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AGL and BHP sanctioned by Norwegian wealth fund over emissions

AGL’s coal-fired power station at Liddell, NSW.Credit:Simone De Peak According to Martin Norman, who as the sustainable finance co-ordinator for Greenpeace in Norway helped draft the fund’s environmental exclusion policy and criteria, AGL did not meet thermal coal standards, while BHP had been placed on the watchlist because the fund’s …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: First day of eased restrictions in Victoria, WorkSafe launches Cedar Meats investigation

The long queues outside Centrelink offices were a stark early sign of how many people had lost work during this pandemic. Across suburban Australia, thousands of people lined footpaths as they waited for financial assistance in late March and early April. Prime Minister Scott Morrison described the images as heartbreaking. …

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Hackers target WA’s major daily newspaper, putting data of subscribers at risk

The mailbox is used for communications between the masthead, its subscribers, small business distribution partners who deliver the newspapers and people participating in competitions. It contains the names, phone numbers and email and home address of anyone who contacted The West Australian via the subscriptions.admin@wanews.com.au email address. In the letter, …

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The bright side of Mundey mourning

Ian McNeilly of Darlinghurst is one of many “saddened to hear of the death of Jack Mundey, who did a lot to preserve the nature of this city. He was also not without a sense of humour. In the 1970s, I was working behind the bar at the Condell Park …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Fears over COVID-19-linked Kawasaki disease sparks calls for urgent research, global cases surpass 4.2 million as Australian death toll stands at 98

The long queues outside Centrelink offices were a stark early sign of how many people had lost work during this pandemic. Across suburban Australia, thousands of people lined footpaths as they waited for financial assistance in late March and early April. Prime Minister Scott Morrison described the images as heartbreaking. …

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AFL to invoke ‘conduct unbecoming’ charge for protocol breach

AFL players and officials who breach the strict quarantine protocols being put in place to enable clubs to return to training and playing could face charges of “conduct unbecoming”. At Monday’s meeting the AFL Commission ticked off on the the league having the power to use that charge when dealing …

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Deadlock: States holding firm against Cricket Australia over cuts

While Roberts told staff at his weekly virtual meeting on Wednesday he did not believe this would be an issue which would drag on for months, there does not appear to be an end in sight. Roberts told workers four states and two territories have signed up to cuts though …

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ARLC approves one referee and six-again rule in radical change

Referees will retain the right to issue a full penalty and place players in the sin bin for persistent ruck infringements and professional fouls. Manly prop Addin Fonua-Blake is sent to the sin last season under the two-referee format.Credit:NRL “The decision shouldn’t been seen as taking one referee out, it …

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La Trobe Uni staff urged to take pay cuts to save up to 800 jobs

“We will inevitably become a smaller institution, but with the right strategy we can also become a stronger one,” he told staff. “We will need to focus on those areas that define us and which will ensure our future success.” He said 40 per cent of the institute’s international students …

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Marooned: Victorian teams may play home games against WA clubs in Queensland

Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin said the Demons would be willing to travel north, if it meant getting the season going. ‘‘It wouldn’t be ideal in terms of that scenario but if that what the game demands and that’s what gets the season away, I think we’re all making compromises for …

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