Straya Briefly for 22/09/19

  • Morrison toasts ‘unconventional’ Trump – but Hillsong pastor reportedly rejected from guest list (The Guardian)
  • Julie Bishop’s job with Palladium caught Dfat by surprise (The Guardian)
  • Wallabies forced to go ‘back to basics’ in nervous win over Fiji (ABC news)
  • ‘In the national interest’: Both the Solomon Islands and Kiribati ally with China (ABC news)
  • Live: The Storm look to bounce back against the in-form Eels (ABC news)
  • Scott Morrison scrambles to contain political mushroom cloud after Trump raises nuclear option with Iran (The Guardian)
  • Donald Trump suggests China ‘a threat to the world’ while praising Scott Morrison as a ‘man of titanium’ (The Guardian)
  • ‘They think I’m guilty’: Man freed over terror allegations now has to convince teen daughters (ABC news)
  • Finance

  • Perth’s weekend traffic hotspots, where delays on the road rival the weekday peak hour (ABC News)
  • The easy fix to our cities’ congestion problems (SMH)
  • Eight out of 10 Asian-Australians experience discrimination: survey (SMH)
  • Can Germany’s exit from coal provide a blueprint for Australia? (ABC News)
  • Why emotional intelligence is the most important soft skill you need (SMH)
  • Rosebud’s Broadway hits the boards (SMH)
  • The $1.5 billion battle for Bellamy’s may be just beginning (SMH)
  • Telling porkies? Turns out so is everyone else (SMH)
  • Opinion

  • Wallabies forced to go ‘back to basics’ in nervous win over Fiji (ABC News)
  • Professional golf in WA takes a big hit, but a women’s tournament could drive a revival (ABC News)
  • The loveless marriage between WA Labor and the Maritime Union of Australia threatens to explode (ABC News)
  • Financial planning is still not conflict-free and it could be costing you money (ABC News)
  • There is no planet B (The Monthly)
  • Three years, three reports, 948 pages and counting: The ‘wasteful’ review we don’t need (ABC News)
  • Flatter-o-meter has been turned to 11 for Morrison — but at home, things aren’t looking good (ABC News)
  • AFL conspiracy theories mask combative edge to Collingwood and GWS preliminary final (ABC News)
  • World

  • Man drowns during underwater marriage proposal (BBC News)
  • Labour’s Watson urges unity after bid to oust him (BBC News)
  • ‘We hugged and cried’: Families struggle to meet jailed Kashmiris (Al Jazeera English)
  • Youth leaders at UN demand bold climate change action (Al Jazeera English)
  • Saudi Arabia oil attacks: A look at the damage (BBC News)
  • Hostage freed by pirates after four years (BBC News)
  • ‘In the national interest’: Both the Solomon Islands and Kiribati ally with China (ABC News)
  • Saudis vow to respond to attack on oil sites (BBC News)
  • Climate

  • In pictures: People around globe protest climate change (CNN)
  • Greta Thunberg’s voice speaks just as loud as her words (The Conversation)
  • Signs of the times: A generation’s call to action on climate (ABC News)
  • The climate strike in portraits: the signs, faces and reasons (The Guardian)
  • Sports

  • T20 Blast: Essex face Worcestershire in final – in-play clips, radio & text (BBC Sport)
  • Singapore GP 2019: All you need to know (BBC Sport)
  • Singapore GP qualifying: Charles Leclerc beats Lewis Hamilton to pole (BBC Sport)
  • New Zealand 23-13 South Africa: Defending champions hold off spirited Springboks (BBC Sport)
  • Everton 0-2 Sheffield United: Blades hold firm to stun Toffees (BBC Sport)
  • Manchester City 8-0 Watford: Hosts score five in opening 18 minutes in hammering (BBC Sport)
  • New Zealand defy doubters and South Africa in clash of World Cup titans (The Guardian)
  • Premier League: Leicester v Spurs the first of five matches (BBC Sport)

  • Further reading

  • H.G. Wells’s Letters to Cora Crane (Jstor)
  • Sigmund Freud’s The Ego and the Id (Jstor)
  • Holtermann’s Bakery in Staten Island, New York (Atlas Obscura)
  • Why Bear Fat Makes for Better Baking (Atlas Obscura)
  • Google researchers have reportedly achieved “quantum supremacy” (MIT Tech Review)
  • Paul Simon Has 50 Ways to Charm an Audience (Smithsonian)
  • How Mumbai’s Masalawaalis Make a Single Spice From 30 Ingredients (Atlas Obscura)
  • Centuries Later, America’s First Female Botanist Lives On in a Community Garden (Atlas Obscura)