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PM's reef plunge rips up grant rules

PM's reef plunge rips up grant rules

The process couldn't have been more flimsy and unaccountable without being negligent. The government looks duplicitous or incompetent - or both.

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Frydenberg to push on with energy guarantee without states' sign-off
Energy

Frydenberg to push on with energy guarantee without states' sign-off

Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg will take the Commonwealth legislation supporting the scheme to his Coalition party room.

  • by Peter Hannam & Cole Latimer
'Shifting goalposts': NSW gives Victoria serve over energy plan block
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Energy

'Shifting goalposts': NSW gives Victoria serve over energy plan block

NSW has accused Victoria of jeopardising the interests of its electricity users by making a last-minute call to delay talks on the Turnbull government's National Energy Guarantee.

  • by Peter Hannam
The drought: Humanity and the humble parma shine through
Opinion
Charity

The drought: Humanity and the humble parma shine through

Social media is much decried, but when ordinary people use it to magnify their compassion for drought-stricken farmers, magic can happen.

  • by Tony Wright
Promised savings under NEG need closer inspection
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Energy

Promised savings under NEG need closer inspection

Remember how Tony Abbott's promise to scrap the carbon tax was going to save the average Australian household $550 a year? It appears we are stuck in a moment of deja vu.

  • by Peter Hannam
Victoria, ACT set deal-breaker terms to OK national energy scheme
Energy

Victoria, ACT set deal-breaker terms to OK national energy scheme

Victoria and the ACT have thrown down the gauntlet to the federal government with a list of demands designed to protect the NEG from any roll-back.

  • by Peter Hannam & David Crowe
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'Don't match': Analysis of Reef Foundation raises fresh funding doubts
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Great Barrier Reef

'Don't match': Analysis of Reef Foundation raises fresh funding doubts

The Great Barrier Reef Foundation, a non-profit body controversially granted $443 million dollars, appears to have exaggerated its ability to raise funds.

  • by Peter Hannam
A drought we knew was coming
Opinion
Editorial

A drought we knew was coming

The tragedy isn't the drought. It's that generations of politicians didn't care about our farmers' futures.

  • by The Canberra Times
Polar bear's death reveals nightmare toll of latest travel trend
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Animals

Polar bear's death reveals nightmare toll of latest travel trend

Aimed at cashed-up baby boomers, the cruises provide cordon-bleu menus and luxury travel. But under the surface lies a much darker story.

  • by Suzanne Rickard
'No rush': Craig Kelly demands details of additions to energy plan
Energy

'No rush': Craig Kelly demands details of additions to energy plan

The rush to approve the government's energy scheme is "a dangerous way to make policy", and even Labor-led jurisdictions would be unwise to agree, prominent Liberal MP Craig Kelly said.

  • by Peter Hannam
ACT, Queensland press Energy Security Board for modelling details
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Energy

ACT, Queensland press Energy Security Board for modelling details

Two Labor-led jurisdications have called on the Energy Security Board to release the 'full, detailed modelling' behind the government's signature energy plan.

  • by Peter Hannam