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The Political Sword Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 10:05 Source

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Cheeseburger Gothic Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 07:59 Source

You can grab it here if you haven't already. But you have. Because it FKN AWSM!!!

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 06:12 Source

Sunday 31 July 2016 The problem with evaluating the comments made about former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s suitability or qualifications for the position of Secretary General of the United Nations is that the people making them are, compared with Rudd himself, intellectual nobodies. After giving Rudd assurances that he would have the full support of…

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North Coast Voices Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 00:16 Source

The Sydney Morning Herald, 29 July 2016:A well-connected young Liberal has set up companies that sell diploma courses and harvest job seekers' data for the scandal-plagued taxpayer-funded vocational education sector.The Melbourne Grammar graduate, Jake Foster, previously owned a business which was accused of targeting vulnerable students and selling them courses at Australia's largest vocational education network…..The company responsible for selling job seekers' data, Spot Distributor

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North Coast Voices Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 00:15 Source

Less than  a year after being sworn in as Australian Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia, former Deutsche Bank director and current Liberal MP for Kooyong Josh Mr.

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Your Democracy Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 23:22 Source

nowhere man ...

When Malcolm Turnbull saved the Liberal Party from annihilation by taking over the Leadership of the party from Tony Abbott, things were looking very rosy indeed. Here was a chap who actually listened to questions then reflected for a moment before responding. And those responses seemed to appease the voters by not simply quoting a slogan.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 22:46 Source

By Peter McCarthy When Malcolm Turnbull saved the Liberal Party from annihilation by taking over the Leadership of the party from Tony Abbott, things were looking very rosy indeed. Here was a chap who actually listened to questions then reflected for a moment before responding. And those responses seemed to appease the voters by not…

The post From Hero to Zero – When a PM fails to deliver appeared first on The AIM Network.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 18:15 Source

By Erin Chew Scratching heads and hurt egos plague the left of Tasmanian Labor as they discern how their Senate faction deal fell through. Their plans to install union stalwart John Short as the number three candidate were quashed as soon as the Senate results indicated a “vote below the line” win for Lisa Singh,…

The post Lisa Singh shows the ALP she is not done yet appeared first on The AIM Network.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 12:21 Source

You have to hand it to Tim Wilson.  He is the archetypal dilettante – a man who swans around the world at other people’s expense having a fat old time doing SFA. In a 2014 interview, he revealed his tactics for self-promotion. He became heavily involved with student politics, eventually becoming president of the Student…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 12:17 Source

Denis Bright invites discussion on the longer-term outcomes of the 2016 federal election after the narrowest victory for the LNP since 1961. The LNP has the capacity to repeat Sir Robert Menzies successes at an early federal election by renewing its domestic policy agenda and tilting to the right in its foreign and anti-terrorist agendas.…

The post Policy Consensus-Building: Some Enduring Post-Election Outcomes appeared first on The AIM Network.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 11:19 Source

Cardinal George Pell has, in the face of fresh allegations of sexual abuse of children aired by ABC TV’s 7.30 Report this week, demanded a “probe” into what he perceives to be a conspiracy between the Victoria Police and the ABC to “pervert the course of justice” using a “trial by media” to establish his…

The post Pell: Nothing to see here, look over there appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Your Democracy Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 08:45 Source

 

naptime...

... all the excitement appeared to have taken a toll on husband Bill, who was seated in the audience next to Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine.  

As the topic turned to tackling Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), the former US president seemed to nod off – perhaps already dreaming of a return to the White House.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 06:23 Source

Saturday 30 July 2016. From Morrie Moneyweather. I have refrained from writing to this blog for over a year now but it has gottin to much for me. I’m sick and tied of mean spirited poor looser attitude of the writers of this blog. The bias is just remakeable. I mean cant yoy get it…

The post Day to Day Politics: A letter to the editor of The AIMN. appeared first on The AIM Network.

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North Coast Voices Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 00:16 Source

Echo NetDaily, 28 July 2016:Surfers and swimmers are being urged to be extra vigilant following numerous shark detections along north coast beaches this week.The listening station at Evans Head buoy, off Main Beach, has pinged 15 times since Sunday, with alerts associated with tagged great whites. Sharks have also been detected at Sharpes Beach near Ballina, where two surfers were knocked off their boards this week, Clarkes Beach at Byron Bay, and also at Shelley Beach where a third surfer had a close encounter this week.The NSW Department of Primary Industries has

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North Coast Voices Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 00:15 Source

Aerial photograph found at www.visitnsw.comYamba, situated where the Clarence River meets the sea, received some well deserved media attention this week.It is now a year round go to destination which helps produce tourism statistics like this for the NSW North Coast:NSW destination preference: regional and Sydney, 2015 vs 2016

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Your Democracy Friday, July 29, 2016 - 23:01 Source

 

rats...

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has released a series of letters in which he claims Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull had promised to support his bid for the United Nations' top job as recently as December.

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John Quiggin Friday, July 29, 2016 - 20:12 Source

As I mentioned in my last post, Turnbull’s narrow win has left us with a government standing for nothing but delaying various inevitable outcomes, including
* equal marriage;
* participation in global action on climate change; and, most notably
* Turnbull’s removal from office, whether by voters or, more likely, by his own colleagues.

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En Passant Friday, July 29, 2016 - 18:57 Source

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, July 29, 2016 - 18:39 Source

Yes, I’m sure there’s a lot of people who can make a case against Kevin Rudd becoming the next Secretary-General of the United Nations, but that’s not why I think Malcolm Turnbull has made a mistake in not supporting his bid. I’m not going to get carried away and call it one of his biggest…

The post Malcolm Takes The Lose/Lose Option on Rudd! appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Prosper Australia Friday, July 29, 2016 - 17:21 Source

The next rail crossing to be removed by the Victorian Government’s Level Crossing Removal Authority is at Grange Road, Alphington. It is asking locals whether they would prefer a sky bridge over or a concrete trench under. The good residents of Alphington are being presented with very bad options. The best solution is a cut […]

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you said it... Friday, July 29, 2016 - 17:04 Source

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July 27 2016 – 7:21PM


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Skepticlawyer Friday, July 29, 2016 - 16:58 Source

Blaming The Donald on Sen. Barry Goldwater is essentially the claim of this Vox piece.

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Your Democracy Friday, July 29, 2016 - 16:16 Source
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Your Democracy Friday, July 29, 2016 - 15:05 Source

peace

The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity is a project of Dr. Paul’s Foundation for Rational Economics and Education (F.R.E.E.), founded in the 1970s as an educational organization. The Institute continues and expands Dr. Paul’s lifetime of public advocacy for a peaceful foreign policy and the protection of civil liberties at home.

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Jack the Insider Friday, July 29, 2016 - 15:05 Source

I know this won’t rate a mention in TV Week but my days on television are over. During the election campaign I received…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, July 29, 2016 - 13:48 Source

By Ross Sharp Andrew Bolt, the Herald-Sun’s resident expert on Andrew Bolt and gerbalism germalism burbleism writing shit, has decided to turn his attention to the matter of the firm but gentle mollycoddling and indulgences meted out to those naughty lads incarcerated within the soft machine of the Northern Territory’s Don Dale Juvenile Detention Centre, treatment which was highlighted on the ABC’s “Four Corners” program on Monday…

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Renew Economy Friday, July 29, 2016 - 13:41 Source

There are lessons for South Australia and the rest of the country in how Port Augusta has gone about their transition to renewable energy so far.

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Renew Economy Friday, July 29, 2016 - 13:34 Source

Australia Clean Energy Council Recognizes Project with Energy Makeovers and Sunverge Employing Storage and Software to Reduce Peak Demand and Eliminate New Poles and Wires

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The Tally Room Friday, July 29, 2016 - 13:30 Source

Voters in the Australian Capital Territory go to the polls on October 15 to elect a new Legislative Assembly.

The current 17-member assembly will be replaced by an enlarged 25-member assembly. To achieve this, two new electorates called Murrumbidgee and Yerrabi have been added, and the central electorate of Molonglo has been shrunk and renamed Kurrajong.

I have completed a full guide for each of the five electorates.

Read the guide here

As usual, you can comment on each seat’s guide.

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Renew Economy Friday, July 29, 2016 - 13:30 Source

The rapid, short-term growth in Australia's large-scale solar market has already been enough to drive costs down faster than even the most optimistic project developers could have predicted. Stand by for a big solar boom.

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