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The Tally Room Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 12:00 Source

Southeastmetro-LCSouth Eastern Metropolitan is one of eight regions used for the Victorian Legislative Council. The region covers eleven seats in the south-eastern corner of Melbourne. Labor holds seven seats, and the Liberal Party hold four.

The last two elections both produced the same result: three Labor MLCs and two Liberal MLCs.

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Table Talk: Bob Ellis on Film and Theatre Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 09:36 Source

Abbott was told he was ‘toxic’ and mustn’t come near Victoria, and Julie Bishop (aka ‘Princess Mesothelioma’) was beseeched to campaign in his place. It was thought her love affair with a Victorian property developer would help in this cause, though her fervent advocacy of bleeding lung death from asbestos mining might not. Napthine meanwhile refused to go on the ABC after cursing Abbott for trying to abolish it.

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Club Troppo Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 08:57 Source

Forrest Review

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WixxyLeaks Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 08:05 Source

With Craig Thomson’s appeal against his conviction set to begin in Melbourne County Court on Monday, I thought it may be time for another quick chat with the man himself, and Thomson was good enough to grant us an exclusive interview.

There has been a lot of confusion in the public over some of the aspects of the case that I thought may be best cleared up by Thomson in his own words.

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North Coast Voices Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 00:16 Source

Photograph of Brian Robins from The Daily Examiner, 2 August 2014Brian Robins media release, 18 November 2014:LOCAL COMMUNITIES FIRST.Former Clarence NSW State Emergency Service Executive Officer, Bryan Robins will stand as an Independent candidate for the Clarence Electorate in the 2015 State Election.He said it was his disillusionment with the policies p

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North Coast Voices Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 00:15 Source

Once Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was safely out of Australia, after attending the November 2014 G20 summit, Japan announced it will continue its annual whale kill in the Southern Ocean.Reuters 18 November 2014:Japan on Tuesday unveiled plans to resume whale hunting in the Southern Ocean despite an international court ruling that previous hunts were illegal, but said it would slash the quota for the so-called scientific whali

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MacroBusiness Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 00:01 Source

China Bank regulator proposes tightest shadow lending oversight to date (SCMP) Early signs of a floor under China’s sinking property market (CNBC) A Real Deal: To appreciate the U.S.-China climate agreement, there’s only one number you need to pay attention to. (Slate) At Factory Waste Ponds, Fumes Choke Fantasies (Caixin) The Low Official Found with […]

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 19:36 Source
  1. When the prostitute revealed that Craig Thompppson (yes, I know the “p”s are silent and absent except when he signs his credit card) was one of her clients, why didn’t someone ask if she had any other interesting clients whose names she’d like to reveal?
  2. Why do people keep saying that the Anzacs fought under the Australian flag to keep us free, when they were fighting under the Union Jack and their first assignment was to invade another country?
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Poll Bludger Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 19:07 Source

Bit slow on the uptake with this one, but today’s Daily Telegraph brought us the latest in Galaxy’s recent bonanza of state polling, and it’s a good one for the Baird government: the Coalition holds a 56-44 lead on two-party preferred, from primary votes of 46% for the Coalition (up one), 34% for Labor (down one) and 11% for the Greens (steady).

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Drag0nista's Blog Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 14:48 Source

I was showing someone my blog yesterday and was mortified to realise I don’t post much any more, other than links to my columns and posts that are published elsewhere. This has made my blog a pretty boring place to visit. Today I’ve decided to rectify this with at least a semi-regular commentary on my...

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Club Troppo Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 13:11 Source

It may be devoted to 70′s nostalgia, but Björn Ulvaeus sees Stockholm’s ABBA The Museum as a harbinger of the future. The museum doesn’t accept cash. Since his son’s home was burgled a while ago, the former ABBA member has been campaigning for a cash-free future arguing that cash enables crime:

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Political Owl Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 13:10 Source

The supporters are getting restless. Tony Abbott is disappointing them.The number one cheer leader this morning:Abbott doomedThese extracts give the flavour:

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The Idiot Tax Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 12:45 Source

It's been a rough year for financial planners. Adele Ferguson has been shooting dead-on arrows. Some bloke from The Australian got a good headline after becoming accredited in four days (though dig...

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Antony Green's Election Blog Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 12:31 Source

A basic guide and what to do and what not to do in voting for the Victorian lower house in 29 November.

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