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Who created the renewable energy miracle?

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 — the Obama stimulus — was mainly intended to address the collapse in demand that followed the 2008 financial crisis. It helped a lot but got a bad reputation all the same because it was underpowered and hence failed to produce rapid …

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‘Vaccine passports’ to combine jab records with QR check-ins for more freedoms

“Premiers and chief ministers have signed up to that plan, but they haven’t signed up with me, they’ve signed up with the Australian people,” Mr Morrison said. That came after Treasurer Josh Frydenberg warned that states and territory leaders could not expect the same federal financial support if they abandoned …

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Oil spill: BHP cleans up its act as climate pressure mounts

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Mike Henry saw a bright future for oil at BHP. At least he did 15 months ago. “We like the commodity,” the mining giant’s chief executive said in May 2020. “It is on strategy, and it remains core to BHP.” But in …

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Fiscal dishonesty a hallmark of politics

Loading Indeed, in 2018, NSW Treasury was able to use the Transport Asset Holding Entity (TAHE) to help mask the government slipping into a deficit. And when the accounting rules changed, and the government was under pressure to turn TAHE into a legitimate commercial entity that was independent of the …

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Uncertainty is destroying VCE students and teachers

See the 5 km limit as a way to support others Reading the news or watching the TV each day reminds us of all the distressing events happening around the world. We can easily become discouraged and have feelings of hopelessness. I encourage people to think about the wonderful, selfless …

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Nintendo powers up as pandemic drives unprecedented console boom

That in turn means a larger install base for Nintendo games: the platform sold nearly 80 million software units in the final calendar quarter of 2020, and it had the strongest first quarter the Switch has seen in 2021. Jess Zammit, a writer and researcher living in Sydney, said over …

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One app to rule them all? If only they could talk to each other

One of the advantages of age, apart from access to senior housing and a greater tolerance for a slight whiff of urine, is that I am able to remember a technology called email. I have long thought I was in the vanguard, having had an email address since 1985. But, …

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Former Bendigo Mining Exchange reveals its secrets

While the original Bee Hive included brokers’ offices (trading in gold), the arcade below was given over to a number of speciality stores, including Allans Music. Hence the Allans logo is a feature of the terrazzo floors in the arcade. Loading However, apart from a few vestiges from the past, …

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Developers’ splurge $1b on residential sites

Residential developers were the most active, spending $572 million on new sites, while social infrastructure and aged care groups accounted for $167 million. The growing build-to-rent sector spent $127 million on new sites. “Large-scale infill townhouse opportunities remain highly sought after and are proving to be scarce in nature,” Mr …

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NRL 2021 LIVE updates: Raiders v Sea Eagles and Panthers v Rabbitohs

Throws that straight into touch as Souths continue to be frustrated by this very good Panthers defensive line. And now MORE football here for the Panthers as Alex Johnston can’t get the handle on the Cleary bomb. So that’s a good sign but that’s a nasty deep cut on the …

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