• Pope Francis hints at married Catholic priests to combat shortage in the Amazon (ABC News)
  • Political donations hidden from NSW planning authorities by big corporations (The Guardian)
  • Hong Kong court rejects second attempt to block ban on masks, but activists remain defiant (ABC News)
  • Labor MP fears divide between religious and secular Australia (SMH)
  • Coalition should consider increasing bank levy, Labor’s Jim Chalmers says (The Guardian)
  • NRL stands by controversial six-again and sin-bin calls in grand final (ABC News)
  • Australian travel bloggers released in Iran were freed in apparent prisoner swap (The Guardian)
  • Ginger Baker, Cream’s volatile drummer, dies at 80 (ABC News)
  • Finance

  • The missing mile: How shared transport is slashing Sydneysiders’ commutes (ABC News)
  • ‘We don’t have a backyard’: Urban squeeze pushes great Australian dream to the fringes (ABC News)
  • Aussie woodchip industry suffers in US-China trade war (ABC News)
  • Consistency in humans? This is where it gets complicated … (SMH)
  • ‘Cognitive overload’: Why we don’t get more joy out of our super (SMH)
  • CBA bonuses endorsed by proxy advisors, reducing risk of protest vote (SMH)
  • Stoush heats up over mortgage broker best interest duty (SMH)
  • ‘Extraordinarily hard’: Sharp rise in parents of young children working full-time (SMH)
  • Opinion

  • If the PM thought money for farmers was ‘welfare’, they’d be getting robodebt notices (The Guardian)
  • When interest rates approach zero, the RBA needs a Plan B (ABC News)
  • ‘Just another correction, or the path to Trump’s recession?’: The big question markets are asking (ABC News)
  • Teenager Jordan Petaia delivers on World Cup hype but Wallabies still have work to do (ABC News)
  • What is a developing country anyway? (Inside Story)
  • Staying the course with a light hand (Pursuit)
  • There’s one deal Lambie should never make for all the carrots in the world (ABC News)
  • The ‘wealth effect’ is real, and that means house prices are going up (ABC News)
  • World

  • Pope Francis hints at married Catholic priests to combat shortage in the Amazon (ABC News)
  • Nadiya Hussain reveals childhood sexual assault (BBC News)
  • ‘They can’t arrest us all’: Activists defiant as Hong Kong court supports ban on masks (ABC News)
  • Second Trump whistleblower with ‘firsthand knowledge’ on Ukraine has spoken to watchdog (ABC News)
  • We can do a Brexit deal if EU is willing – Johnson (BBC News)
  • ‘Any change from what it is now would be worth it’: Thousands march for Scottish independence (ABC News)
  • Ginger Baker, Cream’s volatile drummer, dies at 80 (ABC News)
  • Glastonbury 2020 tickets sell out in 34 minutes (BBC News)
  • Climate

  • How Extinction Rebellion put the world on red alert (The Guardian)
  • Extinction Rebellion: fresh protests to ‘shut down’ Westminster (The Guardian)
  • We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast by Jonathan Safran Foer review – a life-changing book (The Guardian)
  • Centennial Coal massively increased emissions from two mines with no penalty (The Guardian)
  • Sports

  • Athletics World Championships: Lord Coe defends hosting event in Doha (BBC Sport)
  • Newcastle 0-1 Man Utd: Matty Longstaff scores winner on debut (BBC Sport)
  • Wallabies would be wise to field strong team against Georgia in Rugby World Cup (The Guardian)
  • Watch: Final day of World Athletics Championships (BBC Sport)
  • Man City 0-2 Wolves: Champions beaten at home (BBC Sport)
  • George Ford makes England’s World Cup attack hum and cannot be dropped (The Guardian)
  • NFL week five – Raiders face Bears in London (BBC Sport)
  • The force with England and Wales but Scots concerned about Japan clash (The Guardian)

  • Further reading

  • Wild Rice’s Refusal to Be Domesticated (Jstor)
  • 7 Cybersecurity Threats That Can Sneak Up on You (Wired)
  • Microsoft says Iranian hackers tried to breach a US presidential campaign (MIT Tech Review)
  • Would You Survive a Merger with AI? – Issue 76: Language (Nautilus)
  • Kemptown Secret Garden in Brighton, England (Atlas Obscura)
  • Wolfe Tone Statue in Dublin, Ireland (Atlas Obscura)
  • Facebook is being asked to give access to encrypted messages. It’s a bad idea. (MIT Tech Review)
  • Carting Lane Sewer Lamp in London, England (Atlas Obscura)
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