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Albanese calls Labor’s 45 per cent emissions target a ‘mistake’

Mr Albanese told the Herald and The Age there was a need to outline the longer term target, flagging the 2030 target would be announced closer to the election. “Australia needs a long term agreement consistent with the Paris Agreement and avoiding dangerous climate change,” he said. The federal Labor …

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‘There’s a lot of fuel on the ground’: French Island blaze still burning

The fire was downgraded to an ‘advice’ warning overnight and fire investigators will travel to French Island on Sunday to determine the cause. Fifteen fires continue to burn throughout the state on Sunday. Four watch and act messages remained in place for fires near Mount Buffalo on Sunday afternoon. The …

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‘What the hell is that?’: Brewery uses algae to reduce carbon emissions

They have now developed their own algae in-house, saying the conditions inside the brewery were favourable to cultivation. Loading “The road to here has been quite mind-expanding, not just for us but for many members of our team,” Mr Adamson said. “All of our brewing team and quality control team …

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Nobody wants to watch the Australian Chokin’

If the tournament is this unsafe for players, it might be best to relocate it to another country entirely. Perhaps somewhere with better air quality, like Beijing or New Delhi? It’s in the cloud Blowing smoke in somebody’s face is the height of rudeness in this post Mad Men-era, which …

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‘We are not miracle workers’: bushfires worsen already grim future for koalas

But Australia’s record in protecting its unique wildlife has also come under fire, with biodiversity laws called “a total joke” by those on the front line. Cheyne Flanagan, the clinical director of the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, said the bushfire crisis had exacerbated the perilous situation faced by koalas because …

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Feeling anxious and powerless? Australia’s only saint had advice

“What do you mean ‘it knows who you are’?” “It can tell who’s who in photos.” Indeed, tagging someone in a photo was the height of social media sophistication in 2007. And so I signed up to Facebook, partly to appease her and partly because the prospect of reconnecting with …

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‘Dangerous conclusions’: Super research denounces rise to 12 per cent

Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Financial Services Minister Jane Hume have all maintained the government is committed to the scheduled super increase, which will go to 10 per cent from July next year, before rising to 12 per cent by 2025. Loading But a group of Liberal …

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‘Great concern’: Chinese embassy hits out at visa delays

Most of them are studying in the science, technology, engineering, maths and medical fields, with many supported by scholarships. The delays have prevented them taking up jobs, separated couples and cost some students their scholarships, the students said. Using publicly available visa processing data, the students said Chinese postgraduate students …

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Fire-ravaged residents to get up to $75m in clean-up help

The state government says the cash injection will speed up the process of regenerating razed communities, cutting red tape involved in clearing damaged property and rebuilding. “We want to see these communities built back better for the longer term and more resilient to longer, hotter and drier seasons we can …

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BlackRock’s immense clout a boost for ‘green investment’

Loading Though no doubt noble, the commitments are hardly unexpected, particularly on the back of the “greenwashing” claims Fink has recently had to contest. For a long time, talk of green investing has been little more than hot air. It seemed to be more an offshoot of the fund management …

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