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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 18:17 Source

No, Tony Abbot didn’t actually say that! At least he hasn’t at the point that I’m writing this. Whatever, Boris has suggested that they’ll be legislating to allow shops to use the old imperial stones, pounds and ounces in Britain. This is real and not something I’m making up and while it sounds absurd given…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 16:18 Source

By Darrell Egan   In a statement from Australian opposition Defence Minster Brendan O’Connor’s office authorised from Labor Leader Anthony Albanese and Shadow Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong, Australian Labor appears to be accepting the nuclear powered submarine deal, with some house keeping checks as follows: “While there is much that we welcome, it’s also clear…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 14:24 Source

When President Joe Biden won the White House, he promised, with a facility of unceasing boredom, that diplomacy was back. “Diplomacy is back at the centre of our foreign policy,” he stated on February 4. “As I said in my inaugural address, we will repair our alliances and engage with the world once again, not…

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Renew Economy Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 12:50 Source

Renewables reach a record share of demand in Australia's main grid on Sunday, with wind and solar alone providing 57 per cent just before noon.

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THE BLOT REPORT Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 10:03 Source

As everyone knows, the Morrison government has now signed an agreement to have an agreement to think about designing a submarine which will contain a nuclear propulsion unit provided by the UK and/or US and which maybe someday replace the already ageing Collins class submarines1.

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Your Democracy Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 06:25 Source

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The War on Terror Gave Us Donald Trump

In an interview, Reign of Terror author Spencer Ackerman explains how the brutal legacy of America’s post-9/11 wars has reshaped U.S. society and led to our era of authoritarian demagoguery.

 

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Your Democracy Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 05:47 Source

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Is sexist bullying confined to Twitter users or the exclusive domain of the Left? Managing editor Michelle Pini [independent Australia] considers Leigh Sales' recent calling out of so-called Leftist Twitter users.

THERE IS NO denying that misogyny is alive and well in modern Australia.

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Your Democracy Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 05:35 Source

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By Caitlin Johnstone, an independent journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Her website is here and you can follow her on Twitter @caitoz

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Your Democracy Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 05:16 Source

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX on Friday shared more images from inside its Crew Dragon capsule that’s already brought its four civilian passengers around the Earth more than 15 times, according to the mission, dubbed “Inspiration4.”

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Your Democracy Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 04:52 Source

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Gus is a rabid atheist. Gus "has a soft spot for Roger Stone." This is to say that Gus thinks Stone was badly treated by the Mueller inquisition. Stone may have told a few embellished stories, but his main sin was that he worked from Trump. He was charged for an obscure misdemeanour that would not even attract a parking fine and Stone got 40 months of prison for it.

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George Monbiot Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 03:21 Source

The Conservatives promised that communities could reshape their own towns. As the shocking case of Totnes shows, it’s a con.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 15th September 2021

Among the most important democratic questions is how the land surrounding us is used. Is it providing homes we can afford, public services and green spaces, or is it being used by a few to impose damaging schemes on the rest of us and extract profits at our expense?

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John Quiggin Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 20:06 Source

My contribution to Arena, now online in the September 2021 issue/

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New Politics Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 18:22 Source

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 13:35 Source

I hold an indomitable dogma which, though at first blush it looks like it belongs to matters culinary, in fact it is a dogma, an undeniable teaching, that applies to one’s whole life, and it is this: no decent fried egg should present itself without a good-sized fried onion. Whether dressed as an omelette or…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 13:14 Source

By Darrell Egan   Fresh from Scott Morrison’s announcement to go to Washington later this year after Australian Foreign Ministers Asia and Washington visit, he introduces nuclear submarines to Australia as part of AUKUS pact between Australia, Britain and the US to take a assertive military approach to China in the South China Sea. It is…

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MacroBusiness Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 12:59 Source

NSW Health recorded another 1331 locally acquired COVID cases and 6 deaths: NSW recorded 1,331 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. pic.twitter.com/grk9EBZHVi — NSW Health (@NSWHealth) September 18, 2021 The age breakdown of deaths was as follows: One person was in their 40s One person was in

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Your Democracy Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 10:15 Source

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MacroBusiness Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 09:44 Source

Victoria has recorded an outbreak high 535 locally acquired COVID cases and one death: Reported yesterday: 535 new local cases and 0 cases acquired overseas. – 45,537 vaccines administered – 61,622 test results received – Sadly, 1 person with COVID-19 has died More later: https://t.co/eUcG50Y3T0#COVID19Vic #COVID19VicData [1/2] pic.twitter.com/85OfKkUeYl — VicGovDH (@VicGovDH) September 17, 2021 Almost

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Your Democracy Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 08:48 Source

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More American troops and military manpower will be deployed to Australia after a new strategic alliance was forged with the United States and Britain.

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Your Democracy Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 06:57 Source
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MacroBusiness Friday, September 17, 2021 - 22:44 Source

HL Van den Houten, ‘Bush Farm, Victoria’ 1876, Art Gallery of NSW   Macro & Markets Big Oil boss warns of high energy prices ‘for a long time’ – Ninefax Get Ready for an Expensive Revenge Christmas – Bloomberg Bring out the central bank heavies – Reuters US-China decoupling: if it comes down to a

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Your Democracy Friday, September 17, 2021 - 19:34 Source

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Your Democracy Friday, September 17, 2021 - 19:32 Source

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It’s arguable that Britain’s path to this point — where it is at risk of decaying into a ‘competitive authoritarian’ regime — can be traced back to the first of the ‘conservative’ think tanks.

 

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MacroBusiness Friday, September 17, 2021 - 15:36 Source

So says China Development Bank advisor, Paul Keating: “If the United States military with all its might could not beat a bunch of Taliban rebels with AK47 rifles in pick-up trucks, what chance would it have a in a full blown war against China, not only the biggest state in the world but the commander

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MacroBusiness Friday, September 17, 2021 - 15:30 Source

The selloff has abated somewhat here in Asia with only local markets falling on the back of both iron ore and coal concerns, as the USD remains firm against the risk currencies with gold still flummoxed at well below the $1800USD level: The Shanghai Composite is down 0.6% so far to remain below the 3600

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Renew Economy Friday, September 17, 2021 - 15:20 Source

Scott Morrison CoalFormer Minerals Council chief, and advisor to the prime minister, appointed as Australia's new ambassador to the OECD.

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Renew Economy Friday, September 17, 2021 - 15:17 Source

The Coalition's attitude to batteries has been hostile and ignorant.

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MacroBusiness Friday, September 17, 2021 - 15:00 Source

August 2021 Australian property market affordability update Australian property market prices continued to climb over the last month, with the past six months seeing some of the strongest growth on record. Mortgage fixed interest rates were steady, standard variable rates fell slightly but remain significantly above fixed rates.  There are some extraordinary divergences in affordability.

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Renew Economy Friday, September 17, 2021 - 14:59 Source

Sean McGoldrick, the new head of Tasmania Networks, on the renewables, battery, and hydrogen possibilities for the island state.

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Renew Economy Friday, September 17, 2021 - 14:58 Source

A discovery by Curtin University researchers has opened the door

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