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Bankrupt policy is costing the nation - The Age


The Age

Bankrupt policy is costing the nation
The Age
Tiny Nauru, an island of a mere 21 square kilometres with a hollow core from phosphate mining, cannot bear the burden on Australia's behalf. Refugees should be allowed a fresh start, with all human freedoms, including the right to travel overseas ...

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Sir David Attenborough turns 90: 'I have friends my age who can't walk about - I feel incredibly lucky' - The Independent


The Independent

Sir David Attenborough turns 90: 'I have friends my age who can't walk about - I feel incredibly lucky'
The Independent
From 1955-1980, chlorine and sodium phosphate was used by Thames Water in the reservoir, preventing wildlife from growing - but since that practice ended, wildlife has flourished, prompting the London Wildlife Trust to turn it into a public nature reserve.

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Brisbane rally calls for change in Australia's refugee policy - Sydney Morning Herald


Sydney Morning Herald

Brisbane rally calls for change in Australia's refugee policy
Sydney Morning Herald
Many of them were moved by electrician George Goring, who worked on Nauru in the phosphate industry, who broke down as he pleaded for refugees to be resettled in Australia. "Where do we start? And, more to the point, where do we stop?" he said.

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Itochu, Mitsui Said to Vie for Anglo Manganese Venture Stake - Bloomberg


Itochu, Mitsui Said to Vie for Anglo Manganese Venture Stake
Bloomberg
Japanese trading houses Itochu Corp. and Mitsui & Co. separately bid for a stake in Anglo American Plc's manganese assets in Australia and South Africa as the miner shrinks its business to weather the commodity-price rout, according to people with ...

Anglo to sell phosphate unit to China Molybdenum - Financial Times


Financial Times

Anglo to sell phosphate unit to China Molybdenum
Financial Times
As well as the niobium and phosphate unit, Anglo has said it has held talks to sell its nickel operations in Brazil and a cluster of its Australian coal mines. The niobium and phosphates unit generated revenues of $544m and underlying operating profits ...
Anglo to Sell Niobium, Phosphate Business for $1.5 BillionBloomberg
Brazilian sale a coup for debt-laden AngloBDlive
Anglo American to sell niobium, phosphate units for $1.5bnMineweb
Mining MX -Mining Journal (subscription)
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McDonald's McNuggets Now Healthier With New Recipe - Australia Network News


Australia Network News

McDonald's McNuggets Now Healthier With New Recipe
Australia Network News
The McNuggets will leave out sodium phosphates and will not be fried in oil containing TBHQ. McDonald's started testing this recipe since March across 140 stores in Oregon and Southwest Washington. News.com.au informs that McDonald's is testing ...

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Fertoz Ltd (ASX:FTZ) Rock Phosphate Certified for Organic Use in Canada and USA - ABN Newswire (press release)


ABN Newswire (press release)

Fertoz Ltd (ASX:FTZ) Rock Phosphate Certified for Organic Use in Canada and USA
ABN Newswire (press release)
Fertoz (ASX:FTZ) is an Australian-based phosphate exploration and development company with a range of projects in British Columbia, Canada as well as Queensland and the Northern Territory. The Company is focused on becoming a fertiliser producer as ...

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Sonnen takes the fight to Tesla - The Australian


The Australian

Sonnen takes the fight to Tesla
The Australian
Sonnen uses lithium iron phosphate batteries. They take up more room but have safe cells chemistry and a long cycle life — at least 10,000 cycles, he said. Meanwhile, a solar panel installation firm installing Tesla Powerwalls in Australia says it had ...

Money laundering fears over Bendigo Bank operations on Nauru - Sydney Morning Herald


Sydney Morning Herald

Money laundering fears over Bendigo Bank operations on Nauru
Sydney Morning Herald
In letters sent to customers – first revealed last week by the ABC and confirmed by Fairfax Media – Westpac said it was not satisfied that the government and linked companies met strict laws in Australia for anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism ...

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Fertiliser producer Incitec Pivot is Australia's last importer of 'illegal' phosphate from disputed Western Sahara - International Business Times AU


International Business Times AU

Fertiliser producer Incitec Pivot is Australia's last importer of 'illegal' phosphate from disputed Western Sahara
International Business Times AU
Fertiliser producer Incitec Pivot Ltd. (ASX:IPL) is the last Australian importer of rock phosphate from the disputed territory of Western Sahara, a report has found. In 2015, Incitec Pivot imported 63,000 tonnes of phosphate worth US$7.48 million and ...