Morning all,

Here’s today’s headlines:

News

  • Donald Trump tells US to expect ‘a lot of death’ as global coronavirus toll tops 60,000 (SBS)
  • NSW Police to launch criminal investigation into Ruby Princess saga as deaths linked to ship grow (SBS)
  • The critical decisions about who will live or die during the coronavirus peak may be left to NSW doctors (ABC)
  • Australians urged to forgo Easter festivities as signs coronavirus curve is flattening continue (SBS)
  • Queensland to raise hotel detention coronavirus concerns with Federal Government (SBS)
  • Bailout plan helps Scott Morrison’s personal approval rating as PM rebound (New Daily)
  • Opinion

  • The cost to freedom in the war against COVID-19 (Pursuit)
  • Women are juggling more than ever — and we need radical flexibility to get through this pandemic (ABC)
  • If you get coronavirus, could you sue? A test case is about to find out (ABC)
  • Is capitalism dying or just in isolation? (ABC)
  • Coronavirus is a human crisis beyond most of our scariest dreams – we will need to restart our society | Sam Mostyn and Travers McLeod (The Guardian)
  • Dad has always sent care packages from China. Now it’s face masks instead of snacks | Yang Tian (The Guardian)
  • Business

  • Big business bastardry continues with payment squeeze (New Daily)
  • Auction markets continue to struggle after recording worst result since 2008 (New Daily)
  • Surviving the storm: One of the cruellest parts of coronavirus is its unequal impact on business (ABC)
  • Virgin Australia is running out of cash — and it’s got less than six months to find a solution (ABC)
  • ATO defers its collection of super to let funds keep liquid cash in hand (New Daily)
  • How to get your hands on some quick coronavirus crisis cash (New Daily)
  • World

  • Live: Queen Elizabeth delivers rare speech to address coronavirus crisis (France 24)
  • Taliban accuses US of violating Doha peace agreement (Deutsche Welle)
  • France terror probe expands after deadly knife attack (Deutsche Welle)
  • Category five Cyclone Harold bears down on Vanuatu (ABC)
  • New York new virus cases ‘dropping for first time’ (BBC News)
  • ‘There’s going to be a lot of death’ in US from coronavirus next week, Trump says (ABC)
  • Climate

  • West Australia puts community batteries at top of new energy roadmap (Renew Economy)
  • Deep-sea worms and bacteria team up to harvest methane (Science Daily)
  • Big Oil is using the coronavirus pandemic to push through the Keystone XL pipeline | Bill McKibben (The Guardian)
  • NextEra outlines plans to convert two Gulf Power coal units to gas (IEEFA)
  • Experiments lead to slip law for better forecasts of glacier speed, sea-level rise (Science Daily)
  • New Mexico regulators approve utility plan to abandon 847MW San Juan coal plant (IEEFA)
  • Sport

  • Zak Brown: McLaren boss says F1 needs big changes to survive (BBC Sport)
  • ‘Disappointed’ Steve O’Keefe ends Shield career after NSW contract snub (Cricinfo)
  • Kubrat Pulev: Anthony Joshua’s challenger pledges estimated £2m to coronavirus fight (BBC Sport)
  • Footy in a state of limbo as SANFL, WAFL cope with season shutdowns (ABC)
  • My favourite game: Australia v Israel, World Cup qualifier 1989 | Richard Parkin (The Guardian)
  • RFU hopes to avoid using autumn international proceeds to help others (The Guardian)
  • Further reading

  • Dogs and Cancer (Jstor)
  • How you could get your covid-19 test results faster (MIT Tech Review)
  • How to Keep Your Zoom Chats Private and Secure (Wired)
  • Don’t Be Fooled by Covid-19 Carpetbaggers (Wired)
  • Google taught this robotic dog to learn new tricks by imitating a real one (MIT Tech Review)
  • St Peter and St Paul’s Wagon-Roof in Stephon Mallet, England (Atlas Obscura)

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