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Albanese to fulfill US President Joe Biden in Cambodia

Katharine Murphy

Katharine Murphy

Good afternoon once more from Cambodia. Given that is summit season, all the things is operating late. However I’ll deliver you on top of things with the developments to date.

Anthony Albanese has participated within the final Asean occasions this morning and within the East Asia Summit.

As I flagged a bit earlier, the prime minister will meet the US president right here shortly on the sidelines of this occasion, and converse to journalists afterwards.

I collect throughout his remarks a short while in the past to the East Asia Summit, Albanese (amongst different observations) underlined Australia’s dedication to advancing the Aukus deal as one a part of Australia’s response to the advanced regional safety setting, and Australia’s dedication to the rules of the worldwide nuclear non-proliferation regime.

Politics watchers will know Aukus is contentious within the area. A few of our close to neighbours are against the deal on the idea it fuels an arms race within the area.

However the partnership is vital to our safety alliance with the US.

Joe Biden (recent from his joyful information that the Democrats will maintain the US Senate after the latest mid-terms) is addressing the East Asia Summit as we converse.

In addition to speaking to Albanese, Biden has a bilateral scheduled this afternoon with the Japanese prime minister, Fumio Kishida.

The prime minister, Anthony Albanese, at the opening of the East Asia Summit
The prime minister, Anthony Albanese, on the opening of the East Asia Summit. {Photograph}: Mick Tsikas/EPA

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Bringing down the price of energy payments was a central theme at each Labor and the Coalition’s Victorian election marketing campaign launches, with the premier, Daniel Andrews, pledging one other $250 fee for households, whereas the opposition chief, Matthew Man, vowed to briefly scrap provide costs and reserve new gasoline provides.

With two weeks of electioneering to go, the primary to deal with celebration devoted on Sunday was Man, who introduced the Coalition would prohibit newly found Victorian gasoline from being exported abroad or interstate.

Right here’s our full story from Benita Kolovs and Adeshola Ore on a day that Victorian labor and the opposition each formally launched their state election campaigns.

Cricketer Glenn Maxwell breaks leg at party

Australian cricket all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has damaged his leg in a “freak accident” whereas at a party in Melbourne and is going through a prolonged restoration, according to cricket.com.au.

Maxwell was reportedly operating in a yard on the fiftieth party on Saturday night time when he and the individual celebrating their milestone each slipped “with Maxwell’s leg changing into trapped beneath the opposite individual’s.”

The web site stories Maxwell underwent surgical procedure for the break of his left fibula on Sunday. “Neither had been intoxicated,” the web site says.

Australia’s chief selector George Bailey stated:

Glenn is in good spirits It was an unlucky accident and we really feel for Glenn within the circumstances given he was in nice contact in his previous couple of video games.

Glenn is a vital a part of our white ball construction and we are going to proceed to help him by way of his restoration and rehabilitation.

Maxwell will miss an upcoming one-day worldwide collection in opposition to England and has been changed within the squad by Sean Abbott.

Albanese to fulfill US President Joe Biden in Cambodia

Katharine Murphy

Katharine Murphy

Good afternoon once more from Cambodia. Given that is summit season, all the things is operating late. However I’ll deliver you on top of things with the developments to date.

Anthony Albanese has participated within the final Asean occasions this morning and within the East Asia Summit.

As I flagged a bit earlier, the prime minister will meet the US president right here shortly on the sidelines of this occasion, and converse to journalists afterwards.

I collect throughout his remarks a short while in the past to the East Asia Summit, Albanese (amongst different observations) underlined Australia’s dedication to advancing the Aukus deal as one a part of Australia’s response to the advanced regional safety setting, and Australia’s dedication to the rules of the worldwide nuclear non-proliferation regime.

Politics watchers will know Aukus is contentious within the area. A few of our close to neighbours are against the deal on the idea it fuels an arms race within the area.

However the partnership is vital to our safety alliance with the US.

Joe Biden (recent from his joyful information that the Democrats will maintain the US Senate after the latest mid-terms) is addressing the East Asia Summit as we converse.

In addition to speaking to Albanese, Biden has a bilateral scheduled this afternoon with the Japanese prime minister, Fumio Kishida.

The prime minister, Anthony Albanese, at the opening of the East Asia Summit
The prime minister, Anthony Albanese, on the opening of the East Asia Summit. {Photograph}: Mick Tsikas/EPA

Australian recycling firm raises $50m to scale up groundbreaking tech

Australian firm Samsara Eco has raised greater than $50m for its thought to make use of artificial proteins that may break down plastics into reusable elements, AAP stories.

The artificial proteins, developed by researchers at Australian Nationwide College, chomp by way of plastics “like Pac-Man” with a textile and bottle recycling plant slated to launch in Melbourne on the finish of 2023.

Paul Riley, chief government of Samsara Eco, stated:

The enzyme … comes alongside and it actually simply breaks the polymer chain after which we simply separate out the assorted elements which might be left over.

It has the potential to be completely game-changing. It has the potential to maneuver the dial on carbon.

Samasara’s enzymes produce a product similar to a virgin plastic equal in contrast to, standard recycling.

Samsara has raised $54m to scale up its operations over the approaching 12 months. The goal is to be recycling 1.5m tonnes yearly by 2030.

The information up to now on Sunday

Because of Royce Kurmelovs for navigating the turbulent Sunday waters of the ocean that’s the stay weblog. Graham Readfearn right here to attempt to preserve the ship off the rocks for the remainder of the day.

A fast abstract of the place we’re at.

  • Prime minister Anthony Albanese has spoken to the Chinese language premier Li Keqiang by way of a translator on the East Asia Summit. The dialog lasted about 4 minutes, however was the primary chief stage dialog between the 2 nations since 2019.

  • In Victoria, Labor and the Coalition each held marketing campaign rallies because the state election campaigns collect tempo.

  • Labor premier Daniel Andrews introduced a $207m package deal for Victoria’s specialist colleges.

  • Victoria’s Opposition chief Matthew Man stated if elected, his authorities would prohibit gasoline produced within the state from being exported interstate or abroad in a bid to scale back family payments.

  • A band of intense rain and thunderstorms stretching from southern Queensland to Tasmania is predicted to hit already flooded communities this afternoon and this night.

  • A collection of tapes, leaked to Guardian Australia by a whistleblower, function a number of Queensland police service officers utilizing racist slurs and offensive language whereas working within the holding cells.

We’ll be right here for some time longer but.

Graham Readfearn

Graham Readfearn

Floods, hail, intense storms heading for NSW and Victoria

A band of intense rainfall and thunderstorms is about to drench many already overflowing rivers and flooded communities in New South Wales and Victoria, forecasters warn.

Farm homestead surrounded by flood waters
Lingering flood waters close to Kerang, Victoria the place as much as 50mm of rainfall has been forecast. {Photograph}: Brendan Mccarthy/AAP

Stretching from southern Queensland to Tasmania, many areas will see as much as 50mm of rainfall between Sunday and Monday morning, with 100mm or extra anticipated in south-eastern elements of New South Wales and north-east Victoria.

The extraordinary rainfall might deliver massive hail, damaging winds and intense bursts of rain to communities already struggling flooding after many months of drenching rain.

A lot of Victoria was additionally beneath a warning that thunderstorms might set off bronchial asthma, with the north of the state at highest threat.

For all the most recent on the storms lashing the east coast, learn the complete story by Guardian Australia setting reporter Graham Readfearn.

Graham Readfearn

Graham Readfearn

Brisbane airport to be 100% powered by renewables

The airport of Queensland’s capital has signed a cope with government-owned generator Stanwell that can provide 100% of its electrical energy wants from renewable power.

The Queensland authorities introduced the deal on Sunday, saying Stanwell would provide as much as 185 GWh of renewable power yearly to run all the things from runway lights and travellators to retail outlets and electrical autos.

Stanwell would supply the renewable power from the Clarke Creek windfarm and the Blue Grass photo voltaic farm.

Brisbane Airport Company chief government Gert-Jan de Graaff stated the deal meant the corporate might meet its internet zero emissions dedication by 2025, which was 25 years sooner than deliberate.

Eden Gillespie

Eden Gillespie

Leaked audio reveals racist feedback by Queensland police workers

A collection of tapes, leaked to Guardian Australia by a whistleblower, document a number of Queensland police service officers utilizing racist slurs and offensive language whereas working within the holding cells.

The audio – which we’ve printed beneath – options feedback by a number of watch home officers (a non-policing function) and sworn police. It consists of jokes about one officer’s want to “cranium drag” protesters, discussions of fears of “outbreeding” by Muslim immigrants, and, when talking about African inhabitants development, the remark “let’s simply hope Ebola works”.

The recordings had been submitted to the state’s fee of inquiry into police responses to home and household violence by watch home officer Steven Marshall.

Marshall, who gave Guardian Australia consent to publish his identify, has labored on the Brisbane watch home for 4 years and was current in the course of the conversations he recorded.

He says some conversations had been about folks of color held on the watch home, together with one black detainee being known as “a gorilla within the mist” and jokes made a couple of fellow officer {that a} feminine Indigenous detainee “received’t provide you with a fucking blowjob right here”.

For the complete particulars on this unique report by Guardian Australia reporters Eden Gillespie and Ben Smee, learn the complete story.

Graham Readfearn

Graham Readfearn

T20 Cricket Ultimate more likely to be hit by rain

There’s a band of thunderstorms able to hit massive elements of the nation this afternoon, stretching from southern Queensland all the way in which all the way down to Victoria.

And the Melbourne Cricket Floor’s T20 world cup closing between Pakistan and England – scheduled for a 7pm begin – is unlikely to flee.

Senior meteorologist Dean Narramore, of the Bureau of Meteorology, says the storm exercise will persist round Melbourne into the early hours of Monday.

Showers and thunderstorms may be hit or miss and there might be lengthy breaks [at the MCG] however there may also be bursts of heavy rainfall. There’s going to be showers and thunderstorms within the space at the moment [from 7pm].

Australia accused of blocking fund for growing nations affected by local weather change

Australia has been included amongst nations accused of trying to delay the creation of a loss and injury fund to assist growing nations reply to local weather change.

Greenpeace says developed nations are utilizing delay techniques to make sure no settlement is reached on the loss and injury fund till 2024 and a bunch of nations haven’t made any proposals to ensure that such a fund will ever be created.

Growing nations have been calling for the creation of the fund for the reason that early 90s however the difficulty has been handled as low precedence by developed nations.

They’re arguing for the creation of the fund to be operational from 2024 after an settlement this 12 months to determine it. Growing nations are additionally proposing that the Loss and Harm entity could be positioned beneath the monetary mechanism of the UNFCCC, much like the Inexperienced Local weather Fund and the World Surroundings Facility.

Greenpeace says the EU is beginning to shift its place however the US, New Zealand, Norway and Australia “are essentially the most seen blockers”.

Seve Paeniu, finance minister of Tuvalu stated in a statement realised by Greenpeace that Pacific Island nations urgently wanted help that delay by “fellow negotiators” is “killing my folks, my tradition” – however he added he nonetheless had “hope”.

My house, my nation, my future, Tuvalu is sinking. With out local weather motion, crucially on an settlement for a devoted facility for Loss and Harm beneath the UNFCCC right here at COP27, we might be seeing the final technology of youngsters to develop up in Tuvalu.

Katharine Murphy

Katharine Murphy

Albanese to fulfill Biden at East Asia Summit

Good morning once more from Phnom Penh.

Anthony Albanese is working by way of his formal interventions in in the present day’s summits.

This morning, he’s addressed the Asean world dialogue and this afternoon, he’ll tackle the East Asia Summit.

The prime minister is about to have his first bilateral assembly of the day, with the president of the USA, Joe Biden.

The final prolonged assembly the 2 leaders had was on the Quad assembly just some days after Labor received the Might election.

In addition they caught up in Europe a few months again on the Nato summit.

South Australia has 500 stories of wires down

Graham Readfearn

Graham Readfearn

The storm system that’s about to hit massive elements of the nation is brought on by the identical atmospheric situations that unleashed thunderstorms on elements of South Australia final night time.

SA Energy Networks says nearly 100,000 folks had their energy provide affected and assist from interstate energy corporations has been known as in to hold out repairs. About 500 stories of wires down had been acquired.

Repairs will probably be going “effectively into Tuesday” after lightning strikes, falling bushes and excessive winds prompted widespread outages from the state’s far west to the japanese border with NSW and Victoria.

Our crews are working to restore injury and restore energy to clients following yesterday’s excessive climate. Falling bushes, lightning strikes and excessive winds resulted in widespread outages reported throughout the State from the far west by way of to the japanese border with NSW and Vic. pic.twitter.com/AgSGoB3cjm

— SA Energy Networks (@SAPowerNetworks) November 13, 2022

Democrats win Senate in sudden midterms consequence

The BBC, CNN and AP have issued alerts saying they undertaking the Democrats will win the Senate race in Nevada, giving that celebration an sudden majority within the US midterms elections.

The consequence could be an enormous enhance for the US president, Joe Biden, whose celebration has defied the historic development for midterms regardless of the president’s private unpopularity and a troubled economic system.

It might imply Senate Democrats can reject payments handed by the Home – which the Republicans are nonetheless projected to narrowly win, although outcomes are nonetheless coming in – and preserve some management of the legislative agenda.

In Nevada, Democratic senator Catherine Cortez Masto, a former prosecutor and state legal professional normal, was up in opposition to Republican Adam Laxalt.

Andrews proclaims $207m package deal for Victoria’s specialist colleges

Benita Kolovos

Benita Kolovos

Andrews has introduced a $207m package deal for Victoria’s specialist colleges, which can contain increasing help for college students within the classroom, delivering new accessible playgrounds and sensory gardens and introducing after-hours care to each specialist college within the state.

This system will probably be rolled out to the primary 25 colleges from 2024. It’s at present being trialled in 5.

Andrews says:

Households additionally advised us how difficult it’s for them and the way tiring it’s for the children to juggle a number of well being appointments each week. They decide their children up from college and race throughout city for an appointment earlier than attempting to get dinner on the desk. It’s exhausting. It’s impractical. And it’s going to alter. A re-elected Labor authorities will work with colleges to create devoted onsite areas for well being appointments. It’s a easy repair that can make a very large distinction

NDIS navigators may also be employed at every of the state’s specialist abilities to assist dad and mom navigate the system.

Andrews says Labor may also fund 1,000 scholarships to draw speech pathologists, occupational therapists and incapacity employees to regional Victoria.

Swimming swimming pools will probably be constructed or upgraded for aqua remedy, whereas software program will probably be rolled out the assistance nonverbal children categorical themselves and an animal remedy program expanded.

Andrews:

We all know we are able to’t resolve all of the world’s issues or be the supply of each answer. However we do know that with coronary heart and with grit, we are able to change issues. We’re going to make life that little bit simpler for households who really want it. Earlier on I advised you about what I discovered from my dad, a person who labored with goal. However I discovered simply as a lot from my mum. She’s somebody who believes profoundly within the energy of connection that each particular person that’s held again, holds us all again and that each one that reaches their full potential helps us attain our potential.

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews speaks to media during the 2022 Victorian state election campaign
Victoria premier Daniel Andrews urges celebration volunteers to unfold the phrase for ‘for a state that’s fairer, extra equal and the place everybody may be who they’re’. {Photograph}: Diego Fedele/AAP

He wraps his speech up with a rallying cry to volunteers to join an additional shift, have an additional dialog, for the following 13 days:

Communicate to your neighbour’s households, associates, workmates and teammates. Be the person who solutions the decision. Do it since you consider that each baby is entitled to an incredible training. Do it since you consider that each affected person deserves care and dignity. Do since you consider that each employee ought to really feel safe and protected. Do it since you consider in folks over income. Do it for our colleges, our nurses, our ambos … do it for a state that’s fairer, extra equal and the place everybody may be who they’re.

Benita Kolovos

Benita Kolovos

Andrews begins his speech by speaking about his late father, who he says was the toughest employee he is aware of:

He did it as a result of like so a lot of that technology, he’d seen good instances flip dangerous and since he hoped for one thing simpler for his household.

Andrews has introduced a slew of latest election commitments, together with that the revived Sec will make use of 6,000 apprentices and trainees:

It’s no coincidence that ever since privatisation, we’ve seen shortages in so many trades. The Sec will assist us discover the following technology of tradespeople, upkeep employees, electricians but in addition welders, painters and mechanics extremely certified, extremely paid, working not for revenue, however for folks and to ensure there actually is that long-term pipeline of labor. We’ll institute native content material necessities on state owned and supported renewable power tasks price at the very least $5bn by 2035.

As a part of the plan, clear power will probably be added to the listing of free Tafe programs. As a part of an overhaul of vocational coaching, 10,000 secondary college college students will be capable of full a full week of labor expertise.

“[It will give] them a style and coaching in clear power, in addition to different in-demand careers like nursing trades and early childhood training,” Andrews says.

From March subsequent 12 months, each Victorian family may also be eligible for a second spherical power-saving bonus of $250.

Benita Kolovos

Benita Kolovos

The premier’s household, spouse Catherine and kids, Noah, Grace and Joseph, had been dropped at the stage.

“Lots has modified for the reason that final time we had been up right here – Noah’s completed secondary college and we are able to each vote now,” Grace stated

“We’re all actually pleased with Dad,” added Noah.

Joseph says Andrews’ fall final 12 months, during which he significantly injured his again and needed to take a number of months off work, was “the toughest factor we’ve ever skilled”.

Catherine thanked the well being employees who sorted him throughout this time:

The work you do is unbelievable, its life altering, it’s life saving and we’re extremely grateful.

Andrews then arrived to the 1998 home tune, Sing It Again by Moloko. He acquired a standing ovation and a hug from his mum.

Benita Kolovos

Benita Kolovos

Deputy premier, Jacinta Allan, was simply up speaking concerning the State Electrical energy Fee, which Labor has dedicated to reviving if re-elected later this month.

First established in 1918, the SEC had by 1972 develop into Victoria’s sole supplier of electrical energy technology, transmission and networks, and even ran outlets promoting home equipment. The electrical energy sector was privatised within the Nineties by the Liberal premier Jeff Kennett, who will get an enormous boo when talked about.

Allan says:

Our state’s power system was offered off and carved up and deserted to accountants. All of the sudden income grew to become extra vital than folks’s power provide extra vital in folks’s jobs, extra vital than folks these communities … These Victorians had been simply collateral injury in an ideological struggle.

She’s repeating Labor’s line that opposition chief, Matthew Man, will proceed Kennett’s legacy of “cuts and closures”.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has stepped onto the stage for the state Labor celebration’s official election marketing campaign launch.





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