Morning all,

Here’s today’s headlines:

News

  • WA braces for wild weather from ex-cyclone (SBS)
  • How a 20-year-old student put the spotlight on Australian universities’ cosy relationship with China (The Guardian)
  • Fiona Kotvojs wins Liberal Party preselection for Eden-Monaro by-election (SBS)
  • Coalition grants for showgrounds gives Nationals four times as much as Labor (The Guardian)
  • ‘Just a disaster’: Government under pressure to pay spare JobKeeper billions to those overlooked (New Daily)
  • Behind the charm, China is a bully – and we need to sell our wares elsewhere (SMH)
  • Opinion

  • Would you prefer a four-day working week? (ABC)
  • The Treasurer wants to bank the $60b JobKeeper muck-up, but it won’t be that simple (ABC)
  • States race in the COVID-19 elimination stakes (SMH)
  • VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on the China-Australia trade war and state border policy (The Conversation)
  • Morrison’s missteps on China have brought unnecessary grief (SMH)
  • Rich people need to blame the coronavirus economic crash on lockdown, our profits are on a ventilator! | First Dog on the Moon (The Guardian)
  • Business

  • Retirees face financial ruin as coronavirus slashes share dividends (The Guardian)
  • Covid commission boss Nev Power steps back at gas company amid conflict of interest concerns (The Guardian)
  • Sydney has turned into a renters’ market amid the pandemic with falling prices and rising vacancies (ABC)
  • The plains of Africa are off the cards, but this NT tour guide is reminding us about the wonder of Kakadu NP (ABC)
  • Why Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane should put an end to old rivalries (SMH)
  • ‘We need our recognition’: Australia’s largest wine region fights for its rights (ABC)
  • World

  • Boris Johnson’s top adviser travelled 400km after showing COVID-19 symptoms (ABC)
  • Coronavirus update: Wuhan conducts 1.4m tests in one day, Trump returns to golf links, far-right protests in Spain (ABC)
  • Coronavirus crisis disrupts flow of money transfers in Africa (Deutsche Welle)
  • Kimpa Vita: The unity prophet (Deutsche Welle)
  • Libya: GNA-aligned forces retake military camps near Tripoli (Al Jazeera English)
  • Spanish anti-lockdown car protest draws thousands (BBC News)
  • Climate

  • Has coronavirus killed our chance to act on climate change? (ABC)
  • Mississippi Delta marshes in a state of irreversible collapse (Science Daily)
  • Risen joins bid to deliver solar and battery storage for bushfire victims (Renew Economy)
  • Algeria planning to install 4GW of solar power capacity (IEEFA)
  • Solar Insiders Podcast: How the solar industry is adjusting to Covid world (Renew Economy)
  • The climate crisis looms as the Coalition fiddles with fossil fuels | Greg Jericho (The Guardian)
  • Sport

  • Bundesliga: Bayern stay four points clear with entertaining win (BBC Sport)
  • ‘Every club makes a loss’: Wasps chief on adapting to rugby’s new normal | Paul Rees (The Guardian)
  • Modern family: The team behind GI’s rugby league rebirth (SMH)
  • NBA in talks to resume season at Disney in late July (BBC Sport)
  • Havertz ruins Monchengladbach’s cardboard display (BBC Sport)
  • Change afoot at FFA as ‘Golden Generation’ reunites to push for winter shift (ABC)
  • Further reading

  • Resilience: The Basics of a Concept (Jstor)
  • Silver Springs Filling Station in Landrum, South Carolina (Atlas Obscura)
  • Let’s Put an End to Annual Physicals (Wired)
  • Look Out for This Covid-19 Excel Phishing Scam (Wired)
  • The Success of Contact Tracing Doesn’t Just Depend on Privacy (Wired)
  • 5 Simple Ways to Make Your Gmail Inbox Safer (Wired)

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