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Call Murray-Darling water emergency now: researcher

The government should call a water emergency in the Murray-Darling Basin, public policy experts say. ANU researcher Quentin Grafton says “rent-seeking” from special interest groups has led to the emergency. In a paper with fellow researcher John Williams released last ...

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Algae blooms ‘making glaciers melt faster’

Glaciers will melt faster than current models on climate change account for as algae blooms colonise them and reduce their ability to reflect the sun’s heat, scientists studying glaciers say. Glacial darkening is where deep purple, bulbous algae sprout on ...

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Albanese promises skills and jobs agency

Labor leader Anthony Albanese has vowed to “circuit-break” a crisis in training and vocational education with a new federal agency targeting skills and workforce shortages. Albanese used his first major policy speech as opposition leader to promise to create Jobs ...

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Clean energy industry rebukes ANU paper

A policy briefing paper about the nation’s emissions has been slammed as “ignorant and misleading” by the Clean Energy Council. The paper, released by two Australian National University experts, says the nation’s emissions will decline by as much as three ...

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