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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 14:10 Source

I feel sorry for George Christensen.  Having so many people to hate can be really wearing. He really hates environmentalists who he describes as “gutless green grubs“, declaring in parliament that “the greatest terrorism threat in North Queensland, I’m sad to say, comes from the extreme green movement.” George really hates groups like Greenpeace and…

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Your Democracy Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 12:46 Source
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Club Troppo Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 12:38 Source

I wrote these words just before we nearly threw away the 2010 Premiership.

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Your Democracy Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 12:30 Source

 

olympics alla aussie...

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has placed himself in the crosshairs of Australian sport's most bitter feud, in a move that could lead to the ousting of the country's most powerful Olympic official John Coates.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 09:14 Source

Freedom of speech, I have heard recently, is a near-sacred concept and it includes the freedom to offend, insult and humiliate. While 18C has been fixed up and “made stronger” by changing those terms to “harass”, there remains a law on the statute books which greatly inhibits freedom of speech. SUMMARY OFFENCES ACT 1988 –…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 06:02 Source

Sunday 26 March 2017 You have to wonder about the sanity of people like Pauline Hanson. Three weeks ago she advocated parents have their children take a non-existent test before vaccinating  them. She followed that up hours after the London attack with a video #PrayForLondon hashtag as a way to “solve the problem”.  When asked…

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Duck Pond Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 01:05 Source

The rain keeps falling. As they say it is weather for ducks,and because the creek was flooding we took a walk up to the dam.We had a storm on Wednesday, but with luck and the information that is now readily to hand, we  got home before  it occurred.

“Global Warming, will  Increase Rainfall”  was the heading for John Abraham’s article in The Guardian. He reminded me, at least:

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North Coast Voices Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 00:16 Source

Just one of many allegedly dodgy businesses allowed to flourish under a dubious federal education policy which saw state government-run TAFE colleges allowed to decline.The Age, 13 March 2017:Rich-list tycoons behind a vocational training empire that collapsed after receiving $100 million in government funding have been implicated in alleged fraud, predatory conduct towards vulnerable students and shocking vilification of business associates.The claims of widespread malfeasance at Australian Careers Network have

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North Coast Voices Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 00:15 Source
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Club Troppo Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 18:43 Source

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 16:11 Source

A joint statement from march organisers Members of the March Australia movement have declared today’s March in March rallies a success, with at least 2,000 people in eight locations coming out to protest the failures and poor governance of the Turnbull government. “We’re all delighted at today’s turnout” an organiser said. “People exercised their democratic…

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Drag0nista's Blog Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 11:12 Source

Weekly column for The New Daily.Filed under: Politics Tagged: conservatives, leadership, Malcolm Turnbull

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John Quiggin Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 09:30 Source

Obviously, climate policy in Australia is not going well. In the US, the Trump Administration is keen to reverse the progress made under Obama. Yet for the planet as a whole, the news hasn’t been better for a long time. And there is every reason to hope that Trump and Turnbull will fail on this, and on much else.

Two big pieces of good news this week

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 05:52 Source

Saturday 25 March 2017 1 What pocesses the leader of a political party that is well down in the polls, with his own inadequate leadership under question and its mainstream policies seemingly hibernating for the upcoming winter, allow itself to get bogged down in arguments it cannot win. 18c and marriage equality are the two…

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North Coast Voices Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 00:16 Source

Ghost FungusOmphalotus nidiformisWhite & large fan shaped when maturebioluminescent at night & poisonousNative to AustraliaFound in south-east Queensland, eastern New South Wales,Victoria, Tasma

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North Coast Voices Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 00:15 Source

Mark David, Australian cartoonist@mdavidcartoons

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Your Democracy Friday, March 24, 2017 - 16:38 Source

Mr Fraudband

Mr Fraudband you’ve screwed our dream

Made the biggest mess that we’ve ever seen

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John Quiggin Friday, March 24, 2017 - 16:29 Source

If you’re a bank customer, you’re doubtless getting plenty of messages urging you to go online and stop the waste involved in receiving paper statements each month. It’s an appealing pitch, but, at least for customers of ANZ, my advice is “DON’T !”. I recently had to replace a lost secondary card on my credit card. This used to be a painful process, involving reissuing all the cards, but it’s a lot simpler now, or so I thought. That is, until I checked my online bank statements and discovered they had disappeared.

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Cheeseburger Gothic Friday, March 24, 2017 - 16:19 Source

I spent all day on this topic. It was a lot harder than I expected.

If only Andrew Bolt was free to speak his mind, none of those people would have died in London yesterday. If only the Bolter could just be free to tell us exactly what he thought of the mud races and their heathen ways, we would no longer have to live in fear of being violently disassembled by bearded nutters in chocolate shops or on the public thoroughfares.

He would give them a jolly good talking to and they would fold up like a cheap umbrella in a high wind.

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Your Democracy Friday, March 24, 2017 - 14:29 Source

trading insults

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, March 24, 2017 - 14:00 Source

I am having trouble understanding this energy debate. For starters, we own the resources and we make the rules.  Remembering that would be a good first step. Secondly, it is glaringly obvious that privatisation has not worked to keep retail prices down.  The bastards won’t even turn the generators on unless they get paid enough.…

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Renew Economy Friday, March 24, 2017 - 13:47 Source

RenewEconomy wishes to advise subscribers that our website will be down from 8pm on Friday March 24 ADST due to an upgrade to our servers.

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Renew Economy Friday, March 24, 2017 - 13:40 Source

The town of Coober Pedy is in uproar. What should have been a positive plant to shift to a renewable-focused mini-grid based around wind and solar and storage is causing outrage in the community, and embarrassment to the developer, and the federal agency that backed it.

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Renew Economy Friday, March 24, 2017 - 13:40 Source

The town of Coober Pedy is in uproar. What should have been a positive plan to shift to a renewable-focused mini-grid based around wind and solar and storage is causing outrage in the community, and embarrassment to the developer, and the federal agency that backed it.

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Harrangue Man Friday, March 24, 2017 - 13:39 Source

Each day I wake up and delve into the latest government atrocity committed by the Trump administration and read the typifying nonsense babbled by the orange one himself and I struggle to understand why the GOP are not doing anything about it.The Republicans created this situation by their actions in opposition that were antithetical to government, with a purely political focus of obstruction with no merit, and by fostering the cloud of unbelief and myth that soaked into their support base. They stood and stand against science, for fuck's sake.So Trump is on them; they made his rise inevitable.

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Renew Economy Friday, March 24, 2017 - 13:35 Source

Because of the lack of competition that could have been introduced if RET policy was held steady, fossil fuel generators can use their market power to artificially inflate prices, and somehow convince media and politicians that it is all the fault of wind and solar.

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Renew Economy Friday, March 24, 2017 - 13:05 Source

Queensland says proposal to lower voltage standards will allow networks to more easily accommodate rooftop solar and other technologies.

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Renew Economy Friday, March 24, 2017 - 12:50 Source

Coalition publishes climate policy discussion paper amid CCA resignations, claims of right-wing, anti-science bias.

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Renew Economy Friday, March 24, 2017 - 12:41 Source

The NSIDC doesn’t usually release data for both poles simultaneously, but has done so this time because of what scientists have dubbed an “exceptional” year in 2017..

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Renew Economy Friday, March 24, 2017 - 11:56 Source

What is a reasonable Feed-in Tariff (FiT) and why should a solar household in Bundanoon receive less than a solar household in Ballarat?

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