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Daily Archives: September 21, 2021

Xi says China will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad

“There is almost 200 GW of capacity under construction or in the planning stages in China, equivalent to 128 Millmerran power stations,” he said, referrring to a Queensland power station. Earlier this month US chief climate envoy John Kerry visited India, the world’s second-largest coal consumer, for climate talks hoping …

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Australia-France submarine deal could take three years to terminate

A spokesperson for the Department of Defence said the agreement with Naval Group did not take 12 months of notice to terminate, but acknowledged there was a “separate framework agreement with the French Government related to the Attack class submarine program”. “Steps to close this agreement will be taken in …

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Nationals explode over George Christensen’s call to arrest police officers

“For a federal MP to basically encourage this behaviour is appalling, and I’m sorry, but it needs to be called out. He should delete it, delete it immediately and apologise.” Mr Christensen’s comment was directed at two Victoria police officers who were filmed dousing a woman with capsicum spray at …

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Clear majority of Australians want net zero emissions by 2050

“In the years to come, the only great powers will be green powers,” Mr Johnson said. The exclusive survey, conducted for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age by research company Resolve Strategic, shows the national support has risen to 60 per cent from 55 per cent in a similar …

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Silly point: Joyce defence of Porter ridicules parliamentary rules

Joyce suggests that Porter would have a “bit of time on (his) hands” now that he is on the backbench – just like Mr Joyce himself had for three years there. If this is true, why are we paying full pay for all those other parliamentarians on the backbenches? – …

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The workers who put the community first

They are the puppets of right-wingers; they want to cause division and mindless dissent, delivered through escalating violence and, at the same time, putting us all at risk through a blatant disregard for community safety in a pandemic. Solidarity, and collective action, through unionism is right and noble when it …

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Analysis finds $300m paid to farmers to keep trees they were unlikely to clear

The federal government is developing new criteria for payments to landholders who invest in soil carbon sequestration and Dr Burke said it was imperative lessons are learned from avoided deforestation to avoid wasting taxpayers’ money. The Clean Energy Regulator, which oversees the ERF, said the Australia Institute and Australian Conservation …

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Your Daily Horoscope for Wednesday, September 22

Cancer June 22-July 22 All that glitters is not gold. You may become so enamoured with something or someone that you might not take practical considerations into account. Other options won’t necessarily be as attractive but will serve you better in the long run. Keep an open mind, sensible head …

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Target Time and Superquiz, Wednesday, September 22

TARGET TIME Credit: Find words of four letters or more. Every word must include the centre letter and each letter is used once only. Find at least one nine-letter word. No colloquial or foreign words, capitalised nouns, apostrophes or hyphens. No verbs or plural words ending in “s”. Solution list …

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“A crisis like no other”: Artists lead calls for vaccination

These artists reported a 72 per cent decline in sales. Of those working in arts organisations, 44 per cent said they were working reduced hours and 38 per cent had lost contracts. Double vaccinated Wendy Sharpe and the mural the public has not seen in a gallery.Credit:Edwina Pickles About two-thirds …

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