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Australia limits greenhouse gas emissions from the country’s 200 biggest polluters

Australia’s 215 industrial facilities, such as coal mines and gas-fired power plants, will be required to reduce their net emissions by approximately 5% annually through 2030.

On Thursday, Australia passed climate laws that target the biggest polluters and will force coal mines, smelters and refineries to cut emissions by about 5% annually. “This is the first time that Australian law has mandated the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.”said Tommy Weidmann, a sustainability expert at the University of New South Wales.

These laws apply to around 215 large industrial facilities – each producing more than 100,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases annually – and form the backbone of Australia’s commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. By requiring these facilities to reduce their emissions by 4.9% annually, the government believes that It could prevent 200 million tons of carbon being released into the atmosphere over the next decade. “Obviously it’s a good thing. We now have a climate policy.”announced Tommy Weidman.

A decade of political controversy

The government said the plan would end a decade of political wrangling that has repeatedly frustrated attempts to tackle climate change. He reached an agreement on the guarantee mechanism after several weeks of difficult negotiations with the left-wing Green Party.

For Green Party leader Adam Bandt, this is the first time that the law stipulates that oil and gas groups must reduce their emissions. The Greens, previously skeptical whose support was needed to pass laws, agreed to back the carbon plan after convincing the government to cap emissions.

France XV – Can Australia snatch Emmanuel Mevue from France’s XV?


If he has not yet been selected in France’s XV, this week Emmanuel Miiafo will prepare for the match against Wales alongside France’s XV at Marcoussi. But since he is still waiting for his French passport, will he not be selected by another country for the next World Cup? We answer here…

This week, just a few days before the final round of the Six Nations against Wales, Toulouse giants Emmanuel Mevu has been in Marcoussis as a training partner in the XV from France, and if he is only to be selected in November, he will arrive in Essonne. Galthia for the coming months. As a reminder, Mevu was born in New Zealand to Samoan parents, holds dual citizenship (New Zealand and Australia), awaits his French passport, and as it stands, his choice remains Samoan as well.

But if second line Ugo Mola had started rugby in Australia and spent most of his career there, could he therefore have failed the XV from France? Recently, the Australian captains contacted their counterparts at the Toulouse stadium to inquire about Emmanuel Mevu aiming for the next World Cup…and beyond. His profile clearly does not leave indifferent Eddie Jones and, to be honest, we understand the new coach of the Wallabies.

Australia backs off

but ? At the same time as his father, Emmanuel Meafou a date in the colonnes of the Midi Olympique puis répété devant les caméras de Canal + qu’il souhaitait représenter un jour l’équipe de France et n’a semble-t-il pas evolué sur le active. On Monday morning, a senior member of Federation Australia told us about the player: “Meafou is dedicated to France, and maybe we’ll leave it there”. Therefore, the question that opened this article is quickly “answered”, As the other says: Despite the various, varied and largely understandable requests, it is likely that Emmanuel Miafo will only have an international future with the France team. But it’s better when it’s said, right?

Gallery of Aborigines and the Legend of the Seven Sisters


You can now visit Australia without leaving Paris, thanks to the exhibition “Songlines”, or song tracks, among the Australian Aborigines. To discover their world, you have to immerse yourself in a desert setting and in the legend of the Seven Sisters, one of the most popular legends in the country.

The fate of seven sisters pursued by a sorcerer, this is the story of the legendary Aboriginal Australian legend told in ‘Songlines’. The exhibition is at the Quai Branly Museum
. This common thread story takes the viewer by hand, towards the most deserted land and the clearest starry sky. It is enough to completely immerse yourself on the other side of the world in Oceania, all in verse. Dazzling canvases are displayed on the walls using the pointillism technique and expressing the vibration of the area, according to the indigenous people.

Love, adventure and fear

For Stéphanie Leclerc-Caffarel, scientific expert on the exhibition, this exhibition is “standing, like all knowledge Indigenous people, on stories. The community elders chose an epic full of twists and turns, with love, adventure and a little bit of fear too. The masterpiece of this exhibition, which is also a poster, is a large canvas created by several Aboriginal people in 2013. There are multicolored panels depicting a kind of aerial view of a sacred land located in Western Australia, a place where women are turned to stone, according to a story Action Heroines, Seven Sisters.

Gallery available from €9 until July 2nd, enough time to try it a few times.

Who are the Aboriginal people, these first inhabitants of Australia?


The exhibition “Songlines”, in Aboriginal Art Sources, at the Musée du quai Branly and of which Europe 1 is a partner, takes us into the secret and mysterious environment of Aboriginal Australia. 200 of their works are presented to the public there. On this occasion, our antenna was interested in the origin of this people.

Who are the indigenous people? Where did they come from? Through its partnership with exhibition Song lines

From the Musée du quai Branly in Paris, Europe 1 focus on the origin of this sober and enigmatic individual.

2.3% of the country’s population

To return to their origin, you need to look back more than 60 thousand years: the sea level in present-day Oceania is very low, which allows the inhabitants of Southeast Asia to travel as far as Australia. And this is the first to set foot on the Australian plains whom we now call Aborigines, the only people who inhabited this gigantic island until the arrival of Europeans in the seventeenth century, which disturbed their lands.

They were not recognized as landowners until 1992. Today, there are approximately 800,000 Indigenous Australians, or 2.3% of the national population. A people remarkably guided by multiple beliefs, such as the ‘rainbow serpent’, which would have given all their color to the Australian landscape.

The ‘Songlines’ exhibition runs until July 2 at the Quai Branly Museum, in partnership with Europe 1.

With the Aukus alliance, the US, Australia and the UK want to counter China’s military ambitions


A massive industrial effort, an unprecedented partnership, and a common interest: China. Eighteen months after the formation of the Aukus Alliance between the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia, the leaders of the three countries met on Monday, March 13, at Point Loma Naval Base in San Diego (California). The American president, Joe Biden, the premier Australian ministre, Anthony Albanese, and his homologue Britannique, Rishi Sunak, have established a plan to develop sous-marines in propulsion nucléaire and armement conventionnel, which pays less than three Long term. “History day” , Received the American president.

The three countries will significantly join hands to manufacture a new generation of attack submarines, called “SSN-Aukus”. From this year, for training purposes, Australian personnel will be transferred to American and British submarines, which will also conduct more courses in Australia.

Since the beginning of the thirties of the current century, as soon as the US Congress gives its approval, the United States intends to transfer three Virginia-class submarines to Australia, With the possibility of selling two more pieces if necessary., identifies the joint press release. Washington will invest $2.4 billion (about 2.2 billion euros) in its industrial sites and $2.2 billion in maintaining Virginia submarines, between 2023 and 2027, the first massive industrial challenge.

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It is only in the second phase that Canberra will receive new submarines, SSN-Aukus, based on a British design but with American technologies on board. So far, Washington has only shared this equipment with London.

Three “maritime democracies” confront China

At the end of the 30s of our century, the UK will have to deliver its first product made in Canberra. It will be necessary to wait until the beginning of the forties, that is, twenty years later, until Australia builds the first submarine entirely on its territory. Our plan is to increase the industrial capabilities of all three countries to produce interoperable nuclear powered submarines over the coming decades, expand our individual and collective submarine presence in the Indo-Pacific region, and contribute to global security and stability.The statement said.

The ambitions are impressive, but achieving them will take decades, raising serious questions about the industrial, military and financial capabilities of the three countries to meet the challenge. The lack of a joint cost in the official press release and the distribution of liabilities among each capital reinforces this question.

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In Australia, breaking a (charging) station can be very expensive


Charging stations are made for… battery powered cars. In Australia, as elsewhere. However, the unscrupulous sleepiness of some motorists, driving a thermal car, sometimes cannot resist the temptation to have an available parking space there. On the other side of the planet, the fine can reach €2,000.

Electric cars do nothing like the others. They’re usually more expensive to buy than “old-fashioned” tech cars, move forward with a hiss inaudible to pedestrians of all ages—some have audio, others have earbuds—and offer real breaks for their driver along classrooms and enjoy preferential treatment in most cities around the world. Evidence of the generosity of the gatherings of these machines, and the possibility of refueling at the edge of public roads, in the designated places. In the past, there were petrol pumps on the sidewalks, types that have practically disappeared from our cities.

Pampered electric vehicles

This enticement of extra vehicles is pretty voracious for traditional parking spaces, the ones that are offered for the vast majority of things rolling. The importance of spaces for electric vehicles becomes roughly inversely proportional to their place in the parking lot, even if sales continue to advance. In France, less than 1% of the fleet is affected by the Blue Fairy (0.64% for “all-electric”, 0.41% for rechargeable hybrids). In big cities, searching for available places has been a sport, an adventure and a headache for the ages in general. The advent of “green” cars doesn’t help matters. So, sometimes, though, he’s at the end of his rope and he comes and goes to try and win the trophy, chauffeur.” thermal “Unfortunately, you can’t resist empty parking spaces, despite the big blue sign painted on the road. Rudeness, causing a bad conscience but mitigating, even a fine at best, a second class fine reduced to €22 or the removal of the vehicle, which is rare.

You can deliver or pay, my dear

A – A country very far away may have found the solution, Australia. Attacking a freaky motorist’s wallet. And not a little! Like the Wallabies pack, in its prime, to revolve around the offensive tendencies of David Campese. Cities that are still somewhat “all inclusive” charge a fine of just over €200. But in the most “severe” cases, the pain can reach 2,000 euros, and this is the case in the capital, Canberra. A plum justified by Chris Jones, President of the Australian Electric Vehicle Association, in the Guardian daily, “ No one wants me to park in front of the gas pump to go to lunch afterwards. People need to know that there are places you can park your car and others you can’t, and parking in front of a charging station is one of those places. And so, for him, only fines—very salty—can “educate the public.” Ditto for electric cars at stations, but not connected! Let’s hope this doesn’t give our councilors too many ideas.

Australia coach Eddie Jones wants to work with Pierre-Henri Broncan


In recent days, Eddie Jones, the new coach of Australia, has been in France. For example, we saw him on the Montpellier side as his team will have a training period before the start of the World Cup. He also stands in front of the La Rochelle Training Center where he meets the giant Will Skelton, who is based on him. Between these two trips the technician also stopped near Toulouse but not for sightseeing. He had a business meeting. More specifically, the matter should be discussed with Pierre-Henri Broncan, the former coach of Castres who left his post on February 20.

Eddie Jones would really like Gersuis to join his still-unfinished art team. The two men know each other well and love each other. They met when Broncan was working for Bath, between July 2020 and July 2022. Jones would like Broncan to take over as strikers.

He had already sent him a proposal for a short-term mission which would run from May to the end of the World Cup (8 September – 28 October), and which would allow Broncans to discover the Rugby Championship, this competition that brings together the four main nations of the Southern Hemisphere (New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Argentina). ), which will be held in July, in a shorter format than usual.

The idea of ​​being able to participate in this World Cup seems to appeal to the former Castrese. Australia is not the only country pursuing him as Fiji is looking to recruit him, who is fluent in English. Broncan is therefore spoiled for choice because in addition to Australia and Fiji, he is one of the technicians Perpignan has contacted. He was also met by the Catalan captains who also discussed with Verne Cotter, the former coach of Fiji, and with Julien Laerle, on Thursday.

TikTok has been banned on government members’ professional devices


TikTok is once again in the government’s sights. Australia announced, on Tuesday, that it would prevent members of its executives from using the Chinese application on their work devices, joining a series of similar decisions in Western countries due to security concerns.

Justice Minister Mark Dreyfuss said the decision was taken on the advice of Australia’s intelligence services, and would be implemented “as soon as possible”. The app is owned by Chinese group ByteDance, which has a similar but separate app for China.

TikTok admits to spying on journalists

Australia is the latest country in the “Five Eyes” coalition to ban members of its government from TikTok, after the United States, Great Britain, Canada and New Zealand. Similar measures have been taken in France, the Netherlands and within the European Commission.

At the heart of the concerns is a 2017 Chinese law that requires domestic companies to turn over personal data that may be relevant to national security upon request by the authorities. For its part, TikTok declared that this ban was “rooted in xenophobia,” before admitting last December that it had collected personal data to spy on journalists.

The popularity of this short video sharing app has exploded in recent years, especially among the youth. Several Australian government departments have previously sought to increase their presence on TikTok to reach younger audiences.

Earlier this year, the Australian government also announced that it would remove Chinese-made CCTV cameras from politicians’ offices, also for security reasons.

A giant eagle (like the Lord of the Rings) was discovered in Australia

  • A giant eagle fossil was recently found in Australia
  • Claws 30 cm long, wingspan about 3 meters
  • Lord of the Rings fans are starting to dream about Joyehir

Bones of an extinct bird species, of the giant accipitridae family, Dynatoaetus gaffae, have been identified from fossils discovered in South Australia. According to the researchers, this subspecies of eagle would have lived during the Pleistocene, the first geological era of the Quaternary Era that extends from 2.58 million years ago to 11,700 years before the present. Simply put, it would be a giant eagle… like in The Lord of the Rings (or almost).

Wingspan of 3 meters for this Dynatoaetus gaffae

The fossils analyzed by the researchers, which include wings, legs, claws, sternum and skull, revealed that the bird likely had claws about 30 centimeters long and a wingspan of about 3 meters. To fly over the Australian skies.

Dynatoaetus gaffae, or Cryptogyps, are new genera of birds of prey unique to Australia, similar to vulture and vulture respectively, that existed until about 50,000 years ago.said Dr. Ellen Mather, a paleontologist at Flinders University. Thus the claws of the recently discovered giant eagle would be able to hold a koala, a kangaroo…or a hobbit.

In fact, fans of the Lord of the Rings saga know that the mighty eagles did exist…in JRR Tolkien’s mind at least. In the books (and movies), these giant winged creatures play a major role in Middle-earth, notably engaging in the Battle of the Five Armies.

Furthermore, in The Lord of the Rings, the giant eagle Gwaihir is the one who carries the wizard Gandalf three times: from the summit of Orthanc to Rohan, from the summit of Zirakzigil in Lothlórien after the duel against the Balrog, and a round trip from the Cormallen Fields to Mount Doom to save Frodo and Sam. Obviously, here we are talking about vultures of a completely different class, which have a wingspan of about 23 meters. All the same!

Two years ago, still in Australia, a fearsome 25-million-year-old eagle skeleton was discovered. a new species that was then christened Archaehierax sylvestris, for “Old Forest HawkThe latter had “only” 15 cm long greenhouses, but not enough to prevent him from taking over Benba Lake.

Daniel Ricciardo’s amazing road trip to Australia at the wheel of an F1 car


Daniel Ricciardo is the Red Bull driver again this season, but as a reserve driver. He hasn’t had the chance to warm up tires on racetracks given the more than perfect form of Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez, so he’s allowing himself some bragging rights all over the world.

Ahead of the Australian Grand Prix on April 2, Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull’s third driver, will not start at Albert Park but has taken advantage of his presence in his home country. Quite a wonderful wild ride Admit it. The former McLaren driver returned to the cockpit in very unusual conditions with special tires for the occasion. The eight-time Grand Prix winner is back behind the wheel of the RB7the car in which Sebastian Vettel won the 2011 World Championship, for a final test, he drove through the Outback in Queensland and New South Wales before finishing his race at the famous Mount Panorama circuit.

Through the diverse landscapes of Australia, Daniel Ricciardo begins his journey in the desert with an optional stop adapted for the occasion in the town of Broken Hill. A breathtaking video takes us to An exciting journey into the heart of the hinterland On scenic farmland and stunning ocean views, with local racing experts at the driver’s side to spice it all up. A video that will appeal to fans of the driver and the team but also to all fans of travel and of course Formula 1.