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Essential Research: 53-47 to Labor

The public evenly divided on dual citizens and One Nation Senators in burqas in federal parliament, with little change on voting behaviour.

No change to Labor’s 53-47 lead on two-party preferred from Essential Research this week, with the Coalition steady at 37% on the primary vote, Labor down one to 36%, Greens up one to 10% and One Nation steady on 8%. Other questions find an even split of opinion on whether dual citizens should be allowed to serve in parliament, with 41% for yes and 40% for no, and identical results for a question on whether the affected ministers should stand down. Fifty-nine per cent support a “citizenship audit” of parliamentarians, with 25% opposed. Pauline Hanson’s burqa stunt drew 39% approval and 38% disapproval. Forty per cent deemed the tax system fair compared with 51% for not fair, with majorities agreeing that corporations and “some wealthy people” don’t pay their fair share. Respondents were hard pressed to separate the last four prime ministerships as best/least bad, but with the order of preference running Rudd, Turnbull, Gillard, Abbott. This week’s survey was conducted Thursday to Monday from a sample of 1027, with the voting intention numbers being a combined result including last week’s survey.

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CTar1
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A company name familiar in the ‘detention centre’ context –

G4S has suspended nine members of staff from an immigration removal centre near Gatwick Airport, following a BBC Panorama undercover investigation.

The programme says it has covert footage recorded at Brook House showing officers “mocking, abusing and assaulting” people being held there.

It says it has seen “widespread self-harm and attempted suicides” in the centre, and that drug use is “rife”.

G4S said it is aware of the claims and “immediately” began an investigation.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-41121692

zoidlord
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@creativecommons
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Leaked policy docs reflect sorry state of EU copyright reform.

Time for bed!

CTar1
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And when was this not going to be so …

The UK must not allow itself to be “blackmailed” by the EU over its Brexit settlement bill, the International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has said.

Talks on the final settlement should begin as soon as possible “because that’s good for business”, he added.

EU negotiator Michel Barnier has said trade talks are still “quite far” away.

Both he and UK Brexit Secretary David Davis made clear on Thursday that the size of the UK’s Brexit “divorce bill” remained a sticking point in talks.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-41119870

Failure to understand reality from Day 1.

Lord Haw Haw of Arabia
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Lord Haw Haw of Arabia

This is possibly going a little too far, although she would appear to be in breach of the Code of Professional Conduct for Medical Practitioners in Australia.

https://www.communityrun.org/petitions/review-the-registration-of-dr-pansy-lai?bucket&source=facebook-share-button&time=1504227501

Tom the first and best
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Tom the first and best
Puff, the Magic Dragon.
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Puff, the Magic Dragon.

A Rohingya refugee last night found out that all his family members killed in Myanmar. He is in Manus prison camp. What does tragedy mean?— Behrouz Boochani (@BehrouzBoochani) September 1, 2017

zoidlord
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@p1

I think hydro fanatics getting to close to the water to breath the air and get a sun tan.

Player One
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shiftaling @ #1186 Friday, September 1st, 2017 – 10:47 pm

Well this is edifying stuff as usual

I think the solar fanatics tend to fly too close to the sun.

Barney in Go Dau
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Large scale solar projects approved in Australia 1.485 GW.

All set for completion before 2020.

Also list over a Gig of wind.

https://www.canstarblue.com.au/energy/electricity/solar-wind-farms-construction-australia/

shiftaling
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Well this is edifying stuff as usual

Player One
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zoidlord @ #1184 Friday, September 1st, 2017 – 10:33 pm

So once again P1 doesn’t like the evidence there for personally attacks others this means P1 is a troll.

You are a loon.

zoidlord
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So once again P1 doesn’t like the evidence there for personally attacks others this means P1 is a troll.

zoidlord
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Player One
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grimace @ #1179 Friday, September 1st, 2017 – 10:19 pm

I’ve spoken with several manufacturers and there is no doubt whatsoever in my mind that in the space of a couple of years they could easily supply enough panels to cover 100% of Australia’s daytime energy requirements. The first few GW could be here in about 3 months, delivered to the port in China 60 days after receipt of the deposit and about a month to sail here and arrive at a warehouse.

My bridge trading mates tell me they have a great deal you may be interested in.

cud chewer
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What do you use?

Direct contact with people in the industry. Meetings with suppliers. Actual factory visits.

cud chewer
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I’ve spoken with several manufacturers and there is no doubt whatsoever in my mind that in the space of a couple of years they could easily supply enough panels to cover 100% of Australia’s daytime energy requirements. The first few GW could be here in about 3 months, delivered to the port in China 60 days after receipt of the deposit and about a month to sail here and arrive at a warehouse.

And that’s exactly the information I’ve been given.

grimace
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cud chewer @ #1087 Friday, September 1st, 2017 – 2:52 pm

I think all the data shows is that the market responds strongly to policy.

What P1 needs to get through his/her thick skull is that if we want a lot more solar then we can have it, fairly quickly.

One of Ps bullshir assumptions has been all along that solar cannot be scaled fast enough. This is bullshit. It has nothing to do with extrapolating curves. It has everything to do with the engineering. The simplicity of construction of a solar farm and the huge manufacturing capability already built up for the panels themselves.

I apologise if I came across as disputing your point, it was my intention to call P1 out on their ridiculous assertion about the amount of PV in Australia.

I’ve spoken with several manufacturers and there is no doubt whatsoever in my mind that in the space of a couple of years they could easily supply enough panels to cover 100% of Australia’s daytime energy requirements. The first few GW could be here in about 3 months, delivered to the port in China 60 days after receipt of the deposit and about a month to sail here and arrive at a warehouse.

Player One
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cud chewer @ #1175 Friday, September 1st, 2017 – 10:03 pm

P1 hasn’t grasped that there are effectively no physical/technical constraints to growth. We are a pimple on the backside of the world solar market.

P1 just uses the available data. What do you use? Tarot? I Ching? Ouija?

zoidlord
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Nick Feik @NickFeik
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Why we need a federal ICAC – by @RDNS_TAI -(link: https://www.themonthly.com.au/issue/2017/september/1504188000/richard-denniss/canberra-needs-watchdog) themonthly.com.au/issue/2017/sep…
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