Morning all,

Here’s today’s headlines:

News

  • Proposed COVID-19 laws to protect SA renters and hand authorities more power (ABC)
  • Union deal clears way for $130 billion wage subsidy (SMH)
  • Australia’s coronavirus death toll passes 40 as major Gold Coast beaches set to close (SBS)
  • Nick Kyrgios Offers To Help Struggling Aussies Put Food On The Table (Ten)
  • Lack of PPE forces Aboriginal health groups to stop testing for coronavirus (The Guardian)
  • NSW Police Launch Criminal Investigation Into Ruby Princess Cruise Ship Docking (Ten)
  • Opinion

  • Morrison sees massive ratings surge in Newspoll over coronavirus crisis; Trump also improves (The Conversation)
  • The transparent labyrinth: offshore detention and surplus life (Overland)
  • We are the world (Inside Story)
  • If coronavirus (which we all hate now) is spread through the air why aren’t we all wearing masks? | First Dog on the Moon (The Guardian)
  • House of brief (The Monthly)
  • I spent two weeks in quarantine with my in-laws in a house full of puppets | Aleksandra Bliszczyk (The Guardian)
  • Business

  • Asic sues investment fund Mayfair 101 for allegedly misleading advertising (The Guardian)
  • More than 360,000 Australians apply for early release of super (ABC)
  • Returning Qantas crew members tested positive for coronavirus but were exempt from quarantine (The Guardian)
  • ‘Out-of-towners’ not welcome as Gold Coast beaches close, Brisbane’s Ekka show cancelled (ABC)
  • Beware the rescue trap for small shareholders (SMH)
  • Coronavirus support packages will reshape the future economy, and that presents an opportunity (The Conversation)
  • World

  • Trump’s favourite campaign tactic has been banned — but he may have found a new one (ABC)
  • Fire in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone creates large spike in radiation levels (ABC)
  • US coronavirus death toll surpasses 10,000 (Al Jazeera English)
  • France records deadliest 24 hours as coronavirus death toll nears 9,000 (France 24)
  • Subscribe to Corona Compact — DW’s newsletter tracking coronavirus in Asia (Deutsche Welle)
  • Opinion: Coronavirus: A timeline of Turkey’s missteps (Deutsche Welle)
  • Climate

  • Vasilii Petrenko in Antarctica (ABC)
  • Upper ocean water masses shrinking in changing climate: Less efficient CO2 sink (Science Daily)
  • PRB coal production falls to 54.6 million tons in first quarter, a 20-year low (IEEFA)
  • Germany averages more than 50% renewables over March quarter (Renew Economy)
  • IRENA: Renewable energy resources totaled almost 75% of new generation capacity in 2019 (IEEFA)
  • Northern Territory offers $6,000 grant for home batteries, cuts solar tariff (Renew Economy)
  • Sport

  • British Open Championship cancelled due to coronavirus (SMH)
  • Liverpool: Premier League leaders apologise and reverse furlough decision (BBC Sport)
  • Virtual sport takes off as athletes move online to get their competitive fix (ABC)
  • A return to suburban grounds would offer a chance to reawaken the AFL’s soul | Adam Collins (The Guardian)
  • Club World Cup to be put forward as radical new rugby union competition (The Guardian)
  • Steve O’Keefe demands more help for Australian spin bowling (Cricinfo)
  • Further reading

  • Guide to the Classics: Albert Camus’ The Plague (The Conversation)
  • Dating on the rebound – when looking for love can be a lifesaver (Aeon)
  • Jennifer Nuzzo: “We’re Definitely Not Overreacting” to COVID-19 (Jstor)
  • Gustav Mahler Statue in Dobbiaco, Italy (Atlas Obscura)
  • Heavily Trafficked Songbirds a Victim of Venezuelan Collapse (Smithsonian)
  • Great time to try: 5½ ways to make movie masterpieces at home (The Conversation)

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