Straya Briefly for 13/10/19

  • Murdoch University sues whistleblower after comments on international students (The Guardian)
  • Josh Frydenberg steers clear of the ‘S’ word while asking states to boost economy (The Guardian)
  • Newstart recipient has payments suspended after appearing at Senate inquiry (The Guardian)
  • Alexei Leonov, the first human to walk in space, dies aged 85 (ABC News)
  • A principal is suing parents for more than $1 million over online comments (ABC News)
  • Government warns of price hike if it listens to IMF’s carbon-pricing push (SMH)
  • Rudd joins former world leaders to implore US, China to not start another Cold War (SMH)
  • Bachelorette blow-up: Noosa councillor urged to quit after bragging about unwanted advances (The Guardian)
  • Finance

  • Residents ‘kept in the dark’ about fire risk of buildings due to flammable cladding (ABC News)
  • Call to remove glue mouse traps which cause ‘prolonged suffering’ from sale at discount stores (ABC News)
  • Tourism body was ‘boys’ club’ where managers ‘talked about golf’ (ABC News)
  • RFG’s do-or-die $160 million rescue package (SMH)
  • How to prepare for your end of probation review (SMH)
  • Worker’s death could cost bus company millions after investigation finds they failed to act on safety measures (ABC News)
  • Iran says oil tanker hit by two missiles near Saudi port city, causing fiery explosion (ABC News)
  • We thought Australian cars were using less fuel. New research shows we were wrong (The Conversation)
  • Opinion

  • I had the ‘other’ sex talk with my daughter — and you should have it with your kids too (ABC News)
  • Why the crackdown on Extinction Rebellion is good news for protesters (ABC News)
  • I’m inspired by our peoples’ enthusiasm for getting the treaty process right (The Guardian)
  • Our teachers are working harder than ever before. Why don’t we value them more? (The Guardian)
  • Could 2019 be remembered as the year that shame finally died? (The Guardian)
  • The radical climate solution no-one really wants (ABC News)
  • With friends like these: the deepening links between climate denial and conservative politics (Overland)
  • Can we stop the rape jokes now? (Overland)
  • World

  • Opinion: Nobel Peace Prize for Abiy Ahmed a misguided decision (Deutsche Welle)
  • Exclusive: ‘I want my innocence,’ Brazil’s Lula tells FRANCE 24 (France 24)
  • ‘A lesson in humility’: Macron lambasted at home after European Commission fiasco (France 24)
  • I was ousted over ‘false claims’ – ex-diplomat (BBC News)
  • US to deploy thousands of troops to Saudi Arabia (BBC News)
  • Germany charges Iraqi man with genocide for killing Yazidi child (Deutsche Welle)
  • Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel Peace Prize (France 24)
  • Trump lawyer ‘pressed Oval Office to free client’ (BBC News)
  • Climate

  • The last mammoths died on a remote island (Science Daily)
  • BBC’s Seven Worlds, One Planet shines spotlight on climate crisis (The Guardian)
  • Big tobacco is still sponsoring the arts (The Guardian)
  • ‘Uncooperative crusties’: Boris Johnson attacks Extinction Rebellion activists (The Guardian)
  • Sports

  • Euro 2020 qualifying: Czech Republic v England – Mount handed full debut (BBC Sport)
  • Coco Gauff makes first WTA semi-final in Austria (BBC Sport)
  • England cancellation has cost me a weekend in Japan and the World Cup its surprise factor (The Guardian)
  • Australia 27-8 Georgia: Wallabies labour to Rugby World Cup victory (BBC Sport)
  • Harvey Elliott: Liverpool winger suspended for 14 days over Harry Kane video (BBC Sport)
  • It’s time to get some perspective over the typhoon when lives are at stake (The Guardian)
  • England’s fallow weekend is not the ideal preparation it may seem (The Guardian)
  • Rugby World Cup: Scotland consider legal action over Japan match threat (BBC Sport)

  • Further reading

  • To make laziness work for you, put some effort into it (Aeon)
  • A woman like me (Aeon)
  • Are These Markings in South Africa the World’s Earliest Sand Sculptures? (Atlas Obscura)
  • What Astronomers Can Learn From Hot Jupiters, the Scorching Giant Planets of the Galaxy (Smithsonian)
  • Who Decides Which Books Are “Great?” (Jstor)
  • Twitter and Facebook won’t remove false Trump campaign ads about Biden (MIT Tech Review)
  • Powerful computer vision algorithms are now small enough to run on your phone (MIT Tech Review)
  • Silicon Valley Cynicism in the Age of Trump and Zuckerberg (Wired)
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