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Bloomberg (May 19)

2020/ 05/ 21 by jd in Global News

“Australia’s success in curbing Covid-19 infections is allowing it to slowly ease some restrictions even as it remains largely closed off from the rest of the world, taking its economy back to the pre-globalization era.” Stimulating domestic consumption prove essential “to drive any rebound,” but complicated by consumer worries. “Even before Covid-19, Australian households were among the most indebted in the developed world, with debt almost double disposable income.”


The Guardian (March 23)

2020/ 03/ 23 by jd in Global News

“Canada said it will not send athletes to Tokyo Olympics, New Zealand said it would consider boycotting Tokyo 2020 and Australia told its olympic athletes to prepare for the games to be held next year, in 2021 – all in the wake of Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, saying postponement could be an option.”


Chicago Tribune (January 7)

2020/ 01/ 09 by jd in Global News

“Australia burns as the planet bakes.” There’s no mystery why events like these have grown more common and more destructive,” but there’s still widespread inaction and occasionally denial of global warming. “If we want more of what Australia is suffering, doing more of the same is fine. If we hope to see a better future, we will have to take action to bring it about.”


ABC News (December 18)

2019/ 12/ 20 by jd in Global News

“Australia has sweltered through its hottest day on record as the ongoing heatwave starts to bite across parts of the country. The Bureau of Meteorology says the national average for yesterday was 40.9 degrees, eclipsing the previous record set just six years ago. But forecasters say the record could be broken again, with the heat set to intensify over the next two days.”


Time (October 16)

2019/ 10/ 17 by jd in Global News

“Fresh insight into the physical and emotional toll of ultra-long haul travel should emerge this weekend when Qantas Airways Ltd. flies direct from New York to Sydney. No airline has ever completed that route without stopping. At nearly 20 hours, it’s set to be the world’s longest flight, leaving the U.S. on Friday and landing in Australia during its Sunday morning.”


WARC (May 28)

2019/ 05/ 30 by jd in Global News

“In eight major markets, including the three largest, internet advertising already takes the majority of media dollars. The $107.5 billion spent on internet ads in America made it the dominant medium for the first time last year, while the balance tipped in China and the UK during 2016.” By the end of this year, “internet is expected to account for over half [52.7%] of media spend for the first time this year” in the key markets of “Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, the UK and the US.”


Inc (May Issue)

2019/ 05/ 14 by jd in Global News

“Images of sea creatures ensnared by plastic six-pack rings are a common source of environmental anguish. They also provided inspiration for the Mexico City-based startup E6PR,” which stands for eco six-pack ring and is made with natural fibers. “Those natural fibers not only make it compostable, but sea animals can eat it as well without suffering any ill effects. And, unlike plastic six-pack rings, which last for decades, E6PR’s naturally disintegrate.” The revolutionary product is already getting take up from “leading Mexican brewer Corona” and “craft breweries in the U.S., Australia, Poland, Scotland, and South Africa.”


Mashable (December 27)

2018/ 12/ 27 by jd in Global News

“Temperatures have soared above average across much of the continent, peaking at 49.1°C (120.38°F) in the town of Marble Bar.” This is “not the only extreme heat event Australia has experienced of late.” Blistering heat waves have been common since 2017 and the “Great Barrier Reef will never be the same following the devastating marine heat wave of 2015 and 2016.” Climate change is continuing “to rear its undeniable head… we can expect more extreme weather events like this up ahead.”


New Matilda (March 1)

2018/ 03/ 02 by jd in Global News

As America’s ally. Australia “must enter the American gun control debate. We not only have a right to do so, we also have a responsibility…. Now more than ever, Australia is relevant as a voice for gun control in American politics.” Prime Minister Turnbull “must affirm our successes and call out America for their failures. To do anything less would be a betrayal to both the Australian and the American people.”


Gizmodo (January 26)

2018/ 01/ 28 by jd in Global News

“We can’t rely on the market to create an ‘electric car revolution’ in Australia. Funding infrastructure, creating industry standards, legislating to reward and cheapen less-polluting cars, and educating the public are all part of the challenge.”


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