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Queensland state budget increases taxes on miners, big business to fund new hospitals and mental health services

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Queensland has announced plans to increase royalties on coal companies amid record profits, as surging prices for fossil fuels help fund investment in the state’s healthcare sector. The Queensland treasurer, Cameron ...

Queensland state budget increases taxes on miners, big business to fund new hospitals and mental health services

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Queensland has announced plans to increase royalties on coal companies amid record profits, as surging prices for fossil fuels help fund investment in the state’s healthcare sector. The Queensland treasurer, Cameron ...

Searing testimony increases odds of charges against Trump, experts say

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The searing testimony and growing evidence about Donald Trump’s central role in a multi-pronged conspiracy to overturn Joe Biden’s election in 2020 presented at the House January 6 committee’s first three hearings, ha...

Restraint of Victorian children in mental health facilities increases by 32%

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Victorian children are increasingly being physically restrained in the state’s public mental health facilities, despite the recent royal commission recommending the practice be phased out within 10 years. A damning re...

UK economy’s stagnation increases chances of recession

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Stagflation has two elements to it: weak growth and rapidly rising prices. Britain already has the inflation; it is now getting the stagnation. To be sure, the main reason behind the 0.3% fall in gross domestic produc...

Street lighting increases theft from cars, rather than deterring opportunists

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Whether lighting is a deterrent to burglars or simply helps them see what they are doing has been a matter of hot debate. Now research suggests that when it comes to reducing theft from cars, it might be best to leave...

Guatemala increases punishment for abortions and bans same-sex marriage

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Guatemala’s congress has increased prison sentences for women who have abortions, bucking a recent trend in Latin America toward expanding access to the procedures. As some of Latin America’s largest countries – Mexic...

Plastic packaging increases fresh food waste, study finds

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Supermarkets should stop selling fresh produce such as apples and potatoes in plastic packaging, research suggests, because it does not make them last longer and adds to pollution and food waste. The 18-month study by...

Covid infection increases risk of mental health disorders, study finds

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Having Covid-19 puts people at a significantly increased chance of developing new mental health conditions, potentially adding to existing crises of suicide and overdoses, according to new research looking at millions...

NatWest increases bonus pool by 44% as bank returns to profit

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NatWest is giving its bankers bigger bonuses this year after the group, still majority-owned by taxpayers, bounced back to a £4bn profit in 2021 as the economy recovered from the coronavirus pandemic. The lender said ...

Renters across US face sharp increases – averaging up to 40% in some cities

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Rental prices across America have soared over the past year, with some cities experiencing average price hikes of up to 40%, leaving many renters stunned and grappling with either having to move to be able to afford r...

Maxwell conviction increases scrutiny of other women who worked for Epstein

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The conviction of Ghislaine Maxwell on sex-trafficking charges this week has increased the scrutiny of others who worked for or socialized with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein for years, and their knowledge of the...

Fauci: Omicron ‘raging through the world’ and travel increases Covid risks

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The Omicron variant of Covid-19 has “extraordinary spreading capabilities”, the US government’s top infectious diseases expert said on Sunday, warning that it is already “raging through the world”. Dr Anthony Fauci’s...

Fly-tipping in England increases during Covid pandemic

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Fly-tipping incidents in England increased last year, with household waste accounting for by far the biggest proportion of the problem, which has been worsened by the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. From March 20...

Lorry driver shortage: strike threat at two firms increases supply chain fears

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The threat of strike action by lorry drivers at two firms supplying the construction industry and convenience stores has raised the prospect of further disruption this autumn amid Britain’s worst supply chain meltdown...

Breathing toxic wildfire smoke during pregnancy increases risk of premature birth, study finds

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As California wildfires continue to rage and the Lake Tahoe area faces some of the highest air pollution levels in the world, a new study has found that breathing wildfire smoke during pregnancy increases the risk of ...

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