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Renew Economy Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 20:32 Source

tesla model 3Model 3 price in Australia drops by up to $A7,000, as Tesla also confirms numerous upgrades and an increase in driving range.

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MacroBusiness Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 18:06 Source

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews on Sunday announced some token easing of Melbourne’s draconian stage 4 lockdown, with the 5 km travel limit extended to 25 kms, hairdressers allowed to open, some minor loosening of outdoor gathering limits, and the return of some outdoor sports like golf and tennis: The changes to take effect on Monday

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 16:37 Source

Can we see a pattern emerging? Do we see a certain fear … no! … wrong word … not “fear” but rather a wariness in being seen to join in any seemingly “suggestive” activity, even if only looking or reading something that may hint of impropriety? Recently … a couple of weeks ago … I…

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Press gallery reform Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 15:38 Source

I don't need to know about that bit.  - Gladys Berejiklian to Daryl Maguire

An earlier version of this post focused on the fact that the budget was announced last week, and right now there are compromises and horse-trading underway to get it passed into law, and that any member of the federal parliamentary press gallery worth their salt should be onto this and what it might mean for our country in these uncertain times.

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Politically homeless Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 15:38 Source

I don't need to know about that bit.  - Gladys Berejiklian to Daryl Maguire

An earlier version of this post focused on the fact that the budget was announced last week, and right now there are compromises and horse-trading underway to get it passed into law, and that any member of the federal parliamentary press gallery worth their salt should be onto this and what it might mean for our country in these uncertain times.

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MacroBusiness Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 15:02 Source

DXY eased Friday night: Australian dollar was weak anyway: Gold too: And oil: Metals are schizoid: Miners are trending lower: EM stocks popped: Junk too: Treasuries were sold: As stocks fell a bit: There was the usual fiscal scuttlebutt to be ignored in the US. It’s not coming. What is is more virus and lot’s of

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 12:53 Source

It was praised by Michael Clarke, former Director-General of the Royal United Services Institute, as “clear and entire laudable” – at least up to a point. The UK Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill would “give [British] troops serving overseas much-needed extra protection against fraudulent or frivolous claims against them of criminal behaviour.” It…

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Renew Economy Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 10:31 Source

Andrew Barr Jacinda Ardern 2020 election new zealand ACTBig wins for parties with ambitious climate change and clean energy, as Jacinda Ardern returned in New Zealand, while the Greens win big in the ACT.

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Your Democracy Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 08:35 Source

lacewing...

In the beginning of all things, wisdom and knowledge were with the animals, for Tirawa, the One Above, did not speak directly to man. He sent certain animals to tell men that he showed himself through the beasts, and that from them, and from the stars and the sun and the moon should man learn.... All things tell of Tirawa.

 

                          Eagle Chief Pawnee.

 

 

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Your Democracy Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 08:08 Source

optimism starts in NZ...

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern has been rewarded by voters with a landslide win — delivering her power in her own right, and an absolute drubbing to the National Party.

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Your Democracy Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 06:44 Source

joeI guess the following article in the New York Times was written in praise of Joe Biden, but to say the least It frightens the pants off me...

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MacroBusiness Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 21:13 Source

‘Rocks Condemned’ 1965, Reinis Zusters, Art Gallery of NSW   Macro & Markets US, China must continue coronavirus stimulus to help recovery from ‘crisis like no other’, IMF’s Georgieva says – SCMP A new coronavirus fear? New strain seen in swine has potential to jump to humans, US study finds – SCMP Top World Bank

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The Tally Room Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 17:00 Source

5:20pm – 3.8% of the vote has already been counted in New Zealand, thanks to the advance vote count starting this morning. Labour is currently polling just over 50% of the party vote.

5:00pm – Polls have just closed in New Zealand, and polls close in one hour in the ACT.

I’ll be primarily covering the ACT results but I’m planning some top-level analysis of the results in New Zealand.

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Your Democracy Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 13:59 Source
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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 12:00 Source

Continued from: Of Eugenicists, Oligarchs and Psychopaths (part 2) By Outsider   Eugenic views quickly spread to Europe and Australia. Australia has an Indigenous history of at least 60,000 years. Before the English invasion in 1788 most of the inhabitants of Australia were isolated from the rest of the world. The Indigenous People of Australia were…

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Your Democracy Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 11:33 Source
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THE BLOT REPORT Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 09:34 Source
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The Tally Room Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 08:00 Source

Polls have just opened in the ACT election.

I’m not planning to do regular updates through the day. Please use this as an open thread.

I’ll see you at 5pm AEDT when I’ll kick off the liveblog.

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The Tally Room Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 06:59 Source

Polls have just opened in New Zealand.

I did not do a comprehensive guide to the New Zealand election but I have managed to pull together a bit of data at the last minute. This post contains a map of every election day booth used in 2017. All electorates using the same booth have been merged together (including Māori electorates) and I am just using the party vote, to give a sense of general trends across the country.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 06:00 Source

A short time ago I wrote these words: “The worse they govern the more popular they become.” This week’s post budget Newspoll confirms it to be so. Mind you, it might also be an indication of the lack of interest we Aussies show in our national affairs. That Newspoll would reveal such a commanding lead…

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MacroBusiness Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: China Is Now the World’s Largest Economy. We Shouldn’t Be Shocked. – National Interest United States stocks tumbled on Thursday as there is still no stimulus deal on the horizon – Daily NY Amazon Says Third Party Sellers Made More than $3.5 Billion from Prime Day – Tech Elevation

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Club Troppo Friday, October 16, 2020 - 22:57 Source

Published in and edited form in The Conversation

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, October 16, 2020 - 19:57 Source

‘Gordon Legal launched the [Robo-debt] action on behalf of an estimated class of up to 600,000 people last year [2019], claiming the government unjustly enriched itself and breached its duty of care to people who “were vulnerable to any unlawful or unreasonable” action by the government.’   ‘Last year, a Senate inquiry into the scheme…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, October 16, 2020 - 19:02 Source

After a brief respite from the perils of the rising unemployment figures which have become a symptom of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has reported another rise in those numbers – as well as a drastic rise in the numbers of what it terms “unemployed families”. While employment fell by…

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Your Democracy Friday, October 16, 2020 - 18:35 Source

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The law of diminishing (marginal) returns is a theory in economics that predicts that after some optimal level of capacity is reached, adding an additional factor of production will actually result in smaller increases, even decrease, in output. This is why there is unemployment. We don’t need you to muck things up.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, October 16, 2020 - 18:00 Source

In July 2017, two journalists working for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Dan Oakes and Sam Clark, wrote of a stash of incriminating documents, running into hundreds of pages. They were “secret defence force documents leaked to the ABC.” These documents gave “an unprecedented insight into the clandestine operations in Australia’s elite special forces in Afghanistan,…

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MacroBusiness Friday, October 16, 2020 - 17:30 Source

As the trading week comes to an end, risk sentiment continues to slide here in Asia, with Chinese shares the exception with small lifts on the mainland. The USD is also still firming against most of the majors with gold and silver the exception, the former holding above the $1900USD per ounce level: The Shanghai

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Cheeseburger Gothic Friday, October 16, 2020 - 17:06 Source

No idea where this is going to stream in Australia. Hopefully not on Ten, but it’s a fair chance given the CBS connection. I think I’d have to buy it on iTunes if it ended up on FTA, butchered by ads.

I like James Marsden as Stu Redman. It’s a nice shout out to his role in Westworld. Larry Underwood was always meant to be a black man, given the way he sang. It’s good to see the producers go all in on that. I do wonder from this clip if they decided to gender swap a few roles too. I thought maybe a female Glenn Bateman might happen, but I see from the all knowing Wikipedia that Greg Kinnear grabbed up that role.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, October 16, 2020 - 16:36 Source

By John Haly   Poor old gullible Gladys #koalakiller Berejiklian has all the emotional desires, so many of us have, and the demands of a taxing job that exacerbates her needs. She has always known she might have a lot to deal with, which explains why she has consolidated so many public departments. She just had to…

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MacroBusiness Friday, October 16, 2020 - 15:40 Source

From Westpac chief economist Bill Evans: I had expected that the events this week would be highlighted by the stunning 11.9% surge in the Westpac-Melbourne Institute Consumer Sentiment Index. That was not the case. RBA Governor Lowe delivered a speech on Thursday to a Banking Conference that was, quite simply, a game changer from the

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