Today’s Straya news cloud
  • Labor’s loss had its roots in near-win of 2016 (SMH)
  • Liberties for the chosen ones: what and who do Morrison’s Liberals stand for? (SMH)
  • NATO is suffering from a ‘brain death’ — the EU is the cure, says Emmanuel Macron (ABC)
  • Victorian Liberals at war over early preselection plans (SMH)
  • ‘Heinous’ fishermen who murdered 16 crewmates sent back to North Korea (ABC)
  • Anthony Albanese to try and turn page on election loss amid unrest from Shorten camp (The Guardian)
  • Finance

  • Lamenting a bygone era, when fixing tractors did not require a computer science degree (ABC)
  • Oakajee’s OK: Birmingham throws support behind Chinese port purchase (SMH)
  • ‘I’m upset, I’m sad’: Ninety people with disabilities to lose their jobs before Christmas (ABC)
  • NAB full year profit tumbles 14 per cent to $4.8b (ABC)
  • Dying for a better life: South Koreans fake funeral for life lessons (SMH)
  • Women keep getting murdered, but this rideshare app’s curfew ‘solution’ caused a revolt (ABC)
  • Opinion

  • Political donations are changing Australian politics. Here’s how (ABC)
  • He started with indecent assault at age 12 and graduated to rape at 16. So where were the consequences? (ABC)
  • No exit (The Monthly)
  • The myth of ‘the most successful multicultural country in the world’ (Overland)
  • Humiliating and degrading: the strip-searching of girls as young as 12 (SMH)
  • ‘How To Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy’ (The Monthly)
  • World

  • ‘Heinous’ fishermen who murdered 16 crewmates face historic deportation to North Korea (ABC)
  • NATO is suffering from a ‘brain death’ — the EU is the cure, says Emmanuel Macron (ABC)
  • Iraq: 4 protesters killed in Baghdad; key south port closed again (Al Jazeera English)
  • Italian Holocaust survivor facing mass threats insults receives police protection (Deutsche Welle)
  • Sieren’s China: Learning from the mistakes in Hong Kong (Deutsche Welle)
  • Angela Merkel condemns Macron’s ‘drastic words’ on NATO (Deutsche Welle)
  • Climate

  • ‘On the right side of history’: Jacinda Ardern chuffed by carbon emissions law (ABC)
  • Never knowingly undersoiled – John Lewis trucks to run on cow manure (The Guardian)
  • Have you been invited to take part in the UK citizens’ climate assembly? (The Guardian)
  • 2040 review – an optimist’s guide to saving the world (The Guardian)
  • Sport

  • Scottish Rugby fined £70,000 over Mark Dodson’s World Cup comments (The Guardian)
  • Sonny Bill Williams: Super League side Toronto sign two-time rugby union World Cup winner (BBC Sport)
  • Lewis Hamilton has ‘more championships to win’ after sixth world title secured (BBC Sport)
  • Peter Handscomb joins Middlesex as captain on two-year deal (Cricinfo)
  • Further reading

  • The escape agents (Aeon)
  • Divine transports (Aeon)
  • The Man Whose Face Got Stuck Like That (Jstor)
  • The AI hiring industry is under scrutiny—but it’ll be hard to fix (MIT Tech Review)
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