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16 communities still isolated as ‘unpredictable’ fires loom

Loading A gusty south-westerly wind change is forecast to reach East Gippsland mid-afternoon on Saturday, with the Bureau of Meteorology saying it will create problems for firefighters. The change is then expected to reach the north-east on Saturday night. “People may see relatively calm conditions this morning and think it’s …

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Narendra Modi confirms Scott Morrison’s India trip is cancelled

“He also offered India’s unstinted support to Australia and the Australian people, who are bravely facing this unprecedented natural calamity.” “Expressing his satisfaction at the progress in bilateral relations in recent years, Prime Minister Modi reiterated India’s commitment to strengthen its strategic partnership with Australia. He stated that to this …

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Sharp rise in rural road toll sparks pleas to fix ‘dangerous’ roads

Country businesses and road users are screaming out for upgrades on dangerous  roads, which they say will help curb the toll as well as boost businesses. The number of lives lost on Victorian roads peaked in 1970 at 1061 deaths.  In the decades since there has been a significant downward …

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‘Africa on our doorstep’: The health crisis a short plane ride from Australia

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size It’s barely a whisper when 14-year-old Patricia Oome speaks, and her movements are laboured as she struggles to find a comfortable position on her bed. A room full of children shouldn’t be this quiet, but like many admitted to the paediatric ward …

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The burning question: what will be left of Victoria’s rainforests?

Nan estimates about half of the forest has been burnt. “I still haven’t come to terms with the grief, I’m putting it off,” she says. “This forest is so beloved, not just by Hugh and I, because we’ve been working on rainforests our whole lives, but the whole community utterly …

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Changing climate puts Antarctica on the tourism trail

Interested in seeing the southernmost continent? Here’s a roundup of some of the tour operators planning itineraries for this year and next. Antarctica21 A Zodiac excursion in Antarctica.Credit:Chris Van Hove In November, Antarctica21 debuted the world’s first vessel purpose-built for Antarctic tourism: the 73-passenger Magellan Explorer, equipped with ice-detecting radar …

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The world has made the link between Australian coal, fires and climate

At the very same time, The New York Times was reporting that “the fires have fueled anger at Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, who has downplayed the role of global warming, opposed measures to combat climate change and rejected additional funding for firefighters. After widespread ridicule, last month he cut …

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Side hustle a sweet earner for Bendigo entrepreneur

The reason: There are a heap of reasons it works for me, including burnout from the public relations industry; financial reasons; and ageism – let’s face it, PR is a young person’s game. A forced relocation saw me move to regional Victoria from Melbourne a few years ago. What’s interesting …

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Why Macquarie is looking to pump billions into farms

Yet this paddock, near Albury, is on the front lines of Macquarie Group’s attempt to harness billions of dollars in global capital and pump it into corporate-run farms. Leading this push – and straddling the worlds of high finance and farming – is Elizabeth O’Leary, head of agriculture at Macquarie …

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How to prepare and deliver a presentation in an interview

So to gather insights for your interview presentation, make sure to set some time aside to conductyour own research or talk to people who have experience with the company or its products. Also, itcould be beneficial to get some context and background information from the recruiter to help youcreate an …

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