Straya Briefly for 27/09/19

  • Vicious Brexit debate could tip UK towards violence, murdered MP’s husband warns (ABC News)
  • Centrelink could launch more than a million new robodebts in next three years (The Guardian)
  • Jim Molan likely to face challenge by moderates for NSW Senate seat (The Guardian)
  • Jock Palfreeman condemns Bulgarian officials for keeping him locked up (ABC News)
  • ATO ramps up warnings about audits and potential fines for dodgy claims (ABC News)
  • NSW abortion law: doctors say last-minute changes ‘unnecessary’ but manageable (The Guardian)
  • PM’s big decision defines his leadership (SMH)
  • Parents call for mental health act overhaul after son died hours after hospital discharge (ABC News)
  • Finance

  • ATO ramps up warnings about audits and potential fines for dodgy claims (ABC News)
  • Inquiry urges Bishop and Pyne ministerial standards probe be reopened (The Guardian)
  • Communications technology and education push Australia down digital rankings (ABC News)
  • WA’s 20,000 Airbnb properties face clampdown in push to ease tensions with hotel operators (ABC News)
  • Khashoggi murder ‘happened under my watch,’ Saudi Crown Prince says (ABC News)
  • The ‘ogre’ behind the microphone: in the studio with Alan Jones (SMH)
  • Beijing’s new airport is already the world’s most expensive and likely to become the busiest (ABC News)
  • Fonterra rings up $562m loss, announces focus will shift across the ditch (ABC News)
  • Opinion

  • My book is not a bestseller, but I still think it is a success (The Guardian)
  • The cut-throat world of academic research doesn’t leave space for clinical work. But it should (ABC News)
  • Eight reasons why impeaching Trump will fail (and three why that doesn’t matter) (ABC News)
  • The fig tree and the writer (Overland)
  • Victoria 2018: informal voting trends (Tallyroom)
  • Faking it (The Monthly)
  • Trump asked for a ‘favour’ from the Ukrainian President. Here’s why he might regret it (ABC News)
  • How dark days and constant thrashings galvanised the Giants ahead of their first AFL grand final (ABC News)
  • World

  • Johnson defends language after criticism from MPs (BBC News)
  • White House ‘tried to cover up Trump call details’ (BBC News)
  • Princess Beatrice engaged to property tycoon (BBC News)
  • Former French president Jacques Chirac dies (BBC News)
  • Khashoggi murder ‘happened under my watch’, MBS tells PBS (Al Jazeera English)
  • Vicious Brexit debate could tip UK towards violence, murdered MP’s husband warns (ABC News)
  • Johnson faces backlash over ‘dangerous’ language (BBC News)
  • HIV whistleblower who saved tens of thousands dies (BBC News)
  • Climate

  • Lib Dem policy to favour the infrequent flyer (The Guardian)
  • Climate change in corporate Australia as businesses go carbon-neutral (ABC News)
  • North Sea cod should never have been labelled sustainable in the first place (The Conversation)
  • Morrison uses UN speech to slam Australia’s climate change critics (ABC News)
  • Sports

  • Rugby World Cup: Owen Farrell standing up from John Quill tackle was England’s main success (BBC Sport)
  • Russian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton says he is unlikely to win remaining six races (BBC Sport)
  • Russian Grand Prix: Charles Leclerc regrets Singapore outburst (BBC Sport)
  • Operation Puerto: Spanish legal system ‘thwarted’ anti-doping investigation (BBC Sport)
  • Karachi braces for its first taste of ODI cricket in a decade (Cricinfo)
  • England choose attrition rather than razzle-dazzle to deal with USA (The Guardian)
  • World Athletics Championships: Asher-Smith, Muir & Johnson-Thompson lead British hopes (BBC Sport)
  • High hits and Ford’s finesse: five things learned from England 45-7 USA (The Guardian)

  • Further reading

  • The consciousness illusion (Aeon)
  • Consciousness Doesn’t Depend on Language – Issue 76: Language (Nautilus)
  • The Race to Name New Species (Jstor)
  • Language Is the Scaffold of the Mind – Issue 76: Language (Nautilus)
  • Eagle Ironworks in Oxford, England (Atlas Obscura)
  • 70 countries have now experienced organized disinformation campaigns (MIT Tech Review)
  • Limiting message forwarding on WhatsApp helped slow disinformation (MIT Tech Review)
  • Burn This Book! (Jstor)