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Why limits are crucial as telcos fight over 5G spectrum

As readers now know, spectrum in the 850/900 megahertz band (also called “low-band”) will be auctioned later this year. This spectrum was historically used for the first digital mobile phones which operated in Australia, GSM phones, from around 1991. This spectrum is still being used to provide 3G services. This …

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Bob Carr appeals to UNESCO over Warragamba Dam

United Nations diplomats last month recommended such a move, including a demand Australia accelerate its efforts to take climate action. UNESCO, though, did not go as far in relation to the Blue Mountains issue; however, it did ask the state government to provide the environment impact statement (EIS) of the …

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How Morrison could ride the national tide of impatience

A little over two months ago I pointed out that both Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese had each begun describing their own actions as “cautious”. They meant this, of course, as a positive. Morrison, defending his India flight ban, said “cautious decisions have proved very effective for us”. So it …

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Swans finish all over Giants to claim derby honours after COVID chaos

A proud Longmire paid tribute to his players and staff, who have now been on the road for nearly four weeks. “To say it was a good win would be an understatement,” Longmire said. “It was just an unbelievable effort when you consider we probably had enough reasons to maybe, …

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The Eagles soar back into form with commanding win over Crows

The temperature of the contest completely changed in the second term – and it was West Coast’s seasoned cream which rose to the occasion, led by Cripps. Nic Naitanui got on top in ruck, smooth-moving Andrew Gaff broke lines and found plenty of the pill, and Elliot Yeo willed himself …

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Northern hemisphere’s awful summer shows urgent need for climate action

Lockdowns are grabbing the headlines here in Australia, but the disastrous floods, droughts and bushfires of the northern hemisphere’s summer should be a reminder that climate change poses an even more serious threat than COVID-19. In Germany and Belgium, unprecedented rainfall has caused flooding that has killed at least 170 …

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Curnow on track to feature in Carlton’s unlikely finals tilt

But Teague, whose job security remains shaky amid an ongoing review of the club’s football department and the spectre of Alastair Clarkson’s impending availability, said missing the eight would not be a failure. “I don’t think it’s a failure,” Teague said. “It’s about getting better, it’s about connecting, it’s about …

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Four Points: Tigers three-peat dusted; Dees’ disturbing trend, AFL’s integrity issue

That quintet makes Richmond better on paper than they were against the Lions, although Noah Balta might take longer as he battles syndesmosis and Kamdyn McIntosh will be out with a hamstring injury, but at least some key troops are back. However, for the first time in the past four …

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