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BP, Macquarie see a green future for shuttered Australian oil refinery

British energy giant BP and Macquarie Capital are assessing plans to transform the former site of Australia’s largest oil refinery into a clean-energy hub that could produce and distribute zero-emissions fuels including “green” hydrogen. Nearly 12 months after announcing the closure of Perth’s 65-year-old Kwinana oil refinery saying it was …

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‘Destroyed his face on the ground lol’: Officer fined for leaking pics of prisoners

A Frankston police station custody officer has been fined $20,000 for leaking footage of vulnerable people in the cells, including one who was self-harming, to his friends and laughing about it. Dale Cowan, 30, pleaded guilty in the Frankston Magistrates Court on Tuesday to releasing police information without a reasonable …

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CFMEU slams Swan’s dual super fund-ALP role

The construction union has slammed Wayne Swan’s appointment as chair of the sector’s $65 billion superannuation fund Cbus as an insult to workers and questioned whether it poses a conflict of interest given he is also Labor’s national president. In a sign of deepening rifts within the labour movement, NSW’s …

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‘Massive call’: Hunt available as Demons face selection logjam

“We were a team that won on the weekend by 40 points in a qualifying final with no injuries. It’s a massive call to make a change. Will Nathan be able to stand up in a hot prelim final more than James Jordon if called on as sub? James Jordon …

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‘Insufficient’: Audit Office lashes lack of climate planning in NSW

Among the gaps identified was the failure of the Land and Housing Corporation, which holds $50 billion of social housing assets to conduct a review. Projections for “significant increases in the number of heatwaves” mean it will get harder to limit the risk of heatstroke and other poor health outcomes …

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‘Looking for a fight’: Hunt counters Andrews’ criticism of vaccine carve up

“The critical thing here is to save lives and protect lives,” Mr Hunt said. “It would be almost unimaginable not to be providing the support … to those most in need at their time of greatest need.” “As we have had outbreaks, we have prioritised those areas to save lives. …

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‘It’s quite disgusting’: Switkowski’s plan to govern both Crown and RMIT flops

Even though Switkowski will be part of Crown’s reform team, the clash of values between an educational institution and a gaming company, especially one with a history of failing to properly manage responsible gambling, is undeniable. While there are serious financial challenges facing tertiary education institutions, including RMIT, after COVID-19, …

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Why some old flames burn brighter after swanning off with another club

Sure, much of the predictability of things has changed in the past two seasons, but it extends beyond the lay of the land. The in-joke vernacular at clubs of reciting the same old stories is a cultural artifice transported wherever the bodies who know it go, and the value of …

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Telstra cuts upload speeds during lockdown but charges same price

It follows the introduction of the 100/20Mbps service by NBN last year, which costs retailers like Telstra $7, or 11 per cent, less than the 100/40Mbps service. Alex Forward is sitting his HSC exams this year and relying on high internet speeds. NBN said its research showed residential users tended …

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