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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 14:00 Source

By Denis Bright Time alone will fully test the capacity of the South East Queensland Regional Growth Plan (2016-41) (ShapingSEQ) to deliver sustainable urban and regional development. At stake are the challenges of improving the quality of life of an additional 2 million people in SEQ by 2041. The regional population is projected to increase…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 12:33 Source

That’s right. On the day Paul Keating told the ABC they are letting Australians down, and on the day climate scientists warned uncontrolled climate change has pushed the Arctic to a world-altering tipping point, Australian news organisations, who often complain that they no longer have the resources they need to go out and find stories,…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 11:58 Source

By Niall McLaren  In a fairly torrid article, Robyn Dunphy asked “Is there a drug shortage we don’t know about?… This is a rich western country, isn’t it?” Answers: No, there isn’t. Yes, it is (fortunately). The Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), originally introduced (over intense commercial opposition) by the Chifley Government in 1948, is…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 10:00 Source

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 06:00 Source

Saturday 26 November 2016 1 The push for changes to 18c have been ignited by who? Well it’s not the general community. They seem to be happy with the existing legislation. It’s certainly not me. I write almost every day of the week and I have never considered that I need more free speech than…

The post Day to Day Politics: Enshrining your right to hate. appeared first on The AIM Network.

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North Coast Voices Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 00:16 Source

Damien and Yilpi Marks  |  Seven SistersJap 012558  |  acrylic on linen  |  180 x 60 cmJapingka Aboriginal Art 2016

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North Coast Voices Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 00:15 Source

Turnbull's all the way with Donald J – what could possibly go wrong?[Katharine Murphy, The Guardian, 18 November 2016]

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Friday, November 25, 2016 - 22:44 Source

Holy Light From The Ka’aba

A Muslim friend recently told me that Holy Light coming out of The Kaaba is visible from outer space. Because of this, my friend said, humanity can know for sure that Islam is the true religion of God.

The source of his assertion appears to be the comments of some Russian cosmonauts on You Tube who saw Mecca from space and apparently said that the light from Mecca was cleaner and brighter than the light coming from European cities such as Paris

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, November 25, 2016 - 16:08 Source

Do you consider yourself a truthful person? I do. Over the last decade I have come to wonder if truth is something from a bygone era. In business and in our personal lives, truth is something society either glosses over or flat out ignores. A business example to start with. At a project review meeting…

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Renew Economy Friday, November 25, 2016 - 14:52 Source

Federal and Queensland environment ministers say "significant progress" being made on protecting, improving health of Great Barrier Reef.

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Renew Economy Friday, November 25, 2016 - 14:24 Source

AGL offers free 5kW solar system, or battery storage to neighbours of what could be biggest wind farm in Queensland.

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Renew Economy Friday, November 25, 2016 - 14:24 Source

AGL offers free 5kW solar system, or battery storage to neighbours of what could be biggest wind farm in Queensland.

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Renew Economy Friday, November 25, 2016 - 14:20 Source

A 300MW solar farm – which would be Australia's biggest – planned near NSW town of Armidale, the heart of Barnaby Joyce country.

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Renew Economy Friday, November 25, 2016 - 14:05 Source

Australian start-up Power Ledger named as global leader in blockchain technology which has the potential to “rapidly disrupt” the traditional energy market and fast-track the shift to decentralised generation.

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Renew Economy Friday, November 25, 2016 - 13:22 Source

Low participation has led to a smaller amount of abatement contracted by the Clean Energy Regulator at the fourth ERF auction.

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Renew Economy Friday, November 25, 2016 - 13:22 Source

The deepest denial about climate change rests within Australia’s coal, oil and gas companies; which is ironic given that is where some of the impacts will be most keenly felt.

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Renew Economy Friday, November 25, 2016 - 13:18 Source

Toyota has imported three Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell sedans to demonstrate the technology to Australian officialdom and motorists over the next few years.

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Renew Economy Friday, November 25, 2016 - 13:18 Source

Toyota has imported three Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell sedans to demonstrate the technology to Australian officialdom and motorists over the next few years.

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Renew Economy Friday, November 25, 2016 - 13:11 Source

JinkoSolar has completed delivery on 140 MWdc of PV modules for the North Star project located in Chisago County, Minnesota

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Renew Economy Friday, November 25, 2016 - 12:22 Source

Memo to media: Ignore what Trump says, focus on what he does and who he appoints.

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Renew Economy Friday, November 25, 2016 - 12:20 Source

Victoria Coalition vote against rise in solar feed in tariff suggests it wants solar to be paid less than brown coal fired generation.

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Renew Economy Friday, November 25, 2016 - 12:11 Source

There were signs at COP22 that several countries have begun the long-term planning needed to avoid dangerous climate change.

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xkcd.com Friday, November 25, 2016 - 11:00 Source

4. They unplug the root machine but the thousands of leaf VMs scatter in the wind and start spinning up new instances wherever they land

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Renew Economy Friday, November 25, 2016 - 10:08 Source

South Australia wholesale prices fall below Queensland and NSW, despite some more $14,000/MWh price events engineered by peaking gas plants.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, November 25, 2016 - 10:00 Source

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, November 25, 2016 - 06:00 Source

Today is White Ribbon Day. If per chance you are not aware of its significance. You should. It’s a day we put aside to think about preventing violence, by men against women. Many speak up about it while others suffer its shame in silence. In our Federal Parliament parliamentarians queued up to deliver their support…

The post Day to Day Politics: “Please don’t hit me again” appeared first on The AIM Network.

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North Coast Voices Friday, November 25, 2016 - 00:18 Source

Destroy the Joint, 22 November 2016

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North Coast Voices Friday, November 25, 2016 - 00:15 Source

The fate of Australia’s dugongs and sea turtles due to declining numbers, loss of habitat, pollution, unmonitored legal hunting and illegal poaching is once more being debated in the media.Tropic Now, 14 November 2016:

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George Monbiot Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 22:33 Source

The combination of automation, complexity and climate change is dangerous in ways we haven’t even begun to grasp.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 23rd November 2016

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 21:20 Source

In April 2014, the CFMEU asked then Employment Minister Eric Abetz to start an urgent investigation into the exploitation of 457 visa workers at Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill iron ore project. A whistleblower said up to 200 white-collar 457 visa workers, about half of whom were Korean nationals aged under 30, many of them female,…

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