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Victoria's waste crisis: Cleanaway acquires SKM debt

In a move that will determine what happens to nearly all recycling infrastructure owned by SKM businesses, waste company Cleanaway has become the biggest lender to the group and appointed a receiver.

South Australia achieves record landfill diversion rate

South Australia diverted more than 83% of waste material from landfill and recycled the vast bulk of it in the state, says the first state-wide survey conducted since China restricted imports of recyclables.

Coles signs PPA matching 10% of national power needs

Coles has signed a solar power deal for the supply of about 10% of its national electricity requirements, making it the first major retailer to sign a renewable energy power purchase agreement.

Tribunal refuses consent for solar farm

A tribunal's decision to refuse a permit for a solar farm shows that proponents need to provide detailed information on the management of hydrological impacts and bushfire risks.

SA to axe ban on GM crops

Farmers in all mainland states will be allowed to plant genetically-modified crops, after today's decision by South Australia to lift a moratorium that was to run until 2025.

Doctors urge tougher air standards

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has warned that proposed new NO2 and SO2 standards are too weak.

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