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Left Focus Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 09:37 Source

above:  The Herald-Sun commonly questions the right to protest , but doesn't question its own assumptions re: the availability of work , or the right to refuse exploitative employmentThe following are

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Poll Bludger Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 06:32 Source

I’ve been a bit tardy updating BludgerTrack this week, but as you can see below, you haven’t been missing much. The moral of the story is that a single Essential Research result is unlikely to change much under the new set-up, particularly when, as present, it accounts for 16 out of 20 available data points. Things may be different when, presumably, Newspoll comes along either tonight or tomorrow night. No new numbers this week on leadership ratings.

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Poll Bludger Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 04:59 Source

When I last performed this exercise on October 4, half way between the first and second debates, Hillary Clinton led Donald Trump 47.8% to 43.7%. Since then, Clinton has gained 1.4% and Trump has lost 1.6%. Two and a bit weeks to go …

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oecomuse Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 03:01 Source

Last Friday morning 14 October 2016, like Australian law nerds everywhere – and not a few political junkies – I was glued to my computer screen waiting for Solicitor General Justin Gleeson SC to take a seat before the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs.

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North Coast Voices Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 00:15 Source

Southern Minke Whale and calfInternational Whaling Commission (IWC):The International Whaling Commission is an Inter-governmental Organisation whose purpose is the conservation of whales and the management of whaling.  The legal framework of the IWC is the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling.

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Prosper Australia Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 18:59 Source

Saturday’s Australian Financial Review always needs a nice read and today it is the ACT government’s progressive removal of Stamp Duty that increased council rates on a million dollar property from $2200 a few years ago to $3000. What a terrible thing to do! Mather, Ludlow & Schlesinger are astonished the Barr government was returned […]

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 18:49 Source

By Craig Hingston Austin, Texas. Six teenagers from St. Bede’s College in Melbourne and Brighton Secondary School in Adelaide have stood proudly on the podium of the World Finals of the F1 in Schools Technology Challenge, the world’s biggest STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) competition involving more than 17,000 schools in 40 nations. The schools…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 17:21 Source

The footage of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s bus ride with Billy Bush in which he owns sexual assault as his preferred method of engaging with women he finds desirable, led to a tsunami of accounts by women who’ve been similarly treated when men let loose their inner Trump. Journalist Karen Middleton published her account…

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WixxyLeaks Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 17:17 Source

Some of you may have read my articles on the Southern NSW town of Finley and the war memorial hall threatening, puppy factory loving council they are unfortunate enough to be a part of, Berrigan Shire Council. If not, I have dedicated a category to them on my site now as there appears to be a never ending stream on controversy surrounding them.

Well, the carry on regarding the War Memorial Hall continues unabated.

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Poll Bludger Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 17:06 Source

The Australian Capital Territory election count was resolved today, producing a final result of 12 seats for Labor, 11 for Liberal and two for the Greens, confirming Labor’s re-election with Greens support. In the two close races, Labor won the final seat in Ginninderra at the expense of the Greens, for a result of Labor three, Liberal two, and the Greens edged out the Liberals in Murrumbidgee, for a result of Labor two, Liberal two, Greens one.

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Your Democracy Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 16:27 Source
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Your Democracy Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 16:11 Source
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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 15:44 Source

  One could be forgiven for thinking this government doesn’t have a clue what it is doing.  Take tourism, for example. According to Richard Colbeck, tourism now accounts for 3 per cent of our GDP, supports one million Australian jobs and drives $30.7 billion in exports.  It has been identified as one of five super-growth…

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Harrangue Man Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 14:55 Source

The circus is in town and I got excited at sharing the experience with theboy.But, remembering Floriade and what happened there, it was decided best not given the noise and type of noise a circus produces. More than once an outing has been spoiled by my having an attack and being driven home early.My injury banned me from the circus. Yet another shitty outcome from taking one for the state.But that won't always be the case and my ability to handle unpleasant noise is getting better.I'm just not circus ready yet is all.WFTW. 

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En Passant Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 10:19 Source

The politics of alone

Alone, again,
Few comrades, and no friends
Alone, again, reading Marx
Between the darkness and the dark

Is this our Facebook life?
Entangled spaces wrapped in strife
Debate becomes our hate
And nothing, but nothing, awaits

The nihilism of words
Grasps the meaning of absurd
And free among the fields
Yields, all yields

Outside is cold,
I am old, and weary
The streets are full, dreary
People pass

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