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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 05:54 Source

Friday March 24 2017 She sat there edging forward with a tense look of bemusement on her face. It might have said, “why is this child acting this way?” He sat beside her looking like a spoiled kid with pouted lower lip giving the impression of a sulking child who had just been given a…

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North Coast Voices Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 00:16 Source

The following figures represent someone’s mother or father, son or daughter, brother or sister, niece or nephew, aunt or uncle, grandparent or friend.The numbers also make clear that, averaged out, two people were killed each day in a workplace accident between 1 January and 14 March 2017.This is no blip in workplace fatality statistics – averaged out two workers died each day of the year in 2016 and 2015 as well.Work Safe Australia:Worker fatalitiesAs at 14 March, 32 Austr

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North Coast Voices Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 00:15 Source

There’s more to climate change impacts than living in a markedly hotter, drier continent being nibbled at the edges by encroaching oceans or battered by storms - and it isn’t only the very real threats to the natural environment, biodiversity and water security.There’s the risk of an increased incidence of disease outbreaks in humans and animals and, the economic and social costs rising levels of disease bring to families, communities, local economies and the nation.

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John Quiggin Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 22:15 Source

The obsessive desire of the current government to protect the right to offend and humiliate people on the basis of their race or religion has been driven, in large measure, by the Institute of Public Affairs. The IPA has a mixed* record on freedom of speech, and on the kind of offensive speech that is the subject of 18C.

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Under The Milky Way Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 21:14 Source

My primary-aged daughter wrote my wife and I this letter which she left on our pillow to be discovered and read. All punctuation and spelling is as per the original.

To Mum and Dad:

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The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 18:56 Source

Yesterday in Parliament several government MPs, including Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, decried Labor’s opposition to proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act (RDA) as a claim that Australians are racist. “[The Opposition] believe[s] that Australia is a nation of racists only held in check by Gillian Triggs and section 18C,” said Turnbull. “We have more…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 17:58 Source

We are deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Ken Wolff. For readers of The AIMN Ken will be remembered for his many wonderful articles we were privileged to publish. Long-term bloggers will also remember Ken for his years with The Political Sword, where his articles were originally published. Ken’s family, the blogging…

The post Vale Ken Wolff appeared first on The AIM Network.

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John Quiggin Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 17:21 Source

Back in December, Gautam Adani came to Queensland and gave a very positive view of the proposed Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin. Things went pretty quiet for a while after that, but it appeared that a final announcement on the project would be made in April.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 15:30 Source

Tesla is planning to open its third service centre in Australia, combined with the first store for Queensland, both in Brisbane.

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Cheeseburger Gothic Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 15:06 Source

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Your Democracy Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 14:27 Source

derryn's way

Derryn Hinch has long played the "nice guy" image. He's not nice. He is an opportunistic bastard who is prepared to sell the soul of this country for his pension as a senator. He should be thrown out as soon as possible. The only thing he understood about truth, freedom and justice is ... ratings (TV and radio).

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Renew Economy Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 14:19 Source

Concerns raised again that the NEM's coal and gas generators can no longer deliver the grid security services expected of them.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 14:17 Source

Solar Analytics awarded $2.1m grant funding from ARENA to fast-track its household solar monitoring technology.

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Poll Bludger Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 14:08 Source

Wednesday 2pm

We have the first finalised upper house result in, so I’m bumping this post. The Greens are relating that Robin Chapple has been re-elected in Mining and Pastoral, in what can only have been a close race against Labor’s third candidate, which presumably means a result of two for Labor and one apiece for the Liberals, Nationals, One Nation and Greens. More on that shortly. The other five regions, last I heard, are set to be determined tomorrow.

Monday morning

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Renew Economy Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 13:45 Source

Carnegie is pleased to announce a capital raising via a Share Purchase Plan to raise up to $6 million for the 10MW Northam Solar Project and its project pipeline.

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