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Poll Bludger Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 21:51 Source

The first published opinion poll of the campaign records no change in Labor's modest yet decisive lead.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 21:25 Source

“Their end game is simply winning at all costs, even at the expense of decency, compassion, and principle”. Former Liberal leader, Dr John Hewson, Professor at ANU’s Crawford School of Public Policy, on Coalition tactics.   Pledging “a fair go for those who have a go” , a triumph of self-righteous humbug; a vow to…

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Your Democracy Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 14:10 Source
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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 12:28 Source

There was no hearing, no semblance of trial. But there was swift summary judgment: Israel Folau, a star member of the Australian Rugby Union team, had been banished from the national team. There was only one problem: he was avoiding taking any calls from Rugby Australia to inform him of that fact. “For an organisation…

The post Clashes of Management: Rugby Australia’s Israel Folau Problem appeared first on The AIM Network.

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John Quiggin Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 12:18 Source

Economics in Two Lessons is coming out in the US next week. That gives me an excuse to share some of the nice things people have said about it. I’m particularly pleased with this one from Jacob Hacker, whose own work I admire very much.

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THE BLOT REPORT Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 12:05 Source

It is ironic that an
article attempting to explain Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten’s perceived
unpopularity has appeared in a Newscorp media outlet1, when it is Newscorp
which has been at the forefront of the attempt to damage Shorten’s ‘image’
among its readers ever since he became opposition leader. The only conclusion
that the article came to, was that, as Shorten himself said: “When you’re the
Opposition Leader, the only time you get on the media is by opposing. When you’re
prime minister, you can be constructive.” This may be part of the problem, but

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Your Democracy Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 11:24 Source
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Your Democracy Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 10:13 Source

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THE BLOT REPORT Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 09:41 Source

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Your Democracy Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 07:37 Source

inside tasmania

The above graphic doing the rounds of social media lifts the veil of illusion from Australia's PM Scott Morrison.

We all know people like Morrison are alleged to believe in an 'end of days' culminating in a 'battle of armageddon' in an illusory 'holy land'.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 05:00 Source

A War on Words – Casual Employment In Australia, we accept the term ‘casual work’ as synonymous with work that is not full-time permanent or part-time permanent. That means, that the worker has no control over hours they work, they get no entitlements such as sick leave, carers/family leave, holiday pay or public holiday pay.…

The post Change the Rules – Casual and Insecure Work appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Under The Milky Way Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 00:46 Source
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Your Democracy Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 20:07 Source
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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 17:55 Source

By Melissa Frost   Its Bullshit. The media, it’s Bullshit. We have been lied to since the 50s. Where’s the anger? Why aren’t we angry? Where’s the protests and the movements? Award winning journalist and film maker John Pilger addressed the propaganda of the media, during his Q&A talk at the Cavanbah Centre in Byron Bay…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 16:49 Source

My wife and I are celebrating our 25th; wedding anniversary with an overseas trip, so I’m unfortunately missing a lot of the farce that passes for politics in this country. I did pick up via Twitter that Peter Dutton was complaining that his Labor opponent hadn’t moved to the electorate. This seems a strange complaint…

The post Liberal Philosophy: Not Everyone Can Ride Business Class appeared first on The AIM Network.

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George Monbiot Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 15:08 Source

Neoliberalism
promised to save us from bureaucracy. Instead, it has delivered a mad, semi-privatised
authoritarianism

By George Monbiot,
published in the Guardian 10th April 2019

My life was saved
last year by the Churchill Hospital in Oxford, through a skilful procedure to remove a cancer from my body. Now I will need another operation, to remove
my jaw from the floor. I’ve just learnt what was happening at the hospital
while I was being treated.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 14:18 Source

The cashless debit card (CDC), is about more than ‘helping social security recipients that are alcoholics, and, or drug and gambling addicts to get help’, narrative. Depending on which trial, or experiment that your postcode is in and if you’re on a disability payment, or a carer payment, or one of a long list of…

The post Social security privatisation and income management profiteering appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Renew Economy Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 13:23 Source

Deutsche Bank predicts 100% market penetration of electric vehicles in New Zealand by 2030, and Productivity Commission urges rapid and comprehensive shift to EVs.

The post NZ forecast to reach 100% electric car sales by 2030 appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 12:51 Source

As the Coalition do their usual big scary number thing, the real debate about taxation is being obscured. The government’s plan is to cap taxation to an arbitrary percentage of GDP.  No-one has ever explained why or how they came up with a figure of 23.9%. They want rich people to pay less tax, flattening…

The post When it comes to taxation, Labor has a purpose – the Coalition has a slogan appeared first on The AIM Network.

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THE BLOT REPORT Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 10:30 Source

When Prime
Minister Scott Morrison announced the date of the election (May 18), he said
that there was a clear choice, and so there is. It is a choice between a
government which is incapable of even having a working policy on climate change
or energy and an opposition that does. No doubt many people would point to the
Emission Reduction Fund (ERF) and Morrison’s rebadged version, the Climate
Solutions Fund (CSF)1  and say
‘but they do have a policy!’ Nothing could be further from the truth. The ERF
has been so spectacularly unsuccessful insofar as emissions, which were

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Drag0nista's Blog Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 10:22 Source

My weekend column for The New Daily.

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New Politics Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 08:15 Source

Some election campaigns are fairly straightforward. The prime minister sets a date, and both parties sell their policies. There’s a lot of talk about economic management, fairness, justice, some international relations and, maybe some specific issue concerning the electorate. The major candidates tend to be pretty honest and the public makes a choice one way or the other, usually returning the government of the day. Every now and then, though, a campaign has something happen that overturns everything. In recent memory, the Tampa crisis in August 2001 was one of these election-changing events.

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Your Democracy Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 08:03 Source

GGIn Australia, we cannot escape the richness of thoughts and the depth of feelings of Peter Sculthorpe’s music which describes the country’s best mysteries and landscapes, but a most popular Aussie song, especially in the bush, will be "the pub with no beer…"

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 06:00 Source

Saturday 13 April 2019 1 This is the first of my election diaries for the coming campaign. I have no doubt that this is the most important election in my long period of following politics. As a young 14 year old on Sunday mornings I would stand under the elms of the area now occupied…

The post John Lord’s Election Diary No.1: There is no such thing as a society appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Poll Bludger Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 05:04 Source

Candidates on both sides of the aisle drop out of contention, Peter Dutton suffers a self-inflicted wound in Dickson, and Shooters Fishers and Farmers rein in their expectations.

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oecomuse Friday, April 12, 2019 - 23:36 Source

[This post was first published on the evening of 11 April at the group blogging site Ausvotes 2019, which I have signed up to for the duration].

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MacroBusiness Friday, April 12, 2019 - 23:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Shadow banking is now a $52 trillion industry, posing a big risk to the financial system – CNBC World Bank President David Malpass says there is too much debt in the world – CNBC Derivatives still pose threat to the financial system – Live Mint Income Is Determined by the Scarcity of

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THE BLOT REPORT Friday, April 12, 2019 - 21:56 Source

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MacroBusiness Friday, April 12, 2019 - 16:42 Source

Another very mixed session here in Asia as traders position themselves before US earnings tonight with the overnight surge in USD continuing against the commodity currencies, although Euro is coming back late in the session. The Shanghai Composite is set to close below 3200 points again, putting in a scratch session while the Hang Seng Index has continued

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Renew Economy Friday, April 12, 2019 - 16:13 Source

Developers of large scale solar farms under construction warn that new rules in Queensland will blow out costs, cause delays and result in job losses.

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