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Soaring heating costs mean many vulnerable Australians endure cold houses and the associated risks to their health. Paul Vasarhelyi from www.shutterstock.com

Forget heatwaves, our cold houses are much more likely to kill us

The idea of a hot and sunny land is so baked into our thinking about Australia that we've failed to design and build houses that protect us from the cold.
Going into the gas industry meeting, the federal government said its priority is to make sure adequate gas is available to meet peaking demands. Lukas Coch/AAP

Turnbull to gas industry: give the local market more supply

Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday will pressure the gas industry to increase the supply available to the domestic market, as the government scrambles to get together a viable national energy policy.
In Indonesia, motorists quickly line up in the petrol station before subsidised fuel price go up. EPA/BIMO SATRIO

Priming for Indonesia’s fuel subsidy cut

Discounts for fuel in Indonesia have been hurting Southeast Asia’s largest economy. Set to inherit an account deficit when he takes office in late October, newly elected president Joko Widodo has pushed…

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