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Net-zero emissions drive puts Australian industry on notice

A critical question is what role natural gas will play in Japan’s future in the electricity sector and in heating. In 2019 Japan imported 22 per cent of Australia’s natural gas. But to get to net-zero emissions, gas will have to play a substantially lower role in its electricity sector, …

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Slow, technical and locked in conflict: report chides dysfunctional EBA system

For their report, consultants from BCG summarised other studies and spoke to experts in the public service, business world and industrial institutions to identify dozens of “pain points” in the system. Loading Enterprise agreements have to pass a “better off overall test” (BOOT) compared to the industry award before they …

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McDonald named North’s best and fairest

Luke McDonald’s resurgent 2020 has earned him a maiden Syd Barker Medal as North Melbourne’s best and fairest. After a season cruelled by injury in 2019, the father-son selection played every game for the Kangaroos in a dark year for the club, impressing with lockdown jobs on some of the …

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Bigger, hotter, longer: Bushfire Royal Commission tackles unprecedented challenge

It estimated Black Summer’s health costs totalled $2 billion. A medical study estimated smoke caused 417 excess deaths. Loading The Commission’s interim report invited consultation on a national natural disaster agency to co-ordinate state and federal preparation and response, and a national disaster declaration system. Experts said the Royal Commission …

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Merkel mulls national lockdown

It also said that people should only be able to go out in public with members of their own household and one other household. It said people would be punished if they did not respect that but did not give further details. Only “necessary and specifically non-tourist” stays overnight would …

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Australians have spoken on climate, so there’s no excuse to look backwards

They are the forgotten people. They are mums and dads in the suburbs, business owners and tradies. They are from all professions and all walks of life. They don’t hold elected office. They don’t have a platform on Sky News. They are ordinary decent Australians who just want to go …

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Daniher could be at the Den by Friday

The Lions are confident and hopeful the contract is sufficient to avoid a messy trade. Essendon will be central players in the free agency and trade windows, with a raft of other deals also to work through this off-season. Adam Saad has requested a trade to Carlton, though early discussions …

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‘The first tables I served wanted champagne’: Optimism as CBD reopens

“The doors are open, the coffee’s flowing. It’s a positive day, it’s a good day.” Pellegrini’s did not bother staying open for takeaway during stage four restrictions, and Mr Malaspina found the empty city “so disheartening”. James Fraser and his wife were glad to find a cafe on Wednesday.Credit:Joe Armao …

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Iran building underground nuclear facility: UN watchdog

He would not give further details, saying it’s “confidential information”. Iran’s mission to the United Nations did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Loading Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Iran’s nuclear department, last month told state television the destroyed above-ground facility was being replaced with one “in …

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Green Guide letters: TV viewers have their say

Listing situation Every week on the same pages as ‘Your week on free TV’ there is a section called ‘Pay TV’. Then under that is ‘Movies’, which regularly lists items showing on Stan or Netflix – shouldn’t they be in the ‘Pay TV’ section? After all, those services are not …

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