Morning Mail: Australia Isolated on Climate, Chauvin Trial Ends, Byron Crisis |
gHello. the climate crisis is a hot topic today as the world prepares for the virtual summit of 40 world leaders, where new commitments from the biggest carbon emitters are expected to meet the ambitions of the Paris agreement.
Australia will not be able to ‘go under the radar’ over climate crisis policies. International pressure on government is expected to increase as more countries commit to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions over the next 10 years. In the United States, Joe Biden has vowed to unveil his plan to cut emissions by 2030 before hosting a virtual summit of 40 national leaders on Thursday. Climate diplomacy experts say they expect the focus on Australia’s position to intensify if the government sticks to its target of a 26% reduction to 28% in ‘by 2030 and net zero emissions’ preferably by 2050′. Scott Morrison has said his government will not “sacrifice our traditional industries” in regional regions by taxing emissions to meet the target.
Anthony Albanese to say at cleantech and jobs summit that Australia cannot afford ‘another drift and waste of time’ on the transition to renewables because there is “enormous potential” to create hundreds of thousands of secure, well-paying jobs. The Labor leader says the national debate on clean energy can no longer be “bogged down by negative partisan politics”. Albanese will say the impending transition will mean jobs for scientists and engineers, as well as lithium, copper and nickel miners. But he will argue that the transition will also boost job creation across the economy, including in the local manufacturing sector,
India to open coronavirus vaccination program to all adults soon – a move that could strain supplies in parts of the world that depend on vaccines made in India for their own campaigns. The announcement is part of a package of policies aimed at tackling a second wave and a new local variant that has overwhelmed hospitals. Meanwhile, Greece suspended its planned deployment of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine, and the ME cannot renew contract with AstraZeneca due to persistent shortcomings in deliveries
Derek Chauvin’s murder trial has heard closing arguments, as millions across the United States anxiously await a verdict on George Floyd’s death. The prosecutor said that Chauvin’s “ego, his pride” made him keep his knee in place, even as passers-by begged him to stop. Chauvin’s attorney focused on whether the agent’s actions were “reasonable under all the circumstances” as Floyd fought hard not to get into a squad car. Chauvin faces up to 40 years in prison for the most serious charge. The 12 jurors will be sequestered until they reach a unanimous verdict on each charge.
Residents of Byron Bay are unimpressed with a new show being offered on Netflix, Byron Baes, and have called on the platform to drop the TV series.. Residents fear the ‘docusoap’ on social media influencers is glossing over issues such as the environment and lack of housing.
The Morrison government must explain whether it considers human rights violations in China’s Xinjiang region to be a case of genocide, says the federal opposition. Penny Wong of the Labor Party called on Australia to consider targeted sanctions against foreign entities directly profiting from Uyghur forced labor.
Government plan for vaccination centers not needed as GPs can administer vaccines but lack supplies, according to Victorian doctors. A Melbourne general medicine clinic has the capacity to vaccinate 2,100 people per week, but has only received 50 doses.
National suicide prevention report calls for more emphasis on reaching vulnerable people earlier. Deputy Minister for Suicide Prevention David Coleman says improving mental health services with easier access can reduce the risk of suicide.
Alexei Navalny was transferred to a prison hospital as concerns have grown that the Russian opposition leader is dangerously ill and could die “at any time.”
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin insisted that players joining the new European Super League be banned from World Cups and European Championships if the breakaway materializes.
NASA celebrates first powered and controlled flight to another planet after his Ingenuity helicopter rose into the Martian sky.
When Joss Stewart’s mother passed away, she reassessed her priorities and rediscovered the outdoors. At 54 years old and 20 kg overweight, she signed up for a 14-day trek in Nepal. It sparked a passion that took her foot after foot across the world. “I found out that I still had 25% more in my tank than I thought I would. Towards the end of a rough day, you just want to stop, you just can’t do it anymore – but you realize if you turn around it’s just as far as going back. You put one foot in front of the other and you get there at the end.
The adorable crafts braise huge chunks of meat and happily quote Shrek. A handsome man cooks congee, crying and praising his Vietnamese mother. A cancer survivor returns to her food dreams after regaining her sense of taste. Everyone cries, claps and bumps their elbows. A middle-aged man tells a stranger he loves them, while another darling reassures a woman making some sort of frozen dessert mushroom that she’s a queen. Yes, MasterChef is back! And he’s been supercharged with additional post-Covid sentimentality.
We thought Marilyn Monroe was a passionate razor. Now influencers are taking action. But is “dermaplaning” really a good idea? If you thought that this hair grows faster and coarser if you shaved regularly, don’t worry, it’s an old wives story. There is no evidence that shaving encourages faster hair growth, although if you’re quite hairy to begin with, you might be aware of a bit of stubble.
In 2013, the Gillard government introduced the national disability insurance scheme, but now the coalition government is working on an overhaul. In today’s full story, Luke Henriques-Gomes explains how the changes could prioritize reducing costs over the needs of vulnerable people.
There is a fine line between focusing on the positives and burying your head in the sand. Stuart Dew is no fool. Nor is he deceived enough to think his Gold Coast team are on the verge of suddenly turning into a candidate for prime minister. But listening to the Suns coach after Saturday’s game at Marvel Stadium, you’d swear his team had crushed the Western Bulldogs, not suffered a 10-goal, 62-point humiliation.
UK government pledged to do ‘whatever it takes’ to prevent English football clubs from joining breakaway European Super League (ESL) and announced a broader review of sports governance.
the Australian today looks at where 2.7 million doses of Covid vaccine “missing” ($) could be after 4.3 million doses have been delivered to Australia and only 1.6 million have been administered so far. the Gabba could be ready for a $ 1 billion upgrade ($) as Queensland government backs bid for 2032 Olympics, says Mail Mail. And the Financial analysis says Paul Keating has welcomed speculation that the Morrison government will not interfere with the superannuation guarantee, saying it will also help the nation reduce your current account deficit ($).
To come up
The Reserve Bank will publish the minutes of its April 6 board meeting today.
There is a Senate inquiry hearing into the trucking industry.
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