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Kohli becomes fastest to reach 11,000 runs mark

Kohli becomes fastest to reach 11,000 runs mark

Kohli reached the 11,000 mark in 222 innings — beating the previous record held by compatriot Sachin Tendulkar who took 276 innings to rack up that total.

The Indian skipper was 71 not out when rain stopped play at Old Trafford in the 47th over with India 305-4.

Tendulkar still

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Rallying – Sordo wins in Sardinia after late blow to Tanak's hopes

Rallying – Sordo wins in Sardinia after late blow to Tanak's hopes

The Estonian, who won all six stages on Saturday’s second leg, then spun and lost two minutes in the late drama.

Finland’s Teemu Suninen finished second for M-Sport Ford, 13.7 seconds behind, with Norwegian Andreas Mikkelsen third for Hyundai and claiming five bonus points from the power stage.

The win

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Kohli becomes fastest to reach 11,000 runs mark

Kohli becomes fastest to reach 11,000 runs mark

Kohli reached the 11,000 mark in 222 innings — beating the previous record held by compatriot Sachin Tendulkar who took 276 innings to rack up that total.

The Indian skipper was 71 not out when rain stopped play at Old Trafford in the 47th over with India 305-4.

Tendulkar still

read more
Rallying – Sordo wins in Sardinia after late blow to Tanak's hopes

Rallying – Sordo wins in Sardinia after late blow to Tanak's hopes

The Estonian, who won all six stages on Saturday’s second leg, then spun and lost two minutes in the late drama.

Finland’s Teemu Suninen finished second for M-Sport Ford, 13.7 seconds behind, with Norwegian Andreas Mikkelsen third for Hyundai and claiming five bonus points from the power stage.

The win

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Today’s Commentary from Independent Media

BERNARD MACLEOD  Youth Suicide

BERNARD MACLEOD Youth Suicide

Our new government is making the elimination of youth suicide a focus of health policy under Minister Greg Hunt. However, billions of dollars of investment over the years has failed to reduce the numbers of those taking their own lives. Business as usual is not an option and radical ideas

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BRUCE THOM.  Federal election and coasts

BRUCE THOM.  Federal election and coasts

I am not sure how many Australians appreciated promises made about coastal issues during the recent federal election. Perhaps very few. This despite the fact that so much of our national well-being and livelihoods are dependent on healthy coasts and waterways. Yet it is interesting to look at promises made

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MACK WILLIAMS . North Korea : The tangled web becomes more so !

MACK WILLIAMS . North Korea : The tangled web becomes more so !

That the past few months have seen no real progress towards the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula is not all that surprising given the swirling global environment demanding priority attention for President Trump and other key stakeholders. Post mortems of the failed Hanoi Summit have revealed some significant divisions within

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The majesty of the law

The majesty of the law

When George Pell arrived at the Victorian Supreme Court on June 5 for the hearing of his appeal against his conviction for child sexual abuse, guards put him in handcuffs. As he walked the few steps from his prison van into the courthouse, press photographers captured this compelling symbol of

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The CBD returns with low-emission bright sparks for these dark days

The CBD returns with low-emission bright sparks for these dark days

Our peeved yet perspicacious political insider writes exclusively:

As CBD slowly recognises the need to reconcile oneself to the fact GULAG will be in political Siberia for three years, your correspondent hasn’t found any embers in the ashes.

The hard right hasn’t missed a beat. The dinosaurs who were so

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Lambie’s vote key if government wants to have medevac repealed

Lambie’s vote key if government wants to have medevac repealed

The government almost certainly would have to obtain the support of Tasmanian crossbench senator Jacqui Lambie to amend or repeal the medevac legislation.

Home Affairs minister Peter Dutton on Sunday claimed Labor was reconsidering its position on the legislation, but that was quickly dismissed by his opposite number Kristina Keneally.

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PETER SAINSBURY.  Sunday environmental round up, 16 June 2019

PETER SAINSBURY. Sunday environmental round up, 16 June 2019

A strong emphasis on economic, ethical and equity issues associated with climate change this week. Global warming has increased inequalities between rich and poor nations; tackling climate change and reducing inequalities must occur simultaneously but only rich and powerful nations and individuals have the resources required to do it; even

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Now They Want to ‘Fix’ the Climate

Now They Want to ‘Fix’ the Climate

They have always been around, the weeping prophets and merchants of doom, as have their credulous followers. The descendants of Jeremiah and Nostradamus also claim to have had special insight and esoteric knowledge. They urge us to make sacrifices, change behaviour, go solar and wind, buy carbon-offsets to annul our

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Improving consumer outcomes through examining carer choice in the NDIS

Improving consumer outcomes through examining carer choice in the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS, or the scheme) puts choice and control in the hands of Australians living with a disability.

This progressive departure from traditional welfare approaches promotes personalisation and flexibility by funding the goals and aspirations of NDIS participants.

With the help of a National Disability Insurance

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Latest News

Kohli becomes fastest to reach 11,000 runs mark

Kohli becomes fastest to reach 11,000 runs mark

Kohli reached the 11,000 mark in 222 innings — beating the previous record held by compatriot Sachin Tendulkar who took 276 innings to rack up that total.

The Indian skipper was 71 not out when rain stopped play at Old Trafford in the 47th over with India 305-4.

Tendulkar still

read more
Rallying – Sordo wins in Sardinia after late blow to Tanak's hopes

Rallying – Sordo wins in Sardinia after late blow to Tanak's hopes

The Estonian, who won all six stages on Saturday’s second leg, then spun and lost two minutes in the late drama.

Finland’s Teemu Suninen finished second for M-Sport Ford, 13.7 seconds behind, with Norwegian Andreas Mikkelsen third for Hyundai and claiming five bonus points from the power stage.

The win

read more

World News

Hundreds rally in Moscow over journalist case

Hundreds rally in Moscow over journalist case

Several hundred protesters gathered in Moscow on Sunday in a small, government-authorized rally supporting investigative journalist Ivan Golunov and decrying abuse of power over his five-day arrest this month on drug charges.

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Hong Kong leader apologises after massive protests

Hong Kong leader apologises after massive protests

Protesters hold placards as they attend a demonstration demanding Hong Kong’s leaders to step down [Athit Perawongmetha/ Reuters]

Hong Kong‘s embattled leader has apologised to the public with “utmost sincerity and humility” after hundreds of thousands of protesters demanded she step down over her handling of a bill

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Blast-hit tankers to be assessed off UAE coast

Blast-hit tankers to be assessed off UAE coast

The two oil tankers crippled in attacks in the Gulf of Oman last week that Washington and Riyadh have blamed on Iran are being assessed off the coast off the United Arab Emirates before their cargos are unloaded, the ships’ operators said on Sunday.

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Massive blackout hits Argentina and Uruguay

Massive blackout hits Argentina and Uruguay

A massive electrical failure has left all of Argentina and Uruguay without power [File: Victor R. Caivano/Associated Press]

A massive failure in the electrical interconnection system left Argentina and Uruguay without power, according to reports by local media. 

According to Infobae, an Argentinian website, the country has been

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Hundreds rally in Moscow over journalist case

Hundreds rally in Moscow over journalist case

Several hundred protesters gathered in Moscow on Sunday in a small, government-authorized rally supporting investigative journalist Ivan Golunov and decrying abuse of power over his five-day arrest this month on drug charges.

read more
Hong Kong leader apologises after massive protests

Hong Kong leader apologises after massive protests

Protesters hold placards as they attend a demonstration demanding Hong Kong’s leaders to step down [Athit Perawongmetha/ Reuters]

Hong Kong‘s embattled leader has apologised to the public with “utmost sincerity and humility” after hundreds of thousands of protesters demanded she step down over her handling of a bill

read more
Blast-hit tankers to be assessed off UAE coast

Blast-hit tankers to be assessed off UAE coast

The two oil tankers crippled in attacks in the Gulf of Oman last week that Washington and Riyadh have blamed on Iran are being assessed off the coast off the United Arab Emirates before their cargos are unloaded, the ships’ operators said on Sunday.

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Hundreds rally in Moscow over journalist case

Hundreds rally in Moscow over journalist case

Several hundred protesters gathered in Moscow on Sunday in a small, government-authorized rally supporting investigative journalist Ivan Golunov and decrying abuse of power over his five-day arrest this month on drug charges.

read more
Hong Kong leader apologises after massive protests

Hong Kong leader apologises after massive protests

Protesters hold placards as they attend a demonstration demanding Hong Kong’s leaders to step down [Athit Perawongmetha/ Reuters]

Hong Kong‘s embattled leader has apologised to the public with “utmost sincerity and humility” after hundreds of thousands of protesters demanded she step down over her handling of a bill

read more
Blast-hit tankers to be assessed off UAE coast

Blast-hit tankers to be assessed off UAE coast

The two oil tankers crippled in attacks in the Gulf of Oman last week that Washington and Riyadh have blamed on Iran are being assessed off the coast off the United Arab Emirates before their cargos are unloaded, the ships’ operators said on Sunday.

read more
Hundreds rally in Moscow over journalist case

Hundreds rally in Moscow over journalist case

Several hundred protesters gathered in Moscow on Sunday in a small, government-authorized rally supporting investigative journalist Ivan Golunov and decrying abuse of power over his five-day arrest this month on drug charges.

read more
Hong Kong leader apologises after massive protests

Hong Kong leader apologises after massive protests

Protesters hold placards as they attend a demonstration demanding Hong Kong’s leaders to step down [Athit Perawongmetha/ Reuters]

Hong Kong‘s embattled leader has apologised to the public with “utmost sincerity and humility” after hundreds of thousands of protesters demanded she step down over her handling of a bill

read more
Blast-hit tankers to be assessed off UAE coast

Blast-hit tankers to be assessed off UAE coast

The two oil tankers crippled in attacks in the Gulf of Oman last week that Washington and Riyadh have blamed on Iran are being assessed off the coast off the United Arab Emirates before their cargos are unloaded, the ships’ operators said on Sunday.

read more
Hundreds rally in Moscow over journalist case

Hundreds rally in Moscow over journalist case

Several hundred protesters gathered in Moscow on Sunday in a small, government-authorized rally supporting investigative journalist Ivan Golunov and decrying abuse of power over his five-day arrest this month on drug charges.

read more
Hong Kong leader apologises after massive protests

Hong Kong leader apologises after massive protests

Protesters hold placards as they attend a demonstration demanding Hong Kong’s leaders to step down [Athit Perawongmetha/ Reuters]

Hong Kong‘s embattled leader has apologised to the public with “utmost sincerity and humility” after hundreds of thousands of protesters demanded she step down over her handling of a bill

read more
Blast-hit tankers to be assessed off UAE coast

Blast-hit tankers to be assessed off UAE coast

The two oil tankers crippled in attacks in the Gulf of Oman last week that Washington and Riyadh have blamed on Iran are being assessed off the coast off the United Arab Emirates before their cargos are unloaded, the ships’ operators said on Sunday.

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World News

Hundreds rally in Moscow over journalist case

Hundreds rally in Moscow over journalist case

Several hundred protesters gathered in Moscow on Sunday in a small, government-authorized rally supporting investigative journalist Ivan Golunov and decrying abuse of power over his five-day arrest this month on drug charges.

read more
Hong Kong leader apologises after massive protests

Hong Kong leader apologises after massive protests

Protesters hold placards as they attend a demonstration demanding Hong Kong’s leaders to step down [Athit Perawongmetha/ Reuters]

Hong Kong‘s embattled leader has apologised to the public with “utmost sincerity and humility” after hundreds of thousands of protesters demanded she step down over her handling of a bill

read more
Blast-hit tankers to be assessed off UAE coast

Blast-hit tankers to be assessed off UAE coast

The two oil tankers crippled in attacks in the Gulf of Oman last week that Washington and Riyadh have blamed on Iran are being assessed off the coast off the United Arab Emirates before their cargos are unloaded, the ships’ operators said on Sunday.

read more
Massive blackout hits Argentina and Uruguay

Massive blackout hits Argentina and Uruguay

A massive electrical failure has left all of Argentina and Uruguay without power [File: Victor R. Caivano/Associated Press]

A massive failure in the electrical interconnection system left Argentina and Uruguay without power, according to reports by local media. 

According to Infobae, an Argentinian website, the country has been

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Business & The Economy

What global economic headwinds, Mathias?

What global economic headwinds, Mathias?

It’s not global headwinds causing Australia’s economy to tank. As Alan Austin argues, we should be catching the global tailwinds — if the captain of the ship only had a proper map, his first mate could work the compass and the petty officers didn’t get tangled up in the rigging.

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Ask Evan: 13 June 2019

Ask Evan: 13 June 2019

In this week’s episode our Chief Market Strategist, Evan Lucas, covers long-term investments for your children, how to find a good financial advisor and where he sees the market heading over the next year.

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Director Deeds: On the pulse

Director Deeds: On the pulse

Laura Daquino details which directors of ASX-listed companies found their beat on the market over the last couple of weeks.

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Uber takes to the skies

Uber takes to the skies

This week in Talking Finance, Evan Lucas speaks with Michelle Grattan, Chief Political Correspondent for The Conversation, about the government’s planned tax cuts and how the polls got it so wrong. There’s also economics with Martin Whetton, Head of Bond and Interest Rate Strategy at the Commonwealth Bank;

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Environment

Sungrow to Demonstrate Latest Update of ESS Solutions Portfolio at AES 2019

Sungrow to Demonstrate Latest Update of ESS Solutions Portfolio at AES 2019

PRESS RELEASE

SYDNEY, June 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — As energy storage continues to expand in Australia, the global leading inverter solution supplier for renewables, Sungrow, demonstrated the latest updates to its Energy Storage System (“ESS”) family at Australian Energy Storage 2019 in Sydney, Australia.

The Australian energy

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An easy-breezy idea for the Minister for Emissions Reduction

An easy-breezy idea for the Minister for Emissions Reduction

How good are Australia’s emissions reductions?!

Well, apart from a 3.5 per cent fall in electricity sector emissions from the previous year thanks to the rapid growth of renewables, not that good at all.

The Prime Minister’s decision to appoint a Minister for Emissions Reduction to his

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RenewEconomy and The Driven to host electric vehicle conference

RenewEconomy and The Driven to host electric vehicle conference

RenewEconomy and The Driven are proud to announce that they are hosting the Electric Vehicle Transition conference in Sydney in late August.

The electric vehicles transition – even in the absence of a federal government policy – is upon us, and grid operators, regulators, policy markets, utilities

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