• Countdown continues for Games venues MP3

    In India, the question that's increasingly being asked is when will the venues for the Commonwealth Games be completed? The Games Village is the latest to have struck trouble, with New Delhi's monsoon-swollen river inundating the flood plain on which the athletes' accommodation has been built, but other venues are nearing completion.

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  • Tea Party emboldened by pre-selection wins MP3

    The Republican Party has been forced to support Tea Party-backed candidates who've taken Senate pre-selections from long-standing Republicans. Despite internal rumblings, the party is remaining upbeat about its potential for success at the mid-term congressional elections. But while the Tea Party is emboldened, the Democrats think the wins could be to their advantage.

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  • Policymakers urged to look beyond statistics MP3

    The Treasury Secretary, Ken Henry, has told economists at the national statistics conference not all that can be counted, counts. He's among many leading economists, as well as social and environmental researchers, who say there needs to be a greater focus and more funding to measure other key indicators of Australia's progress .. or lack thereof.

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  • Jury out on PNG/North Qld hydro-power plan MP3

    There's been a mixed reaction to a planned multi-billion-dollar hydro-power project connecting Papua-New Guinea and North Queensland. The proposal has been welcomed as a much-needed economic boost for the region, but conservationists say the Queensland Government should be looking at local renewable energy projects.

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  • Garnaut welcomes carbon tax comments MP3

    The man who advised the Rudd government on climate change says it's more likely now than it was a year ago that there'll be political action on the issue. Professor Ross Garnaut joins The World Today to discuss the call by BHP Billiton for a price to be put on carbon sooner rather than later. Professor Garnaut says further delays could mean investments in carbon-intensive projects will become redundant when a carbon...

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  • BHP's carbon price call gets cautious backing MP3

    BHP Billiton's call for leadership on a carbon price has received cautious support from business. The president of the Business Council says an ETS is inevitable, while the forestry and mining union has praised the call for action.

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  • Mining chief backs carbon tax MP3

    The world's biggest mining company has urged the Federal Government to show leadership on a carbon tax, shocking the business community on the way. BHP Billiton says the government shouldn't wait for a global price on carbon before it moves to reduce the nation's carbon emissions. He also says Australia needs to lower its dependence on coal-fired power generation.

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