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Renewable energy projects create jobs, save money, say top economists

Stimulus spending on new green energy projects creates twice as many jobs per dollar than investments in fossil fuel projects, according to a new study by researchers including the Nobel prize winner Joseph Stiglitz and leading climate economist Nicholas Stern. The decisions made in coming weeks about how the world …

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The best smart displays for keeping in touch

Being able to host video calls with your friends and family is more important now than ever, but having people holding and crowding around a monitor, phone or tablet isn’t always the best solution. If you want a dedicated gadget and a fixed spot in your home for making and …

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‘Blown away’: Safe climate niche closing fast, with billions at risk

“Absent climate mitigation or migration, a substantial part of humanity will be exposed to mean annual temperatures warmer than nearly anywhere today,” the paper said. Xu Chi, a researcher at China’s Nanjing University and one of the paper’s authors, said: “We were frankly blown away by our own initial results. …

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Carriageworks enters voluntary administration

The sources suggested Carriageworks was the “canary in the coal mine” of Sydney’s arts sector because of its heavy reliance on performance grant funding. Other major arts companies have turned to online performances after public health orders closed venues and shelved new productions scheduled for this year. Carriageworks lost the …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Australians download COVIDSafe app more than 4.5 million times, global COVID-19 cases climb past 3.5 million as nation’s death toll stands at 96

NSW Health authorities are investigating whether multiple sources of infection caused the devastating outbreak of COVID-19 at the Anglicare Newmarch aged care facility. The investigation comes as a 15th resident at the nursing home in Caddens in western Sydney died from the virus on Monday, and amid growing concern among …

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Football identities offer support to Laidley

“As a football club and past player association, along with the AFLPA and coaches, we’re all working together to make sure we support Dean,” said Stevens. The AFL, while notified by North Melbourne about their position on Laidley, did not offer a comment on the former coach’s arrest, on the …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: 22 new cases in Victoria; where have cases increased?

Snorkel masks could be fitted to the faces of COVID-19 patients in one of almost 40 trials launched by Australian scientists since the start of the pandemic. This is Dr Simon Joosten, a respiratory specialist at Monash Health, who is running a snorkel trial inspired by Italian doctors who turned …

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Rugby Australia submits biosecurity plans to government

The document was sent on Monday and will be analysed by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee, the decision-making committee in charge of providing health recommendations to the federal government. While RA won’t provide a copy of the document until feedback has been provided, there is a similar level of …

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How APRA hijacked bank dividend policy

And make no mistake, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, the financial regulator, was standing behind banks with a cattle prod pushing them through the opening. APRA issued guidance for banks and insurance companies in early April on dividends and capital management. “APRA expects that ADIs [authorised deposit-taking institutions] and insurers …

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Return to play, but what about WA?

As the NRL moves closer to a restart in New South Wales, Western Australia and South Australia still have border restrictions in place, while Victoria remains in a state of emergency until May 11 at the earliest, meaning players remain unable to train in groups. Loading While there was hope …

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