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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 17:56 Source

One of the biggest political scams in Australia is unfolding and the only people seeing it are our first inhabitants, writes Vanessa Kairies. Vanessa, a proud Indigenous lady, wants to share her story with the wider community.

The saga continues, it’s been going on for longer than the Star Wars’ movies.

“What is it?” you may ask? It is hard to condense, given that the rort has been going on for 225 years.

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Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 17:44 Source

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Delimiter Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 16:59 Source

If you're a regular user of 4chan, then you're probably aware that the Internet board is notorious for the number of Internet subcultures and memes it has created. What you probably wouldn't expect to find on 4chan is classified Department of Defence documents.

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Delimiter Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 16:38 Source

Questions have continued to arise about whether nbn’s planned Gigabit upgrade of the HFC cable networks it is acquiring from Telstra and Optus will be able to deliver on its speed promises, with a number of telecommunications industry sources pouring cold water on the long-term capacity of the ageing networks.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 16:09 Source

Chris Weston, Chief Market Strategist at IG Markets With the September FOMC meeting now firmly in the market’s sights, there seems a newfound belief that the Fed’s mindset has shifted to one of ‘we are moving in September, give us a reason why we shouldn’t’. Federal Reserve governor Jerome Powell took his turn to speak

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 15:31 Source

The Abbott government’s approach to the problems facing Indigenous Australians is reactionary rather than visionary. Their paternalistic punitive measures are designed to address symptoms and show no understanding of the causes.

As Eva Cox said of the Forrest Review:

“[It] fails to accept that recognising and respecting the civilisations and contributions of Indigenous peoples is necessary to unravel the damages of long-term cultural dominance, which strips away communal strengths and well-being.

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Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 15:12 Source

Since becoming the Minister for the Environment, Hunt's primary activity has been facilitating the increase of emissions. He's the worst in living memory.

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Renew Economy Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 15:08 Source

Networks say they don't really want to penalise people for leaving the grid. They just want to recoup their costs now, because the assets may not be so useful in the future.

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Renew Economy Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 15:02 Source

The Commonwealth Bank have joined 11 other international banks in cutting ties with Adani's CarMichael coal project.

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Renew Economy Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 15:00 Source

Construction set to begin on 100MW Hornsdale Wind Farm in South Australia, one of the winners of the ground-breaking ACT wind energy auction.

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Renew Economy Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 14:29 Source

Phenomenal sunshine and favourable policies take SunPower to Chile, where the US company plans to develop 1GW of PV farms in 5 years.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 14:20 Source

Santos and Origin are right on the brink today as the collapse in Brent finally catches up to them. STO is exactly on its January low on the daily chart: And on the monthly is already through it: Looks me like the next support line is around the 2002 lows in the $5 range but,

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MacroBusiness Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 14:02 Source

The chief economist of The Economist magazine, Simon Baptist, believes that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal is dead following the failure of final round negotiations in Hawaii last week. Here’s Baptist’s latest commentary on the TPP from his latest email newsletter: The latest talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) did not end well and

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MacroBusiness Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 14:02 Source

Big iron continues its bear market rally with BHP, RIO and FMG all flopping around 1% up: The idiocy spreads are also stalled: In the junior graveyard, the AGO zombie is still at three cents and ARI is at new lows of 12 cents: Dalian is unchanged from this morning at 374, hinting at a

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MacroBusiness Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 13:49 Source

So says some bloke at some outfit called Market Matters, from The Australian: “FMG has been a brilliantly run business over recent years, slashing its costs, hence giving confidence to any suitor that they will survive as Iron Ore plunges, down around 70 per cent in around 5 years,” said MarketMatters.com.au. “Impressively, FMG have reduced

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MacroBusiness Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 13:38 Source

By Leith van Onselen As summarised earlier, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today released labour force data for the month of July, which registered a decent rise in the headline unemployment rate (from a revised 6.1% to 6.3%) despite 38,500 jobs added. The result compared to analyst’s expectations that the unemployment rate would rise to

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Renew Economy Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 13:11 Source

Latest silicon solar report from Lux Research says emerging technologies like PERC and bifacial cells will help push down module costs in 2020.

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Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 13:10 Source

In the BBC’s political satire, The Thick of It, the new minister arrives at her new office and quickly purloins a stunning looking desk chair…

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Renew Economy Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 13:09 Source

As the Obama Administration honed its historic new climate rules affecting power plants, it began thinking about electricity more broadly.

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Renew Economy Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 13:09 Source

A new report reveals the fossil fuel- and utility sector-funded network working to curb the proliferation of renewable energy in the United States.

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Renew Economy Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 13:07 Source

Billionaire investment and media mogul says Obama's Clean Power Plan won't kill coal, because it's already dying, thanks to market forces and public demand.

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Renew Economy Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 13:04 Source

Ergon Energy teams with SunPower and Sunverge Energy to offer solar plus battery storage for households. It will cut households bills and allow retailers and networks to use "virtual power plants" of pooled household storage, to hedge against rising fuel costs and grid upgrades.

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Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 12:49 Source

Environmentalists say new evidence about the mine's impact on the bird must be considered by the minister.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 12:08 Source

From UBS on Genworth: We continue to believe GMA can return surplus capital, a core feature of our investment thesis. With the low hanging fruit now delivered on this front we’re downgrading to Neutral, recognising that further significant returns could be dependent on no material deterioration in the economic backdrop. We’re into uncharted waters from here – macro-prudential, investment

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The Melbourne Urbanist Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 12:00 Source

Apartment standards: is policy being made in a vacuum?

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Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 11:54 Source

Bronwyn Bishop may have been caught blowing cash on chopper flights, but both sides of parliament use public resources for their own gain.

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Renew Economy Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 11:39 Source

Attempts to limit climate change by removing carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere would not prevent the irreversible damage to the oceans.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 11:39 Source

The communist casino opens down again: All that government buying undone! Unleash the printing press. Praise the A-shares!

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MacroBusiness Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 11:39 Source

After a shaky start it is time to praise the A-shares:  

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 11:38 Source

As one pores over the plethora of MSM articles written by a number of political editors since the Bronwyn Bishop resignation, one gets the feeling that Tony Abbott might be facing another leadership spill motion before Christmas.

It would be fair to say that his performance since his ‘near death experience’ in February has been less than stellar, no doubt exacerbated by the experience itself and the realisation that he is being watched very closely.

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