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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 06:12 Source

Sunday 31 July 2016 The problem with evaluating the comments made about former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s suitability or qualifications for the position of Secretary General of the United Nations is that the people making them are, compared with Rudd himself, intellectual nobodies. After giving Rudd assurances that he would have the full support of…

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North Coast Voices Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 00:16 Source

The Sydney Morning Herald, 29 July 2016:A well-connected young Liberal has set up companies that sell diploma courses and harvest job seekers' data for the scandal-plagued taxpayer-funded vocational education sector.The Melbourne Grammar graduate, Jake Foster, previously owned a business which was accused of targeting vulnerable students and selling them courses at Australia's largest vocational education network…..The company responsib

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North Coast Voices Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 00:15 Source

Less than  a year after being sworn in as Australian Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia, former Deutsche Bank director and current Liberal MP for Kooyong Josh Mr.

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Your Democracy Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 23:22 Source

nowhere man ...

When Malcolm Turnbull saved the Liberal Party from annihilation by taking over the Leadership of the party from Tony Abbott, things were looking very rosy indeed. Here was a chap who actually listened to questions then reflected for a moment before responding. And those responses seemed to appease the voters by not simply quoting a slogan.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 22:46 Source

By Peter McCarthy When Malcolm Turnbull saved the Liberal Party from annihilation by taking over the Leadership of the party from Tony Abbott, things were looking very rosy indeed. Here was a chap who actually listened to questions then reflected for a moment before responding. And those responses seemed to appease the voters by not…

The post From Hero to Zero – When a PM fails to deliver appeared first on The AIM Network.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 18:15 Source

By Erin Chew Scratching heads and hurt egos plague the left of Tasmanian Labor as they discern how their Senate faction deal fell through. Their plans to install union stalwart John Short as the number three candidate were quashed as soon as the Senate results indicated a “vote below the line” win for Lisa Singh,…

The post Lisa Singh shows the ALP she is not done yet appeared first on The AIM Network.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 12:21 Source

You have to hand it to Tim Wilson.  He is the archetypal dilettante – a man who swans around the world at other people’s expense having a fat old time doing SFA. In a 2014 interview, he revealed his tactics for self-promotion. He became heavily involved with student politics, eventually becoming president of the Student…

The post The archetypal dilettante appeared first on The AIM Network.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 12:17 Source

Denis Bright invites discussion on the longer-term outcomes of the 2016 federal election after the narrowest victory for the LNP since 1961. The LNP has the capacity to repeat Sir Robert Menzies successes at an early federal election by renewing its domestic policy agenda and tilting to the right in its foreign and anti-terrorist agendas.…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 11:19 Source

Cardinal George Pell has, in the face of fresh allegations of sexual abuse of children aired by ABC TV’s 7.30 Report this week, demanded a “probe” into what he perceives to be a conspiracy between the Victoria Police and the ABC to “pervert the course of justice” using a “trial by media” to establish his…

The post Pell: Nothing to see here, look over there appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Your Democracy Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 08:45 Source

 

naptime...

... all the excitement appeared to have taken a toll on husband Bill, who was seated in the audience next to Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine.  

As the topic turned to tackling Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), the former US president seemed to nod off – perhaps already dreaming of a return to the White House.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 06:23 Source

Saturday 30 July 2016. From Morrie Moneyweather. I have refrained from writing to this blog for over a year now but it has gottin to much for me. I’m sick and tied of mean spirited poor looser attitude of the writers of this blog. The bias is just remakeable. I mean cant yoy get it…

The post Day to Day Politics: A letter to the editor of The AIMN. appeared first on The AIM Network.

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North Coast Voices Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 00:16 Source

Echo NetDaily, 28 July 2016:Surfers and swimmers are being urged to be extra vigilant following numerous shark detections along north coast beaches this week.The listening station at Evans Head buoy, off Main Beach, has pinged 15 times since Sunday, with alerts associated with tagged great whites. Sharks have also been detected at Sharpes Beach near Ballina, where two surfers were knocked off their boards this week, Clarkes Beach at Byron Bay, and also at Shelley Beach where a third surfer had a close encounter this

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North Coast Voices Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 00:15 Source

Aerial photograph found at www.visitnsw.comYamba, situated where the Clarence River meets the sea, received some well deserved media attention this week.It is now a year round go to destination which helps produce tourism statistics like this for the NSW North Coast:NSW destination preference: re

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Your Democracy Friday, July 29, 2016 - 23:01 Source

 

rats...

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has released a series of letters in which he claims Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull had promised to support his bid for the United Nations' top job as recently as December.

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John Quiggin Friday, July 29, 2016 - 20:12 Source

As I mentioned in my last post, Turnbull’s narrow win has left us with a government standing for nothing but delaying various inevitable outcomes, including
* equal marriage;
* participation in global action on climate change; and, most notably
* Turnbull’s removal from office, whether by voters or, more likely, by his own colleagues.

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