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WA extends plastics ban with a light touch

Western Australia’s government is promising an understanding approach as a ban on many single-use plastics comes into effect. WA is the first state or territory to ban thick plastic bags and unlidded containers under changes to be enforced from Friday. The use of plastic plates, bowls, cutlery, drink stirrers, drinking straws, expanded polystyrene food containers …

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Climate-driven food shocks are coming, but we can mitigate the risks

A worker cleans rice paddy at a wholesale market in the outskirts in New Delhi, India. With the world facing mounting food insecurity because of shortages and soaring costs, governments will be watching rice prices for any sign that political unrest is about to erupt.Credit:Bloomberg Chatham House analysts say that the world “is dangerously off …

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Tanya Plibersek, Australia singled out by Emmanuel Macron at Lisbon climate talks

French President Emmanuel Macron has singled out Australia’s new environment minister Tanya Plibersek in front of a global audience in Portugal, declaring that Australia was back in action on climate change. Macron, who effectively told the world that former prime minister Scott Morrison lied to him over the submarine contract, has welcomed ministers in the …

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Prince Charles will no longer accept large cash donations for charities | Prince Charles

The Prince of Wales will no longer accept large cash donations for his charities, a senior royal source has said, after Charles faced criticism over claims that he received €3m from a billionaire Qatari sheikh reportedly stuffed in a small suitcase and Fortnum & Mason carrier bag . The Sunday Times reported that Charles personally …

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NEWBrew Beer made with recycled sewage a plus for PUB Singapore

“NEWater perfectly suits brewing because it tastes neutral,” said Mitch Gribov, Brewerkz’s head brewer. “The mineral profile of water plays a key role in chemical reactions during brewing.” Breweries elsewhere have also made beer with recycled sewage. Stockholm-based Nya Carnegie Brewery partnered with brewing giant Carlsberg and IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute to launch a …

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European Commission defiant over Von der Leyen’s Pfizer texts | European Commission

The European Commission has said it cannot and does not need to find text messages that its president, Ursula von der Leyen, exchanged with the boss of Pfizer at the height of the pandemic, fueling its dispute with the EU’s internal watchdog. The commission’s defense of its right not to keep records of Von der …

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Powerball draw tonight: What are the hottest numbers for the draw

The secrets of scoring Australia’s Powerball jackpot have been revealed as the prize soars to an incredible $60million. One lucky Aussie could start off the new financial year as a multi-millionaire as the $60m Powerball is set to be drawn. It would be the third biggest jackpot by any Australian lottery game so far this …

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Australia-Britain free-trade agreement risks delays after Anne-Marie Trevelyan no-show

London: Australian meat producers and younger people wanting to holiday and work in the UK for longer could face delays in accessing the British market after a huge political row over the trade deal erupted in Westminster. The furore came just hours after prime ministers Anthony Albanese and Boris Johnson met for the first time, …

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Adam Lockwood shows off his latest daredevil stunt on camera in Dubai

Dangling by one hand 1,280ft up, free climber Adam Lockwood shows off his latest stunt on camera. The 21-year-old from Manchester posed as a workman to gain access to Dubai’s highest crane, on top of a new 77-storey Il Primo apartment block. Camera IconAdam Lockwood hangs from the very top of a crane connected to …

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