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Australia’s net-zero plan fails to tackle our biggest contribution to climate change: fossil fuel exports

The Morrison government’s eleventh hour commitment to net zero by 2050 is a monumental failure.

Labor gains clear Newspoll lead during Sydney lockdown, but will the economy save Coalition?

This week’s Newspoll gave Labor a 53-47 lead, a two-point gain for Labor since the previous Newspoll three weeks ago.

The success of Iceland’s ‘four-day week’ trial has been greatly overstated

Iceland's major trial four-day work week trial that shows that cutting the standard five-day week down appears too good to be true.

This adorable mouse was considered extinct for over 100 years — until we found it hiding in plain sight

One rodent species, Gould’s mouse (Pseudomys gouldii), is set to be crossed off Australia’s extinct species list.

From UFOs to COVID conspiracy theories, we all struggle with the ‘truth out there’

Facebook has reversed its decision to ban claims the virus was made in a lab, opening the door for more COVID conspiracy theories.

Contrasting NSW and Victoria lockdown coverage reveals much about the politics of COVID – and the media

Media coverage of the first few days of the COVID-19 outbreak in NSW has been different from that of the most recent lockdown in Victoria.

Australia’s COVID-19 spending deemed ‘accountable and transparent’

A new global study found Australia was one of only four countries of 120 where there was even "adequate" accountability on COVID-19 spending.

Intergenerational report to show Australia older, smaller and more in debt

Australia will be smaller and older than previously expected in 40 years time after the first downward revision of official projections in an intergenerational report in 20 years.

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