‘War against nature must cease’: UN chief

The world must stop a “war against nature” and find more political will to combat climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said on the eve of a two-week global climate summit in Madrid. Around the world, extreme weather ranging from wildfires to floods is being linked to man-made …

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Body found in hunt for missing Qld man

Police believe they’ve found the body of a young man who went missing two weeks ago on a remote property in outback Queensland. The four-wheel drive Trent Grose was driving was found with a flat battery in an isolated area of a property about 75 kilometres west of Richmond on …

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Fed minister ignored bullying: ex-staffer

Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Ken Wyatt did not address issues of bullying and poor procedural practice in his office, a former staffer alleges. His ex-chief of staff also claims Mr Wyatt, who holds the Liberal seat of Hasluck in Western Australia, sacked her in 2018 after she tried to raise …

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Manufacturing activity at 3-year low: PMI

A business lobby group wants more economic stimulus measures from the federal government after a survey of Australian companies indicated manufacturing industry activity levels hit their lowest point in three years in November. “The further fall in new orders in November is far from encouraging and is further evidence that …

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Alabama unveils Rosa Parks statue

A new statue of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks was dedicated in Alabama’s capital city on Sunday, the 64th anniversary of her historic refusal to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man. Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed and Alabama Governor Kay Ivey pulled back a cloth …

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Banks must spend more on compliance: Byres

The head of the prudential regulator says Westpac’s money laundering and child exploitation scandal has shown Australian banks haven’t spent enough on monitoring potentially suspicious transactions. Australian Prudential Regulation Authority chair Wayne Byres told MPs on Monday that his organisation was considering what action to take against Westpac, which has …

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Woolworths to defend wage theft class action

Woolworths has been slapped with an employee class action that alleges its underpayment scandal is far worse than the current $300 million estimate. The supermarket giant on Monday said it would “fully defend” itself against the legal proceedings headed by Adero Law, which accuse Woolworths of substantially underestimating the scale …

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