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Experts urge further climate action as lockdown triggers ‘extreme’ emissions drop

The changes were largest in China, where the COVID-19 confinement started, then the US and Europe. But while these daily and monthly decreases in carbon emissions were “extreme and probably unseen before”, the authors point out the annual decrease is likely to be much lower. The emissions outlook for the …

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Old friendships alone won’t save us from climate change

Extractive industries are similarly well represented on the National COVID-19 Coordination Commission, the body convened to advise the government on how to mitigate the economic fallout of the coronavirus shutdown. It is led by Nev Power, former chief executive of Fortescue Metals Group, current deputy chair of Strike Energy. It …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Four Melbourne nursing homes in lockdown over potential cases; Job losses stabilise but tourism faces long struggle back; Australia’s COVID-19 death toll reaches 100

A cruise ship passenger and an aged care resident; a Perth man and a Sydney woman. The country’s 1st and 100th coronavirus deaths are emblematic of the destruction this virus has left across Australia. DATA CENTRE POINTER On March 1, Australia recorded its first coronavirus death, a 78-year-old Perth man …

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China co-sponsors coronavirus inquiry motion

China has joined as a co-sponsor to a vital motion at the World Health Assembly calling for an independent review into the handling of the coronavirus pandemic. After weeks of high-stakes negotiations, accusations of a Washington-smear campaign and trade strikes on Australia, China’s decision to co-sponsor the resolution means it …

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Greg Inglis coming out of retirement to play in UK Super League

The seeds of his comeback were only planted a month ago while talking to former Souths teammate Jason Clark, who played alongside Inglis in the club’s 2014 premiership side and now plays for the Wolves. Inglis toyed with the idea of returning to his hometown of Macksville to a play …

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Former NSW teacher charged over student assault in 1990s

A former NSW teacher has been charged over the alleged historic sexual assaults of a student in NSW’s Murrumbidgee region. Detectives in 2017 began an investigation following reports a girl had been sexually assaulted by a man who was known to her in the 1990s. A former teacher has been …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Donald Trump confirms taking hydroxychloroquine as treatment for COVID-19 as cases surpass 4.7 million worldwide, Australian death toll hits 100

A cruise ship passenger and an aged care resident; a Perth man and a Sydney woman. The country’s 1st and 100th coronavirus deaths are emblematic of the destruction this virus has left across Australia. On March 1, Australia recorded its first coronavirus death, a 78-year-old Perth man who had been …

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Desperate rhymes and the latest in bus seating

Helen Russell of Leichhardt reports from day one of distancing stickers on buses. “The bus I boarded had a green sticker with a white tick and the words ‘Sit here’ in the middle of the bus, stuck to the floor. I was confused.” “Sadly, no songs were written about the …

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‘Come on boys, let’s go’: Man uses guitar to fend off home invaders in Melbourne’s west

“I picked up the cheapest guitar I had, went wheeling out after them, came around the corner, said ‘come on boys, let’s go’,” Mike told 3AW on Tuesday. “I ran them out of the house and smashed their (car) window in the process.” Mike Conomy and wife Annabelle Sutton.Credit:Nine News …

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