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Welcome to the Meta Meta Monkey Punk #auspol weekly wrap up. Once again, we’re going to try something new. No podcast this week, because you guys seem to prefer reading to listening – so just the post. And we’ll delve into a dark corner of #auspol, but then instead of just leaving you feeling awful,…

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Why is the NBN failing?

If you care about decent internet, and wonder why Australia still doesn’t have it (we’re behind Kazakhstan), this video is a must-watch. Businessman turned political commentator, Kim Wingerei, founder of The Independents, speaks to former NBNCo CTO, Gary McLaren, about what’s gone wrong with the infrastructure that’s critical to functioning in the 21st century. Also…

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Failures of Automation: Misunderstanding the Hierarchy of Evidence

Folks who are into methodological blood sports would be hard pressed to find a more engaging fight than that between the Cochraneists and the Clinicians over oseltamivir (Tamiflu). You may or may not remember the rush to stockpile this anti-viral drug after the bird flu pandemic of 2005. The stockpiling came on the back of…

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Treat yourselves: Linear Symmetry is amazing!

We stumbled across this on Twitter via the account of Huma, vocalist and electric violinist for the band, Linear Symmetry and we’re hooked! Linear Symmetry describes itself thus: ‘ A unique trio hailing from the heart of the Midwest, Linear Symmetry combines forces to produce electrifying organic dance music. From the first note, Huma immediately…

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  • In supporting jobless, Australia comes a stone cold, motherless last August 18, 2019
    Another global agency has exposed Australia as bringing up the rear in care for the disadvantaged. Alan Austin reports from Europe.
    Alan Austin
  • Media dead silent as Wikileaks insider explodes the myths around Julian Assange August 16, 2019
    It is the cowardly and conniving journalists from The Guardian and New York Times who should be in jail, not Julian Assange, said Mark Davis last week. Davis has turned the Julian Assange narrative on its head.
    Greg Bean
  • Mate Versus Mate: Inside ScoMo’s billion-dollar visa privatisation August 13, 2019
    Is Scott Briggs - Scott Morrison mate, Liberal staffer, News Corp lobbyist and Packer empire crisis consultant - now the front-runner to win the Government’s billion-dollar privatisation of Australia's visa system? Or is it his rival suitors from Accenture and Australia Post, a consortium packed with Liberal Party identities?
    Michael Sainsbury
  • Has ACCC let Facebook and Google off the hook? August 13, 2019
    Australia's consumer watchdog, the ACCC, has released its long-awaited final report on the market power of Facebook and Google. Long on rhetoric (all 623 pages of it) and short on recommendations, it's unlikely to dent the massive market power of these search and social media behemoths. Kim Wingerei reports.
    Kim Wingerei
  • Shady Brothers: in pursuit of Virgin Australia’s Chinese pilot-school partners August 10, 2019
    A troubled Chinese conglomerate under pressure from Beijing and its invisible partner have teamed up with Virgin Australia to run a flight school in Barnaby Joyce’s electorate. Having exposed Virgin's deceitful efforts to hide these parties, Anthony Klan goes door-knocking.
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  • The Handmaid’s Tale recap: season three, episode 11 – is Gilead falling? August 18, 2019
    With bloody murders and shock arrests, this was a week of gobsmacking action and genuine wins for our heroes. Will the whole system topple now?Spoiler alert: this recap is for people watching The Handmaid’s Tale, series three, on Channel 4 in the UK. Please do not add spoilers for later episodes in the series.Over the […]
    Abigail Chandler
  • Trump confirms he is considering attempt to buy Greenland August 18, 2019
    President says bid would be ‘essentially a real estate deal'Danish semi-autonomous territory has said it is not for saleAfter a White House adviser confirmed Donald Trump is considering an attempt to buy Greenland, the president said he was interested in the purchase for strategic reasons, though “it’s not No1 on the burner”. Related: 'Friends, you're […]
    Martin Pengelly and agencies
  • Morning mail: Defence warning, Kabul wedding bombing, second Test draw August 18, 2019
    Monday: Australia must diversify its allies as US military might weakens, report says. Plus: Australia maintains 1-0 lead in AshesGood morning, this is Stephen Smiley bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Monday 19 August. Continue reading...
    Stephen Smiley
  • 'Nazi Porsche' valued at $20m fails to sell amid California auction confusion August 18, 2019
    Type 64 car built in 1939 is not technically a Porsche but was still expected to fetch a high price at Sotheby’s Monterey saleA car designed by Ferdinand Porsche in Nazi Germany that was expected to sell for millions failed to find a buyer at an auction in California on Saturday, amid scenes of confusion […]
    Edward Helmore
  • Frank Lampard’s homecoming with Chelsea strikes a tone of anticlimax | Dominic Fifield August 18, 2019
    Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Leicester again emphasised that it will take time before Lampard’s team find their best formFrank Lampard always envisaged enduring occasions such as this. He knew there would be periods of frustration mixed in with all the elation whipped up by his return to a club where he is so cherished, games […]
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  • Meet 5 women leading on humanitarian work who share their average day and ideas for you to get involved August 18, 2019
    The theme of this year’s World Humanitarian’s Day is “Women Humanitarians”. With the help of UNHCR and ActionAid, Jessie Tu highlights the work of a number of Australian women doing game-changing work overseas. We ask what an average day looks like in their line of work, and how more womenThe post Meet 5 women leading on […]
    KimW
  • We’ve set a trap for millennials that none of us should be proud of August 18, 2019
    A lot of older Australians are doing their best, supporting their children via the "Bank of Mum and Dad", caring for grandchildren and scrimping through retirement to leave their kids a good inheritance. But it's not enough, write Kate Griffiths and Danielle Wood.The post We’ve set a trap for millennials that none of us should […]
    KimW
  • Iceland unveils memorial plaque for lost glacier August 18, 2019
    Iceland unveiled a plaque to its Okjokull ice sheet on Sunday, the first of the country's hundreds of glaciers to melt away due to climate change. The post Iceland unveils memorial plaque for lost glacier appeared first on theIndependents.
    KimW
  • Honeymoon over as coalition’s lead slips in latest poll August 18, 2019
    The coalition’s post-election honeymoon period appears to have ended as the party’s lead over Labor slips amid economy and climate change concerns, the latest Newspoll shows.The coalition is still ruling with a 51-49 per cent two-party preferred lead over Labor, as shown by a Newspoll published in The Australian newspaperThe post Honeymoon over as coalition’s lead […]
    KimW
  • CDC investigates lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use August 18, 2019
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a "cluster" of lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use after such cases were reported in 14 states. The post CDC investigates lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use appeared first on theIndependents.
    KimW

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