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THE BLOT REPORT Sunday, May 9, 2021 - 15:15 Source

It has often been said that we should not be afraid of a politician’s religious belief; that it is their private business and it should concern nobody else; after all, most Australian Prime Ministers have been adherents of one or other sect.  However, never in my experience, have I seen anyone so dominated by their religious belief (Pentecostalism) as Scott Morrison.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, May 9, 2021 - 12:32 Source

By-election results make poor predictors. The government of the day can often count on a swing against it by irritated voters keen to remind it they exist. It’s an opportunity to mete out mild punishment. But the loss of the seat in Hartlepool by the British Labour party is ominous for party apparatchiks. For the…

The post Crashing Out in Hartlepool: Labour Ills and Teflon Boris appeared first on The AIM Network.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, May 9, 2021 - 11:03 Source

When treasurer Josh Frydenberg abandoned the Tony Abbott mantra that “you can’t fix the economy unless you fix the budget,” it was clear that something within the mindset of the treasurer and the government, had changed. They realised that the reverse was true. No longer do they believe that debt is a disaster, or that…

The post Covid exposes the reality of fake debt. appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Your Democracy Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 20:18 Source

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 11:28 Source

By Dr Meredith Doig   Last week, my organisation published Scott Morrison’s infamous “God’s work” speech. But as citizens of a supposedly secular nation, our crusade continues. Imagine if our Prime Minister were a hard-line atheist giving speeches about political matters at an atheist convention that he or she wanted to keep from the wider public.…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 10:45 Source

By Denis Bright   The 2021-22 Budget will offer positive trendlines on the extent of economic recovery even after the removal of JobKeeper support on 28 March 2021. Only time will tell if the recovery is sustainable. Return to that traditional rhetoric about the horrors of debt and deficit will inevitably follow the re-election of the…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 09:43 Source

By Annasis Liz Kelly   Take me by the hand and let me tell you a story of a man who thought he was God’s gift to, well, Australia. There is a certain person who has a very high position in the government who believes that he was anointed to this position because of the God…

The post Religion and Politics: A Letter to Scott Morrison appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Your Democracy Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 08:39 Source

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MacroBusiness Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Premarket Stocks: Why Amazon is The ‘Perfect’ Money Making Machine – Asset Investo Amazon: new evidence of anti-competitive practice – Swacash Widespread Commodity Shortages Raise Inflation Fears – NY Times Gold prices end higher, notch best weekly gain of the year – MSN Americas: America’s Wealth Gap is Much

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MacroBusiness Friday, May 7, 2021 - 16:30 Source

A fairly staid finish to the trading week here in Asia with a truncated session for mainland Chinese and Japanese markets equating to a bit of catch up and not much else, with the former retracing significantly. The USD is trying to firm here going into tonights unemployment print while gold is trying to build

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Renew Economy Friday, May 7, 2021 - 14:10 Source

EleXsys Energy, trading in Australia as Planet Ark Power, completes capital raise as it targets new markets for solar gri

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MacroBusiness Friday, May 7, 2021 - 14:00 Source

In June 2019, Sydney’s 132-apartment Mascot Tower was evacuated after large cracks were discovered. Fresh cracks then appeared in February 2020, prompting authorities to close shops and set up an exclusion zone around the building. Nearly two years on and 132 families remain locked out of their apartments with many lumped with crippling debts. Today,

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MacroBusiness Friday, May 7, 2021 - 13:30 Source

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) is pressuring the federal government to replace Australia’s convoluted vehicle registration, stamp duty, licence fees and fuel excise system with a single road-user charge that taxes drivers for every kilometre they drive: “An efficient road-user charging scheme can address all vehicle users regardless of the type of vehicle

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The Tally Room Friday, May 7, 2021 - 13:24 Source

We don’t yet have final voting figures, but enough has been reported to be able to get a sense of how much of a shift we have seen away from ordinary election day voting.

This has been a long-term trend that accelerated dramatically through 2020 with the COVID-19 pandemic pushing voters to vote early in person or via the post. You can see my numerous blog posts on this topic at this tag.

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Renew Economy Friday, May 7, 2021 - 13:23 Source

AGL signs up contractor to advise on closure and demolition of Liddell coal generator, and fast-tracks closure of one unit because it is not reliable.

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