New environmental standards are destined to fail unless data on threatened species becomes more accessible, the architect of the reforms has warned.
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A new centre for bushfire and natural disaster research will be set up, after months of uncertainty about the future of fire research in Australia.
Concerns have been raised about Snowy 2.0, after Environment Minister Sussan Ley gave the final green light to the project despite damning audit of Australia's environmental laws.
Local councils have recalled fighting the Black Summer bushfires with empty tanks and dams after years of drought
Councils in bushfire-hit areas have called for changes to disaster recovery funding, in the wake of the Black Summer bushfires.
Labor leader Anthony Albanese has lashed the Morrison government's $2 billion bushfire recovery fund as overly bureaucratic and poorly targeted.
A "significant" reporting error has seen the cost of the Morrison government's $130 billion JobKeeper scheme revised down to $70 billion, after some businesses filled out the application form wrong.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the percentage of new coronavirus cases each day is falling, as tough restrictions on movement take effect.
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