only one minister, the ACT's Simon Corbell, has had the courage and vision to stand up to incumbent bully-boys and introduce policies and targets that match the climate science. Yet the Coalition and most media continue to peddle nonsense dismissed most cogently by the new chief sloganeer, Malcolm Turnbull.

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Renew Economy Monday, May 2, 2016 - 13:50 Source

Genex Power says a new design for its Kidston pumped hydro plant could increase peak generation capacity by 120MW.

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Renew Economy Monday, May 2, 2016 - 13:25 Source

While the rhetoric on fossil fuels has shifted, QBE’s operations tell a different tale.

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Delimiter Monday, May 2, 2016 - 13:20 Source

Right around Australia, right now, the NBN company and its contractor are deploying thousands upon thousands of brand Fibre to the Node cabinets and micronodes. But sometimes it stuffs up and places them in terrible locations. So send us all your node photos and we'll publish the "worst of the worst".

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Delimiter Monday, May 2, 2016 - 12:43 Source

The rollout of the Coalition's preferred Fibre to the Node technology has suffered another setback, with the revelation that the NBN company is leaving 'micronode' infrastructure completely open to public access, in a substantial security breach.

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Renew Economy Monday, May 2, 2016 - 12:32 Source

Australia’s Renewable Energy Target provides a fantastic opportunity to create some 15,200 jobs and $40.4 billion in investment out to 2020 and beyond.

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Delimiter Monday, May 2, 2016 - 12:19 Source

The nation's biggest telco Telstra today revealed it would plough a combined $50 million of funding into initiatives designed to stop it from suffering future major mobile network outages of the type that it has suffered over the past several months.

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Table Talk: Bob Ellis on Film and Theatre Monday, May 2, 2016 - 12:02 Source

Dear Table Talk Readers, I have posted an article Ellis wrote for Penthouse Magazine in May 1982 on turning forty in Ellis Gold. I will post details about the Ellis Tribute planned for the Sydney Writers’ Festival this year shortly. …

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Delimiter Monday, May 2, 2016 - 10:57 Source

Australia's second-largest telco Optus this morning announced it would bring unlimited downloads to all of its broadband bundle packages, in a move which further ramps up the telco's challenge against cut-price unlimited data challenger TPG.

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Prosper Australia Monday, May 2, 2016 - 10:51 Source

President Catherine Cashmore has been busy with the 4 Corners team filming a number of scenes around Melbourne. Tonight we find out which scenes make national TV in a much overdue investigation into the pressure housing affordability places on society. Thanks to all those supporters who have written into the show over the years requesting […]

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Delimiter Monday, May 2, 2016 - 10:00 Source

Delimiter is happy to provide readers with free access to a webinar discussing

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, May 2, 2016 - 10:00 Source

By Ken Wolff My Lords and my Ladies, I beseech your indulgence, here before your magnificent court, as I present for your amusement and moral edification the fourth iteration of the tale of Tiny Napoleon O’penmouth and his rival Mal C’od-turn-a-bull. And a new rival emerges but you must await my tale for that revelation…

The post Lords and Ladies: the world changes appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Drag0nista's Blog Monday, May 2, 2016 - 09:22 Source

In matching or co-opting some of Labor's initiatives in the budget, the Government will hope to neutralise the Opposition's attack and clear the battlefield of all but the key points of differentiation before the election.

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Popular Science Monday, May 2, 2016 - 09:18 Source

Not every wildlife shot can show the gentle majesty of the world's most beautiful animals. Sometimes, a camera trap shows them for what they really are - a bunch of goof balls.

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Popular Science Monday, May 2, 2016 - 09:18 Source

Beginning in the mid-1950s, engineers started looking into the problem of aerodynamic heating; the challenge was devising a way to have a warhead launch on a missile and reenter through the Earth's atmosphere unscathed so it could explode on target. The same principle carried over into spaceflight. In the early space age, a man took the place of the warhead on those same missiles. This ultimately led to the ablative heat shields that kept Apollo astronauts safe during their fiery returns through the atmosphere before splashdown, but they were a new technology in the 1960s.

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The Melbourne Urbanist Monday, May 2, 2016 - 09:12 Source

The Prime Minister’s vaunted Smart Cities Plan is light on actions but it offers some interesting insights into the Government’s thinking on cities policy Turnbull’s Smart Cities Plan: is that all there is?

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Skepticlawyer Monday, May 2, 2016 - 09:06 Source

LA Times journalist Terry McDermont’s study Perfect Soldiers: The 9/11 Hijackers, Who They Were, Why They Did It goes into the otherwise unremarkable lives of the 9/11 hijackers, firmly establishing that family background had nothing to do with their suicidal jihadism. Most did not come from particularly religious families; one, Ziad Jarrah from Lebanon, apparently did not realise he was a Muslim until he was 12. (His Christian nanny used to take him to Christian services on a Sunday: his deeply secular Sunni Muslim parents apparently did not object.)

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Renew Economy Monday, May 2, 2016 - 08:35 Source

BYD, the Chinese company that is now the world's biggest maker of electric vehicles, releases first EV in Australia in challenge to domination of Tesla.

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Renew Economy Monday, May 2, 2016 - 08:32 Source

Labor last week announced its climate and clean energy targets for 2030. The Coalition responded with an old favourite.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, May 2, 2016 - 08:30 Source

Once again, we are going to an election with the Coalition running a deceitful scare campaign about “a big thumping electricity tax”. A report published by the ACCC in July last year showed that consumers saved between $103 and $198 on their electricity bills, depending where you live, in the year after the carbon tax…

The post Second verse, same as the first, a little bit louder and a little bit worse appeared first on The AIM Network.

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North Coast Voices Monday, May 2, 2016 - 00:16 Source

NSW Nationals MP for Clarence and NSW Parliamentary Secretary for the North Coast, Chris Gulaptis, has endorsed the Baird Government's North Coast Regional Plan – stating in the foreword in this planning document:The Draft North Coast Regional Plan is our proposed blueprint for the next 20 years and it is a plan for both the Mid North Coast and the Far North Coast.

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North Coast Voices Monday, May 2, 2016 - 00:15 Source

Enough is enough.

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