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Renew Economy Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 18:12 Source

Butler confirms $1 billion ARENA funding to be cut after advocacy groups failed to defend agency when Coalition announced changes to clean energy finance. Because of that, Labor will no longer put its "body on the line" to defend the agency it created.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 18:12 Source

Butler confirms $1 billion ARENA funding to be cut after advocacy groups failed to defend agency when Coalition announced changes to clean energy finance. Because of that, Labor will no longer put its "body on the line" to defend the agency it created.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 18:12 Source

Butler confirms $1 billion ARENA funding to be cut after advocacy groups failed to defend agency when Coalition announced changes to clean energy finance. Because of that, Labor will no longer put its "body on the line" to defend the agency it created.

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Your Democracy Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 17:59 Source

messages of freedom ...

When Vice President Joseph Biden travelled to Iraq a few days ago, he did it, as always, under a shroud of secrecy. The mainstream press was asked in advance to keep the trip secret and dutifully complied. Biden declined to spend the night in Iraq, staying only 10 hours before whisking away to Italy, where presumably he slept safe and sound.

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Your Democracy Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 17:41 Source
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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 17:04 Source

One of the little suggestions in the recent announcement by the Turnbull Government that they were going to replace a billion dollars of the billions that they ripped out of Education, was the idea of performance pay for teachers. And by, suggestion, I mean that they were going to make it a condition of states…

The post Why Performance Pay For Teachers Is A Good Idea! appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Prosper Australia Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 16:04 Source

Australia’s premier TV current affairs program 4 Corners has a reputation for game-changing. Thoughtful analysis and a giant audience will do that. When it thunders, the time has arrived for a full reset. Last night’s episode ‘Home Truths’ lanced The Great Australian Land Bubble, assisted by some of our favorite people. Prof Steve Keen, from […]

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Club Troppo Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 16:01 Source

Building social value

Following innovations in the UK and New Zealand, some of Australia’s more forward looking State governments are looking at two related innovations. The first is ‘social investment’ with social impact bonds leading the vanguard.

Social impact bonds

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Poll Bludger Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 14:09 Source

This week’s reading of the Essential Research rolling fortnightly aggregate finds Labor maintaining the 52-48 lead it opened up last week, from primary votes of Coalition 40% (steady), Labor 38% (down one) and Greens 10% (steady).

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Renew Economy Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 14:02 Source

AGL says electricity customers will be able to fully offset emissions from their electricity supply for $1/week from July 1.

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Your Democracy Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 13:57 Source

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Renew Economy Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 13:55 Source

Climate change deniers are getting angrier and angrier because there is less and less ground that they can even moderately stand upon.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 13:27 Source

Dear Mr Dutton, Words cannot express just how disgusted I am in you and your Department. It is clear that your abhorrent asylum seeker policies have nothing to do with ‘saving lives’ and everything to do with securing votes from bigots, racists and xenophobes. I know it is too much to ask that you show…

The post “They come for help and you torture them.” appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 13:24 Source

Climate change deniers are being forced off of multiple positions and the world is ignoring their opinions en masse.

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Delimiter Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 13:19 Source

I'll be the first to admit if -- and I'll be happy about it -- I am proven wrong. But all the evidence from the past shows that this appointment will ultimately amount to little.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 12:36 Source

Low tariffs, and an absence of market signals rewarding the benefits of local generation, will encourage homes, businesses and small communities to quit the network, a new study has found. Will the incumbents ever learn?

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Renew Economy Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 12:36 Source

Low tariffs, and an absence of market signals rewarding the benefits of local generation, will encourage homes, businesses and small communities to quit the network, a new study has found. Will the incumbents ever learn?

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Renew Economy Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 12:31 Source

ACT passes law to bring forward target for net zero carbon emissions to 2050, to complement its recently fast-tracked 100% renewables by 2020 target.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 12:29 Source

Three of Germany’s eight remaining nuclear reactors have been off-line for most of April. So much for 24/7 reliable power.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 10:49 Source

Let’s remove the emotion for a minute and take a close look at the economics of the decision whether or not to get a solar PV and battery system.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 10:29 Source

The silence on the project commitment front was loud enough to induce a familiar tinnitus: speculation of further regulatory change.

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Delimiter Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 10:04 Source

Advocacy group Internet Australia has said that despite the "huffing and puffing" from Australia-based representatives of overseas content rights holders, Australia is not on the US Government’s official content piracy watchlist.

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Delimiter Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 10:00 Source

The Australian Digital Alliance (ADA) has issued a statement welcoming the Productivity Commission’s "sensible and much needed" proposals for changes to Australia’s copyright law.

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Delimiter Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 09:56 Source

Consumer advocacy group Choice has backed recommendations by the Productivity Commission to make copyright more consumer friendly and called for an end to geoblocking of Internet content.

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Your Democracy Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 09:48 Source

extortion

It seems Oz Post CEO Ahmed Fahour might have found the perfect way to finally kill off the business. Paying millions to his executive team while laying off 900 postal workers who actually did something useful like, you know, delivering the post, was a good start.

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The Melbourne Urbanist Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 09:39 Source

The bicycle is already a serious mode of urban travel but riders are vulnerable in traffic – the fashion for very dark tinting of cars windows threatens the potential of cycling Do dark tinted car windows look cool to cyclists?

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Renew Economy Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 09:36 Source

Solar power breaks new record with bids below 3c/kWh in Dubai auction, as leading critic admits he was wrong about economics of solar.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 09:36 Source

Solar power breaks new record with bids below 3c/kWh in Dubai auction, as leading critic admits he was wrong about economics of solar.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 08:45 Source

“We mustn’t let empathy cloud our judgement.” Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull urged the Australian people not to get all “misty-eyed” about the fate of refugees held in off-shore detention. He followed this urging with the above statement, after learning that the late Nauru refugee, Omid, had died as a consequence of setting himself on fire.…

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Your Democracy Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 07:34 Source

the choice...the choice...

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