To date, the Australian government has made it clear climate change is a subject that will not be on the agenda when the G20 leaders meet in Brisbane next month.
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Craig James, of CommSec points out that retail sales grew by 7.4 per cent during the past year, marking the best rolling 12-month period since January 2002
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