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Climate crisis: business, farming and environment leaders unite to warn Australia ‘woefully unprepared’ – The Guardian

An extraordinary statement by 10 groups says the nation’s future prosperity is at risk without a coherent response

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Business, industry, farming and environmental leaders have joined forces to warn Australia is woefully unprepared for the impact of climate change over the coming decades and to urge the Morrison government to do far more to cut emissions and improve the countrys resilience.
An extraordinary statement by 10 organisations, several with close ties to the Coalition, said climate change was already having a real and significant impact on the economy and community. The groups, representing the bread…

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Victoria reports three Covid cases; Rudd ‘deeply disturbed’ by Epstein donations – politics live – The Guardian

Former Australian PM says he was ‘blindsided’ by revelations the convicted paedophile donated money to the Internat­ional Peace Institute. Follow all the latest…

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Former Australian PM says he was blindsided by revelations the convicted paedophile donated money to the Internat­ional Peace Institute. Follow all the latest news and updates, live

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ASX set to tumble amid global virus selloff; ANZ profit down 42% – The Sydney Morning Herald

The ASX is set for steep early losses on Thursday after US and European markets fell on concerns the worsening pandemic will intensify the economic blow.

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The selling was widespread, and roughly 95 per cent of stocks in the S&P 500 were lower.
Markets were dropping even more sharply in Europe, where investors expect the French President to announce tough measures to slow the virus’ spread and German officials agreed to impose a four-week partial lockdown.
The measures may not be as stringent as the shutdown orders that swept the world early this year, but the worry is they could still hit the already weakened global economy.
Coronavirus counts are…

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Victoria records three new COVID-19 cases as student tests positive in south-west Sydney; Anthony Fauci says vaccine ‘imminent’ as Australian death toll stands at 907 – The Sydney Morning Herald

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has surpassed 44 million, Johns Hopkins University data shows, and there have been 1.17 million deaths from the…

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NSW Deputy Chief Health Officer Jeremy McAnulty has provided some more information about the rationale behind the state’s sewage tracing system, stressing the coronavirus fragments found at a western Sydney plant do not necessarily mean the area has large numbers of undetected infections.
Earlier this week, virus fragments detected at a sewage treatment plant at Glenfield prompted alerts for residents in a number of suburbs to be alert for symptoms. On Wednesday, it was announced the sewage testing…

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