Morning all,

Here’s today’s headlines:

News

  • Live: $500m set aside by Federal Government to help local councils during coronavirus (ABC)
  • Google and Apple unite to help countries like Australia fix their contact tracing apps (ABC)
  • Sydney man charged with murder of wife had been issued domestic violence order (SBS)
  • Local councils to get $1.8 billion to spend on infrastructure (SMH)
  • Swastikas, homophobic slur graffiti found on Victorian golf course (SBS)
  • Live: WHO says cut to funding would be a disaster, as highest case total recorded for a single day (ABC)
  • Opinion

  • Premiers are facing a wicked dilemma — and there’s no correct answer (ABC)
  • Grattan on Friday: Border wars split political leaders and embroil health experts (The Conversation)
  • Choking on the path to freedom: Australia’s political possibilities in the new decade (Overland)
  • Behind China’s newly aggressive diplomacy: ‘wolf warriors’ ready to fight back (The Conversation)
  • Uprising in West Papua (The Monthly)
  • The new power of Nev Power (Inside Story)
  • Business

  • ‘Special place in hell’: 10-person dining rule gets mixed response from Sydney restaurants (ABC)
  • Nation-building investments at risk if early superannuation withdrawals continue (The Guardian)
  • Coronavirus has turned retail therapy into retail anxiety – keeping customers calm will be key to carrying on (The Conversation)
  • Working from home? Your boss could soon know every website you visit (ABC)
  • In post-pandemic renewables boom, Australia is once again the lucky country (SMH)
  • Northern Territory declared Covid-19 free – as it happened (The Guardian)
  • World

  • Delayed but not dropped: China’s political Congress finally goes ahead (ABC)
  • Former White House butler, 91, dies of coronavirus (BBC News)
  • Nicaragua’s Ortega watches as coronavirus pandemic rages (Deutsche Welle)
  • Palestinian Authority rejects UAE aid sent via Israeli airport (Al Jazeera English)
  • Trump pulls US from Open Skies treaty, accuses Russia of violating terms (ABC)
  • Robot dog tries to herd sheep (BBC News)
  • Climate

  • Mysterious glowing coral reefs are fighting to recover (Science Daily)
  • Denmark plans massive “energy islands” to deliver 4GW of green fuel to economy (Renew Economy)
  • Uncertain demand, bank wariness may undercut next round of Asian LNG import projects—analysts (IEEFA)
  • Tiny plankton drive processes in the ocean that capture twice as much carbon as scientists thought (The Conversation)
  • ‘Heat resistant’ coral developed to fight bleaching (Science Daily)
  • Ancient ocean oxygen levels associated with changing atmospheric carbon dioxide (Science Daily)
  • Sport

  • Transfer rumours: Umtiti, Koulibaly, Pjanic, Haaland, Rabiot (BBC Sport)
  • Sydney the frontrunner to host A-League hub in July (SMH)
  • Premiership unlikely to resume in early July after clubs delay return to training (The Guardian)
  • Australia and NZ’s Women’s World Cup bid highlights a global shift | Samantha Lewis (The Guardian)
  • The Breakdown | Premiership rugby needs financial fair play now more than ever (The Guardian)
  • Community sport can survive coronavirus challenges through volunteer spirit (ABC)
  • Further reading

  • Jackson Pollock: Blue Poles (Aeon)
  • On gibberish (Aeon)
  • Here’s Why the Invasive Asian Giant Hornet’s Identification Is Actually a Scientific Success Story (Smithsonian)
  • Friday essay: the Melbourne bookshop that ignited Australian modernism (The Conversation)
  • How Fritz Lang’s Flight from Nazi Germany Shaped Hollywood (Jstor)
  • Architecture was built on copies – China wants it built on nationalism (The Conversation)

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