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Club Troppo Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 18:43 Source

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Drag0nista's Blog Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 11:12 Source

Weekly column for The New Daily.Filed under: Politics Tagged: conservatives, leadership, Malcolm Turnbull

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John Quiggin Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 09:30 Source

Obviously, climate policy in Australia is not going well. In the US, the Trump Administration is keen to reverse the progress made under Obama. Yet for the planet as a whole, the news hasn’t been better for a long time. And there is every reason to hope that Trump and Turnbull will fail on this, and on much else.

Two big pieces of good news this week

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 05:52 Source

Saturday 25 March 2017 1 What pocesses the leader of a political party that is well down in the polls, with his own inadequate leadership under question and its mainstream policies seemingly hibernating for the upcoming winter, allow itself to get bogged down in arguments it cannot win. 18c and marriage equality are the two…

The post Day to Day Politics: Cunning bastards. appeared first on The AIM Network.

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North Coast Voices Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 00:16 Source

Ghost FungusOmphalotus nidiformisWhite & large fan shaped when maturebioluminescent at night & poisonousNative to AustraliaFound in south-east Queensland, eastern New South Wales,Victoria, Tasma

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North Coast Voices Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 00:15 Source

Mark David, Australian cartoonist@mdavidcartoons

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Your Democracy Friday, March 24, 2017 - 16:38 Source

Mr Fraudband

Mr Fraudband you’ve screwed our dream

Made the biggest mess that we’ve ever seen

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John Quiggin Friday, March 24, 2017 - 16:29 Source

If you’re a bank customer, you’re doubtless getting plenty of messages urging you to go online and stop the waste involved in receiving paper statements each month. It’s an appealing pitch, but, at least for customers of ANZ, my advice is “DON’T !”. I recently had to replace a lost secondary card on my credit card. This used to be a painful process, involving reissuing all the cards, but it’s a lot simpler now, or so I thought. That is, until I checked my online bank statements and discovered they had disappeared.

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Cheeseburger Gothic Friday, March 24, 2017 - 16:19 Source

I spent all day on this topic. It was a lot harder than I expected.

If only Andrew Bolt was free to speak his mind, none of those people would have died in London yesterday. If only the Bolter could just be free to tell us exactly what he thought of the mud races and their heathen ways, we would no longer have to live in fear of being violently disassembled by bearded nutters in chocolate shops or on the public thoroughfares.

He would give them a jolly good talking to and they would fold up like a cheap umbrella in a high wind.

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Your Democracy Friday, March 24, 2017 - 14:29 Source

trading insults

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, March 24, 2017 - 14:00 Source

I am having trouble understanding this energy debate. For starters, we own the resources and we make the rules.  Remembering that would be a good first step. Secondly, it is glaringly obvious that privatisation has not worked to keep retail prices down.  The bastards won’t even turn the generators on unless they get paid enough.…

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Renew Economy Friday, March 24, 2017 - 13:47 Source

RenewEconomy wishes to advise subscribers that our website will be down from 8pm on Friday March 24 ADST due to an upgrade to our servers.

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Renew Economy Friday, March 24, 2017 - 13:40 Source

The town of Coober Pedy is in uproar. What should have been a positive plant to shift to a renewable-focused mini-grid based around wind and solar and storage is causing outrage in the community, and embarrassment to the developer, and the federal agency that backed it.

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Renew Economy Friday, March 24, 2017 - 13:40 Source

The town of Coober Pedy is in uproar. What should have been a positive plan to shift to a renewable-focused mini-grid based around wind and solar and storage is causing outrage in the community, and embarrassment to the developer, and the federal agency that backed it.

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Harrangue Man Friday, March 24, 2017 - 13:39 Source

Each day I wake up and delve into the latest government atrocity committed by the Trump administration and read the typifying nonsense babbled by the orange one himself and I struggle to understand why the GOP are not doing anything about it.The Republicans created this situation by their actions in opposition that were antithetical to government, with a purely political focus of obstruction with no merit, and by fostering the cloud of unbelief and myth that soaked into their support base. They stood and stand against science, for fuck's sake.So Trump is on them; they made his rise inevitable.

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Renew Economy Friday, March 24, 2017 - 13:35 Source

Because of the lack of competition that could have been introduced if RET policy was held steady, fossil fuel generators can use their market power to artificially inflate prices, and somehow convince media and politicians that it is all the fault of wind and solar.

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Renew Economy Friday, March 24, 2017 - 13:05 Source

Queensland says proposal to lower voltage standards will allow networks to more easily accommodate rooftop solar and other technologies.

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Renew Economy Friday, March 24, 2017 - 12:50 Source

Coalition publishes climate policy discussion paper amid CCA resignations, claims of right-wing, anti-science bias.

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Renew Economy Friday, March 24, 2017 - 12:41 Source

The NSIDC doesn’t usually release data for both poles simultaneously, but has done so this time because of what scientists have dubbed an “exceptional” year in 2017..

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Renew Economy Friday, March 24, 2017 - 11:56 Source

What is a reasonable Feed-in Tariff (FiT) and why should a solar household in Bundanoon receive less than a solar household in Ballarat?

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Renew Economy Friday, March 24, 2017 - 11:30 Source

Changes in the approach to frequency control on synchronous units has resulted in changes that have compromised the resilience of the power system to frequency variations.

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Renew Economy Friday, March 24, 2017 - 11:30 Source

Changes in the approach to frequency control on synchronous units has resulted in changes that have compromised the resilience of the power system to frequency variations.

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Peter Martin Friday, March 24, 2017 - 11:24 Source

In the past 12 months, 82,800 Australians have moved to Victoria from interstate, around 500 carloads a week.

At the same time, 65,600 Victorians have left.

The gap - a net influx of 17,200 - is an all-time record. Victoria's population is being swelled by more migrants from interstate than ever before, and by far more than any other state, even Queensland, which used to be the go-to state for the rest of nation.

Perhaps as a result, or perhaps as a driver, employment in Victoria has surged by 97,300 in the past year, accounting for almost all of the nationwide employment growth of 104,600.

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xkcd.com Friday, March 24, 2017 - 11:00 Source

There's a compromise bill to keep the notification bar but at least charge the battery.

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En Passant Friday, March 24, 2017 - 10:46 Source


Slightly corrected version of the gloating NewsCorpse broadsheet (Image via @TheFinnigans)

Any debate about free speech in our society is really about free speech for the ruling class, I write in Independent Australia

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, March 24, 2017 - 06:00 Source

Friday 24 March 2017 Author’s note. Today I give up my daily article to a long-time friend Max Odgen. We played football together and share a love for cool Jazz. We have kept in touch over some 50 years. Max is well-known on the left of Australian politics, particularly in the Union movement as an activist.…

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Global Guerrillas Friday, March 24, 2017 - 01:24 Source

Jewish Community Center Bomb Threats

Last summer I wrote about how hacking the phone system could be used to automate terrorism.  That analysis is proving to be spot on.  Today, we learned that a 19 year old American-Israeli living in Israel, hacked satellites and phone equipment to make 120 fake bomb threats Jewish Community Centers (JCCs) in the US, Australia, and New Zealand.  

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North Coast Voices Friday, March 24, 2017 - 00:15 Source

During this decade there have been three cases close to the hearts of the far right of the political spectrum in Australia.The first was Pat Eatock v Andrew Bolt and the Herald and Weekly Times Pty Ltd in the Federal Court of Australia, the second the Cynthia Prior complaint to the Human Rights Commission and, the third was the co

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North Coast Voices Friday, March 24, 2017 - 00:15 Source

Photograph by Janette AscheOn 15 March 2017 the longest navigable river in New Zealand, Te Awa Tupua (Whanganui), was granted full rights as "an indivisible and living whole" (a living

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Under The Milky Way Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 19:16 Source

This is a description of my families cat: Swishy. She had green eyes, brown and white fur, cute, little, white paws and an innocent face expression.

One day when I was 18 months old, my sister was 2 years old and my brother was 5 years old, our family were playing a game of UNO. In the middle of my sister’s turn my dad heard a meowing sound and saw……….

A CAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Once everyone had seen the big suprize we started to think what to name this mysterious cat. We ended up calling her………… SWISHY!!!!!!

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