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States powering ahead on climate targets despite federal inaction, report shows

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Mount Millar windfarm, South Australia. The state is performing better than any other state or territory in helping Australia to meet greenhouse gas targets. Photograph: Tim Phillips Photos/Getty Images

After being criticised by Canberra, South Australia is leading the race, with ACT and Tasmania close behind, says Climate Council

August 30, 2017 — Australian states and territories are powering ahead, developing policies that will meet the federal government’s internationally agreed greenhouse gas emission targets, with South Australia, the ACT and Tasmania leading the race. Continue reading States powering ahead on climate targets despite federal inaction, report shows

Australia must put a price on carbon, say institutional investors

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The Investor Group on Climate Change has urged the government to take concreted steps to unlock new investment. Photograph: Hamish Blair/Getty Images

Move needed to drive orderly transition to low-emissions power sources, Investor Group on Climate Change says

March 7, 2017 — The Turnbull government needs to put a price on carbon to unlock new investment in the electricity sector and drive an orderly transition to low-emissions power sources, according to the Investor Group on Climate Change. Continue reading Australia must put a price on carbon, say institutional investors

Australian FM defends refugee policy on Indonesia trip

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BISHOP IN JAKARTA. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop (L), accompanied by Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi (R), talks to journalists during a joint press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, March 21, 2016. Adi Weda/EPA
Julie Bishop: ‘Australia is sharing the burden and will be looking to other countries in our region to do similar’

JAKARTA, Indonesia (Mar. 21, 2016) — Australia’s foreign minister defended Canberra’s controversial refugee policy Monday, March 21, during a trip to the key transit nation Indonesia, after Jakarta pressed for more help for people waiting for resettlement.

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Melbourne records its hottest March night since records began

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The all-time record until Tuesday night was 26.9C, recorded on 18 March in 2008. Photograph: David Crosling/AAP
Temperatures hovered around 30°C for most of Tuesday night, after reaching a daytime peak of 38.9°C

March 9, 2016 — Melbourne sweltered through its hottest March night on record on Tuesday, hovering around 30°C after reaching a peak of 38.6°C in the city at 5pm.

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Nauru asylum baby to remain in Australia

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‘LET THEM STAY’ In this photo, pro-refugees protesters rally outside the Immigration Office in Brisbane, Australia, February 5, 2016. Dan Peled/EPA
The decision comes after a public outcry among advocates against the harsh immigration policy

SYDNEY, Australia (Feb. 21, 2016) — Australia on Sunday, February 21, is set to allow an asylum-seeker’s baby to remain in the country instead of being deported back to a remote Pacific detention camp, Continue reading Nauru asylum baby to remain in Australia