Morning all,

Here’s today’s headlines:

News

  • Spouses of Australian citizens or permanent residents denied entry after visas cancelled (SBS)
  • PM’s chief admits ‘sports rorts’ saga had ‘significant shortcomings’, but rejects audit findings (SBS)
  • Liberal MP Sam Duluk banished from party and Parliament over alleged assault case (ABC)
  • Muslim AFL star Bachar Houli welcomes youth work grant as government boosts anti-hate program (SBS)
  • Stories of those stolen to travel the highways of NSW (NIT)
  • An unsent SMS, a message on a tractor: A valid will can take many forms (New Daily)
  • Opinion

  • Gaetjens criticises McKenzie’s handling of grants decisions, but defends his finding funding wasn’t politically biased (The Conversation)
  • Days of future passed: William Gibson’s ‘Agency’ (The Monthly)
  • Walking wounded (Inside Story)
  • Fines: designed to crush (Overland)
  • Busting the myths about sexual harassment (Pursuit)
  • Wildlife’s whispered traces: ‘Extinction Studies’ (The Monthly)
  • Business

  • Jetstar crew to strike again over pay offer union says will keep them ‘impoverished’ (The Guardian)
  • The Aussie who made a $156m fortune taking Elon Musk’s chair (SMH)
  • No building licence needed for anything over three storeys, NT conference told (ABC)
  • Tesla announces surprise $3.4b share offering as Elon Musk seizes on surge (SMH)
  • James Murdoch plans big bets on sustainable, green businesses (SMH)
  • ‘Sophisticated’ zero-proof spirits a botanical boon for growing sober-curious market (ABC)
  • World

  • Africa has been spared so far from coronavirus. Why? (Deutsche Welle)
  • Beijing orders 14-day quarantine for all returnees (BBC News)
  • 6.5 per cent of the world’s population under lockdown due to coronavirus (ABC)
  • Coronavirus: The search for ‘patient zero’ in global spread (France 24)
  • Sex tape triggers French ‘political earthquake’, leaving Macron’s Paris bid in tatters (France 24)
  • Algerians mark a year of protests with fresh demonstrations (Al Jazeera English)
  • Climate

  • Wind and batteries saved the day when storm cut South Australia adrift (Renew Economy)
  • Royal Bank of Scotland tightens rules for coal lending (IEEFA)
  • Is disunity in politics really death any more? I’m not so sure given the rolling climate conflict (The Guardian)
  • Rystad Energy says gas flaring in Permian Basin worse than previously thought (IEEFA)
  • Delta announces $1bn plan to be first carbon neutral airline (The Guardian)
  • SEC vows “ruthless” political campaign to overcome big solar and wind gridlock (Renew Economy)
  • Sport

  • RFU’s crass move a kick in the teeth for those outside rugby’s elite | Robert Kitson (The Guardian)
  • Manchester City banned from European club competitions for two seasons by Uefa (BBC Sport)
  • Coronavirus: Two European Tour events called off because of outbreak (BBC Sport)
  • ‘Significant shortcomings’: PM’s chief bureaucrat weighs into sports grants scandal (ABC)
  • Andy Murray: ‘If anyone can come back from an injury like that, he can,’ says top coach Jose Higueras (BBC Sport)
  • Maddy Prespakis will soon be the face of AFLW, but what she represents is much more important (ABC)
  • Further reading

  • Darwin in Love (Jstor)
  • Today’s disease names are less catchy, but also less likely to cause stigma (The Conversation)
  • Romanticism: poetry and philosophy (Aeon)
  • New tools help communities measure and reduce their emissions locally (The Conversation)
  • Fourteen Fun Facts About Love and Sex in the Animal Kingdom (Smithsonian)
  • Delta joins the carbon neutral rush, but it won’t be easy (MIT Tech Review)

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