Straya Briefly for 23/09/19

  • AFP inquiry into Islamophobic posts dropped after ex-Liberal candidate did not make referral (The Guardian)
  • Angus Taylor says Josh Frydenberg knew of family interest before grasslands meeting (The Guardian)
  • Morrison insists Australia will not be drawn into military conflict with Iran (The Guardian)
  • Tanzania may be hiding extent of Ebola crisis, says World Health Organisation (ABC news)
  • Indigenous artist says NBL club asked her to work for free tickets (ABC news)
  • ‘It’s massive’: Cyclone-ravaged tourist island set for multi-million-dollar makeover (ABC news)
  • ‘A horrible weight on my shoulders’: the fury fuelling the robodebt class action (The Guardian)
  • ‘It’s not about revenue’: NSW Government defends $88m phone detection cameras (ABC news)
  • Finance

  • Our coldest state turned some unique natural features into its most popular pools (ABC News)
  • ‘Vaguely troubling’: Negative yielding debt hits $US17 trillion (SMH)
  • Iranian President calls on the US to leave the Persian Gulf as tensions rise (ABC News)
  • ‘Beam us up’: Morrison announces $150m to aid Trump’s Moon-to-Mars mission (ABC News)
  • Chefs say Australian butter tastes like ‘salt and water’, so these producers are fighting back (ABC News)
  • ‘Mr Real Estate’ offloads his last property (SMH)
  • Clive Palmer’s foundation gives ‘sick people’ Easter eggs in first acts of charity (SMH)
  • In the face of Hong Kong’s housing crisis, hotels offer couples somewhere to be alone (ABC News)
  • Opinion

  • The Emmys doesn’t have an opening monologue, so we wrote one (ABC News)
  • Why Australians shouldn’t give a damn that the budget is in balance (The Guardian)
  • Property market has a spring in its step, but a rebound is not yet in the bag (ABC News)
  • ‘We should be able to look after ourselves’: Taxpayers keeping bread on farmers’ tables (ABC News)
  • This isn’t extinction, it’s extermination: the people killing nature know what they’re doing (The Guardian)
  • When our car broke down, Alice Springs nearly took us captive (ABC News)
  • Victorian Liberals face an uphill battle to bounce back to political victory (ABC News)
  • ‘The Godmother’ by Hannelore Cayre (The Monthly)
  • World

  • ‘Howdy, Modi’: Trump to attend Indian PM’s rally in Houston (Al Jazeera English)
  • Oh deer! Stag stuck in flooded ruins rescued (BBC News)
  • Outcry in Rio as police accused of killing girl (BBC News)
  • Corbyn faces calls to resolve Brexit divisions (BBC News)
  • Hong Kong protesters trample Chinese flag, dump it in a river (ABC News)
  • High-altitude funeral for lost Swiss glacier (BBC News)
  • Tanzania may be hiding extent of Ebola crisis, says World Health Organisation (ABC News)
  • Iran women ‘to be allowed into football matches’ (BBC News)
  • Climate

  • Atlassian billionaire to announce net zero emissions target at UN climate summit (The Guardian)
  • From Eton to life on Earth, how power and wealth harm society (The Guardian)
  • Why do aviation addicts fly in the face of reason? (The Guardian)
  • Tiny changes might seem insignificant. But they are how we save the planet (The Guardian)
  • Sports

  • Antonio Brown: Free agent wide receiver says he will not play in NFL any more (BBC Sport)
  • NFL week three – Chiefs, Packers & Patriots in action (BBC Sport)
  • Luis Suarez: Striker says Barcelona have a ‘tough year ahead’ (BBC Sport)
  • West Ham United 2-0 Manchester United: Hammers too strong for toothless visitors (BBC Sport)
  • England 35-3 Tonga: Eddie Jones’ side battle to opening World Cup win (BBC Sport)
  • Singapore GP: Sebastian Vettel beats team-mate Charles Leclerc (BBC Sport)
  • Eddie Jones says England invoked spirit of ‘Fergie time’ for bonus-point score (The Guardian)
  • Ireland 27-3 Scotland: Joe Schmidt’s side win Rugby World Cup opener (BBC Sport)

  • Further reading

  • Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark (Jstor)
  • Edward Snowden in His Own Words: Why I Became a Whistle-Blower (Wired)
  • Laver Ruins in Älvsbyn V, Sweden (Atlas Obscura)
  • Sugar Land Heritage Foundation and Museum in Sugar Land, Texas (Atlas Obscura)
  • WeWork’s Wi-Fi Is Woefully Insecure (Wired)
  • The Occult Remedy the Puritans Embraced (Jstor)
  • Francis Bacon’s Preserved Art Studio in Dublin, Ireland (Atlas Obscura)
  • North America Has Lost Nearly 3 Billion Birds Since 1970 (Smithsonian)