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Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 01:00 Source

Americans are seeing this corruption before their eyes and speculating about its causes. Journalists owe it to their audiences to begin exposing why Congress is so responsive to a foreign power. Published in Mondoweiss

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Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 00:16 Source

Destroy The JointSince 1 January 2015 thirty-one women have died in violent incidents.

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Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 00:15 Source

North Coast Voices received this email from the Leader of the Green Party of England & Wales on 14 March 2015.__________________________Greetings from London, where we Greens are in the final weeks of our biggest-ever national election campaign.Did you know that all Australian adults currently in the UK are eligible to vote in British elections? It’s true. So are most British citizens living in Australia.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, April 17, 2015 - 23:12 Source

In August 2013, a journalist asked Joe Hockey “Should you win the election, at what stage will you own the economy and at what stage will it no longer be Labor’s fault?”

Hockey responded “We will own the economy from day one, whether it’s Labor’s fault or not. I’m not afraid to accept responsibility and I’m not afraid to be accountable. We will own it from day one. We will be responsible for the Australian economy.”

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MacroBusiness Friday, April 17, 2015 - 22:51 Source

Now with added Gunnamatta … Global Macro / Markets / Investing: How The World Bank Broke Its Promise To Protect The Poor  – Huffington Post Oil slips below $64 as ample supplies weigh – Reuters Big-Bank Profit Engines Accelerate  – WSJ Why we need to rethink capitalism – TED Bonds beware as money catches fire

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The Tally Room Friday, April 17, 2015 - 21:11 Source

Earlier today the NSW Electoral Commission “pushed the button” for the Legislative Council election, and approximately half an hour we had a result in the Legislative Council.

As expected, the Coalition won nine seats, Labor won seven, the Greens won two and the Christian Democratic Party and the Shooters and Fishers each won one seat. But the last seat was not clear before the button was pushed, and ultimately the Animal Justice Party’s Mark Pearson, ahead of No Land Tax’s Peter Jones and Liberal Hollie Hughes.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, April 17, 2015 - 21:04 Source

 

 

Ever wondered where the long road to achieving the rights of the common man began?

Guest blogger Graham Parton, explains.

If 2014 was the year we commemorated the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, 2015 will be the year we commemorate the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, April 17, 2015 - 19:00 Source

Over the last couple of days, the Twittersphere has been full of congratulations for Waleed Aly’s The Project segment on the Renewable Energy Target (RET). If you haven’t watched it yet, here it is. Apart from the fact that it’s fairly amusing that journalists like Aly get congratulated for talking about the details of a policy, and showing that they actually care about policy outcomes, (because shouldn’t they all be doing this all the time?), the segment was, on the whole a good one. 

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MacroBusiness Friday, April 17, 2015 - 16:44 Source

Chris Weston, Chief Market Strategist at IG Markets Markets in Asia have closed the week on a mixed note, with China continuing to march on and Australia and Japan under pressure amid. Behind the scenes the VIX (or volatility index) index is trading at 12.6% and testing low levels thematic of complacency, so it’s worth

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Prosper Australia Friday, April 17, 2015 - 15:38 Source

By Leith van Onselen Hot on the heels of Prime Minister, Tony Abbott’s gutless announcement that he won’t reform negative gearing, prime spokesman for the property industry, the Property Council of Australia (PCA), has released the following statement: Executive Director, Nick Proud, said providing certainty on the future of this tax measure will benefit housing […]

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Prosper Australia Friday, April 17, 2015 - 15:38 Source

By Leith van Onselen Hot on the heels of Prime Minister, Tony Abbott’s gutless announcement that he won’t reform negative gearing, prime spokesman for the property industry, the Property Council of Australia (PCA), has released the following statement: Executive Director, Nick Proud, said providing certainty on the future of this tax measure will benefit housing […]

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MacroBusiness Friday, April 17, 2015 - 15:29 Source

Cross-posted from The Conversation: Two cheers for resolving the East-West toll road project mess. The agreement reached by the Andrews Government in Victoria to pay the consortium $339 million for its bid costs and early work is unprecedented, but also honourable and transparent. It was always going to involve considerable pain on all sides, because

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Prosper Australia Friday, April 17, 2015 - 14:49 Source

Comedy central, this guy says it all. If only there was a transcript! The emotions this video elicit will only grow following Tony Abbott’s forceful ruling out of Negative Gearing reform today. He wants ‘lower, simpler, fairer taxes’ and then goes on to say it was the former government’s excess spending to blame. Tax loopholes […]

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Prosper Australia Friday, April 17, 2015 - 14:49 Source

Comedy central, this guy says it all. If only there was a transcript! The emotions this video elicit will only grow following Tony Abbott’s forceful ruling out of Negative Gearing reform today. He wants ‘lower, simpler, fairer taxes’ and then goes on to say it was the former government’s excess spending to blame. Tax loopholes […]

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MacroBusiness Friday, April 17, 2015 - 14:29 Source

By Leith van Onselen ANZ chief, Mike Smith, has delivered more hopium on why services exports could save Australia from the commodities bust. From The AFR: Services exports from Australia have already overtaken the minerals trade and have greater potential for long-term growth, a new study shows, providing an optimistic outlook for the economy despite

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Renew Economy Friday, April 17, 2015 - 14:02 Source

Queensland’s peak demand at near record highs, and may have set new record were it not for distributed small-scale solar PV.

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Renew Economy Friday, April 17, 2015 - 14:00 Source

AGL vows to close coal fired power stations by 2050. But that still means several more decades for Australia's most polluting power plants

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Renew Economy Friday, April 17, 2015 - 14:00 Source

AGL vows to close its coal-fired plants by 2050. But that still means several more decades for Australia's most polluting power plants.

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Friday, April 17, 2015 - 13:39 Source

The first 1000 days is the name of a global movement that recognises the importance of the period between conception and a child’s 2nd birthday as a unique window of opportunity to shape healthier futures. The right nutrition and care during this...

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Friday, April 17, 2015 - 13:37 Source

Coffee tables around the nation will soon bear the burden of a magazine featuring a slightly airbrushed Malcolm Turnbull wearing a suit probably made to…

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Renew Economy Friday, April 17, 2015 - 13:31 Source

What if you could change your decades-old house into a modern, comfortable, energy-efficient home in less than ten days without having to move out or pay extra?

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Friday, April 17, 2015 - 13:26 Source

Up in arms about a dodgy marketing campaign we missed the greater tragedy, and a chance to avoid repeating history.

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MacroBusiness Friday, April 17, 2015 - 13:18 Source

There’s nothing better on a Friday than a nice dose of HSBC chief economist, Paul Bloxham. According to Bloxo, interest rate are going to rise in 2016. From Forex Live: HSBC Australia chief economist Paul Bloxham says he expects the Reserve Bank to hike interest rates in 2016 [He] says also that the government could

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Renew Economy Friday, April 17, 2015 - 13:16 Source

The last module on Australia's first 100MW solar plant has been installed. But the completion of the Nyngan solar plant highlights the huge missed opportunity for big solar in Australia.

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Friday, April 17, 2015 - 12:59 Source

Differing responses to the threat or radicalisation reveal the gaps in how the two nations view themselves and immigration.

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Prosper Australia Friday, April 17, 2015 - 12:45 Source

Cycling into work yesterday I bumped into the good Senator Nick Xenophon. I had to yell out “No super access for First Home Owners”! He responded so I hit the brakes and we had a short chat. In good news, Nick said that he had changed his position: ‘I’ve been listening to the people’. We are relieved to hear this. […]

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Prosper Australia Friday, April 17, 2015 - 12:45 Source

Cycling into work yesterday I bumped into the good Senator Nick Xenophon. I had to yell out “No super access for First Home Owners”! He responded so I hit the brakes and we had a short chat. In good news, Nick said that he had changed his position: ‘I’ve been listening to the people’. We are relieved to hear this. […]

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Renew Economy Friday, April 17, 2015 - 12:42 Source

Electric vehicles charged by renewable energy will qualify for carbon credits under amendments to Clean Development Mechanism, the only global carbon market.

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Renew Economy Friday, April 17, 2015 - 12:11 Source

The solution to a serious problem discovered last year at Ivanpah — the first solar power tower in the US — actually has turned out to be “one weird trick.”

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Renew Economy Friday, April 17, 2015 - 12:11 Source

South Africa plans to contract another 6.3GW of renewable energy capacity as it 'pulls out all the stops' to meet its energy challenge. Australia, take note.

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