- Teenager suffers electric shock while walking near Sydney light rail construction - ABC News. The cursed project staggers onwards.
- Australia's fair work watchdog takes legal action against Foodora | Business | The Guardian:
In what could become a landmark case for the gig economy, the ombudsman is arguing that Foodora workers are entitled to the minimum award wage, and the company should be fined hundreds of thousands of dollars for underpayment, sham contracting and breaches of the Fair Work Act.
- I Met Japan's Highway Racers In The Middle Of The Sea
- Blues Brothers Guitarist Matt 'Guitar' Murphy Dead at 88 - Rolling Stone. RIP Matt Guitar Murphy.
- Harry rotters: Warner Bros cracks down on Potter fan festivals in US | Film | The Guardian:
Chestnut Hill isn't the only community to receive cease-and-desist letters from Warner Bros. Festival directors in Aurora, Illinois and Ithaca, New York were also told the new guidelines would prohibit most Potter-themed activities, which are typically free events.
- Food fight over 'traitorous, manipulated mung beans' in meat fridge - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - traitorous proteins? Future of food, really. People will get over it when it gets cheaper.
- Anthony Albanese lays out his Labor manifesto: reform, growth, aspiration | Australia news | The Guardian. Albo's leadership challenge is a bit overdue.
- 'Welcome to 2018': NRL praised for response to State of Origin kiss | Sport | The Guardian:
The NRL has been widely praised for its response to comments posted below a photo it shared of opponents – and partners – Vanessa Foliaki and Karina Brown sharing a kiss after their State of Origin game on Friday night.
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- What happened to Sydney's grand plans for a canal from Botany Bay to Sydney Harbour? - Curious Sydney - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
- Why whingeing at work could be good for you - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):
Dr Pouthier is not the first researcher to question the need for relentless positivity at work. Joseph Forgas, a social psychologist at the University of NSW, told Radio National that a mildly negative mood might actually improve performance.
- Universal basic income should be seen as a rightful share of society's wealth - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
- Expo '88, the post-Joh era and Malcolm Fraser's sore back: how Brisbane put the world on show | Books | The Guardian
- Boaters warned of debris after 83 shipping containers fall from cargo ship off NSW coast - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
- This Ferrari Testarossa Rat Rod Is Being Built In A Home Garage
Shark Tank: Contestants fail to net deal once show goes to air:
of the 50 businesses which appeared on Shark Tank last year, 27 received investment from the sharks on television, however only four of these investments actually went ahead
- NSW in constitutional crisis as government MP crosses floor over secret reports | Australia news | The Guardian:
The three reports – the Tune report into child protection services in NSW, the business case for the upgrades of Sydney's two major stadiums, and the business case for moving the Powerhouse museum to Parramatta – have already been ordered to be released [...] But the government has ignored the formal calls for papers saying they were cabinet documents.
- The Cure's Robert Smith: 'I was very optimistic when I was young – now I'm the opposite' | Music | The Guardian
Anthony Bourdain, celebrity chef and television presenter, dies aged 61 - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) (pardoning them for mentioning Drumpf, it's an otherwise good piece).
Film Crit Hulk: Anthony Bourdain, Suicide, and Grace | Observer - which is a good if difficult read as it talks honestly about living with depression and suicidal thoughts. It also puts this very well:
For decades Anthony Bourdain graced our pages and television sets as a “host,”—a perfectly inadequate word to describe what he somehow managed to accomplish with the programs of No Reservations and Parts Unknown. Shows which could naively be reduced to being about food or travel, yet were really just brilliant meditations on culture, boundaries, sociology and the human condition.
- The dog squad sniffing out the critically endangered Baw Baw frog - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)