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politicalowl Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 23:16 Source

Some thoughts on the Bennelong by-election:

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North Coast Voices Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 18:17 Source

 
 
Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) Virtual Tally Room – count begins after 6.30pm.

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Poll Bludger Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 18:01 Source

Live coverage of the count for the Bennelong by-election.

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The Tally Room Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 18:00 Source

6:00 – Polls have just closed in the Bennelong by-election. I’ll be covering this by-election live tonight, hopefully including some projections and geographic breakdowns (although I’m still finishing them off). We should start having results between 6:30 and 7pm.

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Your Democracy Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 15:12 Source

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Get ready to hear what people are having for dinner tonight. Because that's the hot topic at the centre of UberEATS first brand campaign in Australia via Special Group and The Glue Society.Featuring the likes of a fried-chicken-crazed Naomi Watts, vegan delight Boy George and spaghetti lover Ryan Maloney of 'Neighbours' fame - UberEATS are on a mission to inspire anyone out there who is scratching their head wondering - 'What to eat tonight?'

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 12:47 Source

The taking down of the calendars: a reflection … or two! (Ziedel’s secret carby’). #1 Dropped in to the workshop to pay my mechanic’s bill a while back..more than a year or so, in fact … anyway, it was on that day when Peter – the mechanic – was taking down several of those “girlie”…

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Harrangue Man Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 11:51 Source

With the traditional Ozzer cultural downtime for the Christmas and New Year combined with Summer school holidays it means my home alone time has come to an end.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 11:39 Source

The Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sex Abuse hadn’t quite concluded when Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Social Security Minister Christian Porter embarked on their malfeasant project of creating two tiers of abuse survivors. In their proposed and ill-named redress scheme, (there can be no “redress,” there can only be recognition of awful suffering) a…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 11:00 Source

By Barddylbach Australians may have forgotten what happened on Halloween already, but it may be harder to forget this will be the fifth consecutive Christmas the Australian Federal Government has imprisoned refugees in offshore mandatory detention. New cabins on a remote hostile island while families, women and children languish on another is not freedom, it…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 09:30 Source

By Peter Mcc The Catholic Church finds itself in a bit of a bind these days. They love having their exclusive gentlemen’s club, with all the trappings and showmanship, fancy dresses, fine wines, and immunity from the Law, but suddenly folk have had enough of their treatment of children and society wants, demands actually, that…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 06:04 Source

Saturday 16 December 2017 As the final days before Christmas, meander their way through those monolithic tributes to capitalism, people’s only thoughts are of seasonal indebtedness for their happiness. As they descend into the Australian 30 day non-thinking hiatus that is our festive holiday season who will be interested in news? As we invest in the…

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North Coast Voices Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 00:16 Source

Sulpher Crested Cockatoo Cacatua galeritaImage: Clement TangThis large parrot’s range extends th

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North Coast Voices Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 00:15 Source

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Poll Bludger Friday, December 15, 2017 - 22:32 Source

Another poll points to a cliffhanger in the make-or-break Bennelong by-election.

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MacroBusiness Friday, December 15, 2017 - 22:20 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Is Trump Driving the Stock Market Rally? – NY Times Goldman Wants a 100% Margin on Some Bitcoin Futures Trades – Bloomberg Out With the Old? Blockchain Requires a New Regulatory Approach – Coin Desk FCC Votes to End Net Neutrality Rules – Bloomberg U.S. regulators ditch net neutrality

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Harrangue Man Friday, December 15, 2017 - 21:08 Source

I'd used The Highlands teleport helmet in the inner zone but landed in the valley before the crown. The Wizard was there and I toaded the fucker with the toadify spell.It was a Race to the Crown result and then he simply hopped onto the crown space in all his toady glory to win.Beaten by a toad; that's a fail.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, December 15, 2017 - 20:51 Source

Does anyone remember that we once proudly described ourselves as an egalitarian nation? Just after World War II, the Australian government wanted everyone in the world community to understand that Australia was a socialist democracy. Evatt at the UN, then later Gough here at home, were simple expressions of the majority opinion. We were hugely…

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MacroBusiness Friday, December 15, 2017 - 16:24 Source

by Chris Becker Asia has a wet lettuce finish to the week with most stock markets finishing in the red as the USD continued its decline from overnight, except against Euro as the ECB meeting failed to ignite animal spirits.  Going into the Christmas break there is tension amid risk markets that have had a

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Inside Story Friday, December 15, 2017 - 14:33 Source

With Christmas almost upon us, it now seems certain that 2017 will be the first year since 2000 in which no leader of any major party, federal or state, has been felled by a leadership coup. Every year since 2001 has seen at least one leader felled, with five leaders voted out by their colleagues in the single most coup-prone year, 2008.

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Your Democracy Friday, December 15, 2017 - 14:18 Source
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Renew Economy Friday, December 15, 2017 - 14:05 Source

World-first solar train - running with its own solar and battery storage - to be launched in Byron Bay on Saturday.

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Renew Economy Friday, December 15, 2017 - 13:51 Source

Westpac says at least 20 big companies are tendering for wind and solar plants as they look to bypass soaring grid costs and look for self-generation.

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Renew Economy Friday, December 15, 2017 - 13:22 Source

Audit office slams Australia's CCS funding programs, saying $450 million spent, and nothing achieved: Not a single tonne of CO2 saved, no technology ready for deployment, from a scheme that has been a governance catastrophe.

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Renew Economy Friday, December 15, 2017 - 12:54 Source

The solar, wind, battery, and electric car “miracles” have gone mainstream.

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Inside Story Friday, December 15, 2017 - 12:42 Source

With the healthcare debate relentlessly focused on Medicare, hospitals and doctors, it’s easy to forget that most sick, disabled and elderly people spend much if not all of their time at home. There, they are cared for by family and friends, many of whom are untrained and sometimes in poor health themselves. We rely heavily on these informal carers; in their absence, the healthcare, mental health, disability and aged-care sectors would be even more stretched than they are, and many people would lose the comfort and dignity of living (and dying) in their own homes.

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Renew Economy Friday, December 15, 2017 - 12:35 Source

CEFC notches up 1 gigawatt of big solar investment across Australia, after committing another $207m to two new projects in Victoria and Queensland.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, December 15, 2017 - 12:17 Source

Gazing at the politics of a vassal state is interesting in one acute, and jarring sense. Voices of presumed independence are often bought; political opinions that seem well informed are, in fact, ventriloquised. The origin is always elsewhere. Australia’s politicians represent this more starkly than most. Supposedly representatives of the people who elect them, they…

The post The Fall of Sam Dastyari: The Allures of Foreign Influence appeared first on The AIM Network.

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MacroBusiness Friday, December 15, 2017 - 11:40 Source

Via JPM: Our price target for S&P 500 at the end of 2018 is 3,000 and our earnings forecast (including tax reform) is $153. Half of the earnings upside (~$10) is due to tax reform, and the other half due to top line growth (~$7), margin expansion (~$1.50) and buybacks (~$2.50). To reach the price target, bond

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Prosper Australia Friday, December 15, 2017 - 11:36 Source

Ben Phillips (ANU), one of Australia’s leading econometricians, joined the Renegade Economists radio show last week to discuss his report Regional Housing Supply & Demand. The report held a critical lense up to the ubiquitous supply side argument. Is it really the most effective housing affordability tool? We also discussed the future of economic modeling […]

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MacroBusiness Friday, December 15, 2017 - 11:30 Source

Via the ABC: Leading American political figures have seized on the Sam Dastyari scandal to highlight the threats posed by Beijing to Western democracies. A bipartisan congressional-executive commission on China has heard evidence of growing Communist Party influence in the United States, and towards allies such as Australia and New Zealand. The donations scandal that ended

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