Straya Briefly for 10/10/19

  • Who knew four minutes with Renee Zellweger could be so intense? (ABC News)
  • Asylum seekers approved for medevac transfers detained in Port Moresby (The Guardian)
  • Religious discrimination bill would create barriers to women’s healthcare, advocates warn (The Guardian)
  • Chinese military scout Australia’s submarine program during Sydney visit (ABC News)
  • ‘I wear that badge with pride’: Boris Johnson’s dad joins ranks of climate protesting ‘crusties’ (ABC News)
  • Bipartisan committee recommends Australian parliament pass new free trade deals (The Guardian)
  • Australian Christian Lobby backs sacking of employees with no ‘Christian sexual ethic’ (The Guardian)
  • Moderate Liberal MPs sign on to crossbench-led climate action group (The Guardian)
  • Finance

  • Consumers not buying it as confidence crashes amid tumbling interest rates (ABC News)
  • Revealed: northern Australia’s fossil fuel plans push climate goals beyond reach (The Guardian)
  • Michael Parkinson on how his chat show wouldn’t work today and the most charming guest he ever interviewed (ABC News)
  • SBS boss lashes media tokenism and ‘tick-box’ diversity (SMH)
  • Painting Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce as a superhero is part of a long Australian tradition (The Conversation)
  • Of zombies and unicorns: the perils of low interest rates (SMH)
  • Historic gold rush town divided over plans to explore beneath their streets (ABC News)
  • ASX falls sharply as hopes for US-China trade talks diminish (ABC News)
  • Opinion

  • There are three types of climate change denier, and most of us are at least one (ABC News)
  • Going unquietly: Extinction Rebellion and a spring of protest (Overland)
  • The invisible handshake (The Monthly)
  • Victoria has chosen spin over substance in its Indigenous treaty whitewash (The Guardian)
  • Ben Simmons just hit a three-pointer. Why is everyone freaking out? (ABC News)
  • We will not be complete (The Monthly)
  • The US is in a catch-22 and its ‘friends’ are feeling the heat (ABC News)
  • While I live with three minute showers in this drought, I know people in the cities are wasting precious water (The Guardian)
  • World

  • Tunisia court orders release of presidential candidate Nabil Karoui (France 24)
  • Turkey launches military operations against Kurds in northern Syria (France 24)
  • EU leaders criticise UK Brexit proposals (BBC News)
  • Two killed in shooting in Germany’s Halle, one suspect arrested (France 24)
  • Ex-NBC anchor Matt Lauer denies rape allegation (BBC News)
  • Turkey launches military offensive against Kurds in northern Syria (Deutsche Welle)
  • Brussels conference discusses terrorism challenges in South Asia Europe (Deutsche Welle)
  • Turkish troops launch Syria offensive (BBC News)
  • Climate

  • New method gives first global picture of mutual predictability of atmosphere and ocean (Science Daily)
  • Engie to replace its coal plants in Chile with 1,000MW of renewable energy (IEEFA)
  • Early breeding season for some Arctic seabirds due global warming (Science Daily)
  • Extinction Rebellion takes New York streets in climate change protest – in pictures (The Guardian)
  • Sports

  • Oshada Fernando, Wanindu Hasaranga the stars as Sri Lanka whitewash Pakistan (Cricinfo)
  • Rugby World Cup: What does Typhoon Hagibis mean for England and Scotland? (BBC Sport)
  • Coco Gauff to break into top 100 after reaching first WTA quarter-final (BBC Sport)
  • Pendulum swings as final group games ramp up Rugby World Cup risks (The Guardian)
  • Lionel Messi: Barcelona and Argentina striker says he considered leaving Barca in 2013 (BBC Sport)
  • Aaron Ramsey: Wales midfielder misses Slovakia Euro qualifier (BBC Sport)
  • France’s Poirot detects no cause for alarm if England match is cancelled (The Guardian)
  • Shanghai Masters: Novak Djokovic & Stefanos Tsitsipas win (BBC Sport)

  • Further reading

  • Why older people should be allowed to change their legal age (Aeon)
  • The Bible’s first critic (Aeon)
  • 300 South Wacker Drive in Chicago, Illinois (Atlas Obscura)
  • Che Guevara (Jstor)
  • Connecting With Coyotes on the Prowl (Smithsonian)
  • How Susan Kare Designed User-Friendly Icons for the First Macintosh (Smithsonian)
  • The Tweety Bird Test (Jstor)
  • A Senate report has ideas for fighting disinformation. Don’t hold your breath. (MIT Tech Review)
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