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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 12:29 Source

Racism and the Australia Day Conundrum If you listen to some in the political classes, Australia day is a day for all Australians to come together, therefore it should remain unchanged. But in spite of this rhetoric every year it becomes clearer. Australia day is driving us apart, not bringing us together. The date debate…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 12:19 Source

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Your Democracy Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 09:50 Source

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Joe Biden And The Death Of Free Speech

The president's first day was marked by a harsh crackdown on the right to protest. So much for a return to normalcy.

 

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 06:00 Source

Whatever your opinion of the day, it is impossible not to stop and consider it. By considering I mean how does one give it the meaning it so richly deserves. Of course, our First Nations People would like it moved to another day because they see the day as an invasion of the country they…

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 00:20 Source

Let’s shift Australia Day. It was only ever a marketing exercise and the symbolism of the date is all wrong in a modern multicultural nation. Margaret Court should not be given honours after she endorsed bigotry publicly. She has the right to speak out but must take responsibility for her views in terms of accepted

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Top hedge funds earn $63.5 billion in 2020, highest in a decade – Reuters Big Oil hits brakes on search for new fossil fuels – Reuters Solar is now ‘cheapest electricity in history’, confirms IEA – Carbon Brief Employers will have no choice but to offer an option for

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, January 25, 2021 - 21:45 Source

So here we go again, ‘Strayla Day’. Hype. Flag waving. White people not giving any sort of a real shit. Those born into privilege walking all over those who were not. How can anyone celebrate this day of infamy. Which has nothing to do with Ernie Dingo. Met him about 20 years ago at a…

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Cheeseburger Gothic Monday, January 25, 2021 - 21:29 Source

I used to be a contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine, which sounds a lot cooler than it was. Basically, if you hung around long enough you got to be one, because they weren't going to pay you any more for your copy. Still, I learned a lot working for that magazine, wrote a few stories I still think of fondly, and had a whole heap of fun. There were lots of free tickets to concerts and stuff like that. And they let me sleep on the couch.

It was beyond disappointing, trending towards really fucking upsetting actually, to learn that the old rag had given itself over to pimped editorial.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, January 25, 2021 - 18:15 Source

By Dr Stewart Hase   Good leaders know that what they say influences people. This is particularly true for political leaders because they have followers that share the same biases. We saw this in spades with Trumpism. But politicians can also influence others, the swinging voter: the person in the middle. Scott Morrison decided this week…

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MacroBusiness Monday, January 25, 2021 - 17:00 Source

Risk is back on the table with Asian stock markets up across the board as the USD reverses its short term strengthening as we start another trading week and look towards the FOMC meeting. All eyes on Bitcoin which broke down on Friday below the $30K level but has come back in weekend and start

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Renew Economy Monday, January 25, 2021 - 15:38 Source

Another key federal government body, in this case responsible for overseeing emissions reduction projects, is stacked with Morrison government allies.

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Renew Economy Monday, January 25, 2021 - 15:35 Source

Gowing Bros takes equity stake in UNSW spin-off Lavo and orders 200-plus of its 40kWh hydrogen storage systems to install across its property portfolio.

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Renew Economy Monday, January 25, 2021 - 15:08 Source

A neat combination of new technology, repurposed batteries and old school looks and feels give the impression that this Kombi's fate was always to be reborn as an electric vehicle.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, January 25, 2021 - 14:48 Source

By Elizabeth Dangerfield   America is broken because a whole lot of people are fighting desperately to maintain their delusion that America has been and should always be the greatest country in the world, that they as individuals should be able to do whatever they want because that is what freedom is all about and that…

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Renew Economy Monday, January 25, 2021 - 14:13 Source

Vattenfall announces plans to convert Moorburg coal plant, shuttered just five years after being commissioned, into a green hydrog

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Renew Economy Monday, January 25, 2021 - 14:11 Source

Perth regulator Western Australia AEMO WEM capacity market rules breach - optimisedThe McGowan Government has made a suite of regulatory changes to improve governance arrangements for Western Australia's energy sector.

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Renew Economy Monday, January 25, 2021 - 14:07 Source

Trina Solar has released the TrinaTracker Vanguard 600+ series in China, a product series that has passed TÜV and UL certifications, increasing energy efficiency by 2%-8%.

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MacroBusiness Monday, January 25, 2021 - 14:00 Source

Via Crikey: This weekend brought a lot of heated bluster from old media (and its political representatives) about Google’s supposed threat to democracy. In Senate hearings on Friday, Google Australia head Mel Silva confirmed the company would pull the search engine from Australia if the federal government hurried ahead with its mandatory news bargaining code

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Renew Economy Monday, January 25, 2021 - 13:44 Source

hydrogen export renewable western victoriaNew joint venture to develop four east-coast hydrogen hubs, but may tap into coal-seam gas as the feedstock.

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MacroBusiness Monday, January 25, 2021 - 13:30 Source

Via the ABS: Key statistics •    Exports of goods in December 2020 increased $4,901m (16%) to $34,927m •    Imports of goods in December 2020 decreased $2,521m (-9%) to $25,971m •    For December there is a goods trade surplus of $8,956m (original, current price, merchandise trade basis) This publication presents preliminary data on Australia’s international trade

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Renew Economy Monday, January 25, 2021 - 13:17 Source

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MacroBusiness Monday, January 25, 2021 - 13:00 Source

Via MS: A new year. A new presidential term. Both events are traditionally passages from the old to the new, when we look back and look ahead. And both serve as useful and necessary reminders: While it’s a new year and the US has a new president, many of the themes and challenges facing the

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, January 25, 2021 - 12:31 Source

We’ve all had those times in our travels through life, when we’re on a roll and there seems to be no stopping us … perhaps it’s a winning streak at punting on the horses … I heard of one chap went years on such a winning streak … till it suddenly crashed and he just…

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MacroBusiness Monday, January 25, 2021 - 12:30 Source

More desperate kowtowing from Labor today: Labor leader Anthony Albanese has urged Prime Minister Scott Morrison to enlist former prime ministers John Howard and Kevin Rudd to help end the economically damaging stand-off with China. With no end in sight to Beijing’s deliberate targeting of Australian imports, and the government seemingly bereft of solutions, Mr

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MacroBusiness Monday, January 25, 2021 - 11:30 Source

Joanna Howe, Associate Professor at the University of Adelaide Law School, has given an insightful interview on ABC Radio challenging the farming industry’s heavy reliance on seasonal migrant workers. In particular, Howe notes that visa reforms by the Howard Government that gave farmers greater access to migrant workers “completely changed the nature of the workforce”

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MacroBusiness Monday, January 25, 2021 - 11:00 Source

Last week the ABS released its construction activity report for the September quarter of 2020, which provided data on dwelling commencements and completions. Below are charts plotting population growth against dwelling construction across Australia and the five major jurisdictions. Below is the national picture: Next are charts for the five major states: The above charts

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xkcd.com Monday, January 25, 2021 - 11:00 Source

What an incredible smell you've discovered.

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MacroBusiness Monday, January 25, 2021 - 10:30 Source

CoreLogic’s head of research, Eliza Owen, has published a new report looking at Australia’s regional property markets, which are currently experiencing booming conditions: There has been no shortage of reporting about the relatively strong performance of regional Australian dwelling markets over 2020. December home value data showed the combined regional dwelling market increased 6.9% in

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MacroBusiness Monday, January 25, 2021 - 10:00 Source

Via the always excellent Victor Schvets at Macquarie: We can no longer exit de-facto MMT but not yet ready to accept it • Does Democratic capture of the senate signal that a ‘blue wave’ has finally arrived? In our view, the answer is Noor at least severely diluted. It should not be forgotten that the

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, January 25, 2021 - 09:40 Source

I remember clearly that the day John Lennon was shot was a pretty bad day for a lot of people. Personally I had a cold sore so it wasn’t flash for me either… Ok, I know a lot of people will think that I’m drawing an equivalence between the two but I don’t think you…

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