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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 19:38 Source

When Leigh Sales put it to Malcolm Turnbull that Labor had successfully shepherded Australia through the GFC he guffawed. “I don’t think anyone could put that with a straight face….. I think what shepherded Australia through the GFC successfully was the Chinese stimulus and the large amount of cash that John Howard left in the…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 15:58 Source

In 2013, Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz visited Australia.  In an article in the SMH titled Australia, you don’t know how good you’ve got it , he warned that the tone of the economic debate in Australia was “both far too pessimistic about the current economy and far too complacent about the risks in…

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WixxyLeaks Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 15:41 Source

One of the most talked about seats in the Federal Election is the inner city seat of Higgins in Melbourne.

The seat is said to be a tight three-way contest between the Liberal, Labor and Green Parties. Currently however Kelly O’Dwyer holds the seat with a comfortable margin of 9.9%

The campaigns run by Kelly and her two challengers have been quite stark in their differences.

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Ambit Gambit Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 14:09 Source

Brittania has voted to divorce Europa, and whatever you think of the result, there are lessons for our political class. One is the strength of the coalition between the liberal middle class and the conservative working class. If you put the Tory party back together again, yet retain the themes of the Brexit campaign under […]

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Harrangue Man Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 14:09 Source

I was furtling down the parkway, dark bats swooping low around me (1), when I went past a series of political corflutes, the most prolific of which were the Sex Party's which promise to bring back the fireworks (2).  Then there was the "Vote 1 Jesus Christ" sign.

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Harrangue Man Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 13:58 Source

I bought two tubs of A2 vanilla ice-cream; a glorious dessert I can eat and which does not cause upset. Shop person—"So, got any plans this weekend?"Me—"Well I'm not eating four litres of ice-cream if that's what you're thinking."Technically, that is true, because they're 1.8 litre tubs.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 13:22 Source

By James Moylan I am standing in the current election as a candidate for the Senate in Queensland, but do not panic – I am not about to launch into a ‘vote for me’ pitch. Rather I thought I’d talk a little about the email traffic that every candidate receives. Having been a candidate a…

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The Tally Room Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 12:00 Source

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 11:00 Source

By James Moylan There has been a lot of talk about the possibility of ‘privatising’ Medicare recently. Unfortunately very few commentators have bothered to drill down into how the word ‘privatisation’ is being used by the various protagonists. Just what the term means when used by a conservative politician, as opposed to a progressive politician,…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 09:00 Source

By Dr George Venturini* Testing the thesis . . . Identification of enemies/scapegoats as a unifying cause (continued) In a Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, prepared by Juan E. Méndez, formerly Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights…

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North Coast Voices Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 06:00 Source

Contributed by Clarence Valley residentThe Daily Examiner, 25 June 2016, page 5:A "POP UP" protest at tomorrow's Yamba Markets could be the start of early and concerted opposition to a proposed mega port

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North Coast Voices Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 00:16 Source

All the major economic sectors in the lower Clarence Valley are dependent to a considerable extent on understanding and protecting the estuary’s and floodplain’s natural processes and values. [DLWC, Umwelt (Australia Pty Ltd, 2003, Clarence Estuary Management Plan: The Clarence Estuary - A Valued Asset]

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North Coast Voices Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 00:15 Source

Clarence Valley Independent, letter to the Editor:The author of this letter asked me to note that to be factually correct line fourteen should actually have read “28 o

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Skepticlawyer Friday, June 24, 2016 - 22:46 Source

The 52%-48% win for Brexit in the June 2016 referendum has already been framed many ways, but what should be an obvious one (though for many it will not be) is how much of a failure for the EU this represents.

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