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Our carbon budget is all but spent, but who in Canberra is counting?

Finally, the budget must be reduced by 110 billion tonnes more, because warming increases the release of land carbon to the atmosphere, specifically through wildfires and the melting of permafrost, effects that reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have not taken into account. Loading After doing the sums, …

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Love is a one-tonner full of sheep dung

Thanks to John Holstein (C8), Jenny Stephenson of Wollongong has just “realised why for so long I did not consider frogs the cute and cuddly types that I do now. At a very young age my first encounter with a frog was in an outback dunny.” With Julian Assange being …

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Kangaroo Jack Ziebell leaps to the defence of great Scott

However Ziebell said his coach had done an outstanding job behind closed doors. “I can’t speak highly enough of Brad,” Ziebell told The Age. High praise: Skipper Jack Ziebell praised the role of coach Brad Scott in the Roos revival.Credit:AAP “He’s huge. He’s got the players’ back 100 per cent …

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Vixens shoot to top of Super Netball ladder after toppling the Giants

And for a time it seemed that Green’s day would end badly in more than one respect, as the star midcourter walked gingerly from the court after a nasty collision with Jo Weston during the second quarter. When she returned at half-time it was into centre in place of Amy …

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Australian DJ Adam Sky found dead in Bali resort

“It is with great regret that we can confirm Adam Neat was involved in a fatal accident while trying to help a friend who had suffered multiple fractures in Bali on Saturday 4th May 2019,” the post said. “Relatives and friends of Adam are travelling to Bali today and handling …

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After Cyclone Fani, a sense of relief in India, Bangladesh

As the skies cleared on Saturday, there was a widespread feeling that this could have been so much deadlier. “It seems the worst is over,” said Bishnupada Sethi, special relief commissioner in the Indian state of Odisha, which bore the initial brunt of the storm. Over the past few days, …

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Police accused of strip searching innocent Indigenous youth

A Queensland Police Service spokesman said any allegations of excessive force or other inappropriate activities by police were fully investigated. A Mount Isa police officer, who spoke to Brisbane Times on the condition of anonymity, said there were police at the station who referred to Indigenous people with racial slurs. …

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Adelaide see off Fremantle in a dour slugfest

When Brad Hill goaled on the run in the opening 90 seconds, few would have predicted how dour and dirty the next hour or so of footy would be. Darcy Tucker converted late in the opening term on the back of a Riley Knight turnover to give Fremantle a five-point …

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‘Big ideas’ and digital literacy: education department calls for NSW schools shake-up

In its submission, it raised concerns that the syllabuses did not clearly distinguish between mandatory content and optional ideas, leading to perceptions of overcrowding. “This is an opportune moment to consider whether the syllabuses are still the most suitable way to package both curriculum content and additional support,” the submission …

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Crowds gather for coronation procession of Thai king

Well wishers with portraits of the new King gather outside Bangkok’s Grand Palace. Credit:AP “I want to see the coronation for once in a lifetime because the last one when it happened I was still very young,” Samran Moryaidee, 77, said  as he stood in the steamy heat. The Thai …

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