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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 46

28 October 2017 5:00 AM Returns of Kyle Chalmers, Cate Campbell, sets scene for Comm Games showdowns

Two of his main rivals, Cameron McEvoy and James Magnussen, weren't swimming in Adelaide but both have points to prove on the Gold Coast. McEvoy will be on his home turf and has the fastest textile 100 metre swim in history. But his ability to clock quick times hasn't translated into gold medals at major meetingss. He struggled in the final in Rio, before 14

26 October 2017 7:33 PM Catalonia: Spain crisis deepens as pro-independence leader rules out snap election

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has ruled out holding a snap regional election to break the deadlock between Spain's central Government and separatists seeking independence, sharpening the nation's political crisis. However, speaking in the courtyard of the regional government headquarters in Barcelona, Mr Puigdemont said he had not received sufficient 14

25 October 2017 12:40 AM Short course championships a springboard to Gold Coast Comm Games for Olympic gold medallist Kyle Chalmers

IN his first major competition after heart surgery, Rio Olympics gold medallist Kyle Chalmers is just looking forward to being back in the pool as he sets his sights on next year’s Commonwealth Games. Chalmers, who missed this year’s world championships because of heart surgery, will have a hectic meet and is prepared for the favouritism he brings to the pool. To him, the main thing 26

24 October 2017 3:02 AM High Court sets date for citizenship ruling on Barnaby Joyce and six MPs

THE dual citizenship cases of Barnaby Joyce and six other MPs will be resolved in the High Court this Friday. But the drama might not stop there. WATCH QT HERE The High Court has allowed themselves two weeks to make the landmark ruling, which will throw Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s one-seat majority government into jeopardy if the Deputy Prime Minister 38

19 October 2017 11:18 PM Australian car manufacturing reaches the end of the line, as Holden closes Elizabeth factory

HUNDREDS of Holden fans in their iconic cars have descended upon the closing factory, forcing police to act, as Malcolm Turnbull said he was sad about the end of an era. The historic occasion will mark the end of almost a century of automotive manufacturing for the nation, and 69 years for Holden. More than 1000 Holden fans have pulled up outside the factory 33

19 October 2017 11:10 PM Hands on Sonos One smart speaker

While Amazon is yet to play its hand locally, it's not hard to get the chatty Alexa assistant running in Australia on Sonos' first smart speaker – with Google Assistant to come. Talkative smart speakers from the likes of Google, Amazon and Apple are handy companions on the kitchen bench, but they're found wanting when it comes to sound quality. Rather 20 1

19 October 2017 8:35 PM Donald Trump: George W Bush slams 'bullying and prejudice' in thinly veiled swipe at US President

Former US president George W Bush has denounced "bullying and prejudice" in a speech in New York, which appeared to be a sweeping, thinly veiled critique of President Donald Trump. Mr Bush, 71, used the rare public address to discuss nationalism, racial divisions and Russia's intervention in the 2016 election — all flashpoints of his fellow Republican's 14

19 October 2017 12:35 PM China’s 30-year deadline to rule the world

CHINESE President sets out ambitious plans for Asian powerhouse in epic three-hour speech, with huge implications for Australia. Opening a five-yearly national congress, Chinese President Xi Jinping set out his time frame for the country to become a “global leader” with international influence. In his 3 ½ hour speech, Mr Xi urged a reinvigorated Communist 53

19 October 2017 12:44 AM Labor could support 'joke' energy plan

Labor believes the Turnbull government may have created a de facto emissions intensity scheme that could lead to bipartisan support for the national energy guarantee. Despite a hostile reaction to the government's plan from the Labor states and federal leader Bill Shorten labelling it 'a joke of a policy', opposition frontbencher Tony Burke says the NEG might 28