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Net zero debate dominates question time; nine confirmed Covid cases in Melbourne detention hotel – as it happened
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Elias Visontay (now) and Amy Remeikis (earlier)

19, Oct, 2021 @8:20 AM

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Qld announces reopening plan; ACT hotspot status ends tonight – as it happened
All today’s news as it happened

Mostafa Rachwani and Amy Remeikis (earlier)

18, Oct, 2021 @8:26 AM

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‘A long way to play out’: Nationals fail to reach agreement on 2050 emissions reductions
Angus Taylor briefs junior Coalition partner on policy proposal but any deal remains a long way off

Amy Remeikis

17, Oct, 2021 @10:01 AM

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Eight years, 20 policies: how Australia’s leaders have fumbled and dithered on climate
How did we get here? And how much has actually changed? Before we look forward to 2050, let’s take a look back …

Amy Remeikis

16, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Nuclear agencies say it’s too early to know what infrastructure is needed to support submarine program
Rex Patrick says it’s ‘beyond comprehension’ Australia could build a nuclear-powered fleet without a domestic industry to support it

Tory Shepherd

15, Oct, 2021 @1:47 AM

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Should Australia build nuclear power plants to combat the climate crisis?
Though renewable energy could meet 100% of demand by 2025, the nuclear option still looms over discussions on how to rapidly lower emissions. Is it worth it?

Royce Kurmelovs

12, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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ACT lockdown to lift Friday; Victoria records 1,466 new cases and NSW 360 – as it happened
Follow alQueensland records full week of Covid-zero; not everyone named in Ibac hearings must resign, Victorian premier says. This blog is now closed

Caitlin Cassidy and Matilda Boseley (earlier)

12, Oct, 2021 @7:51 AM

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‘Last-chance saloon’: Prince Charles urges Scott Morrison to attend Cop26 climate summit
Prince of Wales warns of ‘catastrophic’ impact to planet if more ambitious action not taken in Glasgow

Guardian staff

11, Oct, 2021 @9:09 PM

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The frenetic fan dance of the fools tells us the Coalition has reached crunch time on climate | Katharine Murphy
The government has spent years warning of the costs of action. Now the Liberals are presenting net zero as an opportunity

Katharine Murphy

08, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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‘Good seas, good grids and good wind’: Australia’s tentative first steps towards an offshore wind industry
Australia seems made for industrial-scale wind energy, but a federal government move to finally make it legal has left some disappointed

Royce Kurmelovs

08, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Liberal MPs scorn National’s $250bn plan for taxpayers to underwrite fossil fuels
Keith Pitt’s proposal, which suggests huge loans for resources sector in return for his party backing net zero, left on table by Scott Morrison

Katharine Murphy Political editor

07, Oct, 2021 @7:47 AM

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Australia urged to support Asian Development Bank plan to end fossil fuel financing
Thirty-five organisations implore Australia, which is ADB’s fifth-largest shareholder, to help the region ‘make a just and equitable low-carbon transition’

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

05, Oct, 2021 @9:43 PM

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