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Duck Pond Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 02:37 Source

Dexter is getting on a bit in dog terms, and just maybe there are “silver threads among the gold”.

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MacroBusiness Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 00:43 Source

Science and Technology Scientists predict green energy revolution after incredible new graphene discoveries (Independent UK) Reflecting sunlight into space has terrifying consequences, say scientists (Guardian) The spoon that could make Thanksgiving more enjoyable for those suffering from tremors (Washington Post) Scientists predict green energy revolution after incredible new graphene discoveries (Independent UK) Samsung’s ‘eyemouse’ lets anyone control computers […]

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MacroBusiness Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 00:36 Source

Global Macro / Markets: China overtakes Japan as world’s second-biggest stock market – JT The countries punished by an Opec-fuelled oil price rout – Telegraph Acting Collectively: A Better Way to Restructure Government Debt - IMF Direct Oil Seen in New Era as OPEC Won’t Yield to U.S. Shale – Bloomberg Americas: Why America Is […]

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North Coast Voices Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 00:16 Source

Cartoonists and subjects which were popular in mainstream and social media in November 2014.....

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North Coast Voices Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 00:15 Source

Black people are constantly divided, chained to an ideology and sacrificed by others in the pursuit of their idea of the greater good. I’ve worked in the interface between black and white for long enough to be exploited most often as the proof of life.I am in the ubiquitous photos of participants rounded up to pose and confirm the community engagement objective of a workshop was met. I am the counterweight that provides balanced reportage to a site, once I have been edited and strategically placed. I am the polarizing link that provides the dark to their light.

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Poll Bludger Friday, November 28, 2014 - 23:45 Source

Final polls:

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Political Owl Friday, November 28, 2014 - 21:27 Source

The opinion polls have been showing it for some time and now the markets are catching up. The current Owl's election indicator shows the Coalition's chances of re-election have dropped considerably in recent weeks.

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Political Owl Friday, November 28, 2014 - 21:16 Source

The Owl’s market based election indicator still has Labor quite a firm favourite to win tomorrow’s Victorian state election but its chances have not improved any over the last week.2014-11-28_victorianindicatorTo me this suggests there are believers in the underdog theory of elections alive and well.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, November 28, 2014 - 20:14 Source

What is fundamentally at stake in Australia right now is life – all of it!

From Australia’s last great wilderness in the Kimberley (Western Australia), to the Pilliga woodland of New South Wales, and the towering rainforests of Tasmania and Victoria, we are all connected to this country in one-way or another.

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Poll Bludger Friday, November 28, 2014 - 19:56 Source

I’m testing the limits of the better-late-than-never principle here, but let it be noted that I now have a region-by-region guide to the Victorian Legislative Council election in business, featuring brief historical overviews and past results, guides to the tickets for each party, and conveniently placed publication of my simplified upper house preference tickets. The guide can also be accessed on the sidebar, together with the Legislative Assembly guide.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, November 28, 2014 - 19:47 Source

“It is an absolute principle of democracy that governments should not and must not say one thing before an election and do the opposite afterwards. Nothing could be more calculated to bring our democracy into disrepute and alienate the citizenry of Australia from their government than if governments were to establish by precedent that they could say one thing before an election and do the opposite afterwards.” Tony Abbott, August 22, 2011

Ok, you must note that he didn’t say that there was any problem with OPPOSITIONS saying one thing before an election, and something else after!!!!

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Antony Green's Election Blog Friday, November 28, 2014 - 19:23 Source

30% of Victorians have already vote by post or in person, and the table below shows the effective turnout figure for each electorate.

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Your Democracy Friday, November 28, 2014 - 18:08 Source

sinking titanic

The week didn't start well for federal MP Clive Palmer and it's ended badly too with a family home suffering a partially collapsed roof in Brisbane's wild storm.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, November 28, 2014 - 16:44 Source

Increasingly this government is seeking to subvert due process and impose their agenda in totalitarian fashion.

Regardless of whether you think the increase in fuel excise is an appropriate measure, the move to introduce it through regulation rather than legislation is specifically designed to bypass parliament.  The regulations will need to be backed up with proper legislation by the Senate within 12 months or the money raised will have to be refunded.

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MacroBusiness Friday, November 28, 2014 - 16:20 Source

Stan Shamu for Chris Weston, Chief Market Strategist at IG Markets Asia is in for a mixed finish to the week with focus primarily on the plunge in oil prices and related stocks. Big energy names in commodity heavy markets such as the ASX 200 are experiencing 6% plus drops, as investors finally succumb to […]

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MacroBusiness Friday, November 28, 2014 - 15:27 Source

By Leith van Onselen The AFR’s Chris Joye has published article today arguing that the Murray Financial System Inquiry will likely drive the major banks to increase loans to businesses as increased capital requirements on mortgages makes housing lending less profitable: The Murray inquiry could also drive a dramatic increase in major-bank lending to small […]

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MacroBusiness Friday, November 28, 2014 - 15:16 Source

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The Tally Room Friday, November 28, 2014 - 15:00 Source

Wendouree1-2PPWendouree is a very marginal seat covering the western suburbs of Ballarat, including Wendouree, Brown Hill, Delacombe, Alfredton and Redan. Wendouree is a new name for the seat of Ballarat West.

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En Passant Friday, November 28, 2014 - 14:51 Source

I am looking forward to the Labor Party pre-selecting a real left-winger for the top Senate spot to replace Senator Kate Lundy.

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New Matilda Friday, November 28, 2014 - 14:51 Source

A Victorian family have made an awkward truce with police, as their young son's health improves. Could their story be a spur for political reform?

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MacroBusiness Friday, November 28, 2014 - 14:37 Source

By Paul Egan & Philip Soos - Co-Author’s ‘Bubble Economics: Australian Land Speculation 1830 – 2013’   Exuberant household credit growth over the last twenty years has a sinister dimension: the likelihood of widespread predatory lending and bank fraud. Every developed country, including Australia, has laws to regulate and hopefully prevent predatory lending, defined as providing credit […]

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Renew Economy Friday, November 28, 2014 - 14:18 Source

Who’s the biggest turkey of the year? The Top 5 includes Tony Abbott, 60 Minutes, critics of clean energy finance, and utilities resisting the inevitable.

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Renew Economy Friday, November 28, 2014 - 14:18 Source

The stakes in Lima are tropospheric, and far clearer now than when Kyoto was negotiated.

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Renew Economy Friday, November 28, 2014 - 14:17 Source

Distributed soar’s continued growth requires aligning interests of utilities, solar companies.

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Renew Economy Friday, November 28, 2014 - 14:17 Source

New study says huge rise in rooftop solar is inevitable. In WA, that will mean no role for fossil fuels in the middle of the day, so utility-scale storage will be crucial, and will lower system costs from business as usual.

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Renew Economy Friday, November 28, 2014 - 14:17 Source

Facts haven't had much influence on policy, but Australia Institute says claims about RET impact on Tasmania are bogus. This, as political shadow-boxing continues.

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Renew Economy Friday, November 28, 2014 - 14:16 Source

WA-basd Sustainable Energy Association, stops trading, citing falls in revenue created by the current "socio-political" environmnt.

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Renew Economy Friday, November 28, 2014 - 14:15 Source

New superconductor-powered wind turbines which are 1000 times more efficient than current models could hit Australian shores within five years.

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New Matilda Friday, November 28, 2014 - 14:07 Source

Poaching overseas students for their fees leaves them vulnerable to exploitation and undermines the quality of the university sector.

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MacroBusiness Friday, November 28, 2014 - 14:06 Source

By Leith van Onselen ANZ has revised its forecasts, now tipping lower GDP growth and weaker income growth, but curiously still forecasts 100 basis points of interest rate rises from November 2015: We have revised down our growth profile for Australia, and now expect slightly softer growth in 2015 and 2016 of 2.9% and 3.2% […]

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