Today’s Straya news cloud
  • As he rails against activism, Scott Morrison is turning a bit sinister, a bit threatening | Katharine Murphy (The Guardian)
  • China to ‘perfect’ Hong Kong leader appointment system amid ongoing pro-democracy protests (ABC)
  • NSW police won’t say if officers who abused Afghan women are still working (The Guardian)
  • Second man charged with multiple counts of manslaughter over Essex truck deaths (ABC)
  • Centrelink wrongly cut off jobseeker who quit over underpayment: watchdog (The Guardian)
  • Sedatives ‘clearly justified’ in only 10% of aged care cases (SMH)
  • Finance

  • Australian house prices rise more than at any time in past four years (The Guardian)
  • Australian dollar has entered the economic danger zone — and there’s little we can do about it (ABC)
  • Peter FitzSimons blasts ‘ludicrously draconian’ laws exposing journalists to AFP raids (ABC)
  • Career choices in the frame (SMH)
  • Australian aluminium smelters ‘not sustainable’ due to high power costs, Rio Tinto says (The Guardian)
  • Air-rights tower up for grabs on La Trobe (SMH)
  • Opinion

  • Something old, something new – a response to Laura Wynne (Overland)
  • Late style: Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ (The Monthly)
  • Quiet, Australians (The Monthly)
  • Toppling Cook (Overland)
  • When politicians talk about ‘Quiet Australians’, they’re sending a troubling message (ABC)
  • Trump won’t win the ‘endless’ war by simply killing terrorists (ABC)
  • World

  • UK migrant truck death: Arrests in Ireland and Vietnam (Deutsche Welle)
  • AfricaLink on Air – 01 November 2019 (Deutsche Welle)
  • US Democrat Warren sets out health funding plan (BBC News)
  • ‘Gas chamber’: Pollution hits record high in New Delhi (Al Jazeera English)
  • Irish fighter McGregor fined for punching man who refused whiskey (Deutsche Welle)
  • Russia orders closure of prominent human rights group (Deutsche Welle)
  • Climate

  • Rice yields plummet and arsenic rises in future climate-soil scenarios (Science Daily)
  • China dials back its appetite for Australian coal (IEEFA)
  • U.S. offshore wind set to provide 12 percent of electricity demand in Massachusetts (IEEFA)
  • California wildfires signal the arrival of a planetary fire age (The Conversation)
  • Sport

  • Prolifc David Warner guides Australia to 3-0 sweep (Cricinfo)
  • Cheslin Kolbe: the little man who can pose England some big problems (The Guardian)
  • United States Grand Prix: Max Verstappen fastest in first practice (BBC Sport)
  • Tarania Clarke: Jamaica women’s midfielder dies after stabbing incident (BBC Sport)
  • Further reading

  • XX files: animalia genitalia (Aeon)
  • How Mengzi came up with something better than the Golden Rule (Aeon)
  • Thanksgiving Stories (Jstor)
  • Opinion: Don’t Let a Tech Slowdown Threaten Our Military (Wired)
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