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The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 08:05 Source

In the RBA’s latest quarterly Statement on Monetary Policy, they noted that “Over the course of 2016, employment growth has been concentrated in part-time jobs, while full-time employment has been little changed until very recently”. This increase in part-time employment reflects a trend which has been underway “over a number of decades” which means part-time…

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North Coast Voices Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 07:22 Source

This was The Daily Examiner (News Corp) take on the completion of the Australian Federal Police investigation into the unlawful disclosure of information by Commonwealth officers alleged to have occurred when a member of the Speaker of the House of Representatives’ staff photocopied details of the diary and gave it to a person desirous of unseating Peter Slipper:

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The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 06:01 Source

Author’s Note: Thus far in this series I have covered ‘Where it all began’, ‘Newspapers’, ‘Electronic media’, ‘Right-wing feral opinion’, Democracy torn asunder’ and ‘If you’re racist don’t read it’. At the beginning I said that my observations would be random. This is the last of the series and deals with which party is suited…

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George Monbiot Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 02:13 Source

Is music an answer to the epidemic of loneliness?

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 3rd October 2016

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Fraudcast News Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 01:06 Source

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Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hanh – originator of “Engaged Buddhism”

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North Coast Voices Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 00:43 Source

An Coffs Harbour man and a Canadian multimillionaire decide to farm water-hungry blueberries in the Clarence Valley.The Daily Examiner, 3 October 2016, p.12:VOICES FOR THE EARTHMedia reports in August of a proposed 850 hectare blueberry development at Bawdens Bridge raise serious issues that add to growing community concerns about the industry.The application to Water NSW to extract 66ML of water annually from the Orara River indicated the proposed orchard size would be just 30 hectares.In a meeting with concerned neighbours, the proponent scoffed at rumours they intended to plant as much as 1

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North Coast Voices Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 00:40 Source

The 2015‑16 Final Budget Outcome document was released on Friday 30 September 2016 by Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison and the Minister for Finance Mathias Cormann.

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Under The Milky Way Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 16:55 Source

Muslims believe that Christians falsified and destroyed the real Bible, often asserting that this occurred at The Council Of Nicea in 325 AD.

Some Muslims believe that the supposed original, real Bible, which supports the teaching of The Qu’ran,  was discovered in the year 2000 in Turkey. The basis for this belief is a story published on Feb. 23 2012  by the National Turkish news service. You can read the report, which describes a 1500-2000 year old Bible seized from smugglers by Turkish police here.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 15:38 Source

In December 2013, Joe Hockey declared on the 7:30 report, “There’s no free lunches from government.  The days of just handing out cash and helicoptering money out is just not possible.” Ignoring his ironically prescient use of the word ‘helipcoptering’, it seems the cash handouts are still flowing to some. On the 20th of February…

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Poll Bludger Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 15:11 Source

I’ll be making updates of my presidential election poll tracker a regular Tuesday thing from now until the big day on November 8, five weeks from today. The last week of movement captures Hillary Clinton’s bounce from the debate and the residue of Donald Trump’s erratic form in its wake, with Clinton up from 46.0% to 47.8% and Trump down from 45.0% to 43.7%.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 13:15 Source

Australia's effort will be chaotic and more expensive than it needs be, but the federal government may be thankful for state renewable energy targets. (With Podcasts).

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Renew Economy Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 13:15 Source

Australia's effort will be chaotic and more expensive than it needs be, but the federal government may be thankful for state renewable energy targets. (With Podcasts).

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Renew Economy Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 13:03 Source

Victoria says Turnbull government has no credibility on climate and clean energy policies, and it will not bow to pressure to scrap or reduce its 40% renewables target.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 13:02 Source

Greg Hunt insists that coal power could have saved South Australia. The biggest coal fired generator in Australia says otherwise. But mainstream media is hunting renewable energy in packs, and it is all getting rather silly.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 12:38 Source

What does a global aim of 1.5 degrees mean? Is it achievable? How much difference would it make?

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Renew Economy Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 12:37 Source

EnergyAustralia pours nearly $10m into Brisbane-based energy management company Redback Technologies in shift to new technology and peer to peer trading.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 12:33 Source

With its enthusiastic support for fracking, and its relentless attack on renewable energy, the UK government’s energy policy is both morally and economically bankrupt

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Renew Economy Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 12:33 Source

Getting India on board is a huge deal for global climate action.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 12:17 Source

At a glittering awards ceremony at the Adelaide oval Friday night, local entrepreneur Jenny Paradiso was named the Telstra 2016 South Australia Business Woman of the Year.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 12:14 Source

Eco Energy World (EEW) Australia has received planning consent for the development of a 140MW solar farm near Maryborough, Queensland.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 12:11 Source

SolarEdge makes additions to its leading StorEdge solution to meet growing demand for storage

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Renew Economy Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 11:49 Source

Redflow is off to a flying start for its new ZCell product, saying it has already received a $600,000 order from a Melbourne-based energy system installer, Standard Solar.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 11:49 Source

Boutique retailer Urth Energy offers customers chance to cash in on wholesale rates of electricity when exporting their solar power back to the grid.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 11:00 Source

By David Chadwick I have never been much of a fan of Anthony Mundine and I don’t really agree with his call to boycott the national anthem, but I do see where it comes from. Issues of inequality for indigenous Australians are not being addressed with any urgency, despite repeated shocking findings by NGOs, government…

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Renew Economy Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 10:46 Source

Large scale renewable energy certificates nearly reach $90/MWh mark as shortfall looms for national target.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 10:21 Source

AGL says energy security is best developed by renewables & distributed energy, flags a new scheme to provide solar and storage to community housing.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 10:21 Source

AGL says energy security is best developed by renewables and distributed energy, and flags a new scheme to provide solar and storage to community housing.

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Cheeseburger Gothic Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 09:56 Source

The final version of Paris should be off to the formatting factory later today, after which I start pressing buttons and pulling levers to release it into the world.

Thanks are due to the beta team, who gave their usual best, and to everyone who's been contributing to the WW 3.1 threads below.

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En Passant Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 09:48 Source


(Bureau of Meteorology satellite image via abc.net.au)

In Independent Australia on Tuesday I discussed the absurdity of the Turnbull Government’s claims that the SA blackouts were caused by renewables.

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The Melbourne Urbanist Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 09:24 Source

Another Sunday, another manufactured controversy by Fairfax, this time around a “secret” report on Melbourne airport rail from “a high-powered group of advisers” Is this “secret” report on airport rail really newsworthy?

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