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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 11:15 Source

By Terence Mills They tell me that our politicians pulled an all-nighter on Thursday and had to hang around on poets day – a most unusual occurrence – to tidy up some loose ends and for the blokes to find their ties – you can always tell when a male politician is pretending to be…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 10:55 Source

The object of community in creating and maintaining a stable social and commercial environment for healthy living standards to thrive hangs on the slimmest thread of collective “desire” for such a community to exist. All the best deeds and intentions in the world will be to little avail if there is no desire on the…

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The Political Sword Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 10:10 Source


Senator Hanson recently implied that children on the autistic spectrum should be shunted off to ‘special schools’. However Hanson wants to spin it, she said

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North Coast Voices Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 00:16 Source

“Examining the rollout of NBN technologies as of December 2016, our preliminary analyses suggest areas of greatest socio-economic disadvantage overlap with regions typically receiving NBN infrastructure of poorer quality.”  [The Conversation, 22 June 2017]c|net, 23 June 2017:The richer you are, the better the NBN getting rolle

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North Coast Voices Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 00:15 Source

The Liberal Party of Australia has a new website, The Fair Go, which it officially launched on 23 June 2017 at the party's federal conference.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 16:52 Source

By Damian Smith I’ve been reluctant to comment on Pauline Hanson’s noisome remarks regarding autism and schooling. Like wildfire her vacuous bigotry requires oxygen and I am loath give her the attention she so desperately desires. However, there are times when one must stare into the abyss. I have what was once known as Asperger’s…

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Harrangue Man Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 16:08 Source

Having chewed through yet another cheapie from K-Mart I rode into town on my tricycle and bought a heavy duty gaming mechanical keyboard. It throbs with an unearthly green light. So far the keys have held up to my rapid pounding and they don't feel like they're going to lose their characters after but a week of use. It seems and feels robust.Finally a keyboard that suits my typing style of furious, frenetic and a lot of backspacing.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 11:49 Source

As our politicians bemoan Australia’s sliding international ranking in standardised testing, calling for a back to basics direct instruction approach, they are ignoring the things that really matter. In 2015, Australia placed first in the Global Creativity Index which ranked 139 nations worldwide on “three Ts” as measures of economic development — talent, technology, and…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 08:57 Source

I like the Australian cultural habit of telling yarns … and general bullshitting. There is a certain skill in attitude, demeanour and voice-timing to get a good story across. Of course, the oral tradition is the best way for such a personality to tell a yarn, but with the loss of the front-bar culture, where…

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Poll Bludger Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 05:04 Source

New results from Newspoll and Essential Research have failed to have any impact on BludgerTrack’s two-party preferred reading, but there’s one point worth noting on the primary vote, with the recent lift in One Nation’s poll ratings finally kicking into action on the trend measurement (more on that here if you’re a Crikey subscriber).

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North Coast Voices Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 00:16 Source

One young well-known koala attempting to hide in Loxton Street from the Iluka paparazzi……

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North Coast Voices Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 00:15 Source

If you want to build a new coal plant you have to think about what is going to happen to electricity prices over the next 20 or 30 years, because that is the time frame that you have to sell over to make back the cost of building the plant. The reality is that renewables and storage is going to be much cheaper than coal in far less than 20 years, so anyone building a coal plant today is never going to make back their money.

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MacroBusiness Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Companies with more women directors generate a 36% higher return on equity – QZ Podcast: Are we ready to live and work alongside robots? – WEF These Truckers Work Alongside the Coders Trying to Eliminate Their Jobs – Bloomberg How big is bitcoin, really? This chart puts it all in perspective – MarketWatch

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MacroBusiness Friday, June 23, 2017 - 14:25 Source

Amusing stuff from CBA today: It would be surprising if AUD/USD fell below its December 2016 level of 0.7160 simply because there was a negative Australia-U.S. rate differential Structural improvement in Australia’s current-account deficit (to 0.6% of GDP vs 4-5% of GDP in 2001 period) Asian and global GDP growth remains firm, and Asia is

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MacroBusiness Friday, June 23, 2017 - 13:56 Source

From Dick Holden professor of economics at UNSW Sydney Business School via AFR: We are now through the looking glass on company taxation. We have industry-specific taxes based simply on which companies are profitable and what focus groups think about those companies. This is terrible tax policy. Though all taxes are distortionary, the primary goal of sound

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