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Last week, Australia entered into a new defence pact with the United States and the United Kingdom. The pact, dubbed Aukus, will see Australia acquire nuclear-powered submarines from the US and the UK, effectively ending a $90bn contract Australia had previously signed with France. Lenore Taylor and Mike Ticher speak to Gabrielle Jackson about the immediate fallout from Australia’s new partnership and the ramifications of the Aukus alliance

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Exclusive: Francesca Tardioli says all G20 countries including Australia need to upgrade 2030 targets and make 2050 commitment

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Italy’s top diplomat in Canberra has warned that there is “no time to lose” in fighting the climate crisis and hopes Australia will commit to net zero emissions.

The Italian ambassador, Francesca Tardioli, also stressed the need for countries including Australia to upgrade their 2030 targets, saying “circumstances have changed over the last five years and it is only wise to take notice of this and act accordingly, raising our ambition”.

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Treasurer links stability of domestic financial system to how Australia’s position on climate change is viewed

Josh Frydenberg will make the economic case for Australia adopting a net zero commitment, warning the country has a lot to lose if others believe “we are not transitioning in line with the rest of the world”.

The federal treasurer will tell business leaders on Friday the Morrison government cannot run the risk of financial markets “falsely” assuming Australia is a climate change pariah because that would increase the cost of capital and undermine financial system stability.

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Exclusive: National cabinet told allocations of the mRNA Covid vaccine will drop from from 10.9m in September to 8.4m in October amid push for 70% coverage

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States and territories were told at national cabinet their allocations of Pfizer will fall from 10.9m in September to 8.4m in October.

The leaked figures, seen by Guardian Australia, substantiate concerns that there is a reduction of Pfizer supply in the critical month that New South Wales and Victoria intend to reach the 70% vaccination target and push towards further reopening at 80%.

In Queensland, from 2.15m to 1.68m

In Western Australia, from 1.14m to 859,000

In South Australia from 774,000 to 544,000

In Tasmania from 287,000 to 201,000

In the Australia Capital Territory from 218,000 to 156,000; and

In the Northern Territory from 154,000 to 100,000

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Elliott was president of the federal Liberal party from 1987 to 1990 and ran the Carlton football club for two decades until 2002

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John Elliott, the controversial Australian businessman and former federal president of the Liberal party, has died aged 79.

Elliott was also president of the Carlton football club for two decades before being sacked in 2002 after the club breached salary cap rules.

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Victorian premier Daniel Andrews says despite what the federal government says ‘we don’t have it in the fridge or the freezer’

States and territories have rejected Greg Hunt’s claims Pfizer supply issues in October have been fixed with Daniel Andrews warning Victoria could not bring forward second dose appointments as a result.

The Australian Capital Territory chief minister, Andrew Barr, said on Thursday the territory was “experiencing the same issue” of tight Pfizer supply, acknowledging reports that general practitioners were cancelling or rescheduling Pfizer vaccine appointments.

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Youngest daughter Tharnicca must remain in community detention, meaning family can not return to Queensland

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Members of the Biloela family – the Tamil asylum seekers mired in a years-long battle to remain in Australia – have been granted 12-month bridging visas allowing them to remain in the country.

But they cannot go back to their previous home in central Queensland.

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