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Sydney has to get serious about water recycling

Water is central to Sydney’s history and identity. Like Coleridge’s doomed mariner, we can see water everywhere, but are still scarred by the past memory and future possibility of drought. However, the water restrictions announced this week are unlikely to be the last and suggest that, as a city, Sydney …

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How to return dignity to the sullied icon that is Everest

Along with our Great Barrier Reef and America’s Grand Canyon, Mount Everest is commonly and justifiably included in the list of the world’s greatest natural wonders. Like the former two, it’s the whole Everest massif, not just its singular, pre-eminent summit that constitutes this wondrous phenomenon. The stellar cluster of …

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Bill Shorten being considered for disability portfolio as Kristina Keneally’s ambitions thwarted

Several Labor MPs believe Mr Shorten still harbours leadership ambitions and wants to remain on the frontbench despite leading the party to two consecutive election losses. Former Labor leader Bill Shorten and NSW senator Kristina Keneally are both jockeying for new roles.Credit:Alex Ellinghausen The former Labor leader has made it …

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CBD Melbourne: Pallas’ lemon a headache for Birmo

Illustration: Matt GoldingCredit: At the time, EU representatives led by European Commission Deputy Director General for Trade Helena König, called out the federal car tax as a technical barrier to trade.  She also handed an Australian team led by DFAT first assistant secretary Alison Burrows a dossier suggesting why the …

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Anthony Albanese joins wall of silence on CFMMEU leader John Setka

He said while “justice must be done and be seen to be done”, there was room for “mercy” in the state’s legal system and that there were “two sides to this story”. Loading Father Bob, whose charitable foundation operates a food van emblazoned with the CFMEU logo – donated by …

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‘No regrets’: New multicultural affairs minister proud of campaign against ‘African gangs’

“If you want someone in this role to say, ‘everything’s fine, everything’s dandy’ – I’m not the guy for the job.” Amid raised eyebrows within multicultural groups about Mr Wood’s appointment, the chair of the South Sudanese Community Association of Victoria, Achol Marial, told The Guardian the MP’s rhetoric on …

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Ramsay foundation and centre move to split amid escalating dissent

As The Herald revealed earlier this month, Mr Ramsay left most of his $3.5 billion to The Paul Ramsay Foundation, with no instructions about how that money was to be spent. In February 2014, he commissioned a proposal on a western civilisation centre, which would fund courses in the subject …

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Climate action and jobs are not incompatible, Mr Morrison

Loading Australia’s pollution has been rising for the past six years and Morrison has no credible plan to reduce it. In the face of Donald Trump’s climate denial, American states have created a “coalition of the willing” on renewables and climate. The moment for Victoria to lead a similar charge …

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John Setka must step down from union role

At a time when this state has been shaken by repeated crimes of violence against women, we cannot afford to suggest that harassing women could be acceptable. It is true that Mr Setka, an elected official, has for many years been something of a political football for those opposed to …

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Australian climber who cheated death on Mount Everest identified

Facebook posts from an account in Mr Lee’s name indicate he was attempting to climb Everest without oxygen tanks. The day before he was rescued, Mr Lee posted on Twitter that he’d had a “rough night” at Camp One, a waypoint on the path to the top of the mountain …

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