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1.5 billion fewer plastic bags in environment since ban, retailers say

Loading Mr Stout said the ban was a “brave” move from the major supermarkets and it was paving the way for smaller businesses, which typically cannot afford to risk the wrath of their customers, to follow suit. “They [supermarkets] are obviously seen as the product stewards so a lot of …

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Mexico’s new leader says military essential to fight crime

An attendee wears a mask in the likeness of a frowning Enrique Pena Nieto, Mexico’s former president, during Obrador’s inauguration.Credit:Bloomberg Deep-rooted corruption and ineffectiveness among police forces has led Mexico to rely heavily for years on the military to combat drug cartels in parts of the country. But both human …

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Malcolm Turnbull urges Scott Morrison to call a snap federal election

Asked whether he criticised Mr Morrison for that, Mr Turnbull replied: “My view, and I’m a retired member of Parliament and just a member of the Liberal Party….my view is that it would be manifestly in the best interests and prospects of the Morrison government to go to the polls …

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Rising coal prices ‘biggest’ contributor to lifting power prices: report

Around 80 per cent of Australia’s thermal coal is exported, with this level rising seasonally. Loading “Black coal generators are producing more power following the closure of several brown coal plants in 2016 and 2017, forcing operators to source more fuel at spot market prices that have risen ‘sharply’,” the …

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Canberra Now: Owners take legal action; Northbourne Flats demolition

The owners of the Elara apartments in Bruce are preparing for Federal Court action as they try to secure compensation for an estimated $20 million damage bill. The owners are suing the Master Builders Fidelity Fund over alleged defects to the complex. The owners have been forced to pursue compensation through the insurance fund …

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Sydney Road reopened following Coburg North fire

More than 40 firefighters are battling the blaze.Credit:Justin McManus Sydney Road at Coburg North has reopened following a large blaze in an abandoned warehouse on Saturday afternoon. The busy thoroughfare remained closed on Sunday after emergency services were called to the blaze just after 5pm on Saturday. The Metropolitan Fire …

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Migrant shelter empire: how one man has fared better than everyone else

Casa Padre, a US immigration facility in Brownsville, Texas, where children are detained. Credit:Brownsville Herald/AP As immigration intensifies as a flash point of the Trump presidency, with tear gas being fired at a migrant caravan and the price tag for separating families continuing to rise, Sanchez is central to the …

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Global markets to rally on Trump-Xi meeting at G20 Summit

US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping reportedly agreed to temporarily halt the imposition of new tariffs.Credit:AP While the agreement between the two parties doesn’t negate the tariffs currently imposed, it does add more positive sentiment to the local sharemarket which has sold-off heavily in the past two …

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Melbourne Express, Monday, December 3, 2018

Police are looking for a pair of men who stole money, shirts and suits from a shop in Carlton. The men drove through the front door of the clothing store on Elgin Street about 4am yesterday. The passenger took the entire cash till and several items of clothing. Police have …

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Macron returns to France to find nation in turmoil amid violent protests

A French presidential source said Macron would not speak to the nation despite calls for him to offer immediate concessions to demonstrators. Imposing a state of emergency was not been discussed, the source said. Arriving back from the G20 summit in Argentina, Macron visited the Arc de Triomphe, a revered …

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