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Dear America, Why Did You Let Us Down?
SYDNEY, Australia — On the other side of the world from you, we are living in two time zones. One regulated by the rise and fall of the sun, the other regulated by the American news cycle. In our early afternoon you go to bed, in our late evening you wake again and news breaks afresh. We examine...
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Sounding 'Death Knell' for Reef, Massive Australian Coal Project Heads Towards Completion
Indian energy giant Adani has secured approval for permanent rail line, temporary construction camp for its Carmichael project
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Dead table corals killed by bleaching on Zenith Reef, on the Northern Great Barrier Reef, November 2016. News
'The Coral Was Cooked': 2016 Deadliest Year on Record for Great Barrier Reef
Warming water and bleaching events devastated the Great Barrier Reef in 2016
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'There Is Shame In All This': Naomi Klein Voices Rage as Reef Disappears
In video filmed at Great Barrier Reef, author Naomi Klein mourns decimation caused by 'extreme underwater heatwave'
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'Won't Accept Destruction': Global Communities Line Up to Ban Fracking
'This decision proves the power of grassroots advocacy. Individuals have won over powerful and influential mining companies'
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Australia's "Abu Ghraib"-Like Torture of Jailed Children Captured in "Chilling" TV Footage
UNICEF Australia says government's treatment of juvenile detainees "may amount to torture"
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'Mr. Coal' and a Climate Change Skeptic Given Key Energy Posts in Aussie Cabinet
New Minister of Environment and Energy's views on climate change are "an embarrassing relic from a different era," says Greenpeace
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Let’s Learn From Australia: Semi-Automatic Weapons Bans Work
“It’s a sweet little gun,” Martin Bryant said of his AR-15 semi-automatic assault rifle when being interrogated by police. Twenty years ago, on April 28, 1996, Martin took that gun and committed a massacre in the Australian state of Tasmania. Over 24 hours, in what became known as the Port Arthur...
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Big Tobacco Lost to Australia over Plain Packaging - but That Doesn't Mean Corporate Courts 'Work'
Late last year tobacco company Philip Morris International’s (PMI) attempted to sue the Australian government for billions over the introduction of plain packing of cigarettes. This court case happened in a secretive court system, just like the one that they are trying to introduce in the EU-USA...
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For Inspiring 'A New Agenda,' Naomi Klein Wins 2016 Sydney Peace Prize
Author and activists says award 'comes at a time when the impacts of the climate crisis are being acutely felt' around the world
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