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‘We are already feeling the effects of global warming’

‘We are already feeling the effects of global warming’

How will climate change affect day-to-day life in Australia? Crikey spoke with Dr Andrew Glikson to find out.

Australia and Indonesia set to sign landmark free trade deal

Australia and Indonesia set to sign landmark free trade deal

Good morning, early birds. Australia and Indonesia are today expected to sign a far-reaching and much delayed free trade deal, and Labor announces it will target "cronyism" amongst the government's diplomatic appointments. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Is my hometown doomed to burn?

Is my hometown doomed to burn?

People stayed after Ash Wednesday because they thought it was the worst of the worst. They left because Black Saturday showed them it wasn't.

Banking industry reacts to royal commission report

Banking industry reacts to royal commission report

Good morning, early birds. Media, political, and banking industry figures are reacting to the recommendations offered in Kenneth Hayne's landmark banking royal commission report, and Tasmania's long-burning bushfires look set for relief with rain predicted later this week. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Morrison budges on refugee medical transfers

Morrison budges on refugee medical transfers

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison has reportedly agreed to parts of Kerryn Phelps' offshore medical transfer bill, and the financial sector braces for a shake-up following today's release of the banking royal commission report. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Heatwave set to top records as Australia burns

Heatwave set to top records as Australia burns

Good morning, early birds. All-time temperature records are expected to be broken in parts of Australia as the heatwave rolls on, and Afterpay is reported to have access to confidential electoral roll data. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Turnbull claims federal mandate after SA victory

Crikey Worm: Turnbull claims federal mandate after SA victory

Good morning, early birds. The Prime Minister claims the Liberals' weekend victory in South Australia will give the green light to his government's controversial energy policy. Plus, bushfires in the south, and a cyclone in the north. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

‘This is system collapse’: Tassie fires the beginning of the end

‘This is system collapse’: Tassie fires the beginning of the end

As fires ravage Tasmania's pristine areas, writer and Launceston bushwalking guide Bert Spinks mourns for the beautiful places that are no more.

One year on from Hazelwood fire, deadly legacy lingers

One year on from Hazelwood fire, deadly legacy lingers

The Hazelwood mine fire was not a natural disaster; it was a chronic industrial mishap of the most unnatural kind, writes freelance writer Tom Doig.

Bushfires, health and climate change — a doctor’s view from the SA fires

Bushfires, health and climate change — a doctor’s view from the SA fires

The Abbott government's blind denial of climate change leaves Australia unprepared to cope with the increasing costs of natural disasters, writes honorary secretary of Doctors for the Environment Australia Dr David Shearman.