• Why Australia needs a ban on taxpayer-funded political advertising before elections (The Guardian)
  • Jamal wants to protect his community from extremism. His weapon is cricket (ABC)
  • Coalition accused of ‘shortchanging Tafe’ amid $214m underspend on training (The Guardian)
  • Organic farming produces higher greenhouse gas emissions, research finds (ABC)
  • Disability abuse royal commission ready for rush of submissions when public hearings commence (ABC)
  • Corruption investigations on the rise as Morrison fends off press freedom calls (SMH)
  • Finance

  • Gulfstream unveils $111m G700 in race for world’s biggest private jet (SMH)
  • ‘Childish blackmail’: Outrage as Johnson threatens to scrap Brexit bill (ABC)
  • Ban on contentious tourism project in Tasmanian world heritage area overturned (The Guardian)
  • BHP plans to replace coal with renewables at two huge copper mines in Chile (The Guardian)
  • WiseTech backers unconvinced by short seller ‘hit job’ (SMH)
  • Government’s coveted budget surplus could be slipping away, according to some economists (ABC)
  • Opinion

  • No policy without leadership (Pursuit)
  • A dry argument (The Monthly)
  • Too dumb and too China-dependent? (Inside Story)
  • Broome’s bushman astronomer (The Monthly)
  • Old racism in a new language: the state of Sinophobia in Australia (Overland)
  • Justin Trudeau now has this in common with Donald Trump (ABC)
  • World

  • EU ‘extremely concerned’ over Bolivia vote (Deutsche Welle)
  • Turkey Russia broker deal on further withdrawal of Kurdish YPG (Deutsche Welle)
  • Boris Johnson’s Brexit bill clears first hurdle (BBC News)
  • EU slams Romania for not tackling corruption (Deutsche Welle)
  • Oscar De La Hoya: Former boxer faces sexual assault claims (BBC News)
  • Chile: UN rights chief demands probe into protester deaths (Deutsche Welle)
  • Climate

  • Satellite data used to calculate snow depth in mountain ranges (Science Daily)
  • IRENA sees potential for 2,600GW of onshore wind in Asia by 2050 (IEEFA)
  • Major investment firm pulls out of crude oil export terminal project in Texas (IEEFA)
  • Are humans changing animal genetic diversity worldwide? (Science Daily)
  • Sport

  • England v New Zealand: All Blacks prepare for semi-final kicking contest (BBC Sport)
  • Champions League: Man City & Spurs in action (BBC Sport)
  • ‘We don’t have to bowl a super over’: All Blacks braced for World Cup repeat | Andy Bull (The Guardian)
  • Oscar De La Hoya: Former boxer faces sexual assault claims (BBC Sport)
  • Further reading

  • Einstein’s biggest blunder (Aeon)
  • Mammon (Aeon)
  • Blue Origin will lead a four-company team to build NASA’s lunar lander (MIT Tech Review)
  • Tech Marketing Is Losing Its Cool (Wired)
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