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While the world looked the other way, corporate giants abandoned coal

For this reason Scandinavian investors had targeted it – just as this week the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, the Norwegian Government Pension Fund, dumped its stake in AGL and placed BHP “under observation” as part of its policy excluding companies dependant on thermal coal. Loading Exit announcements have followed …

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Coronavirus safety net must not be removed until recovery under way

The usual parameters of the debate about unemployment in this country have changed for the foreseeable future. About 600,000 people lost their jobs in just one month, according to official data for April released yesterday. This was not through any fault of their own but because the industries in which …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Australian unemployment rate at 6.2 per cent as global COVID-19 cases top 4.3 million, nation’s death toll stands at 98

Malaysia will ease a ban on mass prayers in mosques starting from Friday as the government gradually relaxes curbs that have helped rein in the coronavirus. The news follows last week’s reopening of many businesses in Malaysia, which has a tally of 6819 infections and 112 deaths. It comes before …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Nearly 600,000 Australians lose their job; Sutton concedes Cedar Meats outbreak could have been handled differently

Newly-listed agribusiness United Malt Group has tapped investors for $165 million just a few weeks after it was spun off GrainCorp as beer consumption dried up in the COVID-19 lockdown. The company said demand for its malt was down 30 per cent in April, as pandemic restrictions shut pubs and …

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Unlimited friends by another name

Robert Christie of Cleveland (Qld) believes that John Frith’s statement about the sun always being in the northern sky from the southern hemisphere (C8) “must come as a surprise to people living north of Rockhampton in the depths of their so-called winter.” John Nicol of Surry Hills elucidates. “North of …

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‘Dysfunctional’ mental health system needs boost in wake of pandemic: Experts

Experts are warning the current mental health system is ill-equipped to respond to a forecast 30 per cent spike in mental illness in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, calling for a boost to services, similar to the response provided for COVID-19 patients. Psychiatrist Ian Hickie, co-director of the University …

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Hub-abaloo in Adelaide as four clubs prepare to relocate

“There’s only one person who I would listen to regarding that question and that person is the ultimate decision maker. When Nicola Spurrier was asked the very same question, she said, ‘It has nothing to do with it’. Full stop,” Chapman said. Adelaide Crows football manager Adam Kelly also rejected …

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Cartwright ‘overjoyed’ after gaining medical exemption for flu shot

There are still players at the Sea Eagles, Bulldogs and Raiders who have not been vaccinated and unless they are also able to provide a medical reason as to why they should be made exempt, will be barred from entering Queensland until state borders are re-opened. The Titans had put …

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Binna Burra Lodge to finally rise from ashes by end of July

Partial trading would likely begin “toward the end of July” after an official reopening of the road, with food and beverage services to be made available for those undertaking day trips. The Binna Burra Kitchen, on the old school site at Beechmont, will open for weekend day visitor trade from …

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Roosters-Rabbitohs unlikely to relaunch new season as NRL finalises draw

The NRL will on Friday announce the first two rounds of the resumed competition, having withheld the eagerly anticipated schedule from its broadcast partners on Thursday. The NRL was on Thursday night scrambling to finalise rounds three and four of the competition, set to restart on May 28, with the …

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