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‘Predatory,’ widespread sexual harassment on Australia’s Antarctic research bases, report finds
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‘Predatory,’ widespread sexual harassment on Australia’s Antarctic research bases, report finds

CNN  —  Australian women working on research bases in Antarctica have been plagued by a widespread culture of sexual harassment, a recently released report found. The report, commissioned by the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD), notes that the women reported unwelcome requests for sex, inappropriate sexual comments and displays of offensive or pornographic material. “Given the...

Costa Group CEO Sean Hallahan departs Australia fruit grower
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Costa Group CEO Sean Hallahan departs Australia fruit grower

Australia fruit-and-veg supplier Costa Group is looking for a new CEO as Sean Hallahan steps down. Hallahan, who relinquishes the position today (26 September), has only occupied the chief executive seat since March last year, when Harry Debney retired and became a non-executive director. Meanwhile, Debney will step in as interim CEO and managing director,...

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Australia news live: end of fuel excise discount will be tough, government admits | Australia news

End of fuel excise relief will be ‘tough’: assistant treasurer Asked whether the government will extend the relief from the fuel excise introduced by the last government, Jones says: Labor can’t keep going around doing what the former government did, which is write billion-dollar cheques to solve every political problem … We know that this...

U.S. in Talks to Build First Nuclear Subs for Australia
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U.S. in Talks to Build First Nuclear Subs for Australia

The Biden administration is exploring an arrangement to expedite Australia’s acquisition of nuclear-powered submarines to respond to China’s growing military might by producing the first few subs in the U.S., Western officials said Friday. The idea is to provide Australia with an initial nuclear-powered fleet by the mid-2030s, while a longer-term effort is under way...

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Australia has a golden opportunity to expand solar energy manufacturing | Solar power

Australia has a golden opportunity to expand its solar energy manufacturing capacity as the industry booms and nations scramble to cut their over-dependence on China, a report by the Australian Australian PV Institute Institute says. The country is installing 4GW of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity a year already but meeting just 3% of that from...

Australia: Groundbreaking decision creates pathway for climate justice on Torres Strait Islands |
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Australia: Groundbreaking decision creates pathway for climate justice on Torres Strait Islands |

The Committee issued its ground-breaking decision after examining a joint complaint filed by eight Australian nationals and six of their children – all indigenous inhabitants of Boigu, Poruma, Warraber and Masig, four small, low-lying islands in the country’s Torres Strait region. The Islanders claimed their rights had been violated as Australia failed to adapt to climate change...

Australian Lawmakers Pay Tribute To Queen, Discuss Republic
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Australian Lawmakers Pay Tribute To Queen, Discuss Republic

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian lawmakers paid tribute Friday to Queen Elizabeth II, with some also weighing in on the republic debate, after they returned to parliament from a break taken to observe the queen’s death. An obscure and longstanding protocol in Australia bars parliament from sitting for 15 days following a British monarch’s death....