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Rational Radical Friday, October 10, 2014 - 15:29 Source

Last week I had the opportunity to speak to Senator Nick Xenophon about our petition against his plans to allow first home buyers to use superannuation funds for housing deposits.

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The Sauce Monday, October 20, 2014 - 21:31 Source

Never forget who's watching you with this handy new browser extension.
It changes the privacy options of each post to "Friends and ASIO", "Only Me and ASIO", "Custom (Must include ASIO)" and more.

Download it now for Chrome or Firefox.

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En Passant Monday, October 20, 2014 - 21:08 Source

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Hoyden About Town Monday, October 20, 2014 - 21:01 Source

Being opposed to expression of certain political positions *IS* taking a political position, not “neutrality”.
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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, October 20, 2014 - 18:14 Source

Everything in the public discourse is politically motivated, writes Jennifer Wilson. Whether it be asylum seekers, racism or distant wars, politics can be found lurking deep within. It is even at the core of Australia’s response to the Ebola threat.

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Hoyden About Town Monday, October 20, 2014 - 18:05 Source

So what happened at McHappy Day last Saturday? Kathleen Robertson, a woman with an ACROD (Disability Parking) permit, was looking to head in to McDonald's at Tuart Hill, WA. She arrived only to find that McDonald's had a bouncy castle set up in the...

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Prosper Australia Monday, October 20, 2014 - 17:17 Source

  Thursday, October 30th 6.30 – 8pm Level 2, 22 Punch Lane, Melbourne Presenter: David Collyer RSVP, donations appreciated Join us for the launch of David Collyer’s investigations into the land holdings of Australia’s largest property developers. Englobo 2014 – Land Banking Profits during a Housing Supply Crisis is set to be an explosive report – just […]

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MacroBusiness Monday, October 20, 2014 - 16:17 Source

Stan Shamu for Chris Weston, Chief Market Strategist at IG Markets Asia is off to a solid start to the week, with the stars starting to align for equities yet again. After a sharp pullback recently, investors appear to be regaining confidence that we may have seen a bottom for now. Sentiment is vastly improved […]

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WixxyLeaks Monday, October 20, 2014 - 16:03 Source

There is a strange and surreal mood across the country at the moment. A kind of “expect the unexpected” feeling is in the air.

The fear of terrorism is being whipped up on one side and hosed down by those who think eats all a beat up for political reasons.

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Cheeseburger Gothic Monday, October 20, 2014 - 15:27 Source

Really lovely article in the Herald (originally NYT) about a mother's discovery of her autistic son's burgeoning friendship with Siri. She makes the point that her boy might have grown close to any AI, and investigates some of the potential for software 'sidekicks' to help integrate those growing up on 'the spectrum'.

But whether Siri or Cortana or el Goog, it's a lovely piece.

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MacroBusiness Monday, October 20, 2014 - 15:21 Source

By Leith van Onselen ANZ Chief, Mike Smith, has warned that Australia’s Big Four banks risk becoming “globally uncompetitive” if they are required to raise capital levels to withstand external shocks. From The Canberra Times: Mr Smith said despite concerns around the housing market, there was no need to raise the amount of capital banks […]

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The Sauce Monday, October 20, 2014 - 15:07 Source

The first result for 'old student' on Google

The first result for 'old student' on Google

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MacroBusiness Monday, October 20, 2014 - 15:03 Source

By Leith van Onselen Coalition finance minister, Mathias Cormann, has today announced details of the float of Medibank Private, claiming that the sale would raise between $4.3 billion and $5.5 billion for the federal government. From The Guardian: Cormann said this would place the business among the top 100 companies on the ASX. About 2.7bn […]

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Renew Economy Monday, October 20, 2014 - 14:58 Source

A test drive in a Tesla - and a collective "Tesla smile" in the conservative ranks - might give the Abbott government an insight into the future. And how the confluence of renewables, storage and software will shape the future. It is not so scary, and not some part of a green plot or climate hoax designed to bring down their society.

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Renew Economy Monday, October 20, 2014 - 14:58 Source

A test drive in a Tesla - and a collective "Tesla smile" in the conservative ranks - might give the Abbott government an insight into the future. And how the confluence of renewables, storage and software will shape the future. It is not so scary, and not some part of a green plot or climate hoax designed to bring down their society.

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MacroBusiness Monday, October 20, 2014 - 14:53 Source

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MacroBusiness Monday, October 20, 2014 - 14:32 Source

From Michael Sainsbury via Crikey on the suddenly pressing Chinese anti-corruption campaign: The economic effects of the campaign are very real. Tough new laws on entertaining have hurt the hotel and restaurants industries, as well as the karaoke and hostess bars that have relied on officials spending up. One former Australian diplomat who was recently entertained […]

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MacroBusiness Monday, October 20, 2014 - 14:22 Source

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New Matilda Monday, October 20, 2014 - 14:10 Source

Two French journalists jailed for months in Indonesia are due to appear in court today, on the same day as the inauguration of Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

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Renew Economy Monday, October 20, 2014 - 14:03 Source

Report says governments should clear way for Australian gas export boom, despite fact it could drive up household gas bills by $300 a year in some cities.

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Renew Economy Monday, October 20, 2014 - 13:55 Source

Four previous winners of Australian Technologies Competition (ATC) named in Global Cleantech Cluster Association 2014 Later Stage Awards Global Top 30.

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Renew Economy Monday, October 20, 2014 - 13:52 Source

Graph underlines renewables penetration in Australia, as AEMO observes no issue with SA having 100% renewables, as long as interconnector stays connected.

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MacroBusiness Monday, October 20, 2014 - 13:36 Source

Nothing really new here expect the threatened downgrades from Moody’s: The growing oversupply in the iron ore market is damaging for the sector and poses risks to the downside. We estimate over 300 million metric tons (MT) of new and expanded production will come on-stream over the next several years. In light of expectations for muted growth in […]

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Renew Economy Monday, October 20, 2014 - 13:03 Source

Brisbane-based Tritium signs deal to supply its world-leading Veefil fast charge technology to EV networks across Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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Club Troppo Monday, October 20, 2014 - 13:02 Source

hkHere is quite a good article seeking to “reframe” the asylum seeker debate. It takes a reasonably moderate, non-hysterical approach.

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The Tally Room Monday, October 20, 2014 - 13:00 Source

Williamstown1-2PPWilliamstown is a safe Labor seat covering the inner west of Melbourne, including Brooklyn, Kingsville, Newport, Seddon, South Kingsville, Spotswood, Williamstown, Williamstown North and Yarraville.

Labor MP Wade Noonan has held the seat since a 2007 by-election, triggered by the retirement of former Premier Steve Bracks. Noonan holds the seat by a 13.2% margin.

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MacroBusiness Monday, October 20, 2014 - 12:53 Source

From Fairfax: The Australian Federal Police are poised to seize assets of corrupt Chinese officials within weeks, in an unprecedented joint operation with its Chinese counterparts. In an exclusive interview with Fairfax Media, Commander Bruce Hill, the manager of the AFP’s operations in Asia, has confirmed Australia has agreed to assist China in the extradition and […]

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Renew Economy Monday, October 20, 2014 - 12:50 Source

One of the key members of the Warburton Review that recommended the end of subsidies under the renewable energy target has just installed a large solar system on a rural property – using the very same subsidy that he wants abolished.

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MacroBusiness Monday, October 20, 2014 - 12:44 Source

From the SMH blog: …27 economists surveyed by Bloomberg, 26 expect rate hikes next year. But bond markets are pricing in the chance of the opposite. And in the wake of this week’s turmoil economist, Guy Bruten at Alliance Bernstein lists four circumstances (aside from GFC II) that may prompt the RBA to cut, rather than, hike rates […]

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Renew Economy Monday, October 20, 2014 - 12:43 Source

International report ranks Australia last on leadership & climate change, as carbon price repeal thrust the country into reverse in low-carbon race.

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