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Australian students claim ‘global first’ legal victory after Federal Court finds the government has a duty of care over climate change impacts

A group of Australian children have hailed a “global first” Federal Court decision, which acknowledged the government owes them a duty of care when considering projects which may accelerate climate change. Federal Court Justice Mordecai Bromberg did not grant the students’ proposed injunction on a NSW coal mine expansion, but […]
Australian students claim ‘global first’ legal victory after Federal Court finds the government has a duty of care over climate change impacts
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Problems with MPs’ travel expenses problems will never be fixed by tougher monitoring

Calls for a federal Independent Commission against Corruption-like body are growing following Health Minister Sussan Ley standing aside while several of her travel entitlement claims are investigated. However, a federal ICAC will not solve the sorts of problems Australian politicians have recently embroiled themselves in: wasting money riding in helicopters […]
Problems with MPs’ travel expenses problems will never be fixed by tougher monitoring
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning! 1. Will they ever learn? It’s still January but a strong candidate for the most bizarre quote of 2017 is already here. It’s from Bronwyn Bishop yesterday on Sky News, where she was talking about Sussan Ley’s decision to stand aside as health minister. Bishop, who lost her […]
10 things you need to know this morning in Australia