Chevron drops Great Australian Bight drilling plans

Chevron drops Great Australian Bight drilling plans

Posted October 13, 2017 07:45:55 Major international energy company Chevron has announced it has joined BP in abandoning plans to drill in the Great Australian Bight on South Australia’s west coast. It said while the Bight had massive potential, low oil prices had forced it to concentrate on other projects. Chevron said the decision to ditch its $400 million plans had nothing to do with government policy, regulatory, community or environmental concerns. In October last year BP announced it would not proceed with exploration drilling in the Bight. A month…

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Jane Fonda: I knew, and I'm 'ashamed' I didn't say anything

Jane Fonda: I knew, and I'm 'ashamed' I didn't say anything

Jane Fonda regrets not speaking up earlier about Harvey Weinstein. The film star, who is also an active women’s rights advocate, told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Thursday that she “found out about Harvey about a year ago.” “I’m ashamed that I didn’t say anything right then,” Fonda said. The Oscar award winning actress said that she was never assaulted by the movie mogul. In the past week, multiple women have come forward accusing Weinstein of rape, assault and other misconduct. The movie producer denies the charges and released a statement…

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The Simpsons just went off the air. Did you notice?

The Simpsons just went off the air. Did you notice?

Updated October 12, 2017 20:29:17 Photo: Julian Assange stars next to Homer and Marge Simpson in a scene from the 500th episode. (Network Ten) Related Story: Why The Simpsons has lost its way One of television’s most enduring families has disappeared from Australian free-to-air television screens for the first time in 25 years — and you might not even have noticed. The Simpsons has been pulled from the Ten Network’s schedule after negotiations with 21st Century Fox, who produce the show, broke down. “Fox content is not playing on Ten…

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Think home prices only go up? Not for this Brisbane apartment owner

Think home prices only go up? Not for this Brisbane apartment owner

Updated October 12, 2017 20:36:28 Photo: Before any work was done to the inner-Brisbane apartment, the bank valued it at $460,000. (Supplied: Place Real Estate) There’s a popular perception that investing in bricks and mortar is a one-way bet, but that hasn’t been the case for many Australian home owners, with Brisbane unit values lower now than a decade ago. Key points: Couple bought Brisbane apartment for $432k in 2011, sold it for $430k this year Analyst says New Farm is a highly desirable suburb, but Brisbane market has seen…

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Clean Growth Plan could see stamp duty incentive for homeowners

Clean Growth Plan could see stamp duty incentive for homeowners

Image copyrightPA Stamp duty may be changed to encourage people to make their homes more energy efficient, with better insulation. Energy minister Claire Perry told the BBC householders would face “carrots and sticks” to prompt them into saving on heating bills and carbon emissions. It is part of a scheme by ministers to get about a million homes a year renovated for the next two decades. The government will fail to meet its climate change laws unless it can reduce emissions from heating houses. The proposals are part of the…

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