Morning all,

Here’s today’s headlines:

News

  • ‘That’s not us’: Victorian town of Beulah rallies together after local couple’s flying of Nazi flag (SBS)
  • Dairy farmers want shoppers to give them a fair go – here’s how you can help (SBS)
  • Nationals leader backs Bridget McKenzie as resignation pressure mounts (ABC)
  • Labor vows not to take the same franking credits policy to the next election (Sky News)
  • From fire to floods: Roads, theme parks closed as deluge hits Queensland and NSW (SBS)
  • ‘Dangerous conclusions’: Super research denounces rise to 12 per cent (SMH)
  • Opinion

  • Open your hearts and wallets for bushfire victims (SMH)
  • Who are Tasmanian premiership candidates Peter Gutwein and Michael Ferguson? (ABC)
  • Why it’s shocking to feel ’embarrassed to be Australian’ (SMH)
  • Forget Port Botany for cruise ships, even the Red Cross supports Garden Island (SMH)
  • Let’s stop being a fossil on climate change (SMH)
  • Eight big hurdles Will Hodgman’s replacement is facing (ABC)
  • Business

  • Coronavirus: Australia’s top health official says there is ‘no current need’ to enhance airport screening (The Guardian)
  • $76 million funding package aimed at tackling Australian tourism’s ‘biggest challenge in living memory’ (ABC)
  • First home buyers squeezed out of the market as prices soar (New Daily)
  • BlackRock’s immense clout a boost for ‘green investment’ (SMH)
  • Head of the IMF warns of another potential ‘Great Depression’ (Sky News)
  • ‘Canberra, come back’: Any kind of fool could see Batemans Bay just can’t live without tourists (ABC)
  • World

  • The Amazon’s lost tribes are inspiring Colombia’s cocaine farmers to become conservationists (ABC)
  • Iran to send black boxes to Ukraine from downed jet (Deutsche Welle)
  • Paris Opera musicians serenade public in pension reform protest (France 24)
  • Libya: Haftar loyalists block oil exports amid ceasefire (Deutsche Welle)
  • UK will not align with EU rules after Brexit says finance minister (Deutsche Welle)
  • Harry and Meghan to give up HRH titles – palace (BBC News)
  • Climate

  • Fossil Fuel Companies Are Grappling with Climate Change (IEEFA)
  • Canada the latest to harness Australian Indigenous fire knowledge to fight wildfire (ABC)
  • Youth activists lose appeal in landmark lawsuit against US over climate crisis (The Guardian)
  • A 24-year-old council worker is taking on fossil fuels and his super fund in a world-first court case (ABC)
  • How much does smoke haze affect rooftop solar production? (Renew Economy)
  • German thermal coal imports fell 17.4% in 2019 (IEEFA)
  • Sport

  • Nyeem Young, Jayden Seales take West Indies past Australia in tense finish (Cricinfo)
  • Eddie Jones’ England rebuild complicated by future of his Saracens | Paul Rees (The Guardian)
  • FC Augsburg 3-5 Borussia Dortmund: Erling Braut Haaland scores hat-trick on debut (BBC Sport)
  • Real Madrid 2-1 Sevilla: Casemiro double sends Zinedine Zidane’s side top (BBC Sport)
  • Australia eye strongest bowling attack for ODI decider against India (The Guardian)
  • I joined a cheer team on assignment — and accidentally fell in love with it (ABC)
  • Further reading

  • Australia’s Secret Rescue of Ancient Trees Offers an Insight Into Evolution – Facts So Romantic (Nautilus)
  • The Linguistic Anatomy of a Political Firestorm (Jstor)
  • The Mexica Didn’t Believe the Conquistadors Were Gods (Jstor)
  • The Leech’s Journey, From Welsh Lab to American Hospitals (Atlas Obscura)
  • Selling Hedonism in Postwar America (Jstor)
  • How Confucius loses face in China’s new surveillance regime (Aeon)

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