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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 09:09 Source

You know the way it goes: SIEV X sinks and hundreds of people drown, but we shouldn’t get political about it because it would be wrong to blame John Howard, because making political capital out of personal tragedy is just offensive opportunism. Fast forward a few years and Labor are responsible for all the drownings…

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Your Democracy Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 07:11 Source

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Three dead, seven missing as PM warns of worse bushfire news to come

Three people are confirmed dead, seven are still missing and more than 150 houses have been lost as firestorms raged from the New South Wales mid-north coast to the Queensland border.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 06:00 Source

When you criticise the election loss of the party you support and you do so without the benefit of any internal analysis, then your critique must be flawed to some degree. I have recently written two such critiques. The first, “The Bill that Australia despised” was an attempt to describe the depth of untrustworthiness the…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 06:00 Source

When you criticise the election loss of the party you support and you do so without the benefit of any internal analysis, then your critique must be flawed to some degree. I have recently written two such critiques. The first, “The Bill that Australia despised” was an attempt to describe the depth of untrustworthiness the…

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Your Democracy Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 20:06 Source

pope

The journalist, who had conducted numerous interviews with the Pope, is known for writing the accounts of his conversations from memory rather than taking notes; while Pope Francis has yet to comment, the Vatican called his purported comments a “free interpretation” of what he actually said.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 17:52 Source

By RosemaryJ36   How many more lives must be lost? How many homes must be destroyed? How many more farmers will need to be helped to leave an unproductive farm? What more will it take for the Coalition government and Labor to realise that ‘Paris’ is not enough? Reaching the Paris target was never aspirational –…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 16:00 Source

By Dr George Venturini   4. The spying on Timor-Leste case … et cetera Timor-Leste is a very small country in Southeast Asia: about 15,410 square kilometres; population about 1,2 million; at West, North and East is Indonesia. To the South is Australia. Once a Portugal colony, the decolonisation process instigated by the 1974 Portuguese revolution…

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THE BLOT REPORT Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 15:12 Source

Environment Editor at
Guardian Australia, Adam Morton tweeted the following on Friday (8/11/2019):

“Just to recap

Today’s fires are ‘unprecedented’

The fires in Queensland earlier this year were ‘unprecedented’

The Townsville flood was ‘unprecedented’

The inland flood afterwards was ‘unprecedented’

The central Queensland fires last year were ‘unprecedented’

The drought is ‘unprecedented’”

Believe it or not, in
response, Sydney Morning Herald and Age journalist Bevan Shields has tweeted
the following:

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 14:45 Source

Reports on electoral strategies are often written in order to be avoided. They are scripted for the express purpose of gathering dust on shelves, or decaying in digital files rarely to be consulted except by historians. But the review of the reasons why the Australian Labor Party lost the May 2019 Australian federal election was…

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John Quiggin Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 14:36 Source

From 2014, sadly more apposite today

John Quiggin

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 12:44 Source

An enduring US political tradition was in evidence in Seattle recently. Amazon had decided that the city council elections would be too important to leave alone. Seattle was their city after all. The aim of the company was much in keeping with the manor lord who prosecutes keen poachers: fund pro-business candidates sympathetic to its…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 12:22 Source

By John Haly   Children are striking in the streets and demanding an effective response to climate change, while many adults sit on their hands. It is a sharp illustration of intergenerational conflict, and Greta Thunberg has become a lightning rod for that conflict. Greta Grief Children are striking in the streets and demanding an effective response to…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 12:22 Source

By John Haly   Children are striking in the streets and demanding an effective response to climate change, while many adults sit on their hands. It is a sharp illustration of intergenerational conflict, and Greta Thunberg has become a lightning rod for that conflict. Greta Grief Children are striking in the streets and demanding an effective response to…

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Your Democracy Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 07:47 Source

gogo

Friends, I want to share this with you. If you have a go, you get a go. I firmly believe that. I have always believed that.

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