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“Australia is worst out of 57 countries on climate policy” – Report.

Thinktank report deems Morrison government ‘an increasingly regressive force’ By Sarah Martin Australia is the worst-performing country on climate change policy, according to a new international ranking of 57 countries. The report also criticises the Morrison government for being a “regressive force” internationally. Australia and the Morrison government scored the […]

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As Australia burns Scientists dismayed by Government ‘inaction’

Climate experts are ‘bewildered’ by government ‘burying their heads in the sand’, and say bushfires on Australia’s east coast should be a ‘wake-up call’ By Lisa Cox Scientists are perplexed that as bushfires have intensified on Australia’s east coast, political commentary on climate change has ‘very much died down’. Leading […]

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Bushfires driving tourist holiday cancellations across NSW

Tourism authorities have urged holidaymakers to think twice before cancelling Christmas and summer getaway plans due to extensive bushfires across New South Wales. By Claire Wheaton and Adriane Reardon Key points: More than 1 million hectares have burnt across NSW this bushfire season, many in popular holiday destinations South coast […]

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Turn your anger at science denial into political action: Naomi Oreskes

A historian of science at Harvard University, Naomi Oreskes is best known for exposing the tactics of science deniers. Her first book Merchants of Doubt, co-authored with Erik Conway, chronicled how industry-funded scientists spread misinformation and doubt about tobacco smoke, climate change, acid rain and more. She has since exposed […]

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Imported foods ‘fraught with danger’ for allergy sufferers study finds

Hidden ingredients in imported foods are putting allergy sufferers at risk, new research has shown. By Isabelle Lane Potentially deadly allergens were found lurking in nearly one in two of the imported food products tested by researchers from James Cook University (JCU), a study published in the Food Additives & Contaminants […]