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12 January 2018 2:59 AM Queensland LNG exports hit record levels

Resources are boosting the Queensland economy, with the state recording record LNG exports over the past year. Data released on Friday shows LNG exorts from Queensland in 2017 totalled 20.2 million tonnes, eclipsing the 2016 record by 2.7 million tonnes. Queensland Resources Council chief executive Ian Macfarlane said the LNG sector was forecast to continue 7 1

5 January 2018 3:03 AM Australia slips to $628 million trade deficit

Australia's trade slipped to a surprise $628 million trade deficit in November, as exports plateaued and imports edged higher. Exports were flat for the month while imports were up 1.0 per cent, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Friday. The market had expected the surplus to grow to $800 million in November. The ABS also revised down October's 18

2 January 2018 8:47 AM Glencore sells Australian coal mine to Gupta's GFG Alliance

Glencore has agreed to sell one of two Australian coal mines it put up for sale last year to British industrialist Sanjeev Gupta's GFG Alliance for an undisclosed sum, the two companies said separately on Tuesday. The acquisition follows Gupta's purchase last year of the financially troubled Wyhalla steel works in southern Australia, part of a plan to build 25 1

1 January 2018 7:17 AM Chinese paper warns Australia on 'interference' in South China Sea

Bangkok: A Chinese Communist Party-owned newspaper has published an article warning that Australia's "interference" in the flashpoint waters of the South China Sea may prompt China to "adopt strong countermeasures which will seriously impact Australian economic development". Zhang Ye, a researcher at the Chinese Naval Research Institute in Beijing, wrote 30

15 November 2017 9:25 AM Tony Birch wins the Patrick Award

When Tony Birch talks about the honour of being named the winner of this year's Patrick White Literary Award, he doesn't immediately dwell on the Australian Nobel laureate's novels. Instead he talks of how White spoke out about the things that were politically important to him: "I admired the fact that as a writer in his older age he protested against 41

1 November 2017 8:44 AM The tough choice Australia has to make about coal

A NEW report has highlighted why Australia needs to change but is this precarious outlook enough to make the country alter its course? The latest United Nation’s Emissions Gap Report 2017 sets out the importance of preventing further investment in coal if global temperatures are to be kept below the target of 2C. Greenhouse gas emissions are already 125

29 October 2017 5:34 AM Palaszczuk calls election dogged by anti-coal protester, Nicholls rules out One Nation deal

Clear lines are being drawn in the first hours of the Queensland election campaign, with an anti-Adani protester disrupting the Queensland Premier's media conference and LNP leader Tim Nicholls ruling out any deal with One Nation to form government. Annastacia Palaszczuk called on acting Governor, Chief Justice Catherine Holmes, shortly before 11:00am on Sunday 46

19 October 2017 5:15 AM Malcolm Turnbull grilled over whether his National Energy Guarantee is a carbon tax

MALCOLM Turnbull has come under fire in Question Time over whether the government’s new energy plan is effectively a carbon tax. The prime minister strongly rejected the suggestions by federal Labor in Question Time today, saying the National Energy Guarantee did not include a tax or subsidies for renewables. “It is trading of electricity, it is not trading 99

19 October 2017 1:29 AM Rising dragon: China’s carbon market exposes Australia’s energy paralysis

When China’s national carbon market is launched later this year it will be the world’s second-largest carbon market, after the European emissions trading scheme (ETS), which it will eventually overtake. In sharp contrast, the absence of an explicit carbon price in Australia and persistent turbulence and confusion around domestic energy policy are hindering 22

19 October 2017 12:44 AM Labor signals it may back Turnbull's 'joke' energy policy

Deputy Labor leader Tanya Plibersek says the opposition is keen to work with the government on any policy that reduced carbon pollution, brought down power prices, and provided certainty. "But from the eight pages of detail that we have, this policy has hairs all over it," she told ABC radio on Thursday. Frontbench colleague Tony Burke says the national 245