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Overcrowding, along with inexperience, has been blamed for this year’s death toll, with “traffic jams” at the summit forcing climbers to wait in line, their precious stores of oxygen ebbing lower with each passing minute.
Numerous tour operators and Everest-watchers have expressed concern over the number of novice mountaineers taking on the challenge, saying many possess neither the skills nor experience to tackle such a treacherous feat.
In some ways, Everest tour operators have become victims of their own success. A solid safety record and skyrocketing rates of summiting have heightened Everest’s allure, especially among bucket listers.
The fatality rate on Mount Everest stands at 1.15 per cent — well below neighbouring Himalayan giants such as Annapurna I, with a death rate of 3.9 per cent, or Dhaulagiri I, with a rate of 2.99 per cent.
This makes me want to re-watch Everest to make sense of what happened and where.
ABC Education has launched a new resource for Australian students to learn more about their country’s Indigenous history.
When bushfires die down, they don’t just suddenly go out. That’s a job for the mop-up crews, the unseen heroes of Australia’s bushfire season.
The barrage of blokey ads. The sponsorship signage. The steady drip of endorsements by smiling sports stars.
Online betting giants are pumping millions into the battle for the minds and wallets of Australian punters, with a singular aim: making you reach for your phone.
Now a 7.30 investigation can reveal details about the powerful machinery behind one of the country’s leading sports betting operators — a company that has spent nearly half a billion dollars over five years on endeavours aimed at tightening its grip on this rapidly growing market.
Willesee: “If I buy a birthday cake from a cake shop and GST is in place, do I pay more or less for that birthday cake?”
Hewson: “…If it is a cake shop, a cake from a cake shop that has sales tax, and it’s decorated and has candles as you say, that attracts sales tax, then of course we scrap the sales tax, before the GST is…”
Willesee: “OK — it’s just an example. If the answer to a birthday cake is so complex — you do have a problem with the overall GST?”
Fans of women’s sport, the broader LGBTIQ community and those interested in gender equity more broadly — these are the people I see drawn to AFLW matches, many of whom would have made the trip to Footscray for their first ever match of Australian rules football on Friday.
This is one of the reasons why the funding of the ABC is so important, with the only ad of mention being the spoof around Hottest One Hundred voting:
Why the ABC and public broadcasting is vital to the community. Transcript of ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie’s speech at the Melbourne Press Club, Tuesday 19 June, 2018.
The Liberal Party’s peak council voted overwhelmingly in favour of privatising the public broadcaster with backing of a conservative think-tank.
Some, like the Greens, argue manufacturers and retailers need to take more responsibility for the lifecycle of their packaging. “Product stewardship” and extended producer responsibility (EPR) requires manufacturers to factor the disposal of packaging into its design and production.
Other solutions to the waste crisis include charging more to dump waste in landfill or offering subsidies to increase the capacity of the local recycling sector.
A better option is to consume less plastic. “Precycling” minimises waste by reducing consumption. In practice this means packing your shopping in reusable bags, using a reusable cup for your takeaway coffee, buying items free from packaging — and putting a whole apple in our kids’ lunchboxes.
Whether you’re focusing on count or mass, I think it is alarming and we all recognise that this is an increasing global project and it’s going to take local solutions as well as hopefully global governance to help resolve the issues