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Incitec Pivot avoids $2.8m penalty after pollution dump

Loading A similar exceedance at the Moranbah plant in 2017-18 triggered a requirement by the firm to buy carbon credits for the 40,724 tonnes of CO2. In the 2018-19 case, however, Incitec Pivot was allowed by regulators to recalculate its baseline and enter a multi-year program which meant it avoided …

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How Jack Mundey and his mates saved Sydney

The green bans were placed on building activity by the BLF and a much smaller union, the FEDFA, between 1971 and 1974. They were originally simply called black bans but they were later dubbed “green” bans by Mundey. There were eventually 54 green bans and they held up $5 billion …

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Queensland hold the line with NSW against Cricket Australia despite exit of Big Bash chief

McShea, regarded as one of the best operators in the Big Bash League after helming the Heat for the past five years, has taken a redundancy, it emerged on Monday, as has John Stock, Queensland Cricket’s general manager of community cricket and a former CEO of NT Cricket. More are …

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Acceding to intelligent trees

Regarding John Boast’s contemplation of the “front of a tree” (C8), Adrian Bell from our Davistown branch says: “In Australia and the southern hemisphere, assuming that looking north might be seen as a forward stance facing the sun, the back of the tree must be the southern side – evidenced …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Daniel Andrews eases Victorian restrictions as global COVID-19 cases surpass 4 million, Australian death toll stands at 97

The nation’s peak medical group says testing for COVID-19 in prisons, nursing homes, mental health facilities and schools will be crucial to prevent a deadly second wave of infections as social restrictions are eased. The Victorian branch of the Australian Medical Association insisted that testing should become a regular part …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Daniel Andrews to ease COVID-19 restrictions on Victoria from Wednesday as NSW, QLD students return to classrooms, Australian death toll stands at 97

Liberal MPs are calling for a pathway out of the mammoth job assistance programs that are supporting more than 5 million workers as the coronavirus crisis pushes Commonwealth debt beyond $600 billion. Worried about the cost of the schemes, government backbenchers are backing the return of mutual obligation rules as …

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Not stoning the Crows: featherlight penalty for delicate times

At the best of times, footballers are not sticklers for detail, outsourcing that to managers and coaches. That’s why assistant coach Ben Hart has copped it. Perhaps the mental health of the players also was taken into account. As a community, even while understanding the rationale for the lockdown, we’re …

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On TV this week: will Penny find closure in the Doctor Doctor finale?

Any normal police chief-slash-mother really should take the discovery of a car with gravity-defying interior and the liquefying bodies of people who claimed to be the girl’s parents as a sign Piper isn’t a good candidate for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, but despite the fact death follows the …

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Victorian clubs ‘held back’ as AFL pursues uniform approach

Loading Rugby league strongholds NSW and Queensland are expected to be fine with full-contact training, given NRL clubs have been cleared to do so, but WA and SA are limited to non-contact training in groups of up to 10. But it is clear that the Andrews government’s decision on contact …

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The cost of Folau to Rugby Australia’s bottom line

The Herald has learned the full Folau settlement – which was approximately $4m but with 50 per cent paid by NSW Rugby – is included in “player costs”, despite being paid in instalments. It is also listed elsewhere as a part of the $20 million RA owe to creditors. The …

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