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The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 12:26 Source

Obviously thinking of their success at the last election, the Coalition have trotted out basically the same marketing strategy this time – we stopped the boats and we used to have a surplus – but who would have thought they would have the sheer gall to run with the ‘disunity’ angle again. After knifing their…

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Delimiter Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 11:32 Source

Most of us can relate to the government’s plan to build 12 new submarines for A$50 billion, at least in principle. But you might be alarmed to hear the government is investing only a fraction of that amount on protecting us from cyberattacks.

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Delimiter Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 10:59 Source

A new study from networking solutions provider Brocade has suggested that legacy technology is holding businesses back from the full advantages of digital transformation.

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Delimiter Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 10:54 Source

Networking solutions firm Brocade has announced that it has rolled out a comprehensive campus LAN upgrade, including a New IP networking solution, for Mazenod College in Lesmurdie, Western Australia.

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Delimiter Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 10:49 Source

Australian energy storage specialist Redflow is set to show its recently launched ZCell home battery and new custom-designed enclosure at the Australian Energy Storage Conference & Exhibition this week in Sydney.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 10:47 Source

Have you ever noticed that politicians in general have a great ability to blame others? As an example, here Labor is blaming Prime Minister Turnbull (as he was the former communications minister) for a $15 billion cost blowout in the construction of the NBN. Here’s Turnbull in 2013 accusing Labor of the same thing (only…

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The Tally Room Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 10:00 Source

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The Political Sword Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 09:45 Source

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Political Owl Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 09:36 Source

A couple of reminders this morning that most of the learned analysis of competing policy ideas during this election campaign is a waste of words.First up this from Paul Kelly writing in The Australian:And as if on cue Senator Nick Xenophon, asked on

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En Passant Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 08:43 Source

Pledge for Refugees



Our aim is for an Australia in which asylum seekers and refugees are treated with dignity and humanity, not with punishment and cruelty. It embodies the values of fairness and generosity towards those who are vulnerable and in need of sanctuary.

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Cheeseburger Gothic Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 08:42 Source

Balls After Dark 48-In which Special Guest Star @adamhfoto joins the Doc to review an album his millennial coworkers picked, indicating the level of love and respect they have for him; followed by an Accidental Metallica Special, because you've got to find some way to disinfect that Lumineers shit from your ears. Chaos and shenanigans ensue....

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The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 06:22 Source

Wednesday 1 June 2016 Still five weeks to go in this arduous over lengthy election campaign. It’s hard enough for political diehards to maintain an interest let alone the general public. I thought to fill in some of those periods when nothing much is happening I would post some selections from my 2013 diary. If…

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Poll Bludger Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 05:35 Source

Essential Research and Roy Morgan have both reported over the past few days, in accordance with their usual weekly and fortnightly schedules, giving BludgerTrack a completed weekly cycle’s worth of polling results to play with. The results indicate no real change on last week, with the recent ReachTEL, Essential and Morgan results exciting the aggregate neither collectively or individually. ReachTEL and Essential in particular recorded less week-on-week movement than their headline figures might suggest.

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North Coast Voices Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 00:18 Source

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North Coast Voices Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 00:16 Source

In a federal election campaign where all three big political brands have been hustings-ready since March, candidates are still going down like skittles........The latest are the Liberal candidate Carolyn Currie who was contesting the NSW lower house seat of Whitlam and first-time Labor Senator for the Northern Territory Nova Peris.Ms.

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North Coast Voices Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 00:15 Source

Des Euen and ‘friend’ on the Iluka side of the Clarence River mouth at an unspecified dateThere is obviously one born every minute somewhere in the world and on 26 May 2016 it was the turn of Luke Bodley of George & Fuhrman Real Estate to step into the limelight and be recognise

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Digitopoly Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 23:19 Source

abstract-coloring-page-by-thaneeyaWe don’t speak of it very often but economists face a fundamental challenge with respect to innovation: if innovation is something n

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Your Democracy Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 20:06 Source

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Spain ‘betrays NATO allies’ hosting Russian warships – oh, really?

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Harrangue Man Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 19:58 Source

I don't know how it came to pass that I had a toy lamb from an animal farm set which I found in a box of toy soldiers but I placed it on top of the bookshelves with the rest of the soldiers on display. The lamb sits, legs curled, amid the like-scale combatants facing off in two groups, the lamb giving the acute violence around it no mind.And there's a dude with a fucking flamethrower. I don't care how Zen-like a sheep you are when someone can jet propel flame and you're delicious it's time to fuck off out of dodge. Stupid sheep.

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Harrangue Man Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 19:39 Source

A super trigger was up on the home page for days. It caused anxiety but after a while the hurt passed. While I didn't access the report I read the intro and saw there was a typo.I had the typo fixed. I didn't bother the originators. I just emailed the tech directly.That is the strength of resilience. That I can stare that super trigger in the face and care enough to fix it makes me a supraman.WFTW.

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Delimiter Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 17:40 Source

I strongly urge the Victorian Government to address this issue as a matter of urgency. It will require not only a substantial funding increase for this area to Victoria Police, but also a number of senior appointments and strong Ministerial support to get this project moving and delivered.

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Harrangue Man Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 17:25 Source

Freshly wounded from administrative reality I dwelt in a place of distress. This morning was hard, trying not to focus on said reality, and instead focus on what I was doing before—fixing broken webpages.Because while the admin rolls along I am determined to do the best for as long as I am where I am. So once I logged in I kept calm and carried on, laboriously bringing content over from to-be-killed sites to populate new pages but also applying treatment for correct standard and accessibility.

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Delimiter Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 17:04 Source

Analyst firm Analysys Mason has found in a detailed report commissioned by the NBN company that the NBN company's initial design for its Fibre to the Node, Basement and HFC cable networks is "prudent and efficient".

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Delimiter Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 16:02 Source

What we see here, from Ziggy Switkowski and others, is what can only be termed rampant hypocrisy. If you're going to investigate one set of leaks, you must investigate them all.

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En Passant Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 15:33 Source

This academic article of mine was published on Monday. It is about Marx’s methods and tax.


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Renew Economy Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 14:43 Source

Renewable energy accounted for just under 15% of all electricity generated in Australia in 2015, says CEC, boosted by low-cost wind and solar.

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Delimiter Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 14:40 Source

National broadband company iiNet has launched several new National Broadband Network plans, including a plan featuring 1000GB (one terabyte) of download quota and 100Mbps speeds for $99 per month -- $10 a month cheaper than its previous terabyte, 100Mbps NBN offering.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 14:30 Source

The Coalition seems firmly convinced that lowering taxes for businesses will create jobs and attract investment. But we have been down this path before. Before the last election, the Coalition told us that the carbon and mining taxes were job-destroying wrecking balls and that removing them would take a handbrake off the economy. According to…

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Renew Economy Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 14:10 Source

Not as much as Greg Hunt would have you believe... CEC report says electricity price spikes mostly driven by network costs – costs that are now being reduced by increased uptake of solar and battery storage.

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Prosper Australia Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 13:33 Source

Cameron Murray from Fresh Economic Thinking provides insight on why today’s housing modeling is not up to the task of providing accurate insights into urban development. The workhorse model of urban economics is the Alonso-Muth-Mills (AMM) model of the mono-centric city (the modern treatment is attributable to Jan Brueckner). Essentially this is the representative agent […]

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