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Trump Already Weaponising Guilty Verdict | Video

by Emma Shortis

“This is a narrative that Trump has been running for a long time, saying that the Department of Justice is in particular, but the entire security state is completely corrupt.” “Trump has been really effective at weaponising that narrative and in galvanizing his base in particular.” – International & Security Affairs Senior Researcher Dr Emma

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“Sticky inflation” is not Australian workers fault and higher interest rates and lower wages won’t solve it

by Greg Jericho

Australia’s inflation is rising and falling in line with the experience in Canada and the USA despite the RBA not raising rates by as much as did the central banks in those two countries.

As wages struggle to keep pace with inflation the numbers of secondary jobs rise

by Greg Jericho

More than 1.1m jobs are now being done by someone who has another job

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Coal Mine Tracker

Since May 2022, the Federal Environment Minister has approved 4 new coal mines or expansions.

There are 25 additional proposals for new or expanded coal mines currently waiting for Federal Government approval.

If approved, the lifetime emissions from all 29 projects would be equivalent to keeping all of Australia’s coal-fired power stations operating for an additional 93 years.

×93 years

Hunter Valley Mine Watch

No new coal mines are needed in the Hunter Valley. Avoiding dangerous climate change requires keeping coal in the ground, and with the world moving away from coal as an energy source new coal mines will simply compete with existing coal mines for a declining market.

Total coal production gap

Actual
150
Approved
241.5
million tonnes per year
Production gap
91.5
million tonnes per year

Rehabilitation cost shortfall

Bond
$3.3
Est. cost
$11.5
billion
Shortfall
$8.2
billion

HeatWatch

HeatWatch puts current Australian research about temperature increases due to global warming into context, using data from the Bureau of Meteorology and the CSIRO.

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