Australians must curb overseas flights, drive more slowly to hit net zero by 2050

Australians must cut their overseas holidays, turn off their airconditioners and drive more slowly to give the world a shot at reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says. The IEA has mapped out the changes that nations, industries and individuals must make to bring down the rate of carbon emissions quickly enough to

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Two more Australians held in Myanmar after trying to leave country

An Australian couple has been caught up in the chaos of the military coup in Myanmar and placed under house arrest in the main city Yangon after being denied permission to fly out. Matthew O’Kane and Christa Avery, a Canadian-Australian, who run a business consulting firm for project development in the troubled south-east Asian nation, are receiving consular assistance from

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Leaders reflect on Australians pulling together through a tough year

Older Australians and aged care workers have received a special mention from Prime Minister Scott Morrison at Christmas. In his traditional video message, Mr Morrison says it has been a terribly hard year for Australians in aged care facilities in particular, with "the loss of hugs and kisses" and limits on visitors. Political leaders have released their Christmas messages.Credit:Alex Ellinghausen

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