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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 23:15 Source

To achieve real opportunity, the first thing we must acknowledge is that stigma and discrimination are not conducive to equal opportunity.…

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Your Democracy Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 18:16 Source

 

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Over the past years, Italy has turned into a military colony. There are over 100 NATO and United States military bases across the country. There is a stockpile of foreign weapons and ammunitions in Italy, making the country a NATO and US military laboratory.

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The Tally Room Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 18:00 Source

12:10am – Last comment from me, a summary of the state of the race in the nine biggest councils:

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John Quiggin Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 16:07 Source

When Dyson Heydon delivered the report of the Royal Commmissioner into Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption, he claimed that his findings represented “the tip of the iceberg”. At the time, I commented that, given nearly $50 million of public money and lengthy hearings with the exceptional powers of a Royal Commission, the Australian public was entitled to expect the whole iceberg.

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Your Democracy Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 11:21 Source

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 08:58 Source

If your doctor misdiagnoses your disease, you’re probably not going to get any better. The same problem will arise for people in the UK who voted to leave the EU because of assurances from Brexit campaigners that they could ‘solve’ globalisation. Similarly for Australian voters who chose the Hanson or Xenophon treatment, attracted to the…

The post The wrong diagnoses, the wrong treatment appeared first on The AIM Network.

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The Tally Room Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 08:00 Source

Polls have just opened in those NSW councils holding elections today.

I won’t be blogging during the day, but will be doing some results coverage tonight. Feel free to use this post as an open thread.

I’ve written guides to the eight most populous councils. These councils are marked in blue on the below map, and if you click on a council you can click through to the guide. You can also access the guides from the menu at the top of the site.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 06:04 Source

Saturday 10 September 2016 Luke 6:38: “Give, and it will be given to you. A large quantity, pressed together, shaken down, and running over will be put into your lap, because you’ll be evaluated by the same standard with which you evaluate others”. 1 Sam Dastyari’s misdemeanor has certainly put the cat among the pigeons.…

The post Day to Day Politics: Give and it will be given unto you. appeared first on The AIM Network.

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North Coast Voices Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 00:16 Source

NSW Electoral Commission, Results, 10 September 2016:Virtual Tally Room - link active from 6.30pmResults will be available as they are counted once polls close at 6pm on Election Day, 10 September.The first results are estimated to be available about 6:30pm and most election night results by 10pm.Results by NSW Local Government Area here.Mayoral ResultsCounting Mayoral VotesCouncillor Results

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North Coast Voices Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 00:15 Source

Banyam/Baigham, or North Lismore, is an important place for local Aboriginal people, the Bundjalung Nation and tribes from other countries......For thousands of years the showground site has been a significant gathering place, and the landscape around the Showground is rich with sto

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Delimiter Friday, September 9, 2016 - 21:52 Source

New Zealand telco Chorus is to extend its 1Gbps residential and small-to-medium business fibre broadband service across its entire ultra-fast broadband footprint from 1 October.

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Delimiter Friday, September 9, 2016 - 21:48 Source

After a slow start, smartwatches sales numbers are starting to climb in Australia, according to a new study by emerging technology analyst firm Telsyte.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, September 9, 2016 - 15:27 Source

What does one do when one feels disempowered? What does one do when one feels one’s needs are being ignored, that one no longer has a voice? Well, there are several options. If we feel that way, we can join one of the major parties and impress our opinions upon those leading the party through…

The post Here’s something to think about… appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Jack the Insider Friday, September 9, 2016 - 14:31 Source

Sino Sam Dastyari is back. Well, not yet but there seems little doubt his enforced move from the Labor front bench to the back bench…

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Renew Economy Friday, September 9, 2016 - 12:41 Source

A Gold Coast home owner has installed six Tesla Powerwall batteries, to store 98% of the generation from his 24kW rooftop solar system. And the payback? Not bad…

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Renew Economy Friday, September 9, 2016 - 12:12 Source

UK investment fund claims to have ready access to as much as $20bn finance to focus on Australian renewable and battery storage projects.

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Renew Economy Friday, September 9, 2016 - 12:04 Source

NSW energy minister blames Basslink "outage" for South Australia price spikes. Sorry minister, wrong state, wrong link, and it was working at the time.

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Renew Economy Friday, September 9, 2016 - 11:45 Source

White Rock Solar Farm is one of twelve projects to be awarded a grant from the ARENA large-scale solar competitive funding round.

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Renew Economy Friday, September 9, 2016 - 11:23 Source

This week the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) funded 12 cutting-edge solar power projects. It could be the last grant funding it ever makes.

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Renew Economy Friday, September 9, 2016 - 10:31 Source

An energy revolution is needed in China because it holds too many undesirable titles in a world committed to breaking its fossil fuel diet.

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Renew Economy Friday, September 9, 2016 - 10:18 Source

A new report released today from the Stockholm Environment Institute has more stark evidence we need to be shifting away from fossil fuels at a rapid clip.

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Renew Economy Friday, September 9, 2016 - 10:16 Source

The US deployed 41.2MW of energy storage in Q2 2016, and is on pace for another historic year.

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Renew Economy Friday, September 9, 2016 - 10:16 Source

Australia has officially broken through the 5GW barrier for rooftop solar, with more than 1.51 million homes and businesses now generating their own power.

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Renew Economy Friday, September 9, 2016 - 10:16 Source

Australia has officially broken through the 5GW barrier for rooftop solar, with more than 1.51 million homes and businesses now generating their own power.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, September 9, 2016 - 10:00 Source

The Coalition’s current explosion of self-righteous outrage is something to behold. Compared to the excesses of, say, Bronwyn Bishop, or the personal gifts bestowed on Foreign Minister Julie Bishop by Chinese companies, not to mention the hundreds of thousands donated to her branch of the WA Liberal party by Chinese who have business interests in that state,…

The post Pot, kettle – There’s no missing the government’s glaring hypocrisy appeared first on The AIM Network.

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xkcd.com Friday, September 9, 2016 - 10:00 Source

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, September 9, 2016 - 08:51 Source

Denis Bright invites discussion on the prospects for a full-term for Malcolm Turnbull’s new government. The new circumstances invite comparisons with the federal LNP’s management of last close-call election result in 1998. Due largely to electoral irritation relating to the hasty introduction of the GST, Labor made unexpected gains at the 1998 election. John Howard…

The post Are Labor gains sustainable in the post-election period? appeared first on The AIM Network.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, September 9, 2016 - 08:50 Source

When the Liberals do Something Dodgy When the Public puts the pressure on and the Media actually reports on the Liberals doing something dodgy When a rogue journalist wants to report on the Liberals but isn’t allowed to How the media allow the Liberals to answer questions in Interviews with “serious journalists” When news about Labor…

The post Australian Political Reporting: Explained by Movies appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Delimiter Friday, September 9, 2016 - 07:59 Source

ANZ has announced changes to the way it will operate its technology, operations and shared services following the departure of the bank's Group Chief Operating Officer.

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Delimiter Friday, September 9, 2016 - 07:56 Source

Fujitsu has won a deal to build and implement an end-to-end grants management system for the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

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