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Your Democracy Monday, February 24, 2020 - 06:59 Source
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MacroBusiness Monday, February 24, 2020 - 00:21 Source

Via the World Health Organisation WHO: The window of opportunity to contain wider international spread of the epidemic of the new coronavirus disease is closing, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Friday, after cases were reported in Iran and Lebanon. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director-general, asked whether the outbreak is at a “tipping point”

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MacroBusiness Monday, February 24, 2020 - 00:20 Source

As Leith outlines today, the Morrison Government is on the verge of opening Australian borders to China and the coronavirus to save a few bob for Aussie universities and property developers. The process of opening up will first allow 1k high schools students in, then 100k university students, and just as many tourists. Clearly this

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MacroBusiness Monday, February 24, 2020 - 00:10 Source

Auction clearance rates boomed over the weekend, driven by Sydney and Melbourne whose preliminary clearance rates were around 80% off strong volumes. At the national level, the preliminary rate was 77.7%, down marginally from 78.6% last weekend, but way above the 49.4% recorded in the same weekend last year: Sydney’s preliminary clearance rate was 81.5%,

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Renew Economy Monday, February 24, 2020 - 00:05 Source

Energy Security Board says switch to renewables has been remarkable, but warns that lack of policy and serious emissions goals could affect price and reliability.

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Renew Economy Monday, February 24, 2020 - 00:05 Source

Energy Security Board says switch to renewables has been remarkable, but warns that lack of policy and serious emissions goals could affect price and reliability.

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MacroBusiness Monday, February 24, 2020 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: 30-Year Treasury Yield Drops To All-Time Low Of 1.89% – Stock Market News Wall Street slides as data shows early business impact of coronavirus – Reuters Fed’s Brainard Calls for New Strategy to Boost Inflation – Bloomberg Wall Street opens lower while Coronavirus spreads beyond China – Nation Overload

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New Politics Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 23:38 Source

The OTIS group of disgruntled federal Labor politicians has helped Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese in a number of ways they probably didn’t intend.

For starters, forewarned is forearmed. His supporters – which is a majority of the Labor Caucus and overwhelmingly the grassroots party membership – want ‘Albo’ to become our next PM and nothing else comes close to being second prize.

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Poll Bludger Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 21:57 Source

The latest Newspoll suggests the immediate effects of the bushfire crisis may be unwinding, though more obviously so in the case of Albanese's approval than Morrison's disapproval.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 20:00 Source

By Dr John Töns   The Labor Party has announced its commitment to Australia becoming Carbon Neutral by 2050. The proposal has been dismissed out of hand by the Morrison Government with the familiar cry ‘where is the money coming from?’ Had they not be so blinded by ideology they may have rejected the commitment as too…

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Your Democracy Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 19:55 Source

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Our environment is essential and necessary. In mathematics, it would be said to be "sufficient and necessary” conditional...

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 19:04 Source

One of the advantages of having to do repetitive domestic chores is that it frees up the mind to think about more interesting issues. While doing my chores today, I was listening to a radio program discussing some of the effects of pollution, mainly of water, from Canada to Africa. In general, the problems have…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 14:30 Source

The bias of the media, but particularly MSNBC, against Bernie Sanders has seemingly reached its zenith. Host Chris Matthews compared Bernie’s win in the Nevada caucus to the Nazis entering France in June of 1940. You heard: Matthews compared an electoral win by a Jewish candidate, whose family members died in the Holocaust, to the…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 13:50 Source

By Denis Bright   Legitimate focus on recent leadership instability within the federal National Party should invite more consideration of underlying causes of these presenting problems. Competition between the former Country Party and the mainstream conservative coalition is nothing new in Australian politics. It was evident a century ago. It resurfaces periodically when the balance within…

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John Quiggin Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 11:00 Source

Looking at the string of appalling statements from the rightwing commentariat in the last week or so, I have come to the conclusion that they must be involved in a private contest to “trigger the libs”, in the parlance of the Trumpist right, by making statements that will provoke social media outrage to be used either for mockery or claims of persecution as the occasion demands.

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Poll Bludger Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 07:15 Source

Live commentary on today’s Nevada Democratic caucus. Guest post by Adrian Beaumont.

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Your Democracy Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 06:32 Source

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If you’re committed to the Paris agreement – to keep the increase in global average temperature to well below two degrees above pre-industrial levels, and pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5 degrees – then at a minimum, logically, scientifically, you’re committed to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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MacroBusiness Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 00:02 Source

Toy boys, 1990, Geoffrey Ricardo, Art Gallery of NSW   Macro & Markets In next downturn, Fed may opt for quick, strong action – Reuters The World’s Biggest Economies Get a Jolt of Government Spending – Bloomberg If slowing growth, unsound financial systems and the coronavirus don’t trigger a market meltdown, central banks will –

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 21:48 Source

There are multitudinous more deserving reasons why Scott Morrison might not want to look Australians in the eye than the oft-repeated talking point that he can’t predict what jobs will be around and what electricity will cost in three decades time. “I don’t sign up to anything when I can’t look Australians in the eye…

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Renew Economy Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 21:34 Source

Queensland gives development approval to wind project of up to 1200MW to be constructed amongst state owned pine forest plantation.

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Renew Economy Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 21:28 Source

AGL's plans to use an exhausted mine for a pumped hydro project in the Adelaide Hills apparently derailed by its partner's discovery of a new mineral resource.

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Your Democracy Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 20:33 Source
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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 20:05 Source

Via March Australia (or elsewhere if they cannot do it) I hope to organise a National March of Men against domestic violence. No more can we decent men just stand safely in the background behind womens’ efforts. We have to get out there as a gender and call out the criminality and the terrorism of…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 16:00 Source

By Dr George Venturini   After a year of front pages filled with the evidence of scandalous wrongs, rip-offs and greed in the banking world and financial services institutions, one kept wondering whether the Royal Commission’s Final Report could be seen as a guide on how to solve the financial sector’s ills. Things had developed in…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 13:02 Source

One of the most astonishing features of the ANAO report, ‘The Implementation and Performance of the Cashless Debit Card Trial,’ apart from the conclusion that the trial had failed to prove the policy had reduced social harms, has to be the fact that no KPI’s (key performance indicators ) or measurement targets were put in…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 09:19 Source

One of the consistent narratives over the past few years has been the Liberals demand that Labor tell us what their policies will cost. Sometimes asking about cost is entirely reasonable; other times it’s a little ridiculous. To use a household budget – one of the Liberals favourite analogies – Mr and Mrs Smith are…

The post Labor Needs To Come Clean On Emissions Target But Liberals Can Go Being Dirty! appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Your Democracy Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 07:04 Source
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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 06:00 Source

Lies are so commonplace now that people just discount them or factor them into whatever context they read into various methods of communication. Many believe them. It is a shame that I and many other writers for The AIMN find it necessary to write on the subject but we do and will probably do so…

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MacroBusiness Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Bank of America warns negative U.S. rates could hurt operations – Stock Market News Coronavirus Begins to Spread Economic Gloom Worldwide – Foreign Policy Coronavirus could cost global economy $1tn in lost output – The Guardian Americas: There’s No Resurgence In American Manufacturing. It’s A Myth– Talking Points Memo

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Your Democracy Friday, February 21, 2020 - 19:49 Source

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It is essential for "Gus Leonisky" to see democracy through art and sciences…

 

 

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