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NAB chief ‘taking into account’ landmark climate report in oil and gas policy

National Australia Bank chief executive Ross McEwan has pledged to consider the findings of the International Energy Agency’s landmark climate report in the bank’s yet-to-be-released policy on oil and gas, after lobbying from environmental activists. A coalition of climate groups claiming to represent 1 million Australians sent a letter to …

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Cotchin may need to return home, COVID fixture negotiations continue

South Australia has closed its border with Victoria following Melbourne’s latest COVID-19 outbreak, but the AFL is seeking special dispensation to be able to fly the Magpies in and out on the same day. League executives are negotiating with clubs individually around potentially moving their bye week, but each situation …

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AFL agrees to byes at home as COVID fixture negotiations continue

Loading But Tigers players may vote to return home to their families when they were scheduled, in which case the league would allow them to. The problem, however, is the players would have to then do a seven-day hard quarantine in Perth when they return to face West Coast. Carlton, …

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‘Tiger Habib’ poacher snared after 20 years on wanted list

Delhi: A poacher accused of killing at least 70 endangered Bengal tigers has been caught in Bangladesh after evading arrest for 20 years. Habib Talukder, 50, nicknamed “Tiger Habib”, was arrested in the early hours of Saturday from a village next to the Sundarbans mangrove forest in the southern Bagerhat …

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ASX ignores Melbourne lockdown extension, rises 0.8% to touch 7200

Melbourne’s lockdown will be extended for another seven days, but restrictions will ease in regional Victoria from tomorrow night, the Acting Premier has announced. The government has not ruled out extending the lockdown over the upcoming Queen’s Birthday weekend if needed. There will be small changes to current restrictions, but …

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How the world ran out of everything

These virtues have added value to companies, spurred innovation and promoted trade, ensuring that Just In Time will retain its force long after the current crisis abates. The approach has also enriched shareholders by generating savings that companies have distributed in the form of dividends and share buybacks. Still, the …

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‘It was an acute episode’: Hip injury flares for Barty at French Open

“Today was all about going out there and giving myself a chance and letting myself play with as much freedom as possible and enjoy every minute. We were able to do that today.” Barty managed to close out the opening set in her first meeting against the American but Pera’s …

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‘Anxiety is palpable’: New aged care residents overlooked for vaccines

“These residents are extremely distressed that they aren’t able to get the vaccine and their families are becoming quite desperate. The anxiety is palpable. “Anyone in the facilities who missed the vaccine has no opportunity to get the vaccine. There is just no plan in place to immunise residents who …

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Call for disaster payments for workers hit by lockdown

The disaster recovery payment is currently $1000 per adult and $400 per child and has not increased since 2006. The ACOSS proposal seeks to not only widen its eligibility but increase the rates to $3000 per adult and $1000 per child. Victorian acting Premier James Merlino on Sunday described the …

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