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COVID-19 slump puts Australia’s emissions on Paris track – temporarily

“It’s as good as it’s going to get,” Matt Drum, director of Ndevr, said. “There’s been no fundamental shift.” “[Emissions] are not going to keep heading down unless COVID-19 lasts until 2030, and obviously no-one thinks or hopes that will happen.” The Morrison government’s climate policies have come under increased …

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‘Awesome and crazy’: Wi-Fi potential a hit with Morse Micro investors

Morse Micro is on the verge of bringing its long-range Wi-Fi chip to market, securing an additional $US13 million ($17 million) in funding from heavyweight investors falling over themselves to back the technology. The Sydney-based startup’s ‘HaLow’ Wi-Fi chip, on track to launch next year, is low-power, long-range and specifically …

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Australia needs a climate policy turnaround – not a pathetic crab walk

Similarly, both the Democrats and the wider international community are under no illusion that the Murdoch media has been the great global political enabler for both Morrison and Trump’s destructive records of climate inaction. Watch this space as not just Australia but the world turns on Murdoch as the global …

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South Australia’s disappearing springs raise questions for miner BHP

“In our country there are over 6000 of these springs and they are of great significance to the Arabana people,” said the chair of the Arabana registered native title body, Brenda Underwood, in a submission to the inquiry. “The springs themselves can be as small as a cup or large …

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Netanyahu secretly met crown prince in Saudi Arabia: report

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secretly flew to Saudi Arabia on Sunday to meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and visiting US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, according to radio reports. If confirmed, it would be the first publicly acknowledged trip by an Israeli leader to ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia, …

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‘Part sadness, part joy’ as historic inner-city Catholic schools merge

While many Presentation students have departed for schools including Sacre Coeur, Star of the Sea, Firbank and Prahran High, some stayed on and will become St Mary’s College students. CBC principal Terry Blizzard will also lead St Mary’s College. He said the merged school was “in it for the long …

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Australia will not be deputy sheriff in US-China tensions, Morrison declares

In return, China has escalated its diplomatic rhetoric towards Australia, with verbal instructions to state-linked traders to stop importing products. The trade strikes on up to a dozen products including wine, beef, barley, timber, lobster and coal now threaten $20 billion of Australian exports. Loading “Our actions are wrongly seen …

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‘One of the best days in my life’: Swans’ Irish star helps county Tipperary make history

“He explained the significance of the match for both his club and his family and just how much it’d mean to him to be able to play. And then asked us whether it’d be worth asking for permission from the club to play. “We didn’t need to deliberate a whole …

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Outgoing swimming boss wants changes to draconian anti-doping code

“I think I did, yeah,” Russell said when asked if she was content with her handling. “It was super unfortunate that people looked for the binary solution, right or wrong, left or right, rather than getting under the hood of anti-doping. We stuck to our policy, we protected someone’s confidentiality, …

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‘Everyone is hopeful’: NRL plan to let Warriors host games at Auckland in 2021

But the ability to transfer timeslots from New Zealand local time will fit easier within the NRL’s broadcast schedule should they be forced to play home matches on Australian soil, rather than vice versa. For example, if the Warriors were to have home games scheduled in Australia at an 8pm …

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