Morning all,

Here’s today’s headlines:

News

  • You might match with me on a dating app this Valentine’s Day. But I’m not the man of your dreams (ABC)
  • Paediatricians cutting corners to ensure ‘forgotten children’ receive care (ABC)
  • For The First Time This Season Every NSW Bushfire Is Now Contained (Ten)
  • Morrison Government calls to reassess Closing the Gap process as report finds only two targets on track (NIT)
  • Buurabalayji Thalanyji Aboriginal Corporation CEO’s alleged misconduct revealed in WA Parliament (NIT)
  • Coronavirus dishes Red Symons food for thought about the modern world (New Daily)
  • Opinion

  • The outrage on Hosier Lane and who has the right to the city (Overland)
  • Turnbull’s legacy costs (The Monthly)
  • Gap year (Inside Story)
  • Grattan on Friday: Morrison can only look on as Nationals ‘wicked problem’ damages his government (The Conversation)
  • Asia’s most eligible cities (Pursuit)
  • Xi Jinping faces big dilemma as coronavirus threatens China’s showpiece political event (ABC)
  • Business

  • Coronavirus: Australia extends travel ban on people entering from China for a week (The Guardian)
  • ‘Groundbreaking’ defamation action attempts to fast-track identifying Google reviewers (ABC)
  • AMP chief gets pay rise of up to $1.8m despite company posting $2.5bn loss (The Guardian)
  • Vodafone and TPG $15bn merger given green light by federal court (The Guardian)
  • US admiral warns Beijing is willing to punish Australia economically (ABC)
  • Insurance premiums rising after long summer of bushfires, storms and floods (New Daily)
  • World

  • ‘No option other to resign’: Chancellor quits in record time as Boris asserts control (ABC)
  • British PM appoints Rishi Sunak as finance minister amid cabinet shakeup (France 24)
  • ‘No change’ in virus outbreak despite China spike (BBC News)
  • US announces 7-day partial truce with Taliban (Deutsche Welle)
  • Pompeo hails ‘breakthrough’ in Taliban talks (BBC News)
  • Amnesty International: Somali journalists suffer killings attacks and threats (Deutsche Welle)
  • Climate

  • Collinsville coal and Angus Taylor’s divide and conquer strategy (Renew Economy)
  • Hot on the trail of cold fusion as a solution to the climate crisis | Letter (The Guardian)
  • RBA says climate change already having profound impact on Australian economy (Renew Economy)
  • ‘In my golf club, I was considered the weird commie’: Coalition voters discuss climate change after the bushfires (ABC)
  • Australian scientists link drought-causing climate driver to global warming (ABC)
  • Trees provide ‘cheap and effective’ alternative to air-conditioning, says researcher (ABC)
  • Sport

  • Bobby Madley: Former Premier League official to return to refereeing (BBC Sport)
  • Steven Smith, David Warner won’t be ‘fazed one bit’ by South Africa crowds – Josh Hazlewood (Cricinfo)
  • How Richmond AFLW player Akec Makur Chuot pays tribute to all her brothers and sisters (ABC)
  • Race-by-race tips and preview for Canterbury on Friday night (SMH)
  • The Breakdown | Rugby union invokes Orwell with incidents of needless ill-will (The Guardian)
  • Matildas 1-1 China: Olympic football qualifying tournament – as it happened (The Guardian)
  • Further reading

  • A snowman-shaped space rock is teaching us how planets form (MIT Tech Review)
  • Never Say Wolf – Issue 81: Maps (Nautilus)
  • Madame Sul-Te-Wan’s Forgotten Brilliant Career (Jstor)
  • The biology of love (Aeon)
  • Japan should launch a digital yen to counter China’s digital currency, say lawmakers (MIT Tech Review)
  • You May Not Even Know You’re Spreading Lies (Wired)

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