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$1 billion pumped hydro scheme would open up NSW grid, backers say

Loading Among the benefits would be the displacement of some 876,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions, and a reduction of load-shedding risk to some 770,000 customers as coal-fired plants shut, according to an accompanying document seeking government fast-track approval for the project. The new plant is within the New England …

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Europe’s economic recovery is a distant memory

In Spain, the central bank governor warned this week that the accelerating spread of the virus could force the government to impose restrictions that would produce an economic contraction of as much as 12.6 per cent this year. The European Central Bank’s chief economist cautioned on Tuesday that the 19 …

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McGrath re-signs with Bombers, Crows confirm Fantasia wants to move back to SA

“We understand he wants to come back to South Australia,” he said. “Any player that’s gone interstate who wants to return home we’re keen to talk to and understand what their motivations are. “We’re just not sure where that one will lie and how that will play out, but we’re …

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Gold the commodity to watch as Diggers and Dealers strikes it lucky in pandemic-free WA

“Basically everyone has been shut down since the early part of the year, people are glad to get out and do something,” he said. Last year’s event had a record 2300 delegates but Mr Walker said even with border restrictions limiting attendees to mostly Western Australians, plus one very keen …

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Woman charged with murder after man dies in alleged CBD stabbing

A man has died in hospital after allegedly being stabbed in Melbourne’s CBD on Saturday night, with police investigating whether the attack is linked to another incident early on Sunday morning. The 46-year-old was taken to hospital in a life-threatening condition about 9.30pm on Saturday, a police spokeswoman said. Police …

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‘We’re bloody lucky we didn’t bury thousands of people’: Constance’s new climate pledge

In the immediate aftermath of last season’s bushfires, Mr Constance gave a number of emotional interviews and criticised the Morrison government’s response. However, he steered clear of linking climate change to the severity of the event. Now, though, Mr Constance is prepared to make that call: “Certainly it was my …

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‘Patients the losers’ despite $17m lift for ‘white elephant’ medical costs website

Australian Medical Association president Omar Khorshid said he did not expect many doctors would publish their fees on the website, which was “a complete failure” and “should be abandoned”. “Until the website can actually give an individual patient confidence about what gap they might be facing compared with other practitioners, …

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4 Points: Three steps back, it’s time for the Pies to reset

A losing semi-final this year followed a losing preliminary final last year, which followed a losing grand final the year before. It suggests a club stepping away from contention. This incremental step backwards in finals has the feel of 2013 about it, with it a need to replenish the list. …

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Steele wins Saints best and fairest in a landslide

The success of list manager James Gallagher’s recruiting spree 12 months ago was laid bare on Sunday night with four of the Saints’ 2019 trade period acquisitions finishing in the top eight of the count. Key backman Dougal Howard finished third behind Steele and Butler while Zak Jones (sixth) and …

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Scott Morrison pledges to upgrade business incentives if jobs don’t appear

Loading More than a million people are officially unemployed, with the unofficial rate higher and more expected to join the jobless queue by the end of the year. Treasury expects the unemployment rate to peak at eight per cent in the December quarter. The government hopes its measures will drive …

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