Daily Links Mar 26

Day 3 of the Great Ocean Walk. 

From: Maelor Himbury <maelor@melbpc.org.au&gt;
Date: 26 March 2023 at 8:18:02 am AEDT
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Subject: Daily Links Mar 26

Post of the Day

Labor promised a lot during the election. Here’s what you should expect to see

Here’s everything we know about the major policies unveiled by Chris Minns and Labor during the campaign, and what you can expect from them in government.


On This Day

March 26



Australia must seize ‘hydrogen tipping point’ or miss clean energy revolution, experts say

The US pouring billions into new technology is a ‘global gamechanger’ Australia must swiftly capitalise on, according to analysts



‘They look straight through your soul’: The art of raising bats

Artists Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison have been caring for injured grey-headed flying foxes in the backyard of their Victorian terrace in Fitzroy – and it’s inspired their latest work.


How some conservation-minded farmers built a wildlife haven in a swamp

Not-for-profit Wetlands Revival Trust is working with traditional owners and community to protect and restore ecologically-significant wetlands in the southern Murray-Darling Basin.


New South Wales

Labor wins govt in NSW after massive swing away from Coalition

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has called his opponent Chris Minns to concede defeat as Labor sails toward a majority government.


Who is Chris Minns? What you need to know about the incoming NSW premier

He’s a practising Catholic who credits his father with introducing him to Labor. Here’s everything you need to know about the state’s premier-elect.


How Labor swept to power in NSW – and what’s next?Full Story podcast

Chris Minns is now the premier of New South Wales. After 12 years in opposition, Labor will form a majority government. With an inexperienced frontbench, it faces a set of immediate challenges, while also having to tackle some of its key election promises – such as bringing in thousands of new nurses, teachers and paramedics amid a nationwide shortage.



Idled Qld coal-power plant aims for Sept restart

Plans to bring central Queensland’s troubled Callide C coal-fired power station back online are slated to go ahead despite its co-owners sliding into voluntary administration.


Wild Brisbane peafowls captured on council orders, dividing a suburb

Some residents of Bardon didn’t know the peacocks and peahens were a problem until they discovered they had been taken away.


Ampol sees big role for biofuels at Brisbane refinery as airlines go greener

Fuel supplier studies the production of 500 million litres of biofuels at its Lytton oil refinery.


South Australia

South Australia’s land release: What you need to know [$]

The State Government’s new housing policy aims to tackle South Australia’s growing housing crisis


Northern Territory

Alice Springs bushfire threat ‘decreasing’ [$]

NT Fire and Rescue has urged residents to continue to monitor conditions in case anything changes.


Western Australia

Private wind farm to blame for power outages: Minister [$]

Energy Minister Bill Johnston has apologised for power outages in the Mid West but said that Western Power and Synergy were not to blame.



Black Americans, low-income Americans may benefit most from stronger policies on air pollution

 Stronger regulations lowering levels of fine particulate air pollutants (PM2.5) would benefit the health of all Americans, but Black Americans and low-income Americans would likely reap the most benefits, including a lower risk of premature death, according to a new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.


Global experts propose a path forward in generating clean power from waste energy

Scientists have created a comprehensive ‘roadmap’ to guide global efforts to convert waste energy into clean power.


Nature Conservation

With fewer salmon to eat, Southern Resident killer whales spend less time in the San Juan Islands

 As a key food supply declines, the endangered population of Southern Resident killer whales, known to frequent the Salish Sea off the coasts of Washington and British Columbia, is spending far less time in that region, a new study shows.

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