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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, August 14, 2022 - 10:00 Source

By Bronwyn Kelly   David Solomon has raised an important issue in Pearls and Irritations this week. He has suggested some opinion leaders may argue there is little point in a referendum to enshrine a Voice for First Nations in Australia’s Constitution because the Commonwealth parliament already has the power to legislate for creation of such…

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John Quiggin Sunday, August 14, 2022 - 09:11 Source
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New Politics Sunday, August 14, 2022 - 01:13 Source

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Your Democracy Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 22:12 Source

Both parties agree on one thing: More money for the military 

Political divisions stand in the way of most legislation, but both sides of the aisle are happy to keep feeding the beast at the Pentagon.

It was quite a week last week. Forest fires and floods testified to the devastating, inexorable march of global warming.

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MacroBusiness Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 19:49 Source

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Your Democracy Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 18:24 Source

On the day that the death of Sempé (one of the best cartoonists in the world) has been announced — he was 90 something — Gus Leonisky carries on with his crass nasty mischief — stealing other people's works and adding more nasty stuff, than less. 

 

He was seen in France as revealing amusing and sometimes caustic truths about the world – making people smile without resorting to cruelty or mockery.

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Your Democracy Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 08:25 Source

After Russia invaded Ukraine last February, the European Union moved to block RT and Sputnik, two of the Kremlin's top channels for spreading propaganda and misinformation about the war.

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Your Democracy Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 07:39 Source

“Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.” — President Harry S. Truman

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 06:00 Source

I have a confession to make. I have posted some of the following words in a previous article. Probably more than once. But I do so this time within an atmosphere of change. We have been through a period I have named “The Luddite Period” and survived with the hope that a more empathetic, transparent…

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MacroBusiness Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Businesses Should Prepare For Risk Of Civil Unrest From Food Scarcity – WSJ JPMorgan Traders ‘Ripped Off’ Gold Market for Years, Jurors Told – Bloomberg The logics that drive world economies do the favor of the elites at the expense of 99% – Films for Action Low Interest Rates

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Your Democracy Friday, August 12, 2022 - 21:25 Source

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has launched a legal bid to get back funding for his office and staff. The privileges were withdrawn in May by the Bundestag’s budget committee, his lawyers told broadcaster NDR on Friday.

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Renew Economy Friday, August 12, 2022 - 20:58 Source

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Your Democracy Friday, August 12, 2022 - 20:28 Source

 

Democrats have completely forgotten about a public health insurance option, choosing instead to deliver expensive subsidies to their industry donors.

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Your Democracy Friday, August 12, 2022 - 19:44 Source

The US tax authority has sparked an uproar after posting a job offer warning that new agents must be prepared to wield “deadly force” against suspects, amid heightened concerns about heavy-handed tactics by the IRS as it seeks to hire thousands of new enforcers. 

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Club Troppo Friday, August 12, 2022 - 18:44 Source
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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, August 12, 2022 - 17:01 Source

By Callen Sorensen Karklis   While Australia finally passes its 43% climate targets laws under the Albanese Labor Government with the help of the Australian Greens led by Adam Bandt and the Climate 200 backed Teals (10 seats), already the new federal government has strengthened the safeguard mechanism that the Coalition introduced after the repealing the…

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MacroBusiness Friday, August 12, 2022 - 16:00 Source

A flat end to the trading week for Asian stocks in response to the overnight hesitation on Wall Street, although Japanese shares are playing catchup after a mid-week holiday. Currency markets are still applying pressure to the USD with the Australian dollar pushing through the 71 cent level. Meanwhile oil prices are holding on to

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Your Democracy Friday, August 12, 2022 - 15:54 Source

Jerry Hall and Rupert Murdoch have reportedly finalised their divorce – despite last-minute reports the actress filed court documents seeking to dismiss the action.

Lawyers for the former couple confirmed on Thursday morning (Australian time) that their divorce proceedings had concluded.

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Renew Economy Friday, August 12, 2022 - 15:16 Source

Minister for Climate Change and Energy Chris Bowen speaks to media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Thursday, June 2, 2022.</body></html>

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Renew Economy Friday, August 12, 2022 - 15:14 Source

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MacroBusiness Friday, August 12, 2022 - 14:00 Source

Australians that leveraged up to purchase property at the peak of the market risk being trapped in ‘mortgage prison’, according to mortgage experts. They warn that the combination of rising mortgage rates and falling house prices (negative equity) will impede their ability to refinance because they will no longer meet borrower stress tests, potentially trapping

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Your Democracy Friday, August 12, 2022 - 13:40 Source

Other books on Jeffrey Epstein focus on the depraved nature of his crimes, his wealth and his most famous/politically-connected friends and acquaintances. This book, in contrast, reveals definitively that Epstein's activities were state-sponsored through his intelligence connections. The book is scheduled October 2022.

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MacroBusiness Friday, August 12, 2022 - 13:30 Source

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO has launched Federal Court action against the University of Melbourne, alleging that it engaged in unlawful adverse action against two casual academics. They had been engaged by the university on a series of short-term casual teaching contracts over a number of years, with their contracts setting out ‘anticipated hours’. However,

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Your Democracy Friday, August 12, 2022 - 13:18 Source

What kind of Justice Department official would sign off on a FBI raid on a former US president’s home when the president is fully cooperating with the spurious “investigation” of him?

What kind of judge would issue the warrant and then hide it from view by sealing it?

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Renew Economy Friday, August 12, 2022 - 13:10 Source

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MacroBusiness Friday, August 12, 2022 - 13:00 Source

The Property Council has labelled Melbourne’s return-to-office rate as “shameful”, crying for empty office buildings to be filled: Damning new figures from the Property Council of Australia, obtained exclusively by the Herald Sun, shows the city’s rebuild has taken a hit, with office occupancy levels in July well less than half of the pre-Covid baseline

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Your Democracy Friday, August 12, 2022 - 12:39 Source

The war in Ukraine began with Crimea and must end with its liberation, President Volodymyr Zelensky has said.

Ukraine's president was speaking after a string of explosions hit a Russian airbase there, killing one person.

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MacroBusiness Friday, August 12, 2022 - 12:30 Source

The US is home to the rapacious corporation, the destroyed trade union, and the great working underclass.  Right? As Australian workers are annihilated by the combination of Albo’s cowards and the Lunatic RBA, US workers are losing out much less and pushing towards real wage gains in the near future. The critical measure is the

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Renew Economy Friday, August 12, 2022 - 12:19 Source

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