Today’s Straya news cloud
  • Call for restaurants to use colour-coded plates for diners with allergies (SMH)
  • ‘It’s climate change, there’s no doubt about it’: NSW mayor frustrated by PM’s response to bushfires (SBS)
  • Press freedom means nothing if media’s business models wither: Communications Minister (SMH)
  • Trump, Epstein, Weinstein: 2019 teaches us conspiracy theories are likely to be true (SMH)
  • NSW and Queensland bushfires: fears death toll will rise as blazes continue to rage (The Guardian)
  • Bushfire victims want Australia to know they are ‘suffering from climate change’ (New Daily)
  • Finance

  • Two years after a leading chef took his life, his son continues to search for answers (ABC)
  • Boardroom war: the media mogul, the corporate raider and the missing $5m (The Guardian)
  • Big union merger vows to tackle wage theft, redistribute wealth, shift Labor left (SMH)
  • Global funds management giant rejects Scott Morrison’s attack on activist investors (The Guardian)
  • Vital Signs: does monetary policy work any more? (The Conversation)
  • ‘Deadly combination’: insurance giant under fire over spam email campaign (SMH)
  • Opinion

  • Labor is fighting a false war that overlooks its real challenge (ABC)
  • Subscribe for a well-read planet (Overland)
  • Do you suffer from ‘geographical narcissism’? (ABC)
  • Labor MPs know the party’s federal woes in WA run far deeper than it cares to admit (ABC)
  • I’ll be glued to the Australian Open, but not for the tennis (SMH)
  • The future is powered by literature! (Overland)
  • World

  • Hundreds of thousands evacuated as cyclone Bulbul nears Bangladesh and India (ABC)
  • Stories from East and West, 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall (France 24)
  • The treehouse that taunted the Berlin Wall (France 24)
  • France: Catholic Church to compensate abuse victims (Deutsche Welle)
  • UK’s credit rating ‘could be downgraded’ (BBC News)
  • The bitter history of the Ayodhya dispute (Deutsche Welle)
  • Climate

  • Solar and wind continue to gain cost advantages over traditional U.S. power generation (IEEFA)
  • Financiers to gas industry: ‘There is a growing presumption against giving any of our clients’ money to you’ (IEEFA)
  • EU ministers recommend ending public funding for oil, gas and coal (IEEFA)
  • Mural of teen climate activist Greta Thunberg going up in San Francisco (ABC)
  • Sport

  • Big Three v ICC redux: ECB joins BCCI and CA in opposing extra global event (Cricinfo)
  • Hertha Berlin 2-4 RB Leipzig (BBC Sport)
  • Jamie Shillcock atones for error at Harlequins to give Worcester victory (The Guardian)
  • Saracens shake off salary cap taunts as Ben Earl punishes Gloucester (The Guardian)
  • Further reading

  • The 1918 Parade That Spread Death in Philadelphia (Jstor)
  • Empathy Is Tearing Us Apart (Wired)
  • A natural biomolecule has been measured acting in a quantum wave for the first time (MIT Tech Review)
  • The Real Joy of Mock Food (Jstor)
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