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Australia will fail on emissions reduction without changes to the carbon credit scheme that was set up to shrink industrial pollution, new research shows.Modelling prepared by research firm RepuTex Energy for the Carbon Market Institute examines what changes are needed for the so-called Safeguard Mechanism to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, or sooner.
THE TOUR DE FRANCE ROUTEJuly 1, Stage 1 - Copenhagen - Copenhagen, individual time trial 13.2kmJuly 2, Stage 2 - Roskilde (Denmark) - Nyborg (Denmark), 202.
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Defence Minister Richard Marles has vowed Australia will fix patrol vessels sent to Pacific island nations that were found to have potential faults.The Defence Department said it had advised the government of issues involving possible faults in the exhaust system of Guardian-class patrol boats.
A Victorian woman who crashed a car after smoking cannabis, killing her sister and brother-in-law and seriously injuring her young daughter, will not serve any jail time.Katunga woman Amberly Hendy, 31, admitted driving dangerously on the Goulburn Valley Highway on the afternoon of September 6, 2019.
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The operating licence for Nyrtar's Port Pirie smelter has been renewed after an improvement in air lead emissions over the past 12 months.The Environment Protection Authority said the licence would be renewed for another year but with increased conditions, including a requirement for the company to update its environment improvement program and improve wastewater emissions.
With pandemic restrictions pretty much all but gone, NSW residents have been enjoying outdoor dining and the government is keen to keep businesses benefiting from the influx of diners.The hospitality industry can look forward to another 18 months of alfresco dining without the need to apply for special permits effectively cutting red tape.
A Chinese spacecraft has acquired imagery data covering all of Mars, including visuals of its south pole, after circling the planet more than 1300 times since early last year, state media reports.China's Tianwen-1 successfully reached the Red Planet in February 2021 on the country's inaugural mission there.
Australia's bushfire season is a month longer than it was 40 years ago, and extreme fire weather days are up by more than 50 per cent, a new study has found.Scientists from the CSIRO have contributed to a new global analysis of how climate change has influenced fire weather and activity from 1979 to 2019.
US President Joe Biden says the United States will provide another $US800 million ($A1.2 billion) in weapons and military aid to Ukraine, hailing the courage of Ukrainians since Russia invaded in February.
The truck at the centre of a human-smuggling attempt that left 53 people dead had passed through an inland border checkpoint, a US official has revealed.The truck went through the checkpoint on Interstate 35, 42 kilometres northeast of the border city of Laredo, Texas.
Western Australia's government is promising an understanding approach as a ban on many single-use plastics comes into effect.WA is the first state or territory to ban thick plastic bags and unlidded containers under changes to be enforced from Friday.
West Australian authorities are investigating the death of a woman who had earlier sought mental health assistance at a Pilbara hospital.WA Country Health Service has confirmed the woman attended Hedland Health Campus in the Pilbara region prior to her death but declined to provide further details.
Witness accounts that Lynette Dawson was seen bruised before she vanished in January 1982 were small pieces of a larger picture showing she was murdered by her husband, a judge has heard.As the murder trial against Christopher Michael Dawson, 73, enters into its closing phase, crown prosecutor Craig Everson SC explained how evidence of the bruising could lead the NSW Supreme Court to find Mrs Dawson was killed instead of just leaving home.
The World Health Organisation says "sustained transmission" of monkeypox worldwide could result in the virus beginning to move into high-risk groups like pregnant women, immunocompromised people and children.The WHO said on Wednesday it is investigating reports of infected children, including two cases in the United Kingdom as well as following up reports in Spain and France.
A man from Canberra had a very sweet story behind his winning Powerball numbers that saw him claim $60 million.
Another increase is coming to KFC's menu prices. Find out when the changes will come into effect.
A legal battle to stop a gas fracking company accessing a Northern Territory cattle station is set to continue despite the lifting of an interim stop-work order.Cattle company Rallen Australia is attempting to overturn a court order granting Tamboran Resources subsidiary Sweetpea Petroleum access to Tanumbirini station in the gas-rich Beetaloo Basin.
Terrorism fears have led Australia to upgrade its safety advice for those planning a trip to the UK.The federal government's SmartTraveller website said it had reviewed advice for travellers to Britain, urging them to "exercise a high degree of caution".