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Bolsonaro blames NGOs for Amazon fires

Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has accused non-governmental organisations of burning down the Amazon rainforest to hurt his government, as a growing global outcry against the wildfires rages through social media.

Vic Archbishop believes Pell is innocent

Catholic Melbourne Archbishop Peter Comensoli believes convicted pedophile Cardinal George Pell when he protests his innocence, and wonders if the sole living victim got the name of his abuser wrong.

Qld protesters defy proposed protest law

Protesters have disputed claims they are filling devices with glass and butane gas to harm authorities who remove them from Queensland roads and train tracks.

Hasbro to cut plastics in toy packaging

Toy maker Hasbro is giving plastic packaging the boot.It said on Tuesday that all packaging for new products will be mostly plastic free by the end of 2022.

Adani refuses to bow to climate activists

A climate activist has locked himself to machinery at Adani's Queensland mine site in defiance of the state government's move to outlaw lock-on protest devices.

Smith targets return in Ashes tour game

Steve Smith hopes to return from concussion in next week's low-key tour game against Derbyshire, having run out of time in his bid to be fit for the third Ashes Test.

PNG treasurer disputes $1.5b loan figure

Australia is speaking with Papua New Guinea about giving the nation financial support, but PNG's treasurer has hosed down reports his government wants a $1.5 billion loan.