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Antony Green's Election Blog Monday, December 5, 2016 - 22:14 Source

With full preferential voting to be used at the next Queensland election, what would the 2015 result look like using Federal election preference flows?

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En Passant Monday, December 5, 2016 - 20:55 Source

It should come as no surprise that the Commissioner of Taxation, who has sacked got rid of about 4500 Tax Office staff, or 20% of the workforce, can’t crack down on tax avoidance and tax evasion by multinationals and billionaires.

Not only that but it now appears he doesn’t have enough staff to police employer compliance with superannuation guarantee laws. The bosses are ripping off $3.6 bn every year from 2.4 million workers.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, December 5, 2016 - 20:20 Source

I will preface this post by apologising for its elitist, condescending tone. I understand how unhelpful it is to metaphorically look-down at Trump supporters, and that part of the reason they are Trump supporters is because people like me looked-down on them for so long that they are now revolting against elitist snobbery. But I…

The post How did post-truth happen? appeared first on The AIM Network.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, December 5, 2016 - 18:00 Source

By Denis Bright Paul Keating needs support in his promotion of balanced engagement with Asia and the Pacific. The concept of America First as advocated by Donald Trump is a challenge to Australia’s regional identity and should be opposed in a bipartisan manner. Stopping the rise of legitimate emergent great powers with economic and strategic…

The post Peace and Development in the Asia Pacific Region appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Harrangue Man Monday, December 5, 2016 - 17:23 Source

Our building's sclerotic network landed causing no end of frustration—the price you pay when all your work is done via a network. At one point I yelled at SharePoint and that, combined with a brain-hurting email, meant I had to walk it off.So I walked it off. It didn't help that much but the break at least short-circuited the anger build up so I went back to frustrated mode instead of under-the-breath muttering and sotto "WTF?" reactions when the fucking computer didn't do what I wanted it to.It was an insane Monday with a fuck ton of work; but the work I did was good, hearty fare whose effects will last a long time. WFTW.

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you said it... Monday, December 5, 2016 - 16:55 Source

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Your Democracy Monday, December 5, 2016 - 15:17 Source

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Your Democracy Monday, December 5, 2016 - 15:12 Source

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A carbon price for power companies is set to be considered as part of a climate change review, but the Government has ruled out a return to Labor's carbon tax.

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Renew Economy Monday, December 5, 2016 - 15:03 Source

Climate policy review presents clear opportunity to join host of other countries choosing a credible pathway to net zero emissions by mid-century.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, December 5, 2016 - 15:00 Source

By Dr Strobe Driver Introduction There has been some increasing consternation in recent times among commentators that the ‘rise of China’ is mirroring the machinations and complexities of Germany before World War One (WWI)—the era of Kaiser Wilhelm II. Monk points to Germany’s sense of being hemmed in by the Triple Entente (England, France and…

The post War with China: Ascending Powers, Expansionism and the Use-of-Force appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Renew Economy Monday, December 5, 2016 - 14:32 Source

Proposal for 2000km sub-sea cable to export solar power from Pilbara and Kimberley to Indonesia described as financially viable, possible within decade.

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Cheeseburger Gothic Monday, December 5, 2016 - 14:20 Source

Most of you would get the discount anyway, because you're in the bookclub, but for anyone who's just passing through and looking for a tasty saving, you can pre-order A Girl in Time for AU $3.99 on iBooks.

It'll be $5.99 on release. (Unless you're a subscriber, of course. Then you get a sneaky secret discount too.)

Anyway, this universal link will take you to your appropriate shoppe.

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Renew Economy Monday, December 5, 2016 - 14:11 Source

Spot prices in NSW and QLD are up 70% over a year ago, and gas prices have doubled. The idea that more gas fired generation is going to solve energy security needs in the medium term seems fairly untenable.

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Cheeseburger Gothic Monday, December 5, 2016 - 13:40 Source

Because I just found out there's a new single player Mechwarrior game coming out. I played soooo much of the old version back in the 90s and it's a shock to see it with these souped up graphics.

Engadget has your briefing here.

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Renew Economy Monday, December 5, 2016 - 13:23 Source

Malcolm Turnbull joins right wing bloggers in blaming wind energy for last week's blackout. It seems renewable energy will be sacrificed as Coalition admits Direct Action is a farce, prepares the ground for a baseline and credit scheme. And more gas and more coal.

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Renew Economy Monday, December 5, 2016 - 13:21 Source

Australia is progressing towards a USstyle of policy development, with states implementing ambitious policy as they seek to reduce emissions and capitalise on investment

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Renew Economy Monday, December 5, 2016 - 13:21 Source

Australia is progressing towards a US-style of policy development, with states implementing ambitious policy as they seek to reduce emissions and capitalise on investment.

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Club Troppo Monday, December 5, 2016 - 12:54 Source

Health and Wellbeing, Resilience EngineThe well-being or ‘happiness’ push has been rolling for more than a decade now.

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Club Troppo Monday, December 5, 2016 - 12:47 Source

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Renew Economy Monday, December 5, 2016 - 12:45 Source

Independent investigation into failure of subsea electricity cable linking Tasmania to mainland Australia has returned a verdict of “cause unknown.”

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Renew Economy Monday, December 5, 2016 - 12:18 Source

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised the CEFC on its A$110 million equity investment in the Investa Commercial Property Fund.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, December 5, 2016 - 12:01 Source

Tony Abbott is insisting he be given a title again.  He has previously asked to be judged by his deeds so it would be timely to examine just what Abbott achieved when given the opportunity to lead the nation. Conveniently, the Liberal Party have a website that provides us with a list of their achievements…

The post Tony’s job application appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Renew Economy Monday, December 5, 2016 - 11:36 Source

The construction of a solar road in France is turning numerous heads due to the novelty value of the project. Solar experts have a different view.

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Renew Economy Monday, December 5, 2016 - 11:34 Source

Paris, Madrid, Athens, and Mexico City will ban diesel engines by 2025, mayors of the four major world cities announced this week.

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Renew Economy Monday, December 5, 2016 - 11:28 Source

Redflow Limited today announces seven more approved installers for its new ZCell energy storage solution.

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xkcd.com Monday, December 5, 2016 - 11:00 Source

Of course, "Number of times I've gotten to make a decision twice to know for sure how it would have turned out" is still at 0.

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Renew Economy Monday, December 5, 2016 - 10:32 Source

Away from the sound and fury around Adani’s proposed coal mine in the Galilee Basin, a tectonic shift is happening in the global energy industry.

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Political Owl Monday, December 5, 2016 - 10:29 Source

Grange. Australia's most famous wine. The red that put our country on the world's quality wine map. Yet most years Penfolds has to break the law to tell people what's in it.If you think that sounds like madness, well, yes, it is.

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The Melbourne Urbanist Monday, December 5, 2016 - 10:01 Source

The planning and heritage systems can’t do much about another inner suburban Melbourne pub – this time in St Kilda – being replaced by apartments and shops Can this pub be protected from apartments?

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, December 5, 2016 - 10:00 Source

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

The post Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 15) appeared first on The AIM Network.

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