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Best of cartoons, June 30, 2022
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Best of cartoons, June 30, 2022

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Skills mismatch drives job vacancies to nearly half a million

Skills mismatch drives job vacancies to nearly half a million

There is nearly the same number of people looking for work as there are vacant jobs, and one in four businesses are seeking workers.

  • by Rachel Clun
Butler orders swift inquiry into COVID-19 vaccine purchasing

Butler orders swift inquiry into COVID-19 vaccine purchasing

The review, to be led by respected former Health Department chief Jane Halton, will examine the deals struck by the former government to purchase vaccines and therapeutic treatments as well as current supplies and future needs.

  • by James Massola
Cartoons of the week
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Cartoons of the week

The best Herald artworks of the week from across the board.

Government drops Coalition-appointed commissioner days before job begins

Government drops Coalition-appointed commissioner days before job begins

Catherine Fitzpatrick was appointed to a key role two days before the election was called. The new government says she can reapply in a new transparent process.

  • by Katina Curtis
European Union looks to Australia over Russia for critical materials
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European Union looks to Australia over Russia for critical materials

Trade Minister Don Farrell is optimistic negotiations over an Australia and EU free trade agreement can go “full speed”.

  • by Rachel Clun
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Sole traders brace for business hit as prices climb
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Sole traders brace for business hit as prices climb

Sole traders say high prices, already hurting consumers, are now biting their bottom lines as they head into the depths of winter.

  • by Shane Wright
‘Act now’: Grid chief urges renewable boom as early coal closures loom

‘Act now’: Grid chief urges renewable boom as early coal closures loom

The energy market operator has warned of the increasing risk of unexpected coal plant closures.

  • by Mike Foley and Nick Toscano
From the Archives, 1947: Qantas is nationalised

From the Archives, 1947: Qantas is nationalised

75 years ago, Qantas Empire Airways was nationalised, with the government purchasing shares owned by B.O.A.C. and QANTAS Ltd.

  • by Staff reporters
Rich nations must help poorer nations go green: Albanese

Rich nations must help poorer nations go green: Albanese

The prime minister will tell the OECD there are “new frontiers” of opportunity in green technologies as he emphasises his climate change mission in Paris.

  • by Rob Harris
The latest illustrations from artist Cathy Wilcox
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The latest illustrations from artist Cathy Wilcox

The latest work by Sydney Morning Herald editorial cartoonist Cathy Wilcox.