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MacroBusiness Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 00:20 Source

By Leith van Onselen On Friday, I labelled The Greens a fake environmental party because of their support for mass immigration and a ‘Big Australia’. My growing frustration about The Greens has come about because for nearly 20 years they have failed to utter a word in protest as the federal government, under both the

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North Coast Voices Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 00:16 Source

On 15 March and 26 April 2016 the Turnbull Government began a twelve month long trial of the Cashless Debit Card aka Healthy Welfare Card in Ceduna and surrounds, South Australia and the East Kimberly region in Western Australia.The Dept. of Social Security (DSS) Cashless Debit Card Trial Evaluation Wave 1 Interim Evaluation Report February 2017 stated:More participants said the CDCT [Cashless Debit Card Trial] had made their lives worse than made it better (49% compared to 22%).

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 00:15 Source

On Friday 28th April I am appearing and Queensland’s Crime and Corruption Commission’s Operation Belcarra as an expert witness on relationships between councillors and property developers, and how that leads to favouritism. A narrow focus What is interesting from my perspective is how narrow the focus of the inquiry really is. Here are the main

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North Coast Voices Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 00:15 Source

The Guardian, 12 April 2017:The ATO stats also show the number of landlords with an interest in six or more rental properties has grown

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Markets set to continue the Macron rally – CMC Markets Short Seller Says Home Capital Needs to ’Clean House’ – Bloomberg The Electric Car Revolution Now Faces Its Biggest Test – Bloomberg A Tidal Wave is Coming – The Irrelevant Investor Has there been a sea change in the way banks respond to

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 19:26 Source

Dear Malcolm, It’s been a while since I’ve written an Open Letter. Please don’t think this is due to any apathy on my part; it’s more to do with being too busy to write to you every time your behaviour warranted correspondence. In a way, it’s a sly strategy on your part; move onto the…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 19:23 Source

By Dr Tristan Ewins Capitalism and its benefits 1) Capitalism is an economic system based on the private ownership of the means of production, exploitation of labour by Capital, and markets as vehicles for distribution and exchange. 2) Capitalism has benefits and failures; which can be maximised or ameliorated via economic policy, and by the…

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The Melbourne Urbanist Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 17:43 Source

Melbourne’s move to all-night public transport on weekends is certainly appealing but there are many other ways such a huge sum of money could be spent Is all-night public transport on weekends value for money?

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John Quiggin Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 17:01 Source

For my Anzac Day post today, I’ll quote the man most directly responsible for the disaster, describing the war of which it was a part (H/T Daniel Quiggin)

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 15:09 Source

Spud Duddy is demanding that the ABC and Fairfax apologise to him for doubting his version of events leading up to shots being fired on Manus Island. “These people can take the word of somebody that’s been discredited but that is an issue frankly for the credibility of the ABC, Fairfax and others, and I think…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 15:06 Source

By Michael Griffin The Turnbull Government claims, on the Department of Human Services website, that the cashless welfare card programme is: an effective tool for supporting disadvantaged communities to reduce the consumption and effects of drugs, alcohol and gambling that impact on the health and wellbeing of communities, families and children. Rarely can such rank…

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Harrangue Man Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 13:44 Source

It's a rainy Anzac day in the nation's capital and not fit for outside riding. So it's exercise bike time which, as it turns out, is not that fun.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 10:59 Source

Surviving the 21st Century Humanity’s Ten Great Challenges and How We Can Overcome Them is Julian Cribb’s latest book. I was halfway through Chapter Two when I thought, “This book should be mandatory reading for every politician around the globe.” Everyone, politician or not, can benefit and learn from the insights and information Cribb shares…

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Rational Radical Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 10:34 Source

In a surprising twist, Rational Radical has made it to national TV, with yours truly appearing on Channel Ten’s The Project, interviewed about housing affordability and the ABC’s recently released figures on Australia’s property investing politicians. I can’t believe … Read more

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 09:52 Source

The soldier stood before his God Which must always come to pass. He hope his shoes were shinning Just as brightly as his brass. “Step forward now, you soldier, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek? To my church have you been true?” The soldier squared his shoulders and…

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En Passant Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 07:01 Source

This is from the Sovereign Union Facebook page

WE WON’T LET YOU FORGET

Over 500 nations of peoples were slaughtered or displaced using savage weaponry, poisons, germ warfare and filthy trickery, in the bloodbaths that continued for over 150 years by the greedy invading savages.

The frontier wars were carried out in such inhuman ways they were incomprehensible to the sophisticated people who had lived with, belonged to and nurtured the lands for eternity.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 05:52 Source

Tuesday 25 April 2017 1 The headline in the Monday Australian read ”Support for PM on the rise“. ”The Coalition has gained an increase in support over tougher citizenship rules while PM’s voter satisfaction improves.” Here we see an exercise in Murdoch propaganda. ”On the rise” – what on earth does that mean? The poll…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 00:56 Source

By Christian Marx In the past 40 years the Western political narrative has shifted sharply to the right. Since the late 1970s left-wing governments have become proponents of Neoliberalism, while right-wing governments are on the verge of Fascism, in some cases, such as America, they are now indeed Fascist. The Labour parties around the world…

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North Coast Voices Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 00:18 Source

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North Coast Voices Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 00:16 Source

Carl Vinson Strike Group departs Singapore for the Western Pacific on 8 April 2017 according to the US Government.So how 'presidential' did that make Donlad J. Trump appear?Well.......................Fox News on 10 April 2017

https://youtu.be/MtEamHmz0l8Fox News on 11 April 2017

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North Coast Voices Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 00:15 Source

Australian Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Liberal MP for Dixon and multi-millionaire Peter Craig Dutton during a Sky News interview on 20 April  2017:“There was an alleged inciden

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: The persistent headache of sluggish investment – VOX Bloomberg to world leaders: Ignore Trump on climate – AP Euro Hits Five-Month High on French Election – WSJ Dow futures soar nearly 200 points as markets get what they expected in Le Pen, Macron victories – CNBC Whatever the IMF thinks, we are a

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Skepticlawyer Monday, April 24, 2017 - 23:12 Source

If you are going to invoke the interwar period, particularly the 1930s, please do so intelligently.

By which I mean, non-propagandistically. And by interwar period I mean the phenomenon of fascism and neo-fascism.

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Under The Milky Way Monday, April 24, 2017 - 21:40 Source

Mormons will tell you that you can know that Mormonism is the true Christian Church by just praying to God and asking Him. At that time, they say, you will experience a burning sensation in the chest accompanied by feelings of peace which they call the Burning Bosom. This, say Mormons, is proof that the Mormon Church is the true Christian Church and the true church of God.

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Club Troppo Monday, April 24, 2017 - 21:00 Source
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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, April 24, 2017 - 19:24 Source

A five year old boy passed on the record of conversation between the Prime Minister and Peter Dutton. While some are claiming that this is inaccurate, my sources tell me that it’s completely accurate and anyone who is saying something different doesn’t have the facts. I have the facts, and they’re not alternate facts they’re…

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MacroBusiness Monday, April 24, 2017 - 17:37 Source

by Chris Becker What a way to start the week with the French election over the weekend causing risk markets to jump higher on the Monday morning gap and hold on to most of the gains through the Asian session. It will be a busy week with the BOJ and ECB meeting later in the week,

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Renew Economy Monday, April 24, 2017 - 14:41 Source

Australia's energy market is in a holding pattern while we wait for court decisions, the full Finkel Report, policy announcements, auction process developments and legislation to set the path forward.

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Renew Economy Monday, April 24, 2017 - 14:36 Source

Deutsch Bank becomes latest to revise up its near-term global solar forecast, off the back of further reduction in costs and a potential post-Trump “gold rush” in the US market.

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Renew Economy Monday, April 24, 2017 - 14:18 Source

SA might soon add a new clean feather to its cap, announcing plans to go heavily into the hydrogen industry.

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