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Club Troppo Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 19:22 Source

I’ve talked on Troppo a few times on the joys of ‘theming‘.

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Your Democracy Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 18:13 Source
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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 17:57 Source

By James Moylan The Safe Schools Program certainly has the Godly and Righteous in a lather. I would have thought by now they might have realised that they look more like a Monty Python skit than they do a group of concerned citizens from the 21st century. For months rabid right whingers have been gathering…

The post From the Frontline of the Culture Wars appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Harrangue Man Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 17:41 Source

I recently attended an iPad-guided meditation session—a dozen of us assembled in the near-dark of a shuttered conference room—only the session was ruined for me. First by the fact I was gassy and had to hold in a fart the whole time and second because the narrator on the iPad App sounded exactly like the automated-dude from our "Emergency! Emergency! Emergency!" PA address system. It was hard to relax when the man who is normally yelling "Intruder alert!" is now instead saying "Take in a deep breath! Count to Three! Let it out!" They even had repeated fade-outs; "You are special! special!

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Delimiter Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 17:29 Source

The NBN company has deployed a Fibre to the Node cabinet on the banks of the Tamar River in Tasmania, Delimiter can reveal, ignoring advice from local residents that the infrastructure would be sure to be breached by water during periods of excess rain.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 17:29 Source

Yanis Varoufakis came to public notice as the Greek Finance Minister in the Syriza anti-austerity government in 2015. He was already well known, however, as an “erratic Marxist” academic and author of several books on game theory and political economy such as “The Global Minotaur.” He also has a strong Australian connection – a dual…

The post And the weak suffer what they must appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Prosper Australia Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 17:24 Source

The Real Estate Institute of New South Wales calls for conveyancing Stamp Duty discounts for first home buyers and “property consumers over 65 years of age” in its submission to the NSW government‘s June 2016 budget. They say: “The ultimate goal must be to abolish stamp duty. It is an unjust, inefficient and market-distorting tax.” […]

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Your Democracy Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 17:03 Source

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Your Democracy Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 16:41 Source
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Delimiter Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 15:54 Source

As you may have noticed, Amazon Web Services is not precisely having a fantastic week in Australia. And now we know why and how.

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Renew Economy Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 15:43 Source

The Eiffel Tower is 324 m tall; the Empire State building, 380 m. Pretty soon, wind turbines might be competing with those heights, to judge from recent developments.

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Renew Economy Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 15:18 Source

AEMO says network augmentation – including investment in grid-scale battery storage – key to rollout of large-scale renewables.

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Delimiter Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 15:14 Source

Today, Delimiter is proud to present a photo gallery entitled Nodes Behaving Badly, in which we highlight some of the worst Fibre to the Node infrastructure placement that Australia has to offer.

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Renew Economy Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 15:10 Source

John Hewson's extraordinary attack on rival solar storage technologies - including the suggestion they are not bankable - has stunned the industry. They are keen to know how Solastor's technology - described just three years ago as "an expensive way to boil water" can now deliver the world's cheapest 24/7 solar power.

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Renew Economy Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 15:10 Source

John Hewson's extraordinary attack on rival solar storage technologies - including the suggestion they are not bankable - has stunned the industry. They are keen to know how Solastor's technology - described just three years ago as "an expensive way to boil water" can now deliver the world's cheapest 24/7 solar power.

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Renew Economy Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 14:53 Source

Origin expects battery storage to spark a new wave of rooftop solar installations, but not until the costs of storage falls. And that could be a while.

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Your Democracy Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 14:48 Source

global warming solution

 

Touring flood-affected Tasmania, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has warned that natural disasters will become more severe as climate change worsens and emphasised the need for greater mitigation measures to protect against the consequences. 

 

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Renew Economy Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 14:26 Source

Cyclists safety and the health of people living near roads are all positives to having electric cars on roads. But how much quieter will traffic really be due to electrification of transportation?

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Renew Economy Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 14:25 Source

Brisbane-based maker of EV fast chargers wins $2.5m Qld govt funding to supercharge Veefil technology and boost exports.

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Jack the Insider Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 13:42 Source

IT is hard to remember when an election campaign in Australia was so underwhelming. My theory goes that many Australian voters, more precisely…

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Renew Economy Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 12:48 Source

Leading renewables energy development firm DP Energy has appointed Andrew Smith to the post of Chief Investment Officer.

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Renew Economy Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 12:09 Source

Andrews Labor government pledges net zero emissions for Victoria by 2050, releases interim policies, in response to recommendations of Climate Change Act review.

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Delimiter Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 11:48 Source

National airline Jetstar this week announced it had appointed an executive with less than three years' worth of experience in a technology role as its new chief information officer, in an unorthodox move for a major Australian corporation.

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Core Econ Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 11:30 Source

In the wake of the recent academic-freedom cases involving Safe Schools co-founder and academic Roz Ward (here, here, and here) and the journalism

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Delimiter Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 11:25 Source

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce appears to have perpetuated a number of common misconceptions about the National Broadband Network in his appearance this week on the ABC's Q&A program, including its cost, demand for high-speed broadband and its time to be deployed.

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Your Democracy Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 10:35 Source
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Cheeseburger Gothic Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 10:28 Source

The reverse jointed legs are grotesquely perfect.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 10:17 Source

By Dr Strobe Driver Recently on the ABC’s Lateline,[1] Adam Giles the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory (NT) explained the reasons why the lease of the Port of Darwin—to a Chinese company, Landbridge Group—took place. And while the ‘deal has delivered the NT government a half-a-billion-dollar windfall, the port’s privatisation has raised anxieties about…

The post Where fools rush in: The Leasing of the Port of Darwin and the Rise of China appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Delimiter Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 10:13 Source

As the Productivity Commission grapples with the question of what the USO should look like in 2016 it will really need to consider what it should look like in a decade or two. This question will challenge the Commission’s rationalist economic predilections.

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Cheeseburger Gothic Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 10:04 Source

I've finally been making some progress on Paris after a month of distraction by publishing commitments - some of them mine, some occasioned by the launch of How to Be a Writer. I would say the manuscript will be ready in two weeks, but in one week I'll hit the wall of school holidays, and hit it hard. So probably not.

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