Australia can be ‘superpower of post carbon world’, says Ross Garnaut

New developments in renewable energy and Australian advantages have made it clearer than ever that the country could “prosper exceptionally in the post-carbon world”. Intelligent climate policy would mean that wholesale electricity prices would fall “substantially”, he said, a source of competitive advantage. The Melbourne University economics professor and climate economics authority said this could be achieved without any need to return to a politically fraught carbon price, a policy he acknowledged had become a “poisoned well”. Australia could reverse the long decline of its metals manufacturing industries and become…

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Woman shares photos of injury after she was shot by gel gun while standing at intersection

The woman, 29, said she later “broke down” when telling police about the incident, which saw her allegedly hit with pellets from a “rifle” fired from a car by a passenger, who pointed the long barrel at her and fired. “Coming out of St Andrews Hospital on North Street, going to cross the road, just been shot at with a pellet gun rifle by two little pricks in an average common dark grey five-seater car (not a ute or 4×4) out the front passenger side,” the woman wrote on Facebook…

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Kate Miller-Heidke stuns in Eurovision semi-finals

She’s now scored a spot in Sunday morning’s grand-final, along with entrants from Greece, Belarus, Serbia, Cyprus, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Iceland, San Marino and Slovenia. EUROVISION 2019: Here’s how to watch it Miller-Heidke’s operatic rendition of Zero Gravity, a song about her experience of postnatal depression, saw her flying through the air atop a pole, flanked by two backing vocalists, and wearing a billowing white and pink gown. Miller-Heidke’s gravity-defying performance was a hit. Picture: Jack Guez/AFPSource:AFP Australia joined the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015 and has scored consistently…

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Gold miner diversifies with $768m Canadian deal

Mr Vassie said St Barbara had been “assessing a range of inorganic growth opportunities”, and the acquisition of Atlantic Gold was strongly aligned to its strategic plan. Loading The Canadian business would substantially diversify St Barbara’s production base, by adding operations in North America to its assets in Australia (Gwalia mine and associated processing plant), and Papua New Guinea (Simberi mine). In an interview with The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald, Mr Vassie said the company had made no secret of its plans to diversify. “We essentially wanted to…

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Shorten vows to reopen Queensland Tamil family case if elected

“I’m promising to reopen the matter and I’m promising to give it consideration.” Priya and Nadesalingam with their two Australian-born children. Mr Shorten will also ask Immigration Minister David Coleman to hold off on making a decision about the case until after the election. The family – Priya, her husband Nadesalingam and their Australian-born daughters Kopika, 4, and Tharunicaa, 23 months, were popular and well integrated members of a Queensland community until they were detained. In the dying days of the election campaign supporters of the family will travel to…

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Melbourne Storm fullback Ryan Papenhuyzen got away from Wests Tigers

“We heard Teddy was going to stay, that he was locked in at the Tigers,” Papenhuyzen said. “So I was going to be behind Teddy, or go to Melbourne and be behind Biully. “Financially the deals with the Tigers and Melbourne were similar. But if I wanted longevity, the place to go was Melbourne. “I was also having hamstring problems at the time and the Storm mapped out what I could do to overcome it. I was impressed by that. They sent me off to a few people before I…

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Jack Vidgen looks nothing like he did when he won Australia’s Got Talent

The singer, now 22, is making a career comeback and set to star on the new season of The Voice which kicks off this Sunday. To promote his upcoming appearance on the show, The Voice posted a photo of Vidgen on its Facebook page and Instagram account. But the photos were later removed after fans expressed their shock at his appearance. Jack Vidgen on Australia’s Got Talent.Source:Supplied Jack Vidgen is making a comeback.Source:Instagram ”Oh no Jack, what have you done to your face?” one person commented before the post was…

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Which is the worst bank for dealing with complaints? You may soon find out

The new rules bring the banks and the regulator into this century, with all financial institutions now expected to respond to serious complaints made by consumers on social media if they are readily identifiable. Financial groups will also have to drastically reduce the amount of time they take to respond to complaints from 90 days to 45 days for complaints about superannuation entities, while financial firms must reduce the amount of time to respond to complaints from 45 days to 30 days. Loading “Firm performance in how they handle customer…

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AFL may have taken a hard-line stance

But while the AFL boss essentially endorsed Rugby Australia’s strong stance on values grounds, there is recognition within the AFL and clubs that legal process must be followed when dealing with the relevant player, and that an issue of this kind would be difficult to navigate on a practical level. While more or less backing Rugby Australia’s stance on Folau — the rival code has undertaken a process that could lead to the rugby superstar being sacked — McLachlan is understood to have questioned how Rugby Australia first handled the…

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Best of cartoons May 16, 2019

Best of cartoons May 16, 2019 Skip to sections navigationSkip to contentSkip to footer 10 Images Our talented team of artists, illustrators and cartoonists give us their humorous version of the news of the day. May 15, 2019 — 8.20pm 1/10 Cathy Wilcox 2/10 John Shakespeare 3/10 Matt Golding 4/10 Matt GoldingCredit: 5/10 Dionne Gain 6/10 Matt Davidson 7/10 Andrew Dyson 8/10 Matt Golding 9/10 Matt Golding cartoon for publication on 7 May 2019. Generic election cartoon (democracy sausage) 10/10 Andrew Weldon Politics

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