Straya Briefly for 20/09/19

  • Climate strike in Australia: everything you need to know about Friday’s protest (The Guardian)
  • Australian government awards Serco $9.9m contract to help non-citizens return home (The Guardian)
  • Geraldton shooting: questions raised over WA police decision to use lethal force (The Guardian)
  • Woman fleeced of $670,000 in finance scam using fake ABC News stories about Andrew Forrest (ABC news)
  • Belgian fighter jet crashes in France, pilot gets stuck on power line (ABC news)
  • Queensland government sought mining industry input on laws targeting protesters (The Guardian)
  • Daniel Andrews under fire after ‘unfair’ decision to increase his pay to $441,000 a year (The Guardian)
  • Coalition MP to climate strike students: ‘Everything you are told is a lie’ – as it happened (The Guardian)
  • Finance

  • Pacific climate change champion Enele Sopoaga is no longer Tuvalu’s PM — so who’s next in? (ABC News)
  • ‘Simply untrue’: Daniel Johns sues Sydney tabloid over brothel article (ABC News)
  • Rising inequality in Australia isn’t about incomes: it’s almost all about housing (The Conversation)
  • Britain will aim for freedom of movement deal with Australia (The Guardian)
  • Woman fleeced of $670,000 in finance scam using fake ABC News stories about Andrew Forrest (ABC News)
  • Balanced budget means the Government is ‘working against’ the Reserve Bank’s efforts to boost the economy (ABC News)
  • The US has 700 million barrels of oil in reserve. We’ve got 18 days of petrol, 22 days of diesel and 23 days of jet fuel (ABC News)
  • ‘Large scale fraud’: $400 million stoush over NDIS housing (SMH)
  • Opinion

  • It was an ideal place for our children to grow up – but the coalmine has silenced our schoolyard (The Guardian)
  • Morrison tasked with winning over Trump now ‘Malcolm Trumble’ is gone (ABC News)
  • Eat that, povvos: Scott Morrison’s ‘compassionate conservatism’ is stale and dangerous (The Guardian)
  • I believed the Australian family court system was biased against fathers – then I found the rot at the core of it (The Guardian)
  • We need a Blak New Deal to fight the climate crisis (Overland)
  • With friends like these (Inside Story)
  • Brownface just the latest scandal to threaten Canada’s progressive poster boy (ABC News)
  • Morrison is getting the red carpet treatment — but there’s always strings attached (ABC News)
  • World

  • Canadians react to Trudeau ‘brownface’ images (BBC News)
  • Teen held in fatal stabbing that bystanders filmed (BBC News)
  • Tunisia’s ousted ex-president dies in exile (BBC News)
  • Major flooding and heavy rain hit southeast Texas (BBC News)
  • Amazon’s Jeff Bezos promises climate-change action (BBC News)
  • FIFA tells Iran it is time to allow women into stadiums to watch soccer (ABC News)
  • Trudeau faces third revelation of racist conduct (BBC News)
  • Gantz party says no to Netanyahu-led unity government (Al Jazeera English)
  • Climate

  • ‘Better off with the devil we know’: Concerns raised over Australia’s largest wind farm (ABC News)
  • We can all do our bit to tackle the climate crisis (The Guardian)
  • Climate change: children are carving out a place in politics – now adults must listen and act (The Conversation)
  • Taking back the hills: a tale of women rights and lands in the Catalan Pyrenees (The Conversation)
  • Sports

  • 2019 World Athletics Championship: Lord Coe won’t ‘gag’ protesting athletes (BBC Sport)
  • Neymar: Barcelona ‘did everything possible’ to re-sign Paris Saint-Germain forward (BBC Sport)
  • Europa League – build-up to Arsenal in Frankfurt, before Man Utd and Wolves play (BBC Sport)
  • Europa League: Rennes v Celtic build-up followed by Rangers v Feyenoord (BBC Sport)
  • New Blades owner Prince Abdullah would do business with Bin Laden family (BBC Sport)
  • Rugby World Cup 2019: England, Wales, Ireland & Scotland poised for start (BBC Sport)
  • Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan to go ahead as planned (Cricinfo)
  • Singapore Grand Prix: Robert Kubica to leave Williams at end of 2019 season (BBC Sport)

  • Further reading

  • Prison, spectacle, refuge (Aeon)
  • Lions in the corner (Aeon)
  • New York City has big plans—and $20 billion—to save itself from climate change (MIT Tech Review)
  • This Simple Structure Unites All Human Languages – Issue 76: Language (Nautilus)
  • 101 Dining Table at Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad, India (Atlas Obscura)
  • When New Yorkers Burned Down a Quarantine Hospital (Jstor)
  • Talking Is Throwing Fictional Worlds at One Another – Issue 76: Language (Nautilus)
  • Trump is trying to revoke California’s right to set its own car pollution rules (MIT Tech Review)