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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, August 19, 2016 - 20:23 Source

Joint media release: Cambridge Judge Business School, Cambridge, UK & UNSW Australia Business School, Sydney, Australia In understanding war-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a person’s cultural and professional context is just as important as how they cope with witnessing wartime events, says a new study in the Academy of Management Journal. It’s long been assumed…

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Your Democracy Friday, August 19, 2016 - 18:40 Source
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Club Troppo Friday, August 19, 2016 - 18:32 Source

Below is an essay by me and Chris Vanstone (Chief Innovation Officer of The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI) published in two parts by The Mandarin.

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Harrangue Man Friday, August 19, 2016 - 17:02 Source

I decided to wear my fancy new dress shoes for my sixth ping chat but it proved a dodgy choice—we ended up trekking up a hill, including along a well-worn "made by people" path through bare earth and foliage, to reach the café for the meet. Plus, being narrow and new, the shoes compressed the sides of my broad feet and they ached like a m'fo.Hilariously the cat I was meeting with appeared to be wearing the exact brand of black with pink piping sneakers I normally wear.Gold; I dressed up for a dressed down chat.Still, better have fancy shoes and not need them than need them and not have them.

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Jack the Insider Friday, August 19, 2016 - 14:27 Source

In 2016 an estimated 130,000 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer. Last Friday I became one of them when I was told I had cancer…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, August 19, 2016 - 14:13 Source

The Coalition’s inability to address taxation reform is as exasperating as Dutton’s refusal to address the plight of those incarcerated on Manus and Nauru.  The answers are there but blind ideology and political cowardice are stopping the government from adopting them. Malcolm Turnbull has stated that taxation should be used to encourage desired outcomes and,…

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Cheeseburger Gothic Friday, August 19, 2016 - 14:13 Source

I did manage to catch this one for my birthday. Took the fam. We all liked it. I'd post a review but, you know, writing books.

I'm not sure why it hasn't done as well as the others. I though it was better than the Wrath of Khan remake.

Now, back to writing books.

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Renew Economy Friday, August 19, 2016 - 13:38 Source

AEMO, in presentation to energy ministers, says there was no system security or supply reliability issues in South Australia during July.

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Renew Economy Friday, August 19, 2016 - 13:08 Source

More evidence emerges of how big utilities game the market in South Australia, and how the fossil fuel industry tried to blame it all on renewables. This comes as energy ministers meet to consider proposals to open up the national gas market.

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Renew Economy Friday, August 19, 2016 - 13:05 Source

A new record-low solar bid was set in Chile, while wind projects took 40% of the auctioned power contracts.

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Renew Economy Friday, August 19, 2016 - 12:39 Source

McKinsey report – and graph – says battery storage makes sense now for subset of commercial customers in "each of the four most important applications."

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Renew Economy Friday, August 19, 2016 - 12:38 Source

The events of July 7, and how we interpret them, will have ongoing implications for future business investment and how we meet the decarbonisation challenge.

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Renew Economy Friday, August 19, 2016 - 12:15 Source

A nonprofit organization is testing a solution that could be a model of how to bring electricity to 1.2 billion people still living in the dark.

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Club Troppo Friday, August 19, 2016 - 11:57 Source

dondaleIt’s not often that I agree with hyper-ventilating Murdoch columnist Andrew Bolt, but

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Renew Economy Friday, August 19, 2016 - 11:43 Source

The worst appears behind it, but Origin Energy is clearly two companies under one banner. A split appears inevitable, the only question is how it will happen.

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Renew Economy Friday, August 19, 2016 - 11:29 Source

There has been an incredible amount of nonsense published by media outlets purporting that there is a so called crisis unfolding in Australia’s electricity market.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, August 19, 2016 - 10:20 Source

Denis Bright invites discussion on the ongoing role for Bill Shorten’s Banking Inquiry as federal parliament reconvenes on 30 August. Initially dismissed by the mainstream media as an add-on to the 2016 federal election campaign, Bill Shorten’s commitment to a royal commission into the Australian banking system remains an unstoppable momentum. There is a slight…

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When you Google an error message and it gets no results, you can be pretty sure you've found a clue to the location of Martin's sword.

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Delimiter Friday, August 19, 2016 - 09:36 Source

Western Australia's schools are struggling to keep on top of ICT management and students could be adversely affected if the situation is not remedied, according to the state's Auditor General.

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Delimiter Friday, August 19, 2016 - 09:33 Source

Tasmania’s first Tier III datacentre has moved a step closer to the construction stage with the purchase of a site for the facility, according to its Western Australian operator, Red Cloud.

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Delimiter Friday, August 19, 2016 - 09:27 Source

The New South Wales Government has adopted Android Pay as a payment method at service centres across the state, and said it is the first Australian Government to do so.

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Delimiter Friday, August 19, 2016 - 09:25 Source

Unlimited data broadband plans are the new black, it seems. Just a day after Westnet announced its range of unlimited data deals, so too does iiNet, with spookily similar pricing and nomenclature, to boot.

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Delimiter Friday, August 19, 2016 - 09:23 Source

Recognising that Australians' sport and TV consumption habits are moving rapidly towards a more mobile, small-screen experience, Telstra has announced a number of free streaming options for its customers, as well as a new app.

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Delimiter Friday, August 19, 2016 - 09:16 Source

Broadband provider Westnet has launched a number of new unlimited data bundles, covering ADSL and, for those in the footprint, NBN too.

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Delimiter Friday, August 19, 2016 - 09:14 Source

Just days after NBN Co's announcement revealing that it has reached over one million active users, the Government has announced another milestone, saying three million premises are now able to connect to the National Broadband Network.

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Delimiter Friday, August 19, 2016 - 09:11 Source

Computer science and security experts at the University of Wollongong (UOW) have cast doubts on the Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) claims that a DDoS attack was in part responsible for the meltdown of the Census website on 9 August.

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Peter Martin Friday, August 19, 2016 - 07:28 Source

An election-driven burst of part-time employment has pushed the unemployment rate down to 5.7 per cent, disguising a continuing slide in the number of Australians employed full-time.

Employment climbed 26,200 in July, according to figures released by the Bureau of Statistics on Thursday, but the jump was the net result of a 45,400 slide in full-time employment offset by an unusually large 71,600 jump in part-time employment.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, August 19, 2016 - 06:01 Source

Friday 19 August 2016 Climate Science has always been somewhat of a layperson’s dilemma. Monday night’s Q&A programme yet again demonstrated that there are still conspiracy nutter mentalities who gain prominence by being controversially stupid. When the debate turned to Climate Change even renowned physicist Brian Cox was dumbfounded by One Nation senator-elect Malcolm Roberts’ arguments.…

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Your Democracy Friday, August 19, 2016 - 00:29 Source

desperate & dateless ...

There are many reasons for the current woes facing the government but, considering their habit of rewarding incompetence, it is hardly surprising.

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North Coast Voices Friday, August 19, 2016 - 00:18 Source

Letter by local resident and reply by Member of Parliament.From: Judith Melville [redacted] Sent: Wednesday, 17 August 2016 12:53 AMTo: ElectorateOffice ClarenceSubject: Unsolicited Proposal by Australian Infrastructure Developments Pty Ltd or Y.P.R. Australia Pty Ltd or Y.P.R Hong Kong or Deakin Capital Pty Ltd for privatization & development of Port of Yamba, NSWCHRIS GULAPTISMember for ClarenceParliamentary Secretary for the NSW North CoastNSW Parliament HouseMacquarie StreetSydney NSW August 2016Dear Mr.

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