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Australian consumer gloom worsens amid devastating bushfires

22 Jan 2020

SYDNEY Australian consumer pessimism deepened in January as households fretted about the economic impact of devastating bushfires that killed 29 people, millions of animals and destroyed thousands of homes in recent months.

Australia softens climate change rhetoric as bushfires, and voters, rage

15 Jan 2020

SYDNEY Three years ago, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, then Treasurer, brandished a lump of coal in parliament as a totem of how the ruling conservative coalition planned to keep the lights on and power prices low. | Video

Hot and dry Australia could join the ranks of 'climate refugees'

15 Jan 2020

SYDNEY As global temperatures soar, Australia could become so hot and dry that the country's residents could become climate refugees, U.S. climatologist and geophysicist Michael Mann told Reuters.

Australia's AAA rating not at risk from bushfires - S&P

13 Jan 2020

SYDNEY Australia's pristine 'AAA' sovereign rating is not at "immediate risk" from the fiscal and economic impact of bushfires raging across the country's east coast, S&P said on Monday.

Climate change protests stretch to London as Australia bushfires rage

11 Jan 2020

SYDNEY/LONDON Thousands of Australians took to the streets on Friday to protest against government inaction on climate change, as bushfires ravaged tens of thousands of square miles of bushland after months of destruction and at least 27 deaths. | Video

Australia urges quarter of a million to flee as winds fan huge bushfires

10 Jan 2020

SYDNEY Australia urged nearly a quarter of a million people to evacuate their homes on Friday and prepared military backup as authorities said the next few hours could be "very, very challenging" even as rain poured down in some parts. | Video

Australians protest over climate change policy as bushfires rage

10 Jan 2020

SYDNEY, Jan 10 Thousands of Australians took to the streets on Friday to protest against government inaction on climate change, as bushfires ravage large swathes of the country, incinerating wildlife and polluting the air.

Australian shoppers return in November, but signs bleak for fourth quarter

10 Jan 2020

SYDNEY Australian retail sales surged past all expectations in November led by pre-Christmas shopping though early indicators point to weak spending in December, suggesting the economy remained in the doldrums in the final quarter of 2019.

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