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There are lessons from COVID relevant to Victoria’s climate targets

While the federal Coalition is debating the distant timeframe of 2050 and beyond, the Victorian government is focused on the here and now – emissions targets for 2025 and 2030. When it comes to climate change it is what we do now that matters, not vague promises that others might …

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Sporty and arty v fast and flashy: COVID drives outbreak of parochialism

This was key to understanding why NSW stood out from other states in its approach to border closures in response to coronavirus outbreaks, the research paper said. The paper, State and city Identification, was based on a survey of 2000 Australians by CT Group in late January. The company’s polling …

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Hunt rejects Andrews’ call to slash number of returned travellers

Loading “We have to be able to get our people home and get critical medicines in so we have faith Victoria can continue to maintain and operate their system,” he said. “We agree with what the Premier said earlier this week, that Victoria is capable of managing quarantine, testing and …

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‘Complete farce’: Witness plot twist upends Trump impeachment trial

Herrera Beutler alleged that as a violent mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, McCarthy asked the then-president to publicly “call off the riot” and told Trump the rioters were his supporters rather than far-left activists. In a statement released on Twitter, Herrera Beutler said that Trump then told McCarthy: …

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Mitch McConnell signals he will vote to acquit Trump on impeachment charge

Washington: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell signalled he will vote to acquit former president Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial. In an email, McConnell made his plans clear, according to an official who confirmed on the condition of anonymity. Word of McConnell’s plans came shortly before the trial was …

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Strong quake hits Japan’s northeast coast

Tokyo: A strong earthquake hit off the coast of northeastern Japan on Saturday, shaking Fukushima, Miyagi and other areas, but there was no threat of a tsunami, officials said. The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, which had meltdowns following a massive quake and tsunami 10 years ago, was checking to see …

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Annastacia Palaszczuk on success, conflict and the truth behind Gladys Berejiklian feud

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size After months of being pitted against one another, Annastacia Palaszczuk and Gladys Berejiklian decided they would walk into the pre-Christmas national cabinet meeting shoulder to shoulder in a show of unity. But security protocols at Parliament House would not allow it. The …

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Coronavirus strain found in Polish mink can pass to humans, government says

Warsaw: A strain of the coronavirus discovered in mink on a farm in northern Poland can be transmitted to humans and vice versa, the agriculture ministry said on Saturday. COVID-19 was found in mink in Kartuzy county late last month, in what agriculture officials said was the first such case …

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History has its eyes on the two most famous spouses in America

The White House website says he “will devote his time to the causes of justice, equality and human rights”; his first official solo event was a visit to a working farm at a DC middle school where he pronounced, “food security is a racial justice issue now”. He is likely …

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