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Apple, Google release smartphone technology for pandemic apps

Apple and Google have released long-awaited smartphone technology to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus. The companies said 22 countries are already planning to build voluntary phone apps using their software, though declined to specifiy which. The privacy-focused technology relies on Bluetooth to detect …

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Gas-fired rebuild ‘polluting and dangerous’, green groups warn

Ms Steggall also said Australia needed a diversity of power sources and could not rely on gas, and she likened carbon capture and storage to a “white elephant”. “It’s like being overweight and needing to go on a diet and really hoping there will be a magic pill to deal …

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Climate plan leaves the hard work to others

In its survey of the sort of low emissions technologies that might suit Australia’s technological needs and perceived advantages there is much that advocates of clean technology and climate change action might embrace, and more that may prompt them to despair. The paper makes reference to a national electric vehicle …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: China signs on to COVID-19 inquiry at World Health Assembly as NSW announces resumption of regional travel, Australian death toll stands at 100

We’re back. Travel is back. Movement is back. There’s light at the end of the home-cooked, self-isolated tunnel. West Australians are already allowed; South Australians too. Territorians can move around. Queenslanders can take small trips. NSW will allow recreational travel from June 1. All we need is Victoria and Tasmania …

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WA coronavirus LIVE: Western clubs remain in limbo on AFL hub details

Thanks for joining us today. We’ll be back tomorrow morning with the latest news on the pandemic from WA and around the country. Chinese doctors are seeing the coronavirus manifest differently among patients in its new cluster of cases in the northeast region compared to the original outbreak in Wuhan, …

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Strongest cyclone in over a decade slams into India and Bangladesh

“It has been challenging to evacuate people while maintaining distancing. We have doubled the number of the cyclone centres to ensure safe distancing and hygiene,” Rahman said. This Tuesday, May 19, 2020, satellite image released by NASA shows Cyclone Amphan over the Bay of Bengal in India.Credit:NASA Bangladeshi officials also …

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Who your NRL team plays twice: Roosters dealt toughest draw, Eels one of easiest

The Sydney Roosters’ bid for a three-peat has been dealt a huge blow with the reigning champions handed the most difficult draw in the competition, compounding their winless start to the season. It comes as one of their biggest threats to the title, the undefeated Parramatta, have been allocated one …

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Applications now being taken for the position of customer

Reading about China’s intention of imposing high tariffs on Australian barley, Meri Will of Northmead thinks it’s time for Australians to support our barley growers and buy up more of the golden grain ourselves. To help with ways to use this unexpected bounty, Meri says, “My grandmother mixed a refreshing …

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Climate measures fall well short

In fact, Mr Taylor has adopted a “back to the future” strategy in one area by diverting some of the existing cash to carbon capture and storage projects. Since the Howard government, Australia has invested billions of dollars into carbon capture and storage, which uses filters and other gizmos to …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Eight new cases in Victoria, construction worker at St Leonard’s College tests positive

Spain has made it compulsory for all citizens, including children over six, to wear masks in public spaces as one of Europe’s strictest lockdowns gradually unwinds. The Health Ministry order said the masks – whose efficiency in curbing the coronavirus is hotly debated globally – would be needed from Thursday …

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