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North Coast Voices Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 00:16 Source
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North Coast Voices Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 00:15 Source

Save Our Marine Life is celebrating the fact that the Dutch-owned factory trawler Geelong Star has left Australian waters and will not be returning.The trawler has removed its Australian flag of convenience and been ref

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Hoyden About Town Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 20:53 Source

All the details on the latest edition and how to submit to the next one.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 20:28 Source

By Kerry Fressard In the wake of two days of non-violent peaceful protest at Parliament, some sensationalist and hyperbolic media outlets have failed to address the issue behind the protests. That is, the bipartisan support for human rights abuses, sexual and physical assault, and trauma occurring in Australia’s offshore detention centres. In order to refocus…

The post We need to focus on justice for refugees, not ignore it appeared first on The AIM Network.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 20:24 Source

High fives and big smiles all round as the Turnbull government completes another year full of achievement  – or so the Liberal Party talking points say. Yesterday I had a look at Tony Abbott’s achievements whilst PM.  Today it’s Malcolm’s turn, once again, using the handy list provided by the Liberal Party. Malcolm’s first listed…

The post Malcolm Turnbull’s dubious list of ‘achievements’ appeared first on The AIM Network.

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AustralianPolitics.com Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 18:27 Source

The Reserve Bank left the cash rate at 1.5% at today's board meeting. Read Governor Philip Lowe's statement.

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Your Democracy Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 18:08 Source
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Cheeseburger Gothic Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 17:00 Source

I like this Northrop Grumman drone for WW 3.1. It sounds a lot like the original Big Eye series from Weapons of Choice.

The flying-wing design incorporates twin counter-rotating propellers mounted on Tern's nose. The propellers would lift the aircraft, move it into position for horizontal flight, and then operate again vertically upon landing.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 14:46 Source

BHP Billiton electricity supply agreement with existing NSW gas generator could open the path for the much touted solar tower and molten salt storage project.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 14:19 Source

Report finds Australia's shift to renewables, in line with its climate targets, would require significant inter-regional transmission upgrades, including a second link between Victoria and Tasmania by 2025.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 13:27 Source

Origin Energy plans to float upstream oil and gas business, to focus on CSG and energy markets. Stopped short of fossil fuel exit.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 12:45 Source

In yet another piece of bellicose dross on the thoughtlessness of protesters, former Howard immigration minister turned ABC broadcaster and Fairfax columnist (via ambassador to Rome) Amanda Vanstone, yesterday unleashed her inner curmudgeon in this indignant rant titled “The ‘look at me’ narcissistic politics of the left.” On reflection, her curmudgeon aspect is not that…

The post ‘My tiny hands are bleeding’: Vanstone on protest appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 12:15 Source

Australia’s monopoly electricity networks are the most profitable businesses in Australia. And the consumer pays, and pays.

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The Melbourne Urbanist Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 10:08 Source

Researchers suggest pedestrians should be subject to a mandatory BAC limit and be breath tested at random. There’s a problem, but it’s not pedestrians What about RBT for pedestrians?

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 10:00 Source

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

The post Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 16) appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Your Democracy Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 09:56 Source

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Don Watson wrote this article for the November Monthly, published in October. The Monthly seems to know what's what on average. Here the Monthly and Don Watson goofed. Lovely sentiments though la Woman was a catastrophe in waiting.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 08:34 Source

CSIRO and network lobby says completely decarbonised grid by 2050, mostly wind and solar and homes and businesses providing half of all needs, will save $100 billion in capital savings, one-quarter off customer bills, and deliver system security. Say goodbye to fossil fuels.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 07:19 Source

CSIRO and networks body put a lie to the conservative campaign against wind and solar, saying Australia could reach renewable energy levels in the high 90 per cent by 2050 and South Australia could reach 80 per cent by 2036 without affecting reliability, or increasing costs.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 07:19 Source

CSIRO and networks body put a lie to the conservative campaign against wind and solar, saying Australia could reach renewable energy levels in the high 90 per cent by 2050 and South Australia could reach 80 per cent by 2036 without affecting reliability, or increasing costs.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 06:12 Source

Tuesday 6 December 2016 Author’s note: The arrival of a blatant liar, one who has taken it to unprecedented levels, as the 45th President of the United States necessitates close scrutiny. The Trump report will appear regularly in Day to Day Politics. We have reached the point in politics where TRUTH is something that politicians…

The post Day to Day Politics: The Trump Report. appeared first on The AIM Network.

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North Coast Voices Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 00:16 Source
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North Coast Voices Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 00:15 Source

The proposed date for announcement of the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) final decision on the proposed sale of APN News & Media regional newspapers to News Corp is 8 December 2016.Consideration of the sale is occurring against this backdrop………Financial Review, 8 November 2016: News Corporation will rip $40 million in costs out of its Australian publishing arm in 2016-17, some of which will come from job cuts, as the Rupert Murdoch-controlled company deals with f

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Club Troppo Monday, December 5, 2016 - 23:57 Source

The Effect of Early Education on Social Preferences by Alexander W. Cappelen, John A. List, Anya Samek, Bertil Tungodden

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Poll Bludger Monday, December 5, 2016 - 22:54 Source

More evidence that the Coalition is ending the year in a very slightly better position than it’s been in over the past few months, this time courtesy of Newspoll in The Australian, which records Labor’s lead narrowing to 52-48 from 53-47 a fortnight ago. The Coalition now leads 39% to 36% on the primary vote, after a 38% draw in the last poll, with the Greens steady at 10%. Malcolm Turnbull is down two points on approval to 32% and up one on disapproval to 55%, while Bill Shorten is respectively down two to 34% and steady at 51%. Turnbull holds a 41-32 lead as preferred prime minister, compared with 43-33 in the last poll.

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Antony Green's Election Blog Monday, December 5, 2016 - 22:14 Source

With full preferential voting to be used at the next Queensland election, what would the 2015 result look like using Federal election preference flows?

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En Passant Monday, December 5, 2016 - 20:55 Source

It should come as no surprise that the Commissioner of Taxation, who has sacked got rid of about 4500 Tax Office staff, or 20% of the workforce, can’t crack down on tax avoidance and tax evasion by multinationals and billionaires.

Not only that but it now appears he doesn’t have enough staff to police employer compliance with superannuation guarantee laws. The bosses are ripping off $3.6 bn every year from 2.4 million workers.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, December 5, 2016 - 20:20 Source

I will preface this post by apologising for its elitist, condescending tone. I understand how unhelpful it is to metaphorically look-down at Trump supporters, and that part of the reason they are Trump supporters is because people like me looked-down on them for so long that they are now revolting against elitist snobbery. But I…

The post How did post-truth happen? appeared first on The AIM Network.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, December 5, 2016 - 18:00 Source

By Denis Bright Paul Keating needs support in his promotion of balanced engagement with Asia and the Pacific. The concept of America First as advocated by Donald Trump is a challenge to Australia’s regional identity and should be opposed in a bipartisan manner. Stopping the rise of legitimate emergent great powers with economic and strategic…

The post Peace and Development in the Asia Pacific Region appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Harrangue Man Monday, December 5, 2016 - 17:23 Source

Our building's sclerotic network landed causing no end of frustration—the price you pay when all your work is done via a network. At one point I yelled at SharePoint and that, combined with a brain-hurting email, meant I had to walk it off.So I walked it off. It didn't help that much but the break at least short-circuited the anger build up so I went back to frustrated mode instead of under-the-breath muttering and sotto "WTF?" reactions when the fucking computer didn't do what I wanted it to.It was an insane Monday with a fuck ton of work; but the work I did was good, hearty fare whose effects will last a long time. WFTW.

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you said it... Monday, December 5, 2016 - 16:55 Source

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