Chinese cash won't salvage Adani's Carmichael coal mine, Bob Carr says

Chinese cash won't salvage Adani's Carmichael coal mine, Bob Carr says

Updated December 05, 2017 20:28:28 Photo: Adani insiders previously claimed the Indian-led company had secured Chinese financial backing. (AAP) Related Story: Major Chinese banks reject bankrolling Adani mine Related Story: Adani loans would need to be approved by Chinese Government Former foreign minister Bob Carr says he has been assured that no Chinese investors will help Adani’s controversial Carmichael coal mine in remote central Queensland. Mr Carr has been lobbying Chinese organisations against the project on behalf of the Australian Conservation Foundation for the past three weeks. Two large Chinese…

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'I am shaking with horror': Council accidentally removes disability pride mural

'I am shaking with horror': Council accidentally removes disability pride mural

Updated December 05, 2017 19:25:56 Photo: The disability pride mural took hundreds of hours to install before it was removed by council contractors. (Supplied: Facebook) A council in Melbourne’s inner-west has been forced to apologise, after graffiti contractors removed a newly installed mural which it partly funded to pay tribute to the area’s disabled community. The disability pride mural was installed about a week ago on the Footscray Exchange building and took hundreds of hours to complete. But on Monday night the artwork’s coordinator, Larissa MacFarlane, discovered the mural had…

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Defiant Root has England on verge of history in Adelaide

Defiant Root has England on verge of history in Adelaide

Updated December 05, 2017 22:34:38 Photo: Joe Root defied Australia under lights on day four. (AAP: Dave Hunt) Related Story: Flyin’ Lyon, the man whose feet don’t touch the ground Related Story: Sledging, banter or abuse? Australia’s on-field talk is just part of the game Joe Root’s sensational rear-guard innings has given England the opportunity to complete a remarkable win in the second Ashes Test in Adelaide. The night session of day four may have been the best of the series to date, with Root standing firm and seeing England…

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Pizza night aboard the International Space Station

Pizza night aboard the International Space Station

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I turned $10k into global business selling world’s first sand-proof towel

I turned $10k into global business selling world’s first sand-proof towel

LIFE’S a beach for Aussie surfer Baz Brown who has turned a $10,000 investment in an innovative sand-resistant, waterproof towel into a global brand sold in more than 30 different countries. Creator and Founder of Sandusa Beach Towels, the 30-year-old Gold Coaster was a coastal engineer working in Dubai and Australia when he hit upon the idea of a water and sand-proof towel while lazing on a beach with his now wife six years ago. Camera IconRoll out…Baz has sold over 30,000 towels in 30 different countries.Picture: The Daily TelegraphCamera…

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