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North Coast Voices Monday, May 21, 2018 - 00:15 Source

lesterlost.comState and federal governments have known for years that there is a correlation between unoccupied residential

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MacroBusiness Monday, May 21, 2018 - 00:10 Source

Prepare the DDT, Melbournians: Melbourne’s mayor-elect Sally Capp is the first woman to take the top job in almost three decades. The Property Council executive, who took leave during her campaign, has been named as Melbourne’s next lord mayor after nabbing 53.05% of votes after preferences in the byelection. Businesswoman Jennifer Yang fell short of

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MacroBusiness Monday, May 21, 2018 - 00:09 Source

From the last journalist standing at Domainfax: Staff fraudulently activating school kids’ bank accounts to earn bonuses isn’t a victimless crime. Nor is the practice of faking customer referrals to meet performance hurdles and generate kickbacks – no matter how big or small. But that’s just what’s been going on inside Commonwealth Bank. It speaks

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MacroBusiness Monday, May 21, 2018 - 00:06 Source

Terrific new report from Platts on the iron ore “scraptastrophe”. Beijing’s visible hand: China’s demand for iron ore and scrap through 2020 The Chinese central government’s introduction of tougher environmental policies – including lower utilization rates over the 2017-2018 winter heating season – has brought new challenges of supply disruption and higher production costs. Ongoing

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MacroBusiness Monday, May 21, 2018 - 00:05 Source

Iron price charts for May 18, 2018: Spot fell. Paper burned overnight. Steel broke Friday. The mid-year draw down has begun. It happens pretty much every year and Summer rains disrupt Chinese construction and steel mills rebalance inventories going into EOFY. This year there is the added complication of the developing slowdown: I expect to

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MacroBusiness Monday, May 21, 2018 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Tesla Shareholders Urged to Separate Chairman’s Role From Musk – Bloomberg How university economic theories are failing us all – Patreon A.I. Is Harder Than You Think – NY Times Crypto Wealth Sinks $45 Billion in One Week – Bloomberg The Hidden Risk of Passive and Index Hugging –

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 18:10 Source

Well, you thought he couldn’t do it; you thought that Tony Abbott was indulging in intemperate exuberance [or telling fibs] when he said in 2013 that during the first five years of his reign as Emperor of Australia, he would create one million new jobs. Well, you would have to eat your words now, wouldn’t…

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Your Democracy Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 15:47 Source
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Club Troppo Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 14:15 Source


I happened upon this post in ‘drafts’ without my having drafted anything. Events now make that unnecessary.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 13:56 Source

The most recent quarterly update of Australia’s National Greenhouse Gas Inventory states that emissions per capita, and the emissions intensity of the economy, were at their lowest levels in 28 years in the year to December 2017, a fact loudly stated by Josh Frydenberg in the hope that we won’t notice that emissions rose again…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 10:11 Source

As one gets older, one is immediately confronted by the shock of dates… No, I don’t mean going on them… Although that would be quite a shock too. I mean, the shock of when someone says something like, “When the GFC hit ten years ago…”, you tap your watch and go, “Ten years ago, I’m…

The post 2024 And Not A Royal Wedding In Sight, So People Have To Think About Politics appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Poll Bludger Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 03:50 Source

No change in voting intention, but Malcolm Turnbull's approval rating is at its strongest in nearly two years.

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North Coast Voices Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 00:16 Source

The Guardian, 17 May 2018:The announcement in last week’s budget that the ABC’s funding indexation will be frozen for three years from July 2019 is the latest in a series of extraordinary attacks by a government that displays an unprecedented level of hostility to the national broadcaster. It represents a real cut to the broadcaster’s operating costs

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North Coast Voices Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 00:15 Source
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Harrangue Man Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 20:59 Source

This morning I held my hand up and watched to see what it do. Within seconds it happened, my index finger twitched. It kicked up just enough that if I was holding something but not gripping with intent then I would have dropped it. I waited to see if it would happen again and there was another after thirty seconds.Close up observed finger betrayal. If we were a guerrilla movement my index finger would cop one in the back of the middle knuckle for being a government spy. Then I got up and moved on with my life. I'm still alive and I should not be.

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Renew Economy Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 16:52 Source

Alan Jones and Josh Frydenberg traded barbs on radio on Thursday. And beneath the bravado was an insight into how far to the right the debate around Australia’s climate and energy politics has shifted.

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Renew Economy Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 15:48 Source

France government incentive to trade in old petrol and diesel cars for new EVs proves unexpected success.

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Renew Economy Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 15:40 Source

Automaker behind world's best selling EV unveils Nissan Energy Solar – a home solar, storage, and smart control package – including second hand EV batteries.

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Renew Economy Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 15:13 Source

Wind, solar PV and Nuclear have gained electricity market share in China, but because of another downturn in hydro, coal generation continues to grow.

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Renew Economy Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 15:13 Source

Wind, solar PV and Nuclear have gained electricity market share in China, but because of another downturn in hydro, coal generation continues to grow.

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Renew Economy Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 14:50 Source

Senate report acknowledges the huge risks of climate change and the "threat to intelligent life". But it needs to do more than that.

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Harrangue Man Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 14:41 Source

I was reading about the alt-right, a bubble of white who think they are a race by dint of the presence of all colours, and decided to plough through Elliot Rodger's "manifesto". ER was a 22-year-old who shot some people and ran them down with a car in 2014 because of his feelings about the world and what it owed to him.It was a dense read and took a few hours but there were some take-aways from it.First sorry to his victims and all the hurt for my reading his tome.

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Your Democracy Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 14:11 Source

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The media circus comes to full crescendo today with more than 5,000 staff and personnel in Windsor to cover the Royal wedding.

 

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Your Democracy Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 09:02 Source

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Sonya Ludlow is a strong woman. When you're bringing up seven children, resilience and thick skin are almost compulsory.

But the Adelaide mother was left feeling "absolutely awful" after a review of her seven-year-old son Samuel's funding National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plan.

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Your Democracy Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 07:33 Source

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Senator, my moral conscience is strong. I would not allow the CIA to carry out any activity that I thought was immoral – even if it was technically legal. I would absolutely not permit it.

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MacroBusiness Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 07:23 Source

In this episode of Nucleus Insights David Llewellyn-Smith, Damien Klassen and Tim Fuller take a look at investing ethically. How far should you go? Are there be any restrictions on your potential portfolio development? What is your bottom line? Join us and listen / watch ahead. Take us on your daily commute ! Podcasts now

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Global Guerrillas Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 05:16 Source

Here are some notes tracking the arrival of what I’m calling the Long Night -- a world run by oppressive social networks that ruthlessly narrow public speech and behavior.   

Covered topics:  Twitter's bubble maximizer.  Enforcing limits to free speech in NYC.  Doxing protesters in Russia.  

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The Global Mail - Syndicated Stories Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 03:00 Source

Wings is a platform that allows crowdfunded projects, primarily Initial Coin Offerings ( ICOs), to have their ideas evaluated by an online community to determine feasibility. The users of the Wings platform can make forecasts about various aspects of submitted […]

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Harrangue Man Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 00:32 Source

All I had to do to leave for the night was to lock the shed door. I picked up the key, walked three steps then my fingers opened and the key dropped.I spent the next 20 minutes looking for it, crying as I did because my injury stole my hands from me.

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North Coast Voices Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 00:16 Source

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