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Paywalled. ::)
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try following the link from here, it's how I got in

also try c&ping the link into an incognito window; sometimes works
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One Nation support in Queensland leaps from 16% to 23%

So now we know: 23% of Queenslanders really are stupid.
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I really am sick of these criminally negligent fuckwits that are attempting to masquerade as a federal government. That stunt with the lump of coal really was the last straw, coming as it does after several consecutive hottest years on record globally, and right in the middle of one of Australia's worst heat waves ever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KoMeJB_ywY

It's led directly to Clive Hamilton resigning from the Climate Change Authority, which will no doubt please the government since the last thing they want is a professor of ethics getting in their way.

Dirty coal, heat waves and floods - and the last straw for Clive Hamilton
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Oh goody. Things are looking up. :clap:

"For next month's entertainment, watch three schools of piranha attempt to devour each other"

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Liberal sources have confirmed to the ABC the party will direct preferences to One Nation in the upcoming West Australian state election.

The deal means the Liberals will preference One Nation ahead of the Nationals in the Upper House in regional areas.
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Great move. "Hey, I know, let's preference the looneys who were too ridiculous to be allowed to run for us, what could go wrong?"
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Yeah I know. Isn't it great? :rofl: I can see good times ahead. Barney will be ropeable.
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Remember when we looked at Labor's infighting and thought it couldn't get much sillier or worse.

Nice to see the right wingers step up to the plate and smash it out of the park.
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Malcolm is in fine form today.

Energy policy: no room for partisan politics, 18 groups tell government

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A coalition of business, energy, investor, climate and welfare groups has issued a sharply worded wake-up call on the energy debate, declaring "finger pointing" and 10 years of partisan politics have destroyed investor confidence in Australia's energy sector, "worsening reliability risks".

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While the Turnbull government has blamed renewable energy for recent blackouts in South Australia as part of a political strategy to emphasise points of difference between itself and the ALP, the statement is blunt about what is causing the current problems in the grid.

It says more than a decade of "finger pointing" has destroyed investor confidence in the energy sector, making new investment "impossibly risky".

"This has pushed prices higher while hindering transformational change of our energy system. The result is enduring dysfunction in the electricity sector," the statement says.

The group issues a clear warning: "There is simply no room for partisan politics when the reliability, affordability and sustainability of Australia's energy system is at stake."

Turnbull's response? "Dangerous Labor-Green ideology has no place in energy policy"
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Oh and related to the above:

Turnbull and ministers were told wind not to blame for South Australia blackout

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Turnbull government statements blaming last year's South Australian blackout on its high renewable energy target ignored confidential public service advice stating that it was not the cause, according to emails obtained under freedom-of-information rules.

With a febrile debate over renewable energy versus coal-fired generation suddenly raging in Canberra, the revelation is set to undermine the Coalition's energy messaging and shatter confidence in its call for investment certainty through sober debate and bipartisan policy solutions. 

Advice to the government dated September 29, 2016 - the day after the whole of SA went black following a devastating storm - suggested the problem had not been the state's high reliance on wind generation, but rather because key parts of its electricity distribution network were wrecked during a severe weather event.
Which anyone with half a brain knew. Which leads to the obvious conclusion that Malcolm "intelligent conversation with the Australian people" Turnbull is operating on the assumption that Australians in general don't have half a brain.
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:rofl:

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/live/2017/feb/13/australia-coalition-labor-turnbull-shorten-politics-live?page=with:block-58a0e43fe4b0fcbf4e7d527c#block-58a0e43fe4b0fcbf4e7d527c

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Turnbull is asked about the advice to his department on the South Australian black out.

   "This is a classic case of misrepresentation by the Labor Party and by the left generally.

    Let me be very clear, of course windmills did not cause a black-out, the black-out, as I have said many times, was caused by a storm breaching transmission lines. That is perfectly obvious. That is the only point that was made.

    However, the introduction of a massive amount of wind energy, so variable renewable energy made the SA grid very vulnerable. Very, very vulnerable indeed to breaches in transmission lines and the overloading or pressure on the interconnector with Victoria which, as you know, is bringing in coal-fired power from the Latrobe Valley."
Ok Malcolm, which is it? Either the storm breaching transmission lines was the only point that was made, or it wasn't the only point that was made.

(Hint: It wasn't. They lied like hell)
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Well this is going to fuck the bastards up. :grin:

Energy Australia boss says national plan for renewable energy is solution to high power prices

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One of the country's largest operators of coal-fired power stations has joined the chorus of big business, unions, welfare and environmental groups calling for an end to Canberra's blame game over renewables.

Energy Australia took the unprecedented move of taking out a full-page advertisement in a national broadsheet declaring its support for a non-partisan push for clean energy.
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Hey, another massive fuckup: $5bn used to safeguard Murray-Darling from drought largely in vain, says study

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More than $5bn used for reforms to safeguard the Murray-Darling river system from drought has been largely in vain, new research has found.

About $3bn of taxpayers' funds used for improving farm irrigation had been a boon to private individuals but led to no cut in water use from the start of the last drought crisis, according to the Australian National University study.

Quenton Grafton, the director of ANU's centre for water economics, which has tracked water use under the plans since 2012, said policy makers needed to "go back to the drawing board". Grafton said there was "no discernible impact in terms of reduced water use on a per-hectare basis, or in terms of reduced water diversions".

"More than $5bn in the past 10 years has been spent on recovering water by irrigators (on and off farm) or buying water entitlements, yet there is very little to show for it," he said.
Short version: the Murray-Darling is still fucked (as if anyone with half a brain hadn't realised).

And Barnaby, genius that he is, is in charge of the whole thing. We should run a book on which will totally kark it first: the Reef or the Murray.
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Yeah they are going to be shitting bricks over this. And did you see Weatherill saying all options are on the table now, including re-nationalising the grid? The nutters are going to freak. :grin:

Anyway, just remove the crud after the status ID number: ?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Should work then.
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Boo

Ta, it worked. Eventually.
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It's a bit funny sometimes coz the script is set to lazy load images. I'm sorta inclined to think it'd be better if it just loaded the fuckers when the page loads, so you don't get the jumpy stuff while it's making up its mind halfway down the page.
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In fact I'm not sorta inclined. The jumpy stuff pisses me off.
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You go ozzie
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Liberal party defends preference deal with One Nation after WA election loss

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

This is awesome political fuckwittery. I can't wait to see them try more preference deals with One Nation. Go for it. :popcorn:
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w00t! The South Australians aren't taking any shit. Truffles and Co must be pissing their pants right about now.

http://reneweconomy.com.au/sa-seeks-bids-100mw-battery-storage-part-energy-plan-14527/

Doesn't say whether it's 100 MWh or what. 100 MW by itself doesn't tell me much. Tesla's idea was for 200 to 400 MWh IIRC.

More here: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/live/2017/mar/14/sa-energy-plan-this-is-about-taking-charge-says-jay-weatherill-politics-live

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Weatherill is asked, isn't it a waste of money given we will have a federal policy soon which may blow your plans out?

The premier says he is not holding his breath for the feds.

"All of the policies we're proposing will be complementary to what we understand will be recommended by the chief scientist in the Finkel review. We have no confidence that those changes, at least the fundamental ones, will occur any time soon."
Yeah well that's a safe bet.

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"What has become apparent to us is, in December, when the Prime Minister walked away from an emissions intensity scheme, despite it being recommended by the chief scientist, when we had the extraordinary situation with Pelican Point in February not turning on but instead choosing to black out South Australians, the closure of Hazlewood, all of those factors have led us to the conclusion that we need to step up and take control of our own future, not rely upon anyone else.

We will advocate at a national level for change but we can't wait for that change. SA is leading. We need to protect ourselves in the meantime before there is some coherent national energy policy emerge at that Federal level."
Go Jay!  :grin:
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that's pretty cool.
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