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Delimiter Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 21:27 Source

Work related injuries are a US$250 billion problem in the United States alone and lower back injuries account for nearly 20 percent of workplace injuries in the US, Australia, and the UK. Safe Work Australia has re-estimated the total economic cost of work related injury to the Australian economy to be A$61.8 billion.

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Renew Economy Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 21:05 Source

The panel charged with reviewing Australia's renewable energy target concluded, simply, that we ought to increase greenhouse gas emissions and protect fossil fuels. The conclusions exist to render a perfect energy system - coated with carbon.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 20:00 Source

By Dr Strobe Driver Introduction As difficult as it is to write on such a recent event in a clinical way, due to the carnage and horror that has been caused in France—the City of Nice—it is also nevertheless, important to use the happening to understand how ‘things have come to this.’ To have the…

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George Monbiot Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 19:20 Source

Want to cast someone into the outer darkness? Then give them the environment department, that should be the most important portfolio of all.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 20th July 2016

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 18:59 Source

 By Ross Sharp July 13, 2016, ABC’s “7.30 Report” begins. An interview with Wyatt Roy, the youngest person ever to be elected to Federal Parliament, and the youngest ever to leave it, having served a brief and undistinguished term doing fuck-only-knows-what, and Roy is asked about the July 2nd Federal election that saw him pissed into…

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En Passant Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 17:42 Source

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The Tally Room Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 16:46 Source

Screen Shot 2016-07-21 at 4.44.44 pmQueensland is about to dive into a redistribution of state electorates, to update the existing electoral map which was created in the lead up to the 2009 election.

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John Quiggin Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 16:32 Source

A new sandpit for long side discussions, conspiracy theories, idees fixes and so on.

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Your Democracy Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 16:12 Source
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Your Democracy Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 15:09 Source
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Renew Economy Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 14:45 Source

Australian Energy Markets Commission to review grid "system security" in light of increasing penetration of wind and solar, opening up a new battlefront between the powerful incumbent energy industry and the new technologies challenging their business models.

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Renew Economy Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 14:18 Source

Elon Musk reveals part 2 of Tesla master plan, including ambition to dominate car sharing space with a fleet of customer-owned, autonomous-driving Tesla EVs.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 14:00 Source

By Brian Morris When a leading betting agency makes a groundbreaking move to lay odds on the upcoming census you know something is about to happen — particularly when those odds centre on the seemingly innocuous question of Religious Affiliation. A seismic shift will certainly occur on August 9th — now that the “No Religion”…

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Renew Economy Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 13:35 Source

The rise in electricity prices has followed the rise in gas prices. It could not be any clearer.

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Renew Economy Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 13:30 Source

Wind investment in Australia rebounds to highest level since Coalition government elected, but solar investment falls to lowest levels since 2009.

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Renew Economy Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 13:28 Source

"The duck has landed.” But what Californians call a technical limit is, in reality, a political one, as a comparison with Germany reveals.

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Renew Economy Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 13:27 Source

Victorian state government becomes Australia's first to join green bond market with $300m issuance to finance low-carbon investment.

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Renew Economy Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 13:25 Source

Report finds Australia going backwards in energy efficiency, due to particularly poor performance in transport and industry.

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Your Democracy Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 13:11 Source

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Iraq war criminals deserve to be prosecuted. Britain’s Chilcot report is only the most recent example of a worthy cause needing to be addressed. But in 1979, long before false intelligence was used to justify the Iraq war, a heinous war crime was committed against Afghanistan by President’s Carter’s National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski.

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Renew Economy Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 12:16 Source

We need policies that will push harder to help large-scale clean energy technologies reach the necessary level of commercialisation and integration.

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Delimiter Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 12:15 Source

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to help publish a new book on Australian inventor Henry Sutton – a self-taught engineer and inventor from Ballarat.

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Delimiter Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 12:11 Source

Fibre-optic broadband provider Spirit Telecom has released a shareholder update to the market, stating that it continues to expand its superfast broadband service to new buildings and that it is considering making acquisitions that would "complement" the firm's direction.

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Delimiter Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 12:08 Source

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has published a consultation paper inviting feedback on NBN Co’s proposed variation to the way it provides services over the national broadband network.

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Delimiter Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 12:05 Source

Newly appointed Minister for Innovation, Industry and Science Greg Hunt has defended the government's emphasis on innovation after its Federal Election campaigning on the issue was described as a "flop".

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The Melbourne Urbanist Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:10 Source

Including electric vehicles, McDonalds, elevated parks, quarter-acre blocks, fantasy tram map, ultra density, cycling, academic research, architecture awards, schools, window tinting, Turnbull's ideas for cities...

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En Passant Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 09:33 Source

The Australian government has arrested Renas Lelikan, a journalist, for the ‘crime’ of allegedly being a member of the PKK, the Kurdish Workers’ Party, one of the groups fighting ISIS. Echoing Billy Hughes’ outlawing of the Industrial Workers of the World in 1915/16, the PKK is a proscribed organisation in Australia (but not all Western countries) and membership per se is ‘illegal’.

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Cheeseburger Gothic Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 09:25 Source

It's here on iOS. At last. The crack cocaine of writer apps. It's US$20. Thirty down here in vegemiteland. And cheap at twice the price. As soon as it dropped yesterday, I started hitting refresh on the app store, waiting for the file to propagate. Bought it the very second it appeared.

If you're searching the app store, beware. There are many bullshit imitators with strikingly similar names.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 09:00 Source

By Dr George Venturini* Testing the thesis (continued) 14 (Fraudulent elections) Strictly speaking, and barring some rare, isolated cases, there is no electoral fraud in Australia if by that one means ‘illegal interference with an election process’. None of the defining instances of ‘electoral fraud’ is present in Australia – not intimidation, vote buying, misinformation,…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 08:00 Source

By Ad astra It was one of The Political Sword’s regular contributors, Casablanca, who drew my attention to the absence of a verb in the Coalition’s prime slogan ‘Jobs and Growth’. She had been alerted by an article in The Guardian by Van Badham in May: Good slogan, Malcolm Turnbull, but growth in what kind…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 06:05 Source

Thursday 21 July 2016 1 Sometimes the wisdom of a child can put words into action that convey the simple truth that we are more like each other than we care to admit. A fact that some through their inherited hatred, or ignorance, are afraid of admitting. “I’m proud of you, and I’m a proud…

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