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Barnaby Joyce cries poor on salary of $211,250

Barnaby Joyce — who this morning declared he is struggling to get by on his salary — earns a package of more than 280,000 a year, including his electorate allowance and his fee for being the chair of a parliamentary … Continue reading

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Angus Taylor works to undo Finkel, as key institutions struggle with change

A government with Keith Pitt as resources minister, Angus Taylor in charge of energy, and a rump of hardline Queensland MPs, will give short shrift to the experts. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/angus-taylor-works-to-undo-finkel-as-key-institutions-struggle-with-change-46985/

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Scott Morrison’s climate curse hasn’t gone away

“Brussels is moving ahead with a tax on imports from countries with lower carbon emissions standards than Europe’s.” Covid-19 might have rescued the Coalition from criticisms of its climate policies, but it can’t dodge them forever — Read on insidestory.org.au/scott-morrisons-climate-curse-hasnt-gone-away/

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Leadership on climate needed: CSIRO report |

Research on climate change has plummeted over the last decade,” Australian National University Climate Change Institute director Mark Howden said. — Read on http://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6861114/csiro-calls-for-leadership-on-climate-change-amid-low-levels-of-public-understanding/

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Ireland’s Supreme Court damns climate policies

“There was “no legal basis for a lack of political will” on the issue, said Daly.” 4 August, 2020 – The country’s highest judicial authority, Ireland’s Supreme Court, says the government’s climate policy is not up to the job. — … Continue reading

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Australian PM’s department refuses to release Covid-19 commission documents | Australian politics | The Guardian

Freedom of information requests related to the body that’s guiding economic recovery have been refused or heavily redacted — Read on amp.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jul/30/australian-pms-department-refuses-to-release-covid-19-commission-documents

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Global heating: best and worst case scenarios less likely than thought

Many words, far too polite: Uncertainty over climate outcomes reduced but experts warn urgent reduction in CO2 levels is essential — Read on amp.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/22/global-heating-study-narrows-range-of-probable-temperature-rises

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Climate change is the greatest threat

While the world was preoccupied with an ever increasing number of coronavirus cases this week, a hugely significant scientific report was allowed to pass under-reported and unremarked. — Read on http://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6838483/climate-change-is-the-existential-crisis/

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World has six months to avert climate crisis, says energy expert

International Energy Agency chief warns of need to prevent post-lockdown surge in emissions — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jun/18/world-has-six-months-to-avert-climate-crisis-says-energy-expert

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World-leading electric vehicle-to-grid trial in ACT

Canberra will stage one of the largest EV vehicle-to-grid trials in the world. — Read on http://www.energy.gov.au/news-media/news/world-leading-electric-vehicle-grid-trial-act is Federal Government using these vehicles? If not, why not? @AngusTaylorMP #auspol

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