Today’s Straya news cloud
  • There’s a surefire way for Labor to lose the next election (SMH)
  • In the doctored document saga, it’s worth reading Angus Taylor’s statements very carefully | Anne Davies (The Guardian)
  • Australians worry about the environment, but are wary of electric cars: report (SMH)
  • South Africa to face England in Rugby World Cup final after beating Wales (ABC)
  • Perth mother charged with murdering her two daughters, aged six and 10 (ABC)
  • Aiia Maasarwe’s sister says she feels ‘very unsafe’ in Melbourne (ABC)
  • Finance

  • Up to 10,000 low and middle income earners to get help buying first home (ABC)
  • ‘Deep red colour’: The story behind Australia’s first red corn whiskey (ABC)
  • Businesses ‘not willing to ask for help’, insolvency inquiry hears (SMH)
  • Your Right to Know: Former News Corp boss backs campaign revival (SMH)
  • ‘National party at its finest’, says Matt Canavan after month of infighting and leaks (The Guardian)
  • For the first time since Victoria was Queen, Britain ran weeks without coal (ABC)
  • Opinion

  • Banks’ messy results will not cloud the not-so-pretty picture (ABC)
  • Coalition’s rewriting of economic history is a masterclass in obfuscation | Greg Jericho (The Guardian)
  • Scott Morrison’s climate pact with the Pacific ‘family’ exposes the hollowness of his words | Katharine Murphy (The Guardian)
  • To me, drinking milk at the beach is more Australian than pies or Vegemite | Christian McCrea (The Guardian)
  • I used to call myself a ‘birdo’. Since then I have coined a new term: a ‘noticer of birds’ | Erin Lennox (The Guardian)
  • I fled my abusive husband in my pyjamas – but dealing with the courts was almost worse than staying | Anonymous (The Guardian)
  • World

  • Nigeria looks back on 20 years of Sharia law in the north (Deutsche Welle)
  • Masterpiece found in French kitchen fetches €24m (BBC News)
  • Protesters form a human chain across Lebanon (BBC News)
  • ‘People in Lebanon want to live in dignity’ (Deutsche Welle)
  • Thousands rally in Barcelona for Spanish unity (BBC News)
  • ‘Whimpering and crying’ IS leader ‘died like a dog’ in US raid, Trump says (ABC)
  • Climate

  • Oktoberfest ‘produces 10 times as much methane as Boston’ (The Guardian)
  • Mine closures in Wyoming cause hundreds of layoffs (IEEFA)
  • How to talk to kids about the climate crisis (The Guardian)
  • SUVs second biggest cause of emissions rise, figures reveal (The Guardian)
  • Sport

  • Mexican GP build-up: Can Hamilton win title? (BBC Sport)
  • David Warner 100*, Australia 233, Sri Lanka 99 (Cricinfo)
  • Uefa to decide Bulgaria punishment for racist abuse in England qualifier (BBC Sport)
  • Eddie Jones and gurus relish finest hour in their pursuit of perfection | Robert Kitson (The Guardian)
  • Further reading

  • Blue Light Isn’t the Main Source of Eye Fatigue and Sleep Loss (Jstor)
  • Is the Psychology of Greta Thunberg’s Climate Activism Effective? – Facts So Romantic (Nautilus)
  • DARPA is betting on AI to bring the next generation of wireless devices online (MIT Tech Review)
  • How 18 Malware Apps Snuck Into Apple’s App Store (Wired)
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