Final solar panel installed at Southern Hemisphere's largest PV plant

Final solar panel installed at Southern Hemisphere's largest PV plant

Supplied. The final solar panel has been installed at the Southern Hemisphere’s largest solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Nyngan, NSW, paving the way for more utility-scale solar plants to be built in Australia. (Supplied/Australian Renewable Energ...
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A change on the RET will lock out solar powered utilities - Milne

A change on the RET will lock out solar powered utilities - Milne

Greens Leader Christine Milne wants the renewable energy target to remain at 41,000 gigawatt hours and says any change will lock out large solar powered utilities.
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August 11, 2011. News Corp profit results. Murdoch to remain Chairman and CEO

August 11, 2011. News Corp profit results. Murdoch to remain Chairman and CEO

News Corporation says the phone hacking scandal in the UK has had ‘‘no material impact’’ on the global media giant’s other operations after reporting full year earnings in line with market consensus. News Corp said net income, or net profit, for t...
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Study warns of GDP hit from coastal floods

Study warns of GDP hit from coastal floods

Failure to rein in climate change and bolster sea defences could jeopardise up to a fifth of the world's economic output by the end of the century, as flooding threatens coastal countries worldwide, according to a new study.
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Victoria considers NZ-style virus lockdown

Victoria considers NZ-style virus lockdown

Australia's coronavirus death toll has risen to 197 after eight more people lost their lives in Victoria where authorities are considering tougher restrictions.
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AAP wire service enters phase 2.0

AAP wire service enters phase 2.0

Australian Associated Press will continue its renowned 85-year tradition as the bedrock of the nation's journalism with new owners.
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Australians encouraged to wear masks

Australians encouraged to wear masks

Deputy CMO Michael Kidd has suggested all Australians should consider wearing a face mask to protect themselves from coronavirus.
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Trumps floats election delay, party says no

Trumps floats election delay, party says no

US President Donald Trump's suggestion that the November 3 election should be delayed due to potential voter fraud has been immediately rejected by Republicans and Democrats alike.
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NASA launches Perseverance rover to Mars

NASA launches Perseverance rover to Mars

NASA has successfully launched its Perseverance rover to Mars, complete with a mini-helicopter and testing equipment to search for signs of past Martian life.
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Treasury highlights uncertainty of virus

Treasury highlights uncertainty of virus

Treasury expects a majority of Victorian businesses on JobKeeper to need it beyond September, as figures show one in 10 companies will close when support ends.
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Australia's virus death toll rises to 189

Australia's virus death toll rises to 189

Victoria has reported a record 723 new cases of coronavirus and another 13 deaths, taking the state's toll to 105 and the national figure to 189.
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Cats will need to be at best to stay with Eagles

Cats will need to be at best to stay with Eagles

While strong in beating Fremantle last up, Geelong will need to be at their best to stay with West Coast who have shot to favouritism for the AFL flag.
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Barty withdraws from US Open over virus concerns

Barty withdraws from US Open over virus concerns

Australian world No.1 Ashleigh Barty has decided not to contest this year's US Open, citing concerns about travelling during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Leaders to focus on Indigenous wellbeing

Leaders to focus on Indigenous wellbeing

The first Closing the Gap targets developed with Indigenous people have been set out, in a revamped bid to improve Aboriginal wellbeing.
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Fires killed, displaced three billion animals

Fires killed, displaced three billion animals

A report has found nearly three billion animals, including 143 million mammals and 2.46 billion reptiles, were impacted by Australia's summer's bushfires.
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World virus cases surge towards 17 million

World virus cases surge towards 17 million

Almost 17 million people have been infected by COVID-19 worldwide since December 2019, nearly 670,000 of them fatally.
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Queensland to close borders to Sydney travel

Queensland to close borders to Sydney travel

Queensland has declared Sydney a COVID-19 hotspot as authorities try to determine if two infected women lied about being in Victoria when they returned home.
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Tensions swirl as Vic aged care virus cases grow

Tensions swirl as Vic aged care virus cases grow

Victoria has recorded 295 new cases of COVID-19 along with nine deaths, seven of them linked to aged care facilities.
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NSW records 19 new virus cases

NSW records 19 new virus cases

Sydney's densely-populated eastern suburbs are again in the COVID-19 spotlight as NSW records 19 new virus cases and tightens hygiene restrictions on gymnasiums.
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Ardent to plead guilty to Dreamworld deaths

Ardent to plead guilty to Dreamworld deaths

Dreamworld's parent company, Ardent Leisure, will plead guilty over the 2016 fatal Thunder River Rapids ride tragedy on the Gold Coast.
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Souths-Dragons winner looking to crack eight

Souths-Dragons winner looking to crack eight

South Sydney and St George-Illawarra are outside the NRL top eight and desperate for a win to keep their season on track.
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Australia to join US in South China Sea

Australia to join US in South China Sea

Australia is set to join the United States in military exercises through the South China Sea after branding Beijing's maritime claims to the disputed waters unlawful.
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US virus deaths surge towards 150,000

US virus deaths surge towards 150,000

Leading health official Dr Anthony Fauci says COVID-19 may be cresting in some of the worst-hit US states but he warns outbreaks are on the rise in others.
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Biggest quarterly drop in rents since 2018

Biggest quarterly drop in rents since 2018

Rents across Australia fell by 0.5 per cent in the June quarter in the biggest drop since the September 2018 quarter, as coronavirus-related lockdowns resulted in reduced demand.
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Energy giants told to keep helping Aussies

Energy giants told to keep helping Aussies

Australians struggling to pay winter power bills will be given a helping hand, with energy giants told to keep supporting customers through the coronavirus pandemic.
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Grave concern over virus hitting aged care homes

Grave concern over virus hitting aged care homes

More coronavirus deaths of aged care residents are expected in Victoria, as the state’s troubling infection rates continue to spike.
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Port, Lions top AFL ladder after eight rounds

Port, Lions top AFL ladder after eight rounds

Port Adelaide and Brisbane share top spot on the AFL ladder after eight rounds, with five times just one win further back.
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Kean, Ley at odds over independent environment regulator

Kean, Ley at odds over independent environment regulator

NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean has pushed for an independent environment regulator, but Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley has ruled it out.
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Victoria records 532 new virus cases, six deaths

Victoria records 532 new virus cases, six deaths

Victoria has recoded 532 new coronavirus cases and six more people have died, taking the national death toll to 161.
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Qld premier prepared to close borders again

Qld premier prepared to close borders again

The Queensland premier will "slam the border shut" again if the medical advice requires, as the number of COVID cases in Victoria and NSW continue to grow.
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Injuries damage Knights' NRL campaign

Injuries damage Knights' NRL campaign

Newcastle are reeling after injuries to key players Andrew McCullough and Connor Watson during a horror 18-12 loss to last-placed Canterbury.
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Tasmania pulls ahead as top state on CommSec report

Tasmania pulls ahead as top state on CommSec report

CommSec's quarterly State or States report has found Tasmania ranking number one for the first time since October 2009, pulling ahead of Victoria.
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Worldwide virus cases pass 16 million

Worldwide virus cases pass 16 million

The total number of coronavirus cases worldwide has passed 16 million with nearly 645,000 deaths.
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Victoria records six deaths, 300 COVID-19 cases

Victoria records six deaths, 300 COVID-19 cases

Victoria has recorded 300 new COVID-19 cases, while six more people have died from the virus, taking the national death toll to 139.
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Ruby Princess outbreak sparks class action

Ruby Princess outbreak sparks class action

Ruby Princess passengers and their families are taking legal action over a deadly coronavirus outbreak on board the ill-fated cruise ship.
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Slow wage growth as jobless rate increases

Slow wage growth as jobless rate increases

Wage growth is expected to fall further during the coronavirus pandemic as the unemployment rate puts more than one million people out of work.
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Australia to record $184.5 billion deficit

Australia to record $184.5 billion deficit

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has revealed a deficit of $184.5 billion in a special budget update with gross debt blowing out to $677.1 billion in the 2020/21 financial year, as the country suffers its biggest hit since the Second World War.
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Victoria records five deaths, 403 new virus cases

Victoria records five deaths, 403 new virus cases

Premier Daniel Andrews has confirmed five more Victorians have died as a result of COVID-19 and a further 403 new cases have been reported.
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Victoria to run $7.5b deficit

Victoria to run $7.5b deficit

Victoria's budget deficit for the 2019/2020 financial year will be a massive $7.5 billion, as the crippling coronavirus pandemic exacts its toll.
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Unemployment to hit peak of 9.25 per cent

Unemployment to hit peak of 9.25 per cent

Australia's unemployment rate is expected to peak at 9.25 per cent, lower than initially expected at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Chocolate link to reducing heart disease

Chocolate link to reducing heart disease

Eating chocolate at least once a week is linked to reducing the risk of heart disease, a large-scale study suggests.
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Global coronavirus cases exceed 15 million

Global coronavirus cases exceed 15 million

Global coronavirus cases now exceed 15 million, with 616,000 deaths, as countries are torn between reopening economies and shielding citizens from the illness.
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Broncos brace for the worst against Storm

Broncos brace for the worst against Storm

With their backs to the wall and their coach fighting for survival, Brisbane are bracing for what might be a horror day at the office when they take on Melbourne in round 11 of the NRL.
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Victoria's worst COVID-19 day: 484 new cases

Victoria's worst COVID-19 day: 484 new cases

Victoria has recorded its highest daily COVID-19 figure with 484 new cases, while two more deaths take the state's toll to 44 and the nation's to 128.
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Retail spending climbs 2.4% in June

Retail spending climbs 2.4% in June

Retail sales in Australia rose a solid 2.4 per cent in June, as people flocked to reopened cafes and restaurants and spent more on clothing in the first full month of trade since the lockdowns ended.
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Most critical time for NSW, Gladys warns

Most critical time for NSW, Gladys warns

NSW has recorded 16 new COVID-19 cases with 53 now linked to Casula's Crossroads Hotel cluster and 37 associated with a Thai restaurant at Wetherill Park.
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Suns to host first standalone AFL game

Suns to host first standalone AFL game

The Gold Coast Suns will host the first standalone AFL match in their 205-game history when they take on the Western Bulldogs at Metricon Stadium on Thursday night.
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Morrison rules out pay cuts for MPs

Morrison rules out pay cuts for MPs

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has rejected calls for federal politicians to have their pay docked because of cancelled sittings of parliament.
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