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Your Democracy Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 19:32 Source

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The perils of coming to premature conclusions before all the facts are available has been starkly demonstrated by the latest developments in the alleged nerve gas attack upon the former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the English town of Salisbury on 4 March 2018.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 17:27 Source

Mafia Don, as former FBI Director, James Comey designates Donald Trump in his best-seller, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership is ever more desperate, as Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation closes its net on the nepotist-in-chief and his comic Corleone family’s alleged criminal collusion with the Russian government. Two weeks ago, in Richfield Ohio, the…

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Club Troppo Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 12:21 Source

As I tweeted:

I was gripped by this 2 hour intellectual brawl

Would Ezra articulate compelling reasons for Sam Harris to rise to self-reflection?

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 11:42 Source

By Terence Mills The broadcasting anti-siphoning regime was intended to preserve access to major sporting events to so called free-to-air and public broadcasters and the anti-siphoning list mandates that broadcasting rights cannot be acquired by a subscription broadcaster unless they have first been offered to or acquired by a free-to-air broadcaster who has either declined…

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Drag0nista's Blog Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 08:20 Source

This week’s column for The New Daily. I also produce a politics newsletter exclusively for my Patreon supporters. Click here to see a couple of free editions of the newsletter.

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Your Democracy Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 07:25 Source

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 06:05 Source

Sunday April 15 2018 Australia has a need for many things but there is none greater than the need for equality of opportunity be it employment, equal pay, or whatever. But there is none greater than the need for equality of opportunity in education.  That is what Gonski was all about and for any Australian…

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Poll Bludger Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 04:11 Source

In the week of the magic number thirty Newspoll, some polling-related consolation for Malcolm Turnbull.

The post BludgerTrack: 52.0-48.0 to Labor appeared first on The Poll Bludger.

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North Coast Voices Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 00:15 Source

The fact that Facebook Inc. re-named the street in which it is headquartered "1 Hacker Way" should have been a clue to this social media giant's business ethos but it obviously didn't register with national governments and everyday Internet users. By the time All tech reported this on 11 November 2016 we were all a little more informed, but Facebook was still trying to pull the wool over our eyes:Mark Zuckerberg says the notion that fake news influenced the U.S.

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Club Troppo Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 23:06 Source

Setting aside the question of evidence, there’s a serious problem with the contention that Syria carried out the recent chemical attack in Douma. It requires us to accept not only that the Syrian government is evil but also that it’s comically stupid. It was on the point of liberating the area after years of jihadi occupation and Trump had announced only a week before that the US was looking to get out of Syria, and soon. There was really only one way to screw things up and that was by conducting a chemical attack.

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MacroBusiness Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 19:47 Source

  Ahead of the May budget Gunnamatta spoke with Leith van Onselen and David Llewellyn-Smith about the economic outlook and the unfolding Australian economic narrative.  In a wide ranging discussion Leith and David cover Australia’s reliance on commodity exports and the implication a subsiding global commodity market has for this dependence, as well as the potential

The post MB Radio: Australia’s hidden normal comes out appeared first on MacroBusiness.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 17:15 Source

Feeling that some display of force was needed, US president Donald Trump issued orders on Friday to demonstrate some form of muscle, albeit exercised some thousands of miles away. “A short time ago, I ordered the United States Armed Forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of Syrian dictator…

The post Blind Assault: Trump Strikes Syria appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Your Democracy Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 15:37 Source

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Your Democracy Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 14:17 Source

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politicalowl Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 13:42 Source
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The Tally Room Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 13:10 Source

Following the release of the draft South Australian redistribution boundaries yesterday, we can now put together a pendulum of all seat margins for the next election. This pendulum uses the actual election margins for New South Wales and Western Australia, and the final post-redistribution margins for Queensland, Tasmania and the Northern Territory, as well as the post-redistribution margins for the draft boundaries for Victoria, South Australia and the ACT.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 12:12 Source

The Coalition works on the theory that “a rising tide lifts all boats”, which is all very well if you happen to own a boat.  The majority of the population is either bailing hard to stay afloat, treading water or drowning. In the last five years, the world’s economies have made a strong recovery.  Investment…

The post A rising tide is great if you own a boat appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Prosper Australia Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 10:38 Source

  The Need for Economic Democracy by Mark Haywood   “Our planet is small at last, and we will not forever be able to seek prosperity in the impoverishment of others and the destruction of nature. Ecology compels us, finally, to ask if there is a decent future for any if there is not a […]

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 06:00 Source

Saturday 14 April 2018 Every Saturday from now on I plan to bring you something a little different. So this is a trial run and you will get the gist as you read through. Any thoughts and suggestions would be appreciated. Comment of the week “Russell Green on my Facebook comments on “30th Poll day.”…

The post Day to Day Politics: The week that was. appeared first on The AIM Network.

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The Global Mail - Syndicated Stories Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 04:20 Source

Crypterium was launched in 2013 with the goal of developing a contactless Q-based payments platform. By 2015, the company had created a global payment solution interbank payments and transactions. Increased acceptance and use of cryptocurrencies led the company to launch […]

The post Crypterium and its CRPT coin: A starter’s guide appeared first on The Global Mail.

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The Global Mail - Syndicated Stories Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 03:00 Source

Indian-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinsecure has announced that 438.318 bitcoins, or $3.5 million at Friday’s bitcoin price, are missing and it’s putting the blame on its chief security officer. Coinsecure, one of India’s biggest cryptocurrency trading platforms, posted a message on […]

The post Coinsecure reports $3.5 million worth of bitcoins are missing appeared first on The Global Mail.

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The Global Mail - Syndicated Stories Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 02:00 Source

In March, news erupted that Yahoo Japan was buying a stake in the Japanese cryptocurrency exchange BitArg, but those rumors were squashed by BitArg hours later. At the time, BitArg said it was exploring “possibilities, including capital and business tie-ups […]

The post It’s official: Yahoo Japan to buy 40 percent shares of BitArg appeared first on The Global Mail.

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North Coast Voices Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 00:15 Source
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North Coast Voices Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 00:15 Source

“We have the right to store a copy of your  [personal e-health] record and we are the only ones in the market to have this level 4 certification.”  [Romain Bonjean, co-founder Tyde, app developer registered portal operator with Australian Government Digital Health Agency & My Health Record, quoted in the Australian Financial Review on 6 April 2018]“Life is short and shorter for smokers.

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MacroBusiness Friday, April 13, 2018 - 23:28 Source

Morning of the Dust Storm, 1960, Daryl Lindsay, National Gallery of Victoria Macro, Markets & Investing US and China told trade war will trash growth and jobs – Telegraph US-China trade war offers Beijing a historic opportunity to forge a new global order – SCMP China and US in backstage talks to avoid trade war, says

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Club Troppo Friday, April 13, 2018 - 22:37 Source

As I started thinking about the ancient Athenian practice of sortition or the appointment of citizens to deliberative governmental bodies by lot, it started to open up to me not just as one option for selecting representatives, but as a whole repertoire – a whole way of thinking about what democracy was, what might undermine it and how it might be defended and nurtured.

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politicalowl Friday, April 13, 2018 - 16:04 Source

Grattan on Friday: Live sheep exports tarnish Australia's reputation and should be stopped File 20180412 543 ecfyva.jpg?ixlib=rb 1.1 Australia’s sheep trade is worth $250 million annually and involves about two million sheep.

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Renew Economy Friday, April 13, 2018 - 15:26 Source

ESB makes major concessions, dropping push for physical contracts on emissions, and a "light touch" reliability obligation. However, major policy issues are addressed in separate government document that even the ESB had not seen.

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Renew Economy Friday, April 13, 2018 - 15:25 Source

Highlights from the high level NEG document distributed to COAG energy ministers ahead of next Friday’s meeting.

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Renew Economy Friday, April 13, 2018 - 14:02 Source

Specialist fund manager Infradebt and specialist renewables co-investor Impact Investment Group announce close of $12m senior debt facility for 20MW Chinchilla Solar Farm.

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