Today’s Straya news cloud
  • Australian cinemas have boycotted Martin Scorsese’s new gangster film. Here’s why (ABC)
  • Audit office blasts roll-out of Coalition’s $200m regional jobs and investment program (The Guardian)
  • ‘We are all accountable’: Atlassian chief slams Morrison protest crackdown (SMH)
  • ‘Ride and a half’ for Gympie locals who suddenly own a Cup winner (ABC)
  • PM puts final touches to drought strategy (New Daily)
  • Farishta wasn’t able to play sport in Pakistan. Now the marathon runner feels safe wherever she goes (ABC)
  • Finance

  • ‘Someone else will be killed’: Fallen signs heighten the risk of fatalities, truckies say (ABC)
  • ASX to rise as Wall Street takes a pause ahead of potential US-China deal (ABC)
  • ‘Lost and broken’ drug addicts turn lives around by baking artisan sourdough (ABC)
  • Markets Live: ASX futures pointed higher, Aussie, bond yields lift (SMH)
  • Afterpay rival Splitit says it is happy to let merchants surcharge (SMH)
  • 8@eight: ASX set to open higher (SMH)
  • Opinion

  • Australia could fall apart under climate change. But there is a way to avoid it (ABC)
  • It’s finally rained again – it smells like childhood and high summer, relief and restoration | Brigid Delaney (The Guardian)
  • A glass half-full (The Monthly)
  • Flying green gems of the outback: budgies are Australia’s most misunderstood birds | Barry Traill (The Guardian)
  • One thing religious Australians and atheists agree on (ABC)
  • The very idea of a free trade agreement is a contradiction. Here’s why (ABC)
  • World

  • Refugee anger boiling over in South Africa (Deutsche Welle)
  • ‘Goodness and humour’: Generations of viewers to celebrate Sesame Street’s 50th birthday (ABC)
  • South Asia is facing an ’employment crisis’: UNICEF chief (Deutsche Welle)
  • Climate emergency ‘clear and unequivocal’ (BBC News)
  • UK lowers terror threat level to ‘substantial’ (Deutsche Welle)
  • Turkey demands Germany take back 20 captured ‘Islamic State’ members (Deutsche Welle)
  • Climate

  • A plan to fix Britain’s broken democracy | Letter (The Guardian)
  • Environment minister Ley flags softening rules in another move to protect coal (Renew Economy)
  • The bold and controversial plan to save the mountain pygmy possum from extinction (ABC)
  • Alion Energy solar tracker scores first deal for “difficult” solar farm locations (Renew Economy)
  • Sport

  • Heather O’Reilly reflects on superb career featuring 231 USA caps & three Olympic golds (BBC Sport)
  • ‘We performed desperately’: fans review the Rugby World Cup (The Guardian)
  • Rugby World Cup 2019: Guardian writers’ teams of the tournament (The Guardian)
  • Cleveland Browns release Jermaine Whitehead after Twitter tirade (BBC Sport)
  • Further reading

  • How Native Americans Came to Fight Southwestern Fires (Jstor)
  • One Bitcoin “whale” may have fueled the currency’s price spike in 2017 (MIT Tech Review)
  • Internet freedom is declining around the world—and social media is to blame (MIT Tech Review)
  • Anti-Deepfake Law in California Is Far Too Feeble (Wired)
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