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Is Australia’s biggest new gas project cutting its emissions – or doubling them?
Woodside Petroleum is planning to expand a liquefied natural gas project in a plan it claims will reduce emissions by 30% by 2030. But analysts say the project will cause emissions to skyrocket. Environment editor Adam Morton explains why the project is being approved and what could it mean for Australia’s emission targets
David Dungay Jr’s family take their fight for justice to the United Nations
David Dungay Jr’s name has become a frequent rallying cry at Black Lives Matter protests across Australia. Now the family of the Dunghutti man, who died in custody in 2015, is teaming up with the barrister Geoffrey Robertson QC to take their case to the UN human rights commission, arguing Australia has breached its international human rights obligations. Indigenous affairs editor Lorena Allam explains the legal reasoning behind the case and what it could mean for the Dungay family and all families affected by a death in custody
Will Tokyo really host a pandemic Olympics?
The Games were meant to be a moment of national celebration but, with coronavirus cases rising in Japan, this summer’s postponed Olympics are the subject of recrimination and protest. Justin McCurry, the Guardian’s Tokyo correspondent, tells Anushka Asthana why the movement to cancel the Games is facing an uphill battle in the face of vast financial pressure
With the spotlight on the Biloela family, can Australia’s rhetoric on refugees improve?
This week the Biloela family was thrust back in the news as three-year-old Tharnicaa was airlifted to a hospital in Perth to fight pneumonia and a blood infection. Mike Ticher and Lucy Clark speak about the treatment of the Biloela family and whether it will have an impact on Australia’s immigration policy
Behind the rise of hyperpop
The past decade has seen the formation of a vibrant and strange genre of music called hyperpop. Its growth has been spurred on by the internet – through Soundcloud, Twitter and now Spotify – and it has been linked to some of the most exciting young artists worldwide. Freelance music writer Shaad D’Souza speaks to Laura Murphy-Oates about the rise of hyperpop and what it tells us about the influence of big corporations such as Spotify.
Love, fear and Covid failures in Australia’s aged care
The coronavirus outbreak in Melbourne has spread to aged care, with multiple cases linked to one facility: Arcare in Maidstone. For young carer Ai-Lin, whose 86-year-old grandmother Ann lives at the facility, this outbreak raises serious questions about Australia’s aged care system and the federal government’s vaccination rollout. Laura Murphy-Oates speaks to Ai-Lin about her experience as a young carer living through the pandemic
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