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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 15:00 Source

Five weapons were said to have been used, all inscribed with symbols, numbers and insignia. The individual charged with the shootings at two Christchurch mosques that left 49 dead was an Australian with, it is alleged, a simple purpose: inflict death, and on specific communities in worship. Even as the carnage became clear, Christchurch was…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 14:03 Source

By Robert Stygall   This week the UK was plunged into chaos as a second civil war took place. After weeks of humiliating rejections by Parliament and a refusal by the EU to extend the Brexit exit date; the opposition called for a new election. Theresa May rejected the call and suspended parliament, knowing she would…

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The Tally Room Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 13:05 Source

The Queensland government has recently announced plans to introduce proportional representation to some council elections as part of a broad set of reforms. This proposal is a significant improvement to the local electoral system, but is facing a fierce backlash from self-interested groups, in particular the Local Government Association of Queensland. I’ll run through the reforms and explain why this particular change is so important.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 10:53 Source

No religion, race, or gender incited terrorism on our cousins in New Zealand yesterday. This terrorism was fuelled by the insidious monster of indiscriminate freedom of speech. Racist politicians, laws allowing racist hate groups to gather together and the depraved voices in our media give racism legitimacy of thought and voice. We Felt the Pain…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 10:30 Source

Media Release NSW Labor Leader, Michael Daley, has announced that a Daley Labor Government, if elected this month, will hire an additional 5,000 teachers across NSW. By 2036, it is estimated there will be one million students enrolled in NSW public schools. Only Labor will hire the additional teachers needed to keep up with demand…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 09:10 Source

Ok, I realise that’s a bit controversial at the moment. Last night, like anyone who read his statement I was ready to write something attacking him as scathingly as I could but I’ve had a night’s sleep and I’ve realised that like all human beings, Fraser is a flawed creature. Ok, Anning is more flawed…

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THE BLOT REPORT Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 08:16 Source

Christchurch in New
Zealand has just suffered one of the worst massacres in recent times. Two
mosques were attacked apparently by one man with semi-automatic rifles. The
latest reports are that 49 worshippers have been killed. 48 people have been
treated for gunshot wounds and 20 are in a serious or critical condition in hospital.
The perpetrator was apparently a white supremacist, who was an Australian
citizen1.

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Poll Bludger Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 01:17 Source

Still a tight tussle a week out from the New South Wales election, but reports speak of “momentum” running against the government.

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Poll Bludger Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 01:15 Source

Theresa May loses another vote on her deal heavily, but threatens hard Leavers with a long Brexit delay if they don’t pass her deal. Guest post by Adrian Beaumont.

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Digitopoly Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 01:00 Source

A couple of days ago, Spotify announced it was pushing the European Commission to investigate Apple’s app store practices. They claimed that Apple was discriminating against them (and presumably other streaming services) on account of their own competing Apple Music service. Spotify claimed they had to pay Apple 30 per cent of their revenue which was a ‘cost’ that Apple Music didn’t have to bear. They also claimed to be denied Siri integration and an Apple Watch app.

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MacroBusiness Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing:  White House believes big US-China trade deal could rocket Dow 2,000 points; Investors say devil is in the details – VOX Sharp rise in Arctic temperatures now inevitable – The Guardian Modern Monetary Theory – survey of academic economists – IGM Stock Buybacks Aren’t Bad, Just Misused & Abused

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Patrick Chalmers Friday, March 15, 2019 - 20:52 Source

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, March 15, 2019 - 20:01 Source

Earlier this afternoon, over forty people were killed at two Mosques in New Zealand. This horrific tragedy is, of course, abhorrent, and has drawn the usual responses from the usual suspects. I want to respond to Queensland Senator Fraser Anning’s statement issued in response to the massacre. He has been rightly slammed for his vile…

The post Fraser Island: Senator Anning Responds to NZ Mosque Atrocity appeared first on The AIM Network.

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John Quiggin Friday, March 15, 2019 - 18:05 Source

Large numbers of school students have gone on strike today to protest about global inaction on climate change. This action has been met with a lot of huffing and puffing to the effect that students should stay in school and leave politics to adults.

Ideally, this would be the correct view. Part of the social compact of democracy is that the adult voting population should take account not only of their own interests but those of children who currently can’t vote and of future generations.

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MacroBusiness Friday, March 15, 2019 - 16:30 Source

Today’s BOJ interest rate meeting came and went without much fuss, as Chinese markets were buoyed by higher house price growth. The USD retreated against all the majors, particularly offshore trading in Yuan. The Shanghai Composite was doing well mid session but is now heading towards 3000 points, still up over 0.5% to end the week

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, March 15, 2019 - 16:15 Source

Dear Tony, It’s time. Don’t humiliate yourself any further; gather the tattered remnants of what remains of your dignity and go. Whatever vestige of credibility you may have ever had is long gone. You’re a figure of fun, a delusional buffoon with an introspection-free self-regard that has been resistant to public derision, your serial failures…

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Renew Economy Friday, March 15, 2019 - 16:07 Source

Tesla unveils design, price, range and delivery dates for its "cut price" electric SUV, the Model Y.

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Renew Economy Friday, March 15, 2019 - 15:34 Source
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Renew Economy Friday, March 15, 2019 - 15:34 Source

Musk unveils Tesla's "missing car" – the Model Y of his S3XY range, an all-electric SUV that will be priced as low as $US39,000 ($A55,000).

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Renew Economy Friday, March 15, 2019 - 15:29 Source

Embattled renewables developer appoints KordaMentha Restructuring to oversee voluntary administration of its business and fully owned subsidiary, Energy Made Clean.

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MacroBusiness Friday, March 15, 2019 - 15:06 Source

Via Westpac: Westpac’s forecast for RBA rate cuts in 2019, set down on February 21, has gained significant support over the last week. Updates on business and consumer confidence show the growth slowdown over the second half of last year is carrying into 2019 and starting to affect decision making. The case for cuts may

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Renew Economy Friday, March 15, 2019 - 14:46 Source

Forget the WA EPA, Australia’s fossil fuel industry and its supporting media and politicians have a much bigger problem on their hands: striking school kids.

The post Adani, shock jocks take pitchfork to climate strike students appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The Tally Room Friday, March 15, 2019 - 14:24 Source

One of the most fun parts of this website in the lead-up to an election is the comments on each seat guide. Every seat guide has its own comment section where you can discuss that electorate and what is going on.

I thought it would be interesting to identify which electorates have the most comments, which gives an insight into which seats are most of interest. A number of these seats are marginal, but it also includes some safe seats where a conversation was sparked for some reason. East Hills is miles ahead in the lead.

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MacroBusiness Friday, March 15, 2019 - 13:52 Source

More good work from Bernard Keane at Crikey today: If the wage denialists in business, the government and at the Financial Review are going to make the case that there’s no need for action on wage stagnation, they’re going to have to do a little bit better than rehashing the claim that minimum wage rises — as

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Renew Economy Friday, March 15, 2019 - 13:23 Source

solar south australiaThe solarisation of South Australia’s grid, and hunting down solar cowboys in Victoria.

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Renew Economy Friday, March 15, 2019 - 13:07 Source

There's a bunch of reasons why wholesale electricity prices are higher than expected. But the numb-nuts should know this: coal is no longer cheap.

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MacroBusiness Friday, March 15, 2019 - 12:51 Source

We are sorry to report that the AFR’s US correspondent has been kidnapped by aliens and felt the cold kiss of an anal probe today: Australia’s treasurer hunkers on the top floor of his department’s Langton Crescent HQ in Canberra putting final touches on the government’s finances. …The reason? Inflation has reappeared, seemingly out of nowhere

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Renew Economy Friday, March 15, 2019 - 12:42 Source

Western Australia EPA withdraws guidelines requiring resources projects to offset their greenhouse gas emissions, 7 days after proposing them. Fossil fuel lobby 1, Climate 0.

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MacroBusiness Friday, March 15, 2019 - 12:30 Source

By Leith van Onselen After Statistics New Zealand in January changed the way that it measures net overseas migration (NOM), resulting in large falls in the estimated migrant intake, it has released migration estimates for January 2019, which reveals that NOM is rebounding: According to Statistics NZ: Migrant arrivals were provisionally estimated at 151,600 (±

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MacroBusiness Friday, March 15, 2019 - 12:00 Source

By Leith van Onselen It’s amazing watching Australia’s politicians treat the symptoms of Australia’s third world population growth, rather than addressing the problem at its source by reducing immigration. With the NSW State Election bearing down fast, and the Liberals languishing in the polls, Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced an uncosted plan to build four

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