Straya Briefly for 26/09/19

  • #88daysaslave: backpackers share stories of farm work exploitation (The Guardian)
  • Barnaby Joyce took $2,600 charter flight to stand alongside Nationals candidate at regional show (The Guardian)
  • Owners of Melbourne cafe to face court over underpayment allegations (ABC News)
  • Saudi Arabia accuses Australia of racism in extraordinary UN broadside (The Guardian)
  • Ensuring integrity bill: officials contradict Christian Porter on union deregistration (The Guardian)
  • Children pinned to floor and forced to wear spit hoods at South Australian detention centre (The Guardian)
  • Coalition accused of hiding welfare compliance data in jobseeker report (The Guardian)
  • Neighbours mourn ‘beautiful’ mother as police investigate her suspicious death (ABC News)
  • Finance

  • Andrew Forrest launches US$300m war on plastic to tackle ocean pollution (The Guardian)
  • Australia would be ‘the first sacrifice’ in war between US and China, pro-Beijing academic says (ABC News)
  • Rio Tinto strikes deal with big Chinese customer to find ways to cut emissions (The Guardian)
  • Wall Street sinks on Trump impeachment news, ASX drops (ABC News)
  • ‘Hundreds’ of events relocated as Melbourne party pier’s closure extends into summer (ABC News)
  • Joker is not a hero, says Warner Bros, as Aurora families voice concern (ABC News)
  • ‘A deliberate strategy’: Mascot Towers residents accused of ‘forcing’ Government to pay for repairs (ABC News)
  • Australian holidaymakers facing troubles of their own with another travel agent in trouble (ABC News)
  • Opinion

  • Lambasting China over their emissions might impress the US but it could be costly for Australia (The Guardian)
  • Impeachment proceedings against Trump have been announced, but what took so long? (ABC News)
  • The circular trap that makes it hard to understand depression (ABC News)
  • Bursting Morrison’s bubble (The Monthly)
  • Why Ihumātao truly is a piece of New Zealand’s soul (The Guardian)
  • Tartt break: ‘The Goldfinch’ (The Monthly)
  • We are talking about ‘drought-proofing’ again – they are simplistic solutions that will destroy Australia (The Guardian)
  • Short-term pain in the hope of long-term gain, Morrison takes a punt on Trump’s China criticism (ABC News)
  • World

  • Israel president tasks Netanyahu to form new government: Report (Al Jazeera English)
  • Dissecting phone call behind Trump impeachment push (BBC News)
  • Boris Johnson returns to parliament he unlawfully suspended (Al Jazeera English)
  • Supreme Court was wrong, Johnson tells MPs (BBC News)
  • Angry Commons exchanges over Parliament suspension (BBC News)
  • Donald Trump asked Ukraine President to investigate Joe Biden, phone call summary shows (ABC News)
  • Trump call details that sparked impeachment inquiry released (BBC News)
  • New Zealand student dead in room for weeks (BBC News)
  • Climate

  • Labour’s Green New Deal is among the most radical in the world – but can it be done by 2030? (The Conversation)
  • Could climate change fuel the rise of right-wing nationalism? (The Conversation)
  • ‘This report is a wake-up call’: UN panel issues climate change warning (ABC News)
  • Fact check: Renewable energy (ABC News)
  • Sports

  • Mohamed Salah: Egyptian FA moves to diffuse Liverpool striker row (BBC Sport)
  • World Athletics Championships 2019: Team Ingebrigtsen – not your average Norwegian family (BBC Sport)
  • Liverpool: Anfield chief executive Peter Moore says Reds ‘back on our perch’ (BBC Sport)
  • England v USA: Eddie Jones confident his side will deal with Rugby World Cup short turnaround (BBC Sport)
  • Rugby World Cup: Australia’s Reece Hodge banned for three weeks after tackle on Fiji’s Peceli Yato (BBC Sport)
  • BCCI replaces suspended Zimbabwe with Sri Lanka for T20I series in India (Cricinfo)
  • Naomi Osaka: Comedy duo ‘A Masso’ apologise for ‘bleach’ comments (BBC Sport)
  • Uruguay’s shock win over Fiji was our greatest – this is how we did it (The Guardian)

  • Further reading

  • Holy relics and celebrity mementos put heaven within reach (Aeon)
  • Sex on the brain (Aeon)
  • Rewley Road Swing Bridge in Oxford, England (Atlas Obscura)
  • Santiago Carbonell Foundation-Museum in Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico (Atlas Obscura)
  • Global sea levels are rising even faster than predicted, warns the UN’s climate committee (MIT Tech Review)
  • Google has released a giant database of deepfakes to help fight deepfakes (MIT Tech Review)
  • Selling Slashers to Teen Girls (Jstor)
  • The Question of Race in Beowulf (Jstor)