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Sonali Paul

Power play: pumped hydro eyes path through Australia's climate wars

17 Apr 2019

KIDSTON, Australia At an abandoned gold mine in Australia's outback, plans are being laid for a large-scale renewable energy project generating continuous power, but its fate may sway on the outcome of next month's national election.

Adani-owned coal mine a flashpoint for Australian election

16 Apr 2019

TOWNSVILLE, Australia On the main shopping street in the tropical north Australian city of Townsville, dotted with "For Lease" signs, Chrissa Alexion is adamant a planned $4 billion coal mine should be shelved because of its contribution to climate change.

Australians go to the polls in a 'fair go' election on May 18

11 Apr 2019

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE Australians will go to the polls in a general election on May 18 after Prime Minister Scott Morrison fired the starting gun on Thursday on a campaign set to be fought over taxation, climate change and inequality. | Video

Total, partners reach initial agreement on $13 billion Papua LNG project

09 Apr 2019

MELBOURNE France's Total and its partners signed a long-awaited deal with Papua New Guinea on Tuesday that will allow initial work to start on a $13 billion plan to double the country's liquefied natural gas exports.

RPT-Australia's east faces gas shortage from 2024, market operator warns

28 Mar 2019

MELBOURNE, March 28 Australia will face a gas shortage from 2024 unless new reserves are developed, pipeline capacity is increased or eastern states start importing liquefied natural gas, the country's energy market operator warned on Thursday.

Australia's east faces gas shortage from 2024, market operator warns

27 Mar 2019

MELBOURNE, March 28 Australia will face a gas shortage from 2024 unless new reserves are developed, pipeline capacity is increased or eastern states start importing liquefied natural gas, the country's energy market operator warned on Thursday.

Australian prosecutors seek jail for media over Pell trial coverage

26 Mar 2019

MELBOURNE Australian prosecutors are seeking jail and fines for dozens of journalists and media outlets for alleged contempt of court over their coverage of Cardinal George Pell's child sex abuse trial last year, a court summons showed on Tuesday.

Australian prosecutors seek jail for media over Pell trial coverage

26 Mar 2019

MELBOURNE, March 26 Australian prosecutors are seeking jail and fines for dozens of journalists and media outlets for alleged contempt of court over their coverage of Cardinal George Pell's child sex abuse trial last year, a court summons showed on Tuesday.

RPT-Australian state poll threatens $2 bln coal seam gas project

22 Mar 2019

MELBOURNE, March 21 A $2 billion coal seam gas project that could ease a looming gas shortage in eastern Australia is at risk of becoming a casualty in a weekend election in the country's most populous state.

Australian state poll threatens $2 billion coal seam gas project

21 Mar 2019

MELBOURNE A $2 billion coal seam gas project that could ease a looming gas shortage in eastern Australia is at risk of becoming a casualty in a weekend election in the country's most populous state.

World News

In divided America, Mueller report hardens the most strident

After months as volunteer activists demanding that President Donald Trump be impeached, Eileen and Michael O'Brien sat on their couch on Thursday, cracked open a laptop and began to read the 448-page special counsel report that liberals have dreamed would make impeachment a reality.