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Political Owl Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 19:14 Source
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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 19:13 Source

Reviewed by Rod Wise.

It was a kind of rite of passage for 15-year-olds a long time ago, well before James Bond showed how to get adolescent jollies up. By the time the first batch of baby boomers reached puberty, bookstores were awash with World War II memoirs masquerading as fiction. And the best of them were in the old Pan stable, much less refined than Penguin or Fontana, but much more vivid.

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Croakey Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 18:53 Source

The GP co-payment had a brief period in the sun recently when the MRFF Action Group was formed to support the medical research fund. The health sector was quick to respond that while the Medical research fund was a positive development it’s...

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Deltoid Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 18:04 Source

Past time for more thread.

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WixxyLeaks Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 17:25 Source

As we enter the final days of the public hearings of the Trade Union Royal Commission I find myself in the peculiar position of agreeing with John Howard.

John Howard has told Janet Albrechtsen in an interview of his unease with the way that Tony Abbott and George Brandis have used the Royal Commission process as a means to achieve a political end.

Howard explained to Albrechtsen;

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MacroBusiness Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 16:15 Source

Stan Shamu for Chris Weston, Chief Market Strategist at IG Markets Global markets are now entering the eye of the storm as far as event risk is concerned. The first major event of the week has already brought some volatility, with the FOMC meeting resulting in the USD extending its gains. It has been all […]

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New Matilda Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 15:51 Source

Australia's 'humanitarian mission' in Iraq includes troops and Super Hornets. It comes just months after our aid budget to the troubled nation was cut to zero.

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New Matilda Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 15:28 Source

The Labor Party's small target strategy has condemned them to approval or silence while the 'War on Terror' plays out. Ben Eltham explains. 

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Renew Economy Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 15:23 Source

Greens leader Christine Milne has called on Australia to commit to being “net carbon zero” by 2050, and commit to cutting emissions by up to 60 per cent by 2030. Australia should phase out coal fired power stations by emissions regulation, as had occurred in US and China.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 15:22 Source

From Westpac’s Bill Evans today: The minutes of the Reserve Bank Board’s Monetary Policy meeting of September 2 have raised the level of concern that the Bank is now signalling around Australia’s residential property boom. Specifically the Board notes: “policy also needed to be cognisant of the risks to future growth that could accompany a large further build up in […]

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MacroBusiness Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 14:32 Source

More action from the PBOC this afternoon with the Chinese central bank cutting the 14-day repurchase rate by 20 basis points to 3.5 per cent. This is more easing though again questionable as stimulus. From ANZ via the SMH blog: We think the market should consider this as an important move as China has relied more on managing short-term market […]

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Renew Economy Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 14:17 Source

Report warns uncertainty could wipe $1.4bn from CFI; Save Solar campaign continues; building upgrade finance website launched; clothing waste targeted.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 14:05 Source

If you get five spare minutes today, make sure you watch the above tirade by Alan Kohler on Australian housing , whereby he cheers on Australian house prices and effectively tells first home buyers to eat shit. While there are many disgraceful quotes in the video, these ones below are perhaps the worst: “[Is it] […]

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Renew Economy Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 14:01 Source

Reaction of the coal industry to the recently released Chinese restrictions on dirty coal use in key coastal regions reveals an industry in deep denial.

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Renew Economy Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 14:01 Source

Reaction of the coal industry to the recently released Chinese restrictions on dirty coal use in key coastal regions reveals an industry in deep denial.

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