• Migration appeals tribunal struggling with workload and clearance targets (The Guardian)
  • Joyce warns billion-dollar drought stimulus needed or Coalition will lose government (SMH)
  • Spain exhumes dictator Francisco Franco’s remains for reburial at family plot (ABC)
  • Angus Taylor: the doctored documents mystery will weaken trust in politicians and journalism (The Guardian)
  • UK police say 39 dead in Essex truck container were Chinese nationals (ABC)
  • Australia denies Cameroonian journalist visa for press freedom conference (The Guardian)
  • Finance

  • Elon Musk makes good on ‘short burn of the century’ warning as Tesla soars (SMH)
  • Zuckerberg grilled on Facebook’s digital currency, privacy and elections (ABC)
  • Landmark class-action judgment finds Myer misled over profit forecast (The Guardian)
  • Angus Taylor facing calls for police to investigate forged document allegations (ABC)
  • Crown Resorts annual meeting dominated by questions about wave of scandals (The Guardian)
  • Google accused of creating ‘creepy’ spy tool to squelch worker dissent (SMH)
  • Opinion

  • Taylor-made (The Monthly)
  • Extinction Rebellion: a short critical guide (Overland)
  • It’s through our stories that trauma can be transformed into spirit-soaring beauty | John Harvey for IndigenousX (The Guardian)
  • ‘Act of Grace’ by Anna Krien (The Monthly)
  • Blowing the whistle on alleged wrongdoing should not destroy your life (ABC)
  • Toxic masculinity’s latest form is private school boys chanting a sexist song. This is how to set things straight (ABC)
  • World

  • Boris Johnson in new push to get a UK snap election (Al Jazeera English)
  • Syrian Kurds begin withdrawal accuse Turkey of violating truce (Deutsche Welle)
  • Germany to end anti-‘Islamic State’ mission in March (Deutsche Welle)
  • Brexit: Johnson to ask Parliament to hold general election in December (Deutsche Welle)
  • Italian PM Conte defends spy chief’s secret talks with US official (Deutsche Welle)
  • Uganda detains 16 LGBT+ activists under anti-gay law (Deutsche Welle)
  • Climate

  • The shelf life of pyrite (Science Daily)
  • Imperfect diamonds paved road to historic Deep Earth discoveries (Science Daily)
  • As the climate changes, architects and engineers need to design buildings differently (The Conversation)
  • Leaf peep for science – I want your old photos of fall foliage (The Conversation)
  • Sport

  • Harry Nielsen, Fawad Ahmed see Prime Minister’s XI home in nervy chase against Sri Lankans (Cricinfo)
  • MS Dhoni: India selector MSK Prasad says team will “move on” from former captain (BBC Sport)
  • Europa League: Porto v Rangers – team news & build-up (BBC Sport)
  • Rugby isn’t really my thing, but a stress-free England semi-final certainly is | Max Rushden (The Guardian)
  • Further reading

  • “Meet John Doe” Shows the Darkness of American Democracy (Jstor)
  • The Best Jobs Are in Government. No, Really (Wired)
  • The limits of Chinese military power (MIT Tech Review)
  • Fossil Site Reveals How Mammals Thrived After the Death of the Dinosaurs (Smithsonian)
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