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North Coast Voices Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 00:18 Source

This is what America thinks of the man that Australian Prime Minister Malcolm 'I trust the wisdom and judgment of Trump and Pence' Turnbull and his ministers have so slavishly endorsed.............David Remnick, Editor, in The New Yorker, A HUNDRED DAYS OF TRUMP: With his nativist and purely transactional view of politics, he threatens to be democracy’s most reckless car

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North Coast Voices Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 00:15 Source

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MacroBusiness Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 00:10 Source

My book about the grey corruption Game in Australia has been officially released today. It explains how the Game is played, how much it costs, and what to do about it. In this book you get a much deeper and more comprehensive look at how networks of favouritism form, whether legal or illegal, informed by my

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MacroBusiness Friday, April 28, 2017 - 23:01 Source

  Minos of the Shades, 1952, Jean Bellette, National Gallery of Victoria   China China’s Enrichment Spawns Mature Problem — Middle Class Angst– Bloomberg China’s Didi to raise up to $6 billion, values firm at $50 billion: sources– Reuters China reveals foreign addresses of corruption suspects living in Canada, US and beyond – SCMP What

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, April 28, 2017 - 20:47 Source

Recently I wrote about Cambridge Analytica (CA), I’ve discovered since then that there is a lot more to this story than just marketing tactics and I will be writing a series of articles about it. What has led us to the likes of  fake news, alt-facts, disinformation, and propaganda not only in the media but…

The post Series: What is propaganda in 2017 and how did we get here? (1) appeared first on The AIM Network.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, April 28, 2017 - 19:48 Source

Hot on the heels of Yassmin Abdel-Magied and her refusal to adopt Australian values, another shocking ANZAC day moment has been brought to my attention. Yassmin, for those of you who haven’t heard, posted on Facebook the following comment: “Lest We Forget (Manus, Nauru, Syria, Palestine)”. This comment is so disrespectful that it’s been repeated…

The post Attack On The ANZACs Must Be Condemned! appeared first on The AIM Network.

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MacroBusiness Friday, April 28, 2017 - 17:12 Source

by Chris Becker Outside the local bourse, Asian markets are not finishing the week in a positive mood with mild falls across stocks as geopolitics, central bank machinations and possibly weaker GDP print in the US overnight weigh on confidence. In China, the Shanghai Composite is again only just positive at the close, up only

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Cheeseburger Gothic Friday, April 28, 2017 - 15:30 Source

Hard to believe we're still alive, really:

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, April 28, 2017 - 14:38 Source

By Craig Hingston Residents in Sydney’s West are being asked to assist in the reduction of drug use in local work places by the nation’s leading drug testing organisation, Drug-Safe Communities. “We have an opportunity for local people to become Field Testers and to help us create a community of Drug-Safe businesses”, said Founder and…

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MacroBusiness Friday, April 28, 2017 - 14:25 Source

By Leith van Onselen Find below a speech today from APRA chairman, Wayne Byres, to CEDA’s 2017 NSW Property Market Outlook, whereby Byres admitted that APRA did not lower its incredibly generous investor mortgage speed limit from 10% because it is afraid the huge pipeline of apartments due for completion will not be absorbed [My emphasis]:

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MacroBusiness Friday, April 28, 2017 - 14:25 Source

By Leith van Onselen Find below a speech today from APRA chairman, Wayne Byres, to CEDA’s 2017 NSW Property Market Outlook, whereby Byres admitted that APRA did not lower its incredibly generous investor mortgage speed limit from 10% because it is afraid the huge pipeline of apartments due for completion will not be absorbed [My emphasis]:

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Renew Economy Friday, April 28, 2017 - 13:31 Source

ACT, NSW Greens visit Barnaby Joyce's electorate to celebrate jobs and investment from renewables plan the deputy PM called "crazy".

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Renew Economy Friday, April 28, 2017 - 13:30 Source

Australian Energy Regulator report links market operator's flawed forecasting methods with blackouts, high prices.

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Renew Economy Friday, April 28, 2017 - 13:30 Source

Australian Energy Regulator report links market operator's flawed forecasting methods with blackouts, high prices.

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Renew Economy Friday, April 28, 2017 - 13:24 Source

A comedian's take on the "ridiculous" energy market business model, the win-lose equation of rooftop solar, and why our PM is the wind turbine that won't spin.

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