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Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 19:07 Source

George Christensen is nothing if not good fodder for cartoonists.... and Facebook traffic. Max Chalmers explains.

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laberal Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 18:57 Source

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 17:59 Source

Reproducing emails from the Labor Party is becoming quite a habit of mine. At times I’ve been critical of their messages – such as when they think that signing a petition is going to change the government’s mind on whatever – and at other times I’ve been quite happy to help spread their message.

Their latest email – from George Wright (ALP Campaign Director) – is one worth spreading.

Most of what is raised in the succinct little email is not news, however there might be one or two points in there that conveniently escaped the notice of our media, and subsequently your attention too.

Anyway, here’s the email:

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TPS Extra Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 17:38 Source

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Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 17:26 Source

The media may have been kept off the island, but we've found an ingenious way in. You might have to get a selfie with Pauline Hanson though, writes Max Chalmers.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 17:26 Source

The media may have been kept off the island, but we've found an ingenious way in. You might have to get a selfie with Pauline Hanson though, writes Max Chalmers.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 17:06 Source

In coming months, Croakey hopes to bring you stories from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from across the country about the impacts of over-incarceration – upon individuals, families, and communities – and about related...

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Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 17:03 Source

Transfield Services has confirmed alarming rates of sexual assault and child abuse allegations on Nauru, all of which have been reported to the Department of Immigration. Max Chalmers reports.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 16:50 Source

Terrible troubles for a terrible speaker. Ben Eltham breaks down the storm that is englufing Bronwyn Bishop.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 16:50 Source

Terrible troubles for a terrible speaker. Ben Eltham breaks down the storm that is englufing Bronwyn Bishop.

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The Idiot Tax Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 16:22 Source

 
What does Greece debt, Grexit, gambling Chinese peasant farmers and penguins pooping in the Antarctic mean for you?  If there’s a term more overused in the media than “what does *insert...

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Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 16:06 Source

In a major break from convention, New Matilda brings you a positive story about an Abbott Government initiative. Savour it.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 16:03 Source

Evan Lucas for Chris Weston, Chief Market Strategist at IG Markets Getting with the program There was no surprise from Janet Yellen’s testimony to Congress, but it was a ‘get with the program’ wake up call to the global markets, telling them they’ve been watching the wrong events. The Greek and Chinese navel-gazing has to

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Renew Economy Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 15:58 Source

Powercorp to add 2MWh battery storage to grid, as it explores best ways to avoid blackouts, add renewables, save on upgrades.

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Renew Economy Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 15:58 Source

Powercor to add 2MWh battery storage to grid, as it explores best ways to avoid blackouts, add renewables, save on upgrades.

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Renew Economy Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 15:58 Source

Powercor to add 2MWh battery storage to grid, as it explores best ways to avoid blackouts, add renewables, save on upgrades.

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Renew Economy Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 15:57 Source

Lithium miner NeoMetals strikes major deal with China client, reinforcing WA's position as leading supplier of lithium to world's battery storage makers.

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Renew Economy Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 15:56 Source

The lack of long term policy settings means that the Australian large-scale renewable energy industry could collapse by 2020, once the new target is met. But the uncertainty is also creating problems for current projects, because bankers and customers are nervous.

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Renew Economy Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 15:56 Source

Origin once dismissed solar PV as 'panels in the paddock', but it could be a key tool to give it the advantage over coal-fired competitors.

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Renew Economy Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 15:55 Source

Leading BNEF analyst says solar + storage unstoppable, because they are already cheaper for Australian households to install than electricity from the grid.

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Renew Economy Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 15:55 Source

ESAA report finds off-grid distributed energy better for edge-of-grid customers, & could save networks tens of millions in avoided 'poles-and-wires' costs.

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Renew Economy Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 15:54 Source

WA CSIRO observatory, home to one of the world's most powerful radio astronomy instruments, to be powered by 1.6MW off-grid solar station.

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Cheeseburger Gothic Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 15:34 Source

Dateline: Beaver's Lick. TX.

Fearful of a Federal Gubbermint intent on grabbing their teaser ponies and precious freedoms, residents of the Lonestar State are burying their ponies before Ayatollah Obama's forces can sweep in under the cover of the Jade Helm 15 military exercise and take them all.

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Politically homeless Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 15:27 Source

The history of political rorting goes way back and involves politicians of all parties and none. Accusations of rorting usually come from outside the political class rather than inside.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 15:23 Source

In some debates, who you are can mean ‘game, set and match’. Michael Brull is not so sure.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 15:10 Source

By Leith van Onselen There’s nothing like watching a rent-seeking industry fall on its own sword. After staging a mass protest outside Parliament House in May against ridesharing company Uber, whereby some 200 drivers parking their cars, shutting off their meters, and blockading streets, Premier Colin Barnett has flagged that the Government will likely change the

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Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 14:23 Source

Imagine a world where Fox News can never get any answers because no-one takes them seriously. Chris Graham reports.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 14:23 Source

Imagine a world where Fox News can never get any answers because no-one takes them seriously. Chris Graham reports.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 13:44 Source

Amy McQuire fires back at recent comments on The Bolt Report describing pregnant Aboriginal women as ' welfare cash cows'.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 12:55 Source

From UBS on yesterday’s construction starts: Q1 dwelling commencements rebound 9% q/q (11% y/y) to ~record 216k a.r. Dwelling commencements (number) rebounded sharply in Q1-15 by 8.6% q/q (UBS: +12%, mkt: nf, +10.8% y/y) – to basically offset Q4’s 8.2% q/q retracement – and returned to near a record high at 216k a.r. (with the

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