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Australia (/ɒˈstrliə/, /ə-/, colloquially /-jə/), officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is an Oceanian country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area. Neighbouring countries include Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east.

For about 50,000 years before the first British settlement in the late 18th century, Australia was inhabited by indigenous Australians, who spoke languages grouped into roughly 250 language groups. After the European discovery of the continent by Dutch explorers in 1606, Australia's eastern half was claimed by Great Britain in 1770 and initially settled through penal transportation to the colony of New South Wales from 26 January 1788. The population grew steadily in subsequent decades; the continent was explored and an additional five self-governing crown colonies were established. On 1 January 1901, the six colonies federated, forming the Commonwealth of Australia. Since federation, Australia has maintained a stable liberal democratic political system that functions as a federal parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy comprising six states and several territories. The population of 24 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated in the eastern states and on the coast.

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Australia’s Center-Left Government Heralds New Emissions Reduction Bill

Voa News 27 Mar 2023
Australia’s center-left government Monday secured the parliamentary support it needs to implement its main climate change policy ... It has sought to limit emissions from Australia's biggest polluters — more than 200 oil, gas, resources and manufacturing enterprises ... Australia has the world’s highest uptake of solar power....

Green economy needs no rush

The Saigon Times 26 Mar 2023
A report by the UK-based Ember in 2022 stated that Vietnam, alongside the Netherlands and Australia, has switched over 8% of its energy demand to wind and solar power in 2020-2021 ... Staying calm with the green economy, especially renewable energy like solar and wind power is not just an issue for Vietnam....

Watch MUNA cover Celine Dion’s ‘My Heart Will Go On’

NME 25 Mar 2023
MUNA have reworked Celine Dion’s iconic track ‘My Heart Will Go On’ for Triple J’s Like A Version – check it out below. READ MORE. MUNA. “We believe in people taking moments of freedom and love where they can find it” ... “This song is a song I’ve always loved ... MUNA were in Australia supporting Lorde on her ‘Solar Power’ tour earlier this month ... ....

Guest editorial: Here comes sustainability

Park Record 23 Mar 2023
Large scale stationary battery systems are already proven to provide storage for intermittent solar and wind and to stabilize the grid with millisecond response times at the South Australia Hornsdale Power Reserve ... However, solar arrays to power the entire world will occupy only ......

Solar-powered desalination: What you need to know

Gulf News 22 Mar 2023
Solar-powered desalination is gaining popularity globally, but moreso in the Gulf. The Irena report estimates that if ... Veolia has worked on solar-powered desalination projects in different parts of the world, including Australia, the Caribbean, Saudi Arabia, Spain and others....

Cutting methane a quick win for the climate - experts

RNZ 22 Mar 2023
Trenberth said we are "way behind" other countries in some areas, and still "doing silly things" like importing coal and not incentivising solar power ... administration seems to be much more amenable and doing a lot better with regard to electricity and solar power and renewables....

Billionaires Bid For Giant Australian Solar Project

Oil Price 17 Mar 2023
Two of Australia’s richest people, Andrew Forrest and Mike Cannon-Brookes, have submitted bids to buy Sun ......

Australian utility unveils plans for 800 MWh big battery

PV Magazine 17 Mar 2023
From pv magazine Australia ...Increasing energy storage over the next decade will be crucial to addressing system security risks, such as high levels of rooftop solar generation, and ensuring reliable power supply to Western Australia’s main electricity grid,” he said....

Watch Lorde Bring Out MUNA To Back Her “Kind Of Girl” Cover

Stereogum 17 Mar 2023
On the Australian leg of her Solar Power, Lorde’s opening act has been the Los Angeles trio MUNA, who are also set to open for Lorde’s buddy Taylor Swift at some of her upcoming American ......

Stella the Stargazer – the latest in a trend of luxury, solar-powered getaways

PV Magazine 15 Mar 2023
Enter Stella the Stargazer, a solar-powered holiday destination that makes off-grid living the lap of luxury ... As a solar-powered off-grid holiday destination, Stella the Stargazer is by no means unique ... On the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia, eco-accomodation company EyreWay has built two solar-powered, off-grid luxury tiny homes....

Collapsed Australian Sun Cable mega project attracts multiple bids

Reuters 15 Mar 2023
Sun Cable's mega project includes the proposed Australia-Asia PowerLink which would have sent power from a 20 gigawatt (GW) solar farm with the world's biggest battery in northern Australia across a 4,200 kilometres-long (2610 miles) undersea cable to Singapore....

Lorde shows off her stylish side and toned midriff with multiple outfit changes during Sydney ...

The Daily Mail 15 Mar 2023
Lorde famously sang 'we'll never be royals' but the New Zealand popstar certainly showed her bougie side to audiences at her Sydney show on Tuesday ... Lorde showed off her bougie side to audiences at her Sydney show on Tuesday ... The New Zealander began her Solar Power tour in Australia on March 8 in Brisbane and will finish it off on March 18 in Perth ... ....

TotalEnergies’ arm unveils 30GW green-hydrogen pipeline in Australia, despite HyEnergy exit

Upstream Online 13 Mar 2023
HyEnergy was to be powered by 8GW of wind and solar as part of a partnership with local developer Province Resources, as first announced in April 2021 ... Total Eren’s investments in Australian renewables currently include Kiamal Solar Farm in Victoria, stage two of which will ......

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