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Harry Clarke Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 18:18 Source

The Australian population is both aging and
increasing in size.  Even with zero net
immigration the total population will not fall until after 2035. It would then revert
to around current levels by 2060. 

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 16:00 Source

By Dr George Venturini   The restoration of malpractice Fraser, Lord Malcolm of Nareen supplied the mantra, bringing Australians back to their convict colony origin: “Life – he prophesised with haruspical solemnity is not meant to be easy.” He conveniently forgot the rest of G.B.S.’s quote: “… but take courage: it can be delightful.” What of…

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John Quiggin Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 13:53 Source

After eight years, Economics in Two Lessons will be officially published in a few days. According to Amazon, it’s now #1 in Hot New Sellers in microeconomics.
https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/new-releases/digital-text/2523939051/ref=zg_bsnr_nav_kinc_4_2523923051
I don’t know exactly what that means, but it sounds good.
I’ll try to follow up with more general news soon, but for now, I’d

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 13:49 Source

Over the last week or so, an important story has been doing the rounds about water buybacks. The woman who broke the story had her twitter account disabled though the story is still available. (Not linking to it in order to avoid similar legal threats). Investigative journalists Michael West, who has added to the story,…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 13:45 Source

An Easter interlude … This story has two connections … The first is the idea for the setting which came from a contribution in a WW2 official government publication; “As You Were” … one of many such publications put out during and after the second world war from the Australian military … The writer was…

The post Kapitan Kemp’s Diary appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Drag0nista's Blog Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 12:51 Source

In my weekend column for The New Daily, I look at the ways politicians ‘manage’ the media and ponder whether this is the election that the media starts pushing back.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 11:58 Source

Julian Assange continues to ripple and roam as a cipher through the political and media scape of the world. Detained in Belmarsh maximum security prison, the sort of stately abode only reserved for the most dangerous of criminals, many with indeterminate sentences, he electrifies and concerns. The US political classes continue to simmer with an…

The post Julian Assange as Neuroses appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Poll Bludger Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 06:45 Source

As the election campaign enters a hiatus, a look at where the leaders have been and why.

The post Happy trails appeared first on The Poll Bludger.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 06:00 Source

1 Our political system is in crisis because our solicitations fail to speak with any clarity on issues that concern people. In Australia the right to vote is the gift that democracy gives and people are free to vote for whichever party (or individual) they support but overriding this is the fact that people cannot…

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Your Democracy Friday, April 19, 2019 - 22:19 Source

double trouble

The double-slit experiment has baffled scientists since 1801. It’s like a hypocritical political speech of Donald Trump or a Mueller’s report: though it does not infer something, it seems to have inferred something. It says two contradicting things at the same time — or is it one after the other? Do we all do this ambiguous shit?…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, April 19, 2019 - 19:29 Source

Keith Davis Vs The Catholic Church By Keith Davis   In early April 2019 I jumped in my venerable X-Trail and headed west and alone into the Australian desert. After the finalisation of my case against the Catholic Church I needed clear air, I needed blue sky, I needed wider spaces, I badly needed a gallon…

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MacroBusiness Friday, April 19, 2019 - 18:48 Source

This week’s LIVE webinar (12:30pm AEST, Thursday 18 April) – we look at recent numbers out of China, it’s subsequent investment implications and how we are adjusting portfolios to take advantage. Join MB Fund’s Head of Investments Damien Klassen, Chief Strategist David Llewellyn Smith and Tim Fuller as we discuss recent global data points and how

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, April 19, 2019 - 18:00 Source

By Shamindan Kanapathi  I write this, wishing you all a very happy Easter. We, in Manus, send our love and prayers to all of the people around the world and especially our beloved families and friends in Australia. May God bless all of us by fulfilling our hopes and dreams. This is the 6th Easter…

The post Remembering when Good Friday became Bad Friday appeared first on The AIM Network.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, April 19, 2019 - 17:42 Source

By Shamindan Kanapathi   A few weeks ago, I wrote of how the food ration that the men in Hillside camp receive has been reduced and the quality of the food is considerably less than what is at the lowest scale of acceptable for humans. Not only is the food not nurturing, sometimes obviously dangerous, and…

The post Adding to Suffering: Typhoid Fever in Hillside Camp appeared first on The AIM Network.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, April 19, 2019 - 17:29 Source

Much has been written about climate change in recent years. There seems to be a belief by some that it is possible to argue both sides of the debate, that both sides have great merit in their positions. What I present here are many attempts to downplay the reality of Climate Change in the mainstream…

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