Tag: Deal

One word virtually unravelled the Paris climate deal

Updated December 13, 2015 09:13:46 The acceptance of the Paris agreement was met with cheers that rang across La Seine, the specially-constructed hall for the historic talks. The voice of the English translator broke with emotion as she relayed the words of the host, French foreign minister Laurent Fabius. It was followed by laudatory speeches…


Cheers as planet adopts historic Paris climate deal

Updated December 13, 2015 06:19:57 Photo: Environmentalists hold a banner which reads, “Crank up the Action” at a demonstration in Paris (Reuters: Mal Langsdon) Associated Story: Final wording of Paris climate pact sorted Map: France The global climate alter conference in Paris has adopted an international accord aimed at transforming the world’s fossil fuel-driven economy…


Climate deal imminent in ‘step forward for humanity’, France says

Updated December 12, 2015 01:28:14 French foreign minister Laurent Fabius, host of the 195-nation climate-saving talks in Paris, says he will submit a historic deal to ministers on Saturday and is specific it will be approved. International climate modify talks have been extended beyond the official deadline in an work to secure a deal to…


Palmer eyes government guarantor deal to keep refinery afloat

Posted December 10, 2015 19:31:06 Clive Palmer has insisted he is not in search of a Queensland Government bail-out for his Townsville nickel refinery. But the higher-profile businessman and federal MP admitted he would like the state to go guarantor for a $ 35 million bank loan to preserve Queensland Nickel afloat. Mr Palmer met…


Tasmania to grow cannabis beneath deal with NSW for medicinal trials

Posted December 10, 2015 11:12:07 The Tasmanian Government has confirmed it is teaming up with New South Wales to discover the rewards of medicinal cannabis. The two premiers will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate on clinical trials, study and developing the capacity to develop cannabis crops. Tasmania will not be contributing funding…


Climate-saving deal to reduce emissions within reach in Paris

Posted December ten, 2015 07:36:56 An elusive universal pact to save mankind from disastrous worldwide warming is inside attain, the French host of UN talks said as he released a new blueprint just 48 hours before the deadline for a deal. Foreign minister Laurent Fabius cautioned the toughest issues nonetheless required to be resolved as…


DFAT warns early release of Matthew Ng could threaten China prisoner swap deal

Updated December 08, 2015 23:52:45 The Department of Foreign Affairs has warned the future of Australia’s prisoner swap deal with China could be jeopardised if the Lawyer-General, George Brandis, grants businessman Matthew Ng an early release from prison. Mr Ng was arrested in Guangzhou in 2010 right after refusing to sell his $ one hundred…


Funds row threatens historic climate deal in Paris

Posted December 03, 2015 12:52:52 Photo: The French have called for a swift compromise on the money rich nations should spend on climate change. (AFP: Philippe Wojazer) Developing nations have warned that a bitter row over money is threatening efforts to seal a historic pact to tame global warming, as the French hosts pleaded for…


‘We are at breaking point’: Hollande launches global climate deal push

Updated November 30, 2015 23:20:11 French president Francois Hollande has opened the Paris climate modify summit warning world leaders they require to be ready to commit to meaningful action to fight worldwide warming. More than 150 globe leaders — such as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull — have arrived in Paris to attend the United Nations…


Deal to have MONA style public space in Macquarie Point questioned

Posted November 30, 2015 18:24:21 Photo: The development will be landlocked with Sullivans Cove and the TasPorts-run Macquarie Wharf separating it from the waterfront. (Supplied: Macquarie Point Improvement Corporation) Connected Story: Waterfront improvement could be ‘Hobart’s Opera Property moment’ Map: Hobart 7000 Inquiries are being raised about a deal to have the Museum of Old…