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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, August 29, 2014 - 18:55 Source

Who is creating the fear in the minds of Australians? Popular blogger and author ‘Truth Seeker‘ comes up with a surprising (or not too surprising) answer.

With all the rhetoric going around about terrorism, and the extremist “War” language spewing gleefully from the mouth of the political thug and brawler we laughingly call a PM, I thought it might be worth looking at the issue of home grown terrorists.

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The Political Sword Friday, August 29, 2014 - 18:30 Source

Twelve months into the Abbott government, its misdeeds could fill an entire book. But here I’ll attempt to summarize them, as it’s important we remember them all to maintain the rage. If you think this article is too long, blame Tony Abbott. For 28 months, they promised to reveal all their policies and budget cuts ‘in good time before the next election’.

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TruthInNewsMedia Friday, August 29, 2014 - 18:02 Source

By Barry Tucker                    29 August, 2014

The News media should be all over Tony Abbott’s latest expenses rort. The implications of this moral failure are more serious than sending warplanes to Iraq.

The affair was mentioned in newspapers, on TV and radio (I can confirm hearing it on the ABC RN Breakfast show). However, it was merely mentioned and then dropped as an issue.

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MacroBusiness Friday, August 29, 2014 - 16:46 Source

Stan Shamu for Chris Weston, Chief Market Strategist at IG Markets Sentiment has somewhat stabilised in Asia with the impact of rising geopolitical risk subsiding through trade. US futures have also ticked higher, with S&P futures back at that 2,000 level. While the primary driver of losses in global equities were developments on the Ukraine-Russia front, […]

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John Quiggin Friday, August 29, 2014 - 16:44 Source

The website of the Group of Eight long-established universities has a section devoted to “Leaders Statements” supporting the Abbott government’s university reform[1] program. It’s a pretty depressing read. Not only are our leaders going in a direction that almost no-one in the sector wants to follow, but the quality of their arguments is depressingly mediocre. It’s a sad reflection on the university sector if this group is the best we can come up with to lead us.

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Your Democracy Friday, August 29, 2014 - 16:01 Source

world congress of families .... (cancelled) *

 

* from politicoz ….

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MacroBusiness Friday, August 29, 2014 - 15:02 Source

From Forexlive: all 23 economists polled  by Reuters see RBA keeping rates on hold at 2.5% none see rate cuts in next 12 months half see first rate hike by mid-2015 All are wrong and half are very wrong. Next move is down. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit + -

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Drag0nista's Blog Friday, August 29, 2014 - 14:24 Source

Abbott’s bloody-mindedness on solar. For The Hoopla.Filed under: Politics Tagged: climate action, climate change, renewable energy, renewables, RET, The Hoopla, Tony Abbott

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MacroBusiness Friday, August 29, 2014 - 14:22 Source

From Westpac’s Q2 National Accounts preview: The Australian National Accounts, to be released on Wednesday September 3, will provide an estimate ofeconomic activity in the June quarter. We expect the second quarter of 2014 to be a soft one for GDP, following a strong start to the year. Central to this profile is a lopsided performance by resource […]

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New Matilda Friday, August 29, 2014 - 14:09 Source

The Renewable Energy Target was transferring wealth away from the rich. The Abbott Government has come to the rescue once again.

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MacroBusiness Friday, August 29, 2014 - 14:02 Source

The Deep T. critique of bank capital ratios has exploded today at the AFR via Chris Joye: One of the first charts APRA published this week was the amount of “common equity tier one capital” held by deposit-takers as a share of “risk-weighted” assets. This is similar to the first-loss equity home owners have invested […]

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Jack the Insider Friday, August 29, 2014 - 13:35 Source

IT is often said that police corruption can be traced back to the Rum Rebellion but really that brouhaha was more of a military coup…

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MacroBusiness Friday, August 29, 2014 - 13:33 Source

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New Matilda Friday, August 29, 2014 - 13:26 Source

There's no room for nuclear power in Australia - or anywhere else - argues Australian Conservation Foundation's Dave Sweeney.

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Croakey Friday, August 29, 2014 - 13:22 Source

Jennifer Doggett writes: It’s a scenario familiar to anyone used to attending health conferences and workshops:  a presenter gets up and talks about a problem they are trying to solve in their city-based health service or program. Inevitably, after...

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New Matilda Friday, August 29, 2014 - 13:13 Source

Some have plenty. Others have none. And those with plenty need to stop telling us all about it, writes Joshua Dabelstein. 

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MacroBusiness Friday, August 29, 2014 - 12:59 Source

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, August 29, 2014 - 12:57 Source

As a young boy I remember with some delight the arrival of the latest comics from overseas. I suppose I would have been about nine or ten when my elder brother and I frequented the local West Brunswick news agency in search of the latest Phantom , Batman and Robin, Superman, and many others comics. At that time after the Second World War luxuries such as comics were hard to come by. Australia’s involvement in the Second World War had cost the economy dearly and restrictions were imposed on imports thus giving local publication a distinct advantage.

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Digitopoly Friday, August 29, 2014 - 12:48 Source

The cookie turned 20 just the other day. More than a tasty morsel of technology, two decades of experimentation have created considerable value around its use.

The cookie originated with the ninth employee of Netscape, Lou Montulli. Fresh out of college in June 1994, Montulli sought to embed a user’s history in a browser’s functions. He added a simple tool, keeping track of the locations users visited. He called his tool a “cookie” to relate it to an earlier era of computing, when systems would exchange data back and forth in what programmers would call “magic cookies.” Every browser maker has included cookies ever since.

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MacroBusiness Friday, August 29, 2014 - 12:32 Source

From Ifeng via Investing in Chinese Stocks: Three more Chinese cities have announced the cancellation of home buying restrictions: Hangzhou, Xian and Guiyang. Only 9 cities have yet to lift the restrictions, among them the four first-tier cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, plus Zhuhai, Sanya, Nanning, Xining and Lanzhou. In Hangzhou, buying restrictions are […]

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New Matilda Friday, August 29, 2014 - 12:31 Source

The Festival of Dangerous Ideas gets underway in Sydney this weekend. Wendy Bacon and Ben Eltham take a closer look at one of the organisations behind the event.

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Renew Economy Friday, August 29, 2014 - 12:15 Source

Chile to become the first country in South America to institute a carbon tax, and the second in Latin America after Mexico.

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Renew Economy Friday, August 29, 2014 - 12:14 Source

Solar industry says proposed changes to RET could signal end of commercial scale solar market in Australia.

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Renew Economy Friday, August 29, 2014 - 12:13 Source

Greg Hunt has spent the last year saying the costs of the RET are modest. Now, he says, meeting the 41,000GWh target would entail "extraordinary" penalties.

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Renew Economy Friday, August 29, 2014 - 12:13 Source

Greg Hunt has spent the last year saying the costs of the RET are modest. Now, he says, meeting the 41,000GWh target would entail "extraordinary" penalties.

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Renew Economy Friday, August 29, 2014 - 12:12 Source

IEA says renewables growth headed for 5-year slump if govts and utilities fail to rise to challenge of increasing deployment. Meanwhile, in Australia...

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Renew Economy Friday, August 29, 2014 - 12:12 Source

IEA says renewables growth headed for 5-year slump if govts and utilities fail to rise to challenge of increasing deployment. Meanwhile, in Australia...

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MacroBusiness Friday, August 29, 2014 - 12:11 Source

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, August 29, 2014 - 11:34 Source

“Australians don’t want another election”, says Tony Abbott. Naturally, this reflects both his own achievement of the goal – personal power – and the government’s standing in the polls. For Tony Abbott, elections are not about fulfilling the will of the people. They are about putting the right people into government.

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Renew Economy Friday, August 29, 2014 - 11:21 Source

Coal-fired power plants are the largest contributors to atmospheric CO2 concentrations.

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