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Climate change: Longest Conflict Report warns Defence Force underprepared


Sydney : Australia’s failure to address climate change will cause a significant national security threat, according to a report by the Centre for Policy Development. The report, called The Longest Conflict: Australia’s Climate Security Challenge, says Australia’s Defence Force is underprepared for climatic events like extreme heat, rising sea levels and more frequent natural disasters.It warns of escalating regional tensions ...

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Government rejects proposal in discussion paper to means-test public schooling


Perth : The Federal Government has rejected a discussion paper’s proposal to make wealthy parents pay to send their children to public schools. The idea was among the options floated in a Federal Government discussion paper considering a radical overhaul of the nation’s education system, which has been circulated to state and territory governments. The paper suggests four options: Giving states ...

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Badal reminds BJP, Punjab is fighting nation’s war against drugs

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CHHANU: (Sri Muktsar Sahib): Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal who had yesterday at Anandpur Sahib foundation day function failed to rebutt the assertions of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the drug menace in Punjab today found an opportunity to snub the BJP leadership taking an excuse of statement issued by PPP President Manpreet Singh Badal. Manpreet Singh Badal ...

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Already briefed Congress president about ground realities in Punjab: Capt Amarinder


CHANDIGARH: Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha Capt Amarinder today said, the party high command was well aware of the ground realities in Punjab as he had already briefed the Congress president Ms Sonia Gandhi during his meeting recently. Besides, he added, he had later provided her with a comprehensive feedback in a letter also. Reacting to reports published in ...

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