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From the newsrooms of The Age and SMH, Please Explain gives you a daily insight into the stories that drive the nation.

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From the newsrooms of The Age and SMH, Please Explain gives you a daily insight into the stories that drive the nation.

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    What’s driving Norway’s electric vehicle revolution?

    What’s driving Norway’s electric vehicle revolution?

    The electric car revolution has swept through Norway, transforming the country’s car market.

    Only 10 years ago diesel cars accounted for 75 per cent of new sales in Norway. Today they make up just 2.3 per cent.

    Here in Australia, less than 1 per cent of car sales in 2020 were electric.

    Today on Please Explain, Europe correspondent Bevan Shields joins Bianca Hall to discuss Norway’s transition to electric vehicles, and what 80s pop group A-ha had to do with it.

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    Why we need to pay attention to tax reform

    Why we need to pay attention to tax reform

    Tax reform might not be the sexiest topic to discuss over drinks with friends, but the fact is, taxes impact just about every facet of our lives.

    In a series of interviews with top economists and tax experts by The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, we have found that Australia is in desperate need of an overhaul to its tax system.

    Today on Please Explain, economics correspondent Jennifer Duke joins Nathanael Cooper to break down the push for tax reform.

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    ‘Swiss army knife of energy’: the pros and cons of green hydrogen

    ‘Swiss army knife of energy’: the pros and cons of green hydrogen

    The NSW government announced a new strategy on Wednesday to develop hydrogen that will help the state cut its carbon footprint in half by 2030 and create new opportunities that could grow the economy by more than $600 million this decade.

    But hydrogen as a form of energy has been around for decades and all meaningful attempts to use it as a cleaner form of energy have failed to reach their full potential.

    The costs associated with so-called green hydrogen are prohibitive and critics say it will never be the path forward for cleaner energy.

    Today on Please Explain, business reporter Nick Toscano joins Nathanael Cooper to talk through the complexities of green hydrogen.

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    Was JobKeeper money wasted?

    Was JobKeeper money wasted?

    Australia’s JobKeeper program was designed by Treasury officials at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The aim was to keep workers connected to their jobs by handing employers a $1500 per fortnight subsidy to cover their wage bills.

    Any firm which had reasonable grounds to suspect their turnover would fall by at least 30 per cent was eligible to get the money. For some, however, that did not happen. Figures released by Treasury this week have revealed the exact amount of money handed to businesses who did not suffer a decline in their turnover as large as 30 per cent, and indeed, to business who actually increased their turnover during that time.

    Today on Please Explain, economics correspondent Shane Wright joins Jess Irvine to discuss whether JobKeeper money wasted.

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    Falling Star: Money-laundering allegations hit ‘cleanskin’ casino

    Falling Star: Money-laundering allegations hit ‘cleanskin’ casino

    An investigation by The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and 60 Minutes has uncovered shocking allegations of money laundering, fraud and the courting of organised crime figures, linked to Sydney’s Star casino.

    It follows a long-running investigation into the behaviour of Crown Resorts, which sparked a Victorian royal commission that is due to report within days.

    Today on Please Explain, investigative journalist Nick McKenzie joins Bianca Hall to discuss the allegations of money laundering, and links to organised crime and large-scale fraud, associated with the casino.

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    Vaccine inequity could threaten all

    Vaccine inequity could threaten all

    As Australia reaches 62 per cent of eligible people being fully vaccinated, and Sydney opens up to newfound freedoms, there are fresh warnings of the dangers of leaving our neighbours behind.

    New research warns that at current vaccination rates, the 70 per cent vaccination target won’t be met until at least 2030 in 20 low-income countries.

    And there are growing concerns that deadlier mutations of the virus could evolve in the developing world within the next year.

    Today on Please Explain, foreign affairs and national security correspondent Anthony Galloway joins Bianca Hall to discuss the growing inequality in vaccine access, and the threats it poses to us all.

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