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EPA approves logging without looking at koala impacts after bushfires

Forestry Corp says it will increase protections for koala in its logging of partially or unburnt regions.Credit:Dailan Pugh “We need to know what the impact of the fires was,” Mr Pugh said. “They have done nothing – I find that totally reprehensible – and yet they are approving the logging.” …

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‘We are all interconnected’: Coronavirus is reshaping our relationship with technology

“Technology, social media and apps are enabling us to maintain the social animal side of ourselves,” says futurist Anders Sorman-Nilsson. However, the government’s proposal for a contact tracing app that requires forgoing some privacy in a bid to help protect public health is likely to test how far this focus …

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Winter of discontent ahead: pubs tipped to stay shut until September

“I think for a while longer with large intermingling groups inside, we need to play safe which is better than being very sorry afterwards.” Numerous experts who spoke to The Sun-Herald said despite the government’s announcement the restrictions will be reviewed in four weeks, pubs were likely to be among …

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‘Unfair’: Flight Centre draws fire over $300 charge for COVID flight cancellations

Loading She is among many forced to abandon their holidays due to the coronavirus pandemic who were shocked to learn Flight Centre charges $300 cancellation fees, prompting complaints to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. Flight Centre Global Media Manager Hadyn Long said customers can leave their money on file …

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Victoria records 17 new cases, a dozen partygoers fined, COVID-19 hurts global firefighting

So this is what it looks like, when it all starts to fall apart. The political consensus behind Victoria’s tough COVID-19 social distancing rules lies shattered by the hand grenades lobbed by opposition frontbencher Tim Smith at Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton via Twitter on Friday night. Smith’s position …

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Race-by-race tips and preview for Wagga on Sunday

Race 3 – 1.55PM: JOHN CLARKE SHOWCASE MAIDEN HANDICAP (1000M) We didn’t learn much about 14. Soomayya on debut at Moonee Valley having been posted wide the trip. The victor there was Blue Diamond winner Tagaloa. The ex-Snowden trained filly now finds a home with Mitch Beer and is well …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Global COVID-19 cases surpass 2.2 million, Australian death toll stands at 69

Quarantine measures introduced by the league to enable training and AFL games to restart with government approval will become “the bible” for players and officials to follow in 2020, according to AFL CEO Gill McLachlan. The AFL is working on establishing an extensive set of protocols that will guide players …

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Tributes flow after Mitchell Cronin’s death

An autopsy will be completed, with Cronin reportedly suffering a suspected heart attack. “I came to Canberra around the same time as him and out of sheer luck I got to be roomed up with him back in 2013,” former Raider Jordan Rapana told Fox Sports. “He was just an …

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Climate hope shines through virus clouds

Clear skies are emerging where once pollution blanketed cities as satellite images reveal a dramatic fall in nitrogen dioxide levels across the world. Who would have thought that a pandemic would be so good for the environment. While COVID-19 wreaks havoc across the globe – shutting factories, emptying roads, filling …

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Joe Biden sketches out his would-be administration

The strategy is also driven by the practical problem of mounting a campaign in the era of the coronavirus. When the former vice president hits the trail these days, it means beaming into people’s living rooms from his makeshift basement TV studio, piping into their headphones with his new podcast …

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