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Climate action: Why only the most radical approach will work

Climate action: Why only the most radical approach will work

ClimateDave HolmesIssue 1246AustraliaNovember 22, 2019The climate crisis is the greatest threat ever faced by humanity. The survival of the human race is at stake. The reality of the heating of the planet can no longer rationally be denied. Carbon dioxide emissions continue to rise. The atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide is

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We need a just climate transition

We need a just climate transition

ClimateMeghan StreetIssue 1246AustraliaNovember 22, 2019The climate movement has to take up the issues of refugees, war and global inequality to ensure a just climate for all. The climate crisis is generating instability and a scarcity of resources via rising sea levels and more intense and extreme weather events, such as floods,

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Fighting for social change in a time of climate crisis

Fighting for social change in a time of climate crisis

ClimatecapitalismJacob AndrewarthaIssue 1246AustraliaNovember 22, 2019As the climate crisis pushes the planet past certain tipping points, inequality between the rich and the poor continues to grow. At the same time, we are also witnessing a resurgence in protests and resistance. In September, more than 4 million people in about 150 countries

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Still no justice for Patrick Fisher

Still no justice for Patrick Fisher

Indigenous rightsJonathan LockhartIssue 1246AustraliaBlack deaths in custodySydneyNovember 22, 2019Waka Waka man Patrick Fisher fell to his death while fleeing police trying to gain entry to his girlfriend’s apartment on February 7 last year. A father of three, Fisher fell from the 13th floor balcony of a housing block in Waterloo, Sydney. 

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Water for Rivers group formed in Newcastle

Water for Rivers group formed in Newcastle

environmentKerry SmithIssue 1246AustraliaWater For RiversNewcastleNovember 22, 2019A new grassroots group, Water for Rivers, has been set up in Newcastle with the aim of raising awareness about the causes of about the dire situation in the Murray Darling Basin and helping to bring life back to the rivers. The group follows

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Through the Yellow Looking Glass: Australia’s China Wars

Through the Yellow Looking Glass: Australia’s China Wars

This year, China as Intimidating Monster has become the popular motif in Canberra circles. Australian government members Andrew Hastie and Senator James Paterson have become vigorous moral, if hollow enthusiasts. Their criticism of China has led to the revocation of visas to the country, something that has given reason to

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DR Congo violence: Dozens killed by rebels in Beni

DR Congo violence: Dozens killed by rebels in Beni

United Nations peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are being blamed for failing to stop rebels from killing dozens of villagers in North Kivu Province this month. Congolese regional leaders say the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) have killed dozens of people this month. Thousands of Congolese in Beni

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New Zealand jury convicts man of murdering British backpacker

New Zealand jury convicts man of murdering British backpacker

Millane’s death shocked many in New Zealand, which prides itself on welcoming tourists [File: Mark Baker/AP] A jury in New Zealand on Friday has convicted a 27-year-old man of murdering a British female backpacker, a case that shocked the country and raised questions about its reputation as a safe,

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China boycott boosts ‘Oscars’ of Chinese-language cinema

China boycott boosts ‘Oscars’ of Chinese-language cinema

Oscar-winning film director Ang Lee chairs the prestigious Golden Horse Awards which will be held in Taiwan on Saturday. China has boycotted the event. [File:Wally Santana/AP Photo] Taipei, Taiwan – The leading lights of the Chinese-language film industry will take to the stage in Taiwan on Saturday night for the

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UK election: Jeremy Corbyn reveals 'radical' Labour manifesto

UK election: Jeremy Corbyn reveals 'radical' Labour manifesto

Exactly three weeks before Britain votes for a new parliament, the opposition Labour Party has published its election manifesto in Birmingham, pledging a “radical” programme to transform the UK. Among the policies promised by party leader Jeremy Corbyn are plans to renegotiate Brexit within three months, create a million new

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Bolivia unrest: Police disperse funeral protest with tear gas

Bolivia unrest: Police disperse funeral protest with tear gas

Bolivian riot police have fired tear gas to break up a funeral procession to mourn the deaths of eight people killed in clashes, in the capital La Paz. Thousands of people are demanding the interim president’s resignation, and blame Jeanine Anez for the latest deaths of protesters in clashes with

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DR Congo violence: Dozens killed by rebels in Beni

DR Congo violence: Dozens killed by rebels in Beni

United Nations peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are being blamed for failing to stop rebels from killing dozens of villagers in North Kivu Province this month. Congolese regional leaders say the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) have killed dozens of people this month. Thousands of Congolese in Beni

read more
New Zealand jury convicts man of murdering British backpacker

New Zealand jury convicts man of murdering British backpacker

Millane’s death shocked many in New Zealand, which prides itself on welcoming tourists [File: Mark Baker/AP] A jury in New Zealand on Friday has convicted a 27-year-old man of murdering a British female backpacker, a case that shocked the country and raised questions about its reputation as a safe,

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China boycott boosts ‘Oscars’ of Chinese-language cinema

China boycott boosts ‘Oscars’ of Chinese-language cinema

Oscar-winning film director Ang Lee chairs the prestigious Golden Horse Awards which will be held in Taiwan on Saturday. China has boycotted the event. [File:Wally Santana/AP Photo] Taipei, Taiwan – The leading lights of the Chinese-language film industry will take to the stage in Taiwan on Saturday night for the

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UK election: Jeremy Corbyn reveals 'radical' Labour manifesto

UK election: Jeremy Corbyn reveals 'radical' Labour manifesto

Exactly three weeks before Britain votes for a new parliament, the opposition Labour Party has published its election manifesto in Birmingham, pledging a “radical” programme to transform the UK. Among the policies promised by party leader Jeremy Corbyn are plans to renegotiate Brexit within three months, create a million new

read more
DR Congo violence: Dozens killed by rebels in Beni

DR Congo violence: Dozens killed by rebels in Beni

United Nations peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are being blamed for failing to stop rebels from killing dozens of villagers in North Kivu Province this month. Congolese regional leaders say the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) have killed dozens of people this month. Thousands of Congolese in Beni

read more
New Zealand jury convicts man of murdering British backpacker

New Zealand jury convicts man of murdering British backpacker

Millane’s death shocked many in New Zealand, which prides itself on welcoming tourists [File: Mark Baker/AP] A jury in New Zealand on Friday has convicted a 27-year-old man of murdering a British female backpacker, a case that shocked the country and raised questions about its reputation as a safe,

read more
China boycott boosts ‘Oscars’ of Chinese-language cinema

China boycott boosts ‘Oscars’ of Chinese-language cinema

Oscar-winning film director Ang Lee chairs the prestigious Golden Horse Awards which will be held in Taiwan on Saturday. China has boycotted the event. [File:Wally Santana/AP Photo] Taipei, Taiwan – The leading lights of the Chinese-language film industry will take to the stage in Taiwan on Saturday night for the

read more
DR Congo violence: Dozens killed by rebels in Beni

DR Congo violence: Dozens killed by rebels in Beni

United Nations peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are being blamed for failing to stop rebels from killing dozens of villagers in North Kivu Province this month. Congolese regional leaders say the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) have killed dozens of people this month. Thousands of Congolese in Beni

read more
New Zealand jury convicts man of murdering British backpacker

New Zealand jury convicts man of murdering British backpacker

Millane’s death shocked many in New Zealand, which prides itself on welcoming tourists [File: Mark Baker/AP] A jury in New Zealand on Friday has convicted a 27-year-old man of murdering a British female backpacker, a case that shocked the country and raised questions about its reputation as a safe,

read more
DR Congo violence: Dozens killed by rebels in Beni

DR Congo violence: Dozens killed by rebels in Beni

United Nations peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are being blamed for failing to stop rebels from killing dozens of villagers in North Kivu Province this month. Congolese regional leaders say the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) have killed dozens of people this month. Thousands of Congolese in Beni

read more
New Zealand jury convicts man of murdering British backpacker

New Zealand jury convicts man of murdering British backpacker

Millane’s death shocked many in New Zealand, which prides itself on welcoming tourists [File: Mark Baker/AP] A jury in New Zealand on Friday has convicted a 27-year-old man of murdering a British female backpacker, a case that shocked the country and raised questions about its reputation as a safe,

read more
China boycott boosts ‘Oscars’ of Chinese-language cinema

China boycott boosts ‘Oscars’ of Chinese-language cinema

Oscar-winning film director Ang Lee chairs the prestigious Golden Horse Awards which will be held in Taiwan on Saturday. China has boycotted the event. [File:Wally Santana/AP Photo] Taipei, Taiwan – The leading lights of the Chinese-language film industry will take to the stage in Taiwan on Saturday night for the

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World News

DR Congo violence: Dozens killed by rebels in Beni

DR Congo violence: Dozens killed by rebels in Beni

United Nations peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are being blamed for failing to stop rebels from killing dozens of villagers in North Kivu Province this month. Congolese regional leaders say the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) have killed dozens of people this month. Thousands of Congolese in Beni

read more
New Zealand jury convicts man of murdering British backpacker

New Zealand jury convicts man of murdering British backpacker

Millane’s death shocked many in New Zealand, which prides itself on welcoming tourists [File: Mark Baker/AP] A jury in New Zealand on Friday has convicted a 27-year-old man of murdering a British female backpacker, a case that shocked the country and raised questions about its reputation as a safe,

read more
China boycott boosts ‘Oscars’ of Chinese-language cinema

China boycott boosts ‘Oscars’ of Chinese-language cinema

Oscar-winning film director Ang Lee chairs the prestigious Golden Horse Awards which will be held in Taiwan on Saturday. China has boycotted the event. [File:Wally Santana/AP Photo] Taipei, Taiwan – The leading lights of the Chinese-language film industry will take to the stage in Taiwan on Saturday night for the

read more
UK election: Jeremy Corbyn reveals 'radical' Labour manifesto

UK election: Jeremy Corbyn reveals 'radical' Labour manifesto

Exactly three weeks before Britain votes for a new parliament, the opposition Labour Party has published its election manifesto in Birmingham, pledging a “radical” programme to transform the UK. Among the policies promised by party leader Jeremy Corbyn are plans to renegotiate Brexit within three months, create a million new

read more
Bolivia unrest: Police disperse funeral protest with tear gas

Bolivia unrest: Police disperse funeral protest with tear gas

Bolivian riot police have fired tear gas to break up a funeral procession to mourn the deaths of eight people killed in clashes, in the capital La Paz. Thousands of people are demanding the interim president’s resignation, and blame Jeanine Anez for the latest deaths of protesters in clashes with

read more

Business & The Economy

Swerving SWIFT: the story behind Westpac’s money-laundering calamity

Swerving SWIFT: the story behind Westpac’s money-laundering calamity

Bankrolling pedophiles, facilitating massive money-laundering schemes and terrorist-financing have branded Westpac, deservingly, an instant pariah of the banking world. As regulatory intelligence expert Nathan Lynch reveals here however, Westpac is unlikely to be alone. The story behind the story is industrial scale tax avoidance, the concealing of enormous cross-border payments

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When Mr Nadella went to Canberra

When Mr Nadella went to Canberra

AI ethics is the new frontier when it comes to policies, guidelines or regulation. But the first thing we must look at when it comes to AI is how is it going to augment human productivity. During an on-stage chat with CSIRO chair David Thodey at an Institute for Public

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A new frontier for your InnovationAus

A new frontier for your InnovationAus

There has never been a more exciting time to be involved in the technology sector, with opportunities for tech-driven innovation – and in particular data-driven innovation – across the whole economy. InnovationAus.com launched in mid-2015, just prior to the so-called Ideas Boom. And while the political view of technology and

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On Mike Cannon-Brookes, RE100, optimism and outrage

On Mike Cannon-Brookes, RE100, optimism and outrage

How do you put a rocket under the push to transition Australia’s economy and leading corporates to renewable energy? First you get Atlassian boss Mike Cannon-Brookes on stage at his Sydney headquarters, plus Michael Liebreich who founded Bloomberg New Energy...

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Environment

Energy Minister seeks state support for Emissions Reduction Fund overhaul

Energy Minister seeks state support for Emissions Reduction Fund overhaul

The Energy and Emissions Reduction  Minister in Australia’s conservative Liberal-National government, Angus Taylor, has scheduled a discussion with state and territory energy ministers about the planned overhaul of the government’s Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF), a move following the government’s decision to quietly appoint an expert panel to come up

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Jinko Solar plans PV module shipments of 20GW in 2020

Jinko Solar plans PV module shipments of 20GW in 2020

Leading Chinese ‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Jinko Solar reported strong third-quarter earnings this week beating most market expectations. But the biggest takeaway from the company’s Q3 2019 financial results was its expectation that it would ship between 18-20GW of solar modules in 2020. Jinko Solar

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COGATI: A tax on renewables paid to fossil fuels

COGATI: A tax on renewables paid to fossil fuels

There has been a ridiculously long list of stupid energy policy ideas over the past decade. The renewable energy industry, in particular, has faced a conga line of policies that have either deliberately or inadvertently curtailed the industry. But the Australian Energy Market Commission (the AEMC) may

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