Morning all,

Here’s today’s headlines:

News

  • MP accused of sexual misconduct reappears in Parliament amid COVID-19 debate (ABC)
  • ‘Lack of care, attention and support’: coroner blasts department after veteran’s suicide (ABC)
  • All Year 12 Students Will Finish High School This Year, Education Minister Says (Ten)
  • Pope Francis decries ‘unjust sentences’ after cardinal George Pell acquitted (The Guardian)
  • ‘We must lock in these gains’: Scott Morrison issues warning while releasing coronavirus modelling (ABC)
  • JobKeeper ‘flexibilities’ give employers power to alter hours, ask staff to take leave (New Daily)
  • Opinion

  • George Pell’s successful appeal hinged on a tricky legal question (ABC)
  • Scott Morrison indicates ‘eliminating’ COVID-19 would come at too high a cost (The Conversation)
  • So you want to wear a mask in public? (Inside Story)
  • In these scary times a hug would help, but it’s the one thing I cannot have | Rebecca Shaw (The Guardian)
  • The meaning of strange: why we can’t look away from Tiger King (Overland)
  • Knight to rook 3 (The Monthly)
  • Business

  • Australia coronavirus live news: Western Australia records two new deaths – as it happened (The Guardian)
  • Coronavirus crisis has had staggering impact on Australian businesses, data reveals (The Guardian)
  • SA’s coronavirus restrictions explained: The dos, the don’ts and the try-not-tos (ABC)
  • JobKeeper is quick, dirty and effective: there was no time to make it perfect (The Conversation)
  • ‘Mind your manners’: New South Wales pharmacist spat on and punched in COVID-19 stress (ABC)
  • Bill Gates’ prophecy fell on deaf ears, and we are paying a big price (SMH)
  • World

  • France’s coronavirus death toll passes 10,000 after steep rise at nursing homes (France 24)
  • ‘Fighter’ Johnson stable but remains in intensive care, deputy confirms (ABC)
  • Coronavirus latest: Wuhan lockdown lifted Lufthansa shutters Germanwings (Deutsche Welle)
  • UN condemns rocket attack on Tripoli hospital (Al Jazeera English)
  • Taliban walk out of ‘fruitless’ peace talks with Afghan Government (ABC)
  • NY records 731 new coronavirus deaths in its deadliest day yet (Al Jazeera English)
  • Climate

  • Homeschooling during coronavirus: five ways to teach children about climate change (The Conversation)
  • Energy Insiders Podcast: Australia’s rapid and low cost path to zero emissions (Renew Economy)
  • Saudi solar solicitation attracts ultra-low bids, with prices at $0.016/kWh (IEEFA)
  • Protecting the high seas: Identify biodiversity hotspots (Science Daily)
  • Egypt postpones $4.4 billion, 6GW coal plant, pushes renewables instead (IEEFA)
  • Climate change triggers Great Barrier Reef bleaching (Science Daily)
  • Sport

  • Test Match Special to replay Ben Stokes’ Ashes Test at Headingley (BBC Sport)
  • Australia ‘too scared’ to sledge Virat Kohli’s India because of IPL deals – Michael Clarke (Cricinfo)
  • Premiership set for extended break before resuming behind closed doors (The Guardian)
  • The Open cancelled as golf’s other majors are rescheduled (ABC)
  • Canadian Grand Prix ninth race to be called off amid coronavirus crisis (BBC Sport)
  • ACCC orders $5m refund for basketball fans angered by poor views and lack of stars (The Guardian)
  • Further reading

  • Why the coronavirus lockdown is making the internet better than ever (MIT Tech Review)
  • How America Brought the 1957 Influenza Pandemic to a Halt (Jstor)
  • Prayer in the Time of COVID-19 – Facts So Romantic (Nautilus)
  • The swimmer (Aeon)
  • Why coronavirus impacts are devastating for international students in private rental housing (The Conversation)
  • Coronavirus: as culture moves online, regional organisations need help bridging the digital divide (The Conversation)

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