Labor promises strategic fleet for Aust

Labor has pledged to create a strategic shipping fleet to “enhance Australia’s economic sovereignty and national security” if the party is elected to federal government. Labor leader Bill Shorten and transport spokesman Anthony Albanese say Australia relies on shipping to move 99 per cent of its imports and exports, but the country’s own merchant fleet […]

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Govt pledges $1.43bn for Hobart City Deal

Hobart and its surrounds will get $730 million in total federal, state and council funding to help ease traffic congestion. The centrepiece of Saturday’s funding announcement, as part of a soon-to-be announced City Deal, is $576 million for a long-awaited replacement bridge at Bridgewater, north of the Tasmanian capital. “Hobart suffers congestion at times, just […]

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Adani nod could take 2 years: Qld official

Indian mining giant Adani could wait up to two years to get two environmental approvals to start construction at its controversial Carmichael coal mine in Australia, a Queensland government official says. Environmental activists have contested the project since it was first proposed eight years ago because of concerns about global warming and the potential impact […]

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Thousands protest live music regulations

Thousands of musicians, fans, and industry figures gathered in Sydney’s Hyde Park to protest the NSW government’s live music regulations. Critics argue the government’s guidelines for music festival organisers, published late last year, suggest any outdoor event will almost certainly be considered high-risk or even extreme and be subject to a licence fee. The guidelines […]

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Woolworths axes $1-a-litre milk

Woolworths will stop selling milk for $1 a litre, bumping up the price by 10 cents with the increase to go to struggling dairy farmers. Eight years after introducing its cheap Woolworths-branded milk it will be removed from the shelves from Tuesday. Two and three litre bottles will now sell for $2.20 and $3.30 respectively. […]

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