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Stay in the doughnut, not the hole: how to get out of the crisis with both our economy and environment intact

Stay in the doughnut, not the hole: how to get out of the crisis with both our economy and environment intact

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Before the recession we were on a collision course with environmental disaster. The recovery provides a rare opportunity to do things differently; to rebuild a better economy that can support living standards without irretrievably damaging the environment. The closer we get to irreversible climate change, the harder that will become. Doughnut economics, a concept principally […]

Australia’s vaccine rollout will now start next month. Here’s what we’ll need

Australia’s vaccine rollout will now start next month. Here’s what we’ll need

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Australia’s COVID vaccine rollout will now begin in mid- to late February. Vaccination will commence with workers dealing with international arrivals or quarantine facilities, frontline health workers and those living in aged care or with a disability. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the government “optimistically” aims to vaccinate 80,000 Australians a week, and four million […]

‘Sledgehammer to crack a nut’: Canberra’s China crackdown to chill foreign collaboration with states
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‘Sledgehammer to crack a nut’: Canberra’s China crackdown to chill foreign collaboration with states

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Four years ago Canberra’s relationship with Beijing was on much less complicated footing; outbound trade with the people’s republic was rebounding to a five-year high, the government-owned postie was talking up the market ad nausea, and public officials were attending all manner of ceremonial signings. It was at one of these memorandum ceremonies—routine in China’s […]