Today’s Straya news cloud
  • Scott Morrison not for turning on New Zealand resettlement deal (SMH)
  • A ‘national embarrassment’: Australia to end bilateral aid to Pakistan (SMH)
  • Offshore detention costs taxpayers up to $573,000 each person, report finds (The Guardian)
  • The minister, the ex-Liberal candidate and the $2.2 million contract (SMH)
  • COP 25: UN chief urges hope over ‘surrender’ as report shows greenhouse emissions rising rapidly (ABC)
  • Hundreds of thousands flee 20th typhoon to hit the Philippines this year (ABC)
  • Finance

  • Winter crop forecasts slashed as ‘Armageddon’ drought bites (SMH)
  • Westpac ticking every anti-money-laundering box wouldn’t make much difference to criminals (The Conversation)
  • Australian house prices record biggest monthly rise since 2003 (The Guardian)
  • Budget surpluses won’t be as large as Frydenberg boasted, Deloitte says (The Guardian)
  • ‘I don’t think it should be anyone’s focus’: Australian startup plays down unicorn hype (SMH)
  • Banning Huawei could cut off our nose to spite our face. Good 5G matters (The Conversation)
  • Opinion

  • My veggie box lets me be a better person than I actually am | Alyx Gorman (The Guardian)
  • How red tape is killing Sydney’s future as a city (SMH)
  • Yes, the world is paying attention to Australia’s climate inaction (Inside Story)
  • Former Socceroos coach Postecoglou on verge of new dawn in Japan (ABC)
  • Senate shambles (The Monthly)
  • Chronic illness and the radical act of caring for ourselves (Overland)
  • World

  • Hundreds of thousands evacuated as Philippines braces for Typhoon Kammuri (Deutsche Welle)
  • White House Christmas decorations unveiled (BBC News)
  • ‘They died to protect the people in the Sahel,’ Macron says in tribute to fallen French troops (France 24)
  • Media expert Hendrik Sittig: ‘Broadcasters in South-East Europe are getting politically influenced’ (Deutsche Welle)
  • Trump target blasts his ‘orgasm’ mockery of her (BBC News)
  • UN conference to tackle ocean risks and emissions gap amid global climate movement (France 24)
  • Climate

  • Climate change: Critical year for climate change starts in Madrid (BBC News)
  • Insurance becoming increasingly hard to get for global coal industry (IEEFA)
  • Investor groups push major auditing firms to pay greater attention to climate change risks (IEEFA)
  • Migration v climate: Europe’s new political divide (The Guardian)
  • Sport

  • Mitchell Starc opts out of IPL 2020, Glenn Maxwell back in auction pool (Cricinfo)
  • Israel Folau agreed his post hurt people but said he would not stop, Rugby Australia claims (The Guardian)
  • Michael Gunning: Gay swimmer overcomes prejudice to chase Olympic dream (BBC Sport)
  • Pink ball will never be same as red ball – Paine (Cricinfo)
  • Further reading

  • Black sheep (Aeon)
  • Reformation of science (Aeon)
  • Iviswold Castle in Rutherford, New Jersey (Atlas Obscura)
  • An Evening With Ben Folds and 21 Other Smithsonian Associates Events in December (Smithsonian)
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