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Big banks face climate heat over ‘carbon bomb’ gas plant

Big banks face climate heat over ‘carbon bomb’ gas plant

NAB, Westpac and ANZ have drawn stinging criticism from environmentalists for helping to fund a private equity group’s stake in the expansion of Woodside’s controversial gas plant in Western Australia.

  • by Miki Perkins and Nick Toscano

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Australian astronomy's 10-year plan
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Australian astronomy's 10-year plan

The goal of AquaWatch is to establish a comprehensive ground-to-space national water quality monitoring system to safeguard our freshwater and coastal resources.

Sydney smashes January humidity records as La Nina nears its peak

Sydney smashes January humidity records as La Nina nears its peak

Sydneysiders have been experiencing humidity levels up to 85 per cent in the mornings and dew points equivalent to those in Darwin.

  • by Laura Chung
National weather forecast for Wednesday January 19
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National weather forecast for Wednesday January 19

January 19: Storms and heavy rain in NSW expected as ex-tropical cyclone Tiffany interacts with a trough.

NSW, SA and parts of Queensland bracing for a summer soaking
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NSW, SA and parts of Queensland bracing for a summer soaking

Torrential rain is forecast for the east coast of Australia while a heatwave takes hold in the west.

National weather forecast for Tuesday January 18
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National weather forecast for Tuesday January 18

January 18" Heatwave continues to linger in WA and Queensland

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Financial assistance grants available for Queensland's flood affected communities
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Financial assistance grants available for Queensland's flood affected communities

Businesses and primary producers in flood-affected Queensland could be eligible for tens of thousands of dollars in financial support, as communities continues to recover from the devastating weather event.

Plane to assess damage in Tonga
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Plane to assess damage in Tonga

Australian surveillance plane to assess Tonga damage after a volcanic eruption.

National weather forecast for Monday January 17
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National weather forecast for Monday January 17

January 17: Heavy rain expected for east coast as a heatwave is developing in the west.

South Australia breaks record by running for a week on renewable energy

South Australia breaks record by running for a week on renewable energy

Analysts believe South Australia’s more than six-day run on green energy may be a global first for a power grid supporting an advanced economy.

  • by Nick O'Malley
Volcano erupts in Pacific near Tonga
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Volcano erupts in Pacific near Tonga

Tsunami alerts for Australia's East Coast.