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We need revolutionary action to save the planet: full transcript of Prince Charles’ Davos speech

For me, Sustainable Markets offer a new systems-level framework which ground markets in a higher purpose mission – in other words, putting people and planet at the heart of global value creation. Sustainable markets generate long-term value through the balance of natural, social, human and financial capital. Systems-level change within …

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Westpac’s McFarlane wants banking thoroughbred for CEO

“They’ve kind of got to have experience in one or more areas of the priorities of the company. I think that over-rides whether they come from external or internal.” Mr McFarlane, a 72-year industry veteran, made the remark after the bank confirmed he would be replacing chairman Lindsay Maxsted from …

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Sonos drops support for older products, spurring online outcry

Sonos is giving customers the option to trade in affected models and receive 30 per cent off a newly purchased replacement. Of particular concern to many users on Twitter was that while some of these models are more than ten years old, others including the Connect and Connect:Amp were sold by …

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Why prescribed burns don’t stop wildfires

The aim of fire managers is to avoid crown fires during prescribed burning for fear that the fire gets out of control and goes far beyond the area intended to be burnt. Loading Controlled fires are only meant to stop the odd cigarette thrown out of a car window from …

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Free child seat checks: can we get a steam clean too?

I’ve always been surprised at how early many people take their children out of restraints and booster seats. If you check the regulations they need to be 145cm tall to properly fit an adult seatbelt. This is quite tall. But try telling a child in Year 6 that they should …

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Australian Open 2020 LIVE updates, day three

Fabio Fognini holds serve to love and leads 5-4 in the fifth on serve. Two approaches to the net have helped Jordan Thompson not only avoid being broken but to hold serve. “His willingness to go after the first ball, take control of proceedings worked in his favour,” the Channel …

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West Gate Tunnel in limbo as government, companies argue over contaminated soil

The deadlock raises concerns that taxpayers who are paying $2.7 billion for the toll road could now be charged even more to build the project. Motorists are also facing an extra 10 years of CityLink tolls as part of the road’s funding deal. The Andrews government’s flagship road project is …

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Victorian Liberals call on Morrison to adopt ‘sensible’ emissions reductions targets

Mr O’Brien told The Age his party would now support the idea of long-term carbon emissions reduction targets, but stopped short of supporting Labor’s zero net emissions by 2050, with the Liberal leader saying he was worried about its impacts on jobs and communities. Loading He said he believed state-based …

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Malcolm Turnbull slams PM’s response to climate change and bushfires

Mr Morrison’s office declined to comment. Loading During the wide-ranging interview, the former Liberal leader said Mr Morrison had “at times” discounted the influence of climate change on the emergency, “which is just nonsense from a scientific point of view”. “So that’s misleading people,” Mr Turnbull said. He also called …

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Lessons from Auschwitz: ‘Never again’ is now

At its peak, this demonic factory of death exterminated 20,000 people a day. At its peak, this demonic factory of death exterminated 20,000 people a day. In mid 1944, the crematoriums could not deal with the volume of corpses, so pits were dug to burn them. Those who take the …

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