- NSW is unable to use Covidsafe app's data for contact tracing | Australia news | The Guardian:
Guardian Australia understands NSW Health has tested the data but has had issues integrating it into the existing contact-tracing methods, and the Digital Transformation Agency was contacted by the department to fix technical problems. The Digital Transformation Agency referred questions on the matter to the federal health department. The federal health department initially declined to answer specific questions on the issue, instead providing a general statement that states now have access to the app data.
- Australia's Reserve Bank fuels call for post-pandemic renewables push | Australia news | The Guardian
- Government's COVID Commission manufacturing plan calls for huge public gas subsidies - ABC News:
The NCCC is a hand-picked team of business leaders and former bureaucrats set up by the Prime Minister's Office to shape the economic recovery from the virus and lockdown, and includes several members with strong links to the gas sector.
- NSW coronavirus cases confirmed at Waverley College and Moriah College in Sydney's east - ABC News:
Two Sydney schools have been closed after students tested positive for coronavirus, just one day after pupils made a full-time return to campuses across the eastern states.
- Pilbara mining blast confirmed to have destroyed 46,000yo sites of 'staggering' significance - ABC News. Australia's priorities are fucked.
- Bushfire royal commission hears that Black Summer smoke killed nearly 450 people - ABC News:
The commission heard modelling done by health researchers found 80 per cent of Australians were affected by bushfire smoke at some point over the 2019/2020 season. Associate Professor Fay Johnston, from the Menzies Institute for Medical Research at the University of Tasmania, said her team estimated around 445 people died as a result of the smoke, over 3,000 people were admitted to hospital for respiratory problems and 1,700 people presented for asthma.
- Robodebt: government to refund 470,000 unlawful Centrelink debts worth $721m | Australia news | The Guardian:
Stuart Robert, the government services minister, said the refunds would be received by 373,000 people, cost a total $721m and would include recovery fee charges. The debt refunds would begin from July, he said. ... Robert's statement did not say whether the government would agree to pay interest on the debts, a key demand from the class action led by Gordon Legal.
- Robodebt was base politics, flawed policy and bad government:
But those baying for the blood of the Government Services Minister, Stuart Robert, are looking at the wrong suspect. Robert was not even in the ministry when the Coalition devised the debacle. One of the chief proponents was Morrison himself. He announced the biggest part of the welfare crackdown as treasurer in the Turnbull government in the closing days of the 2016 election campaign.
- Parasocial Relationships Are Changing the Way Women Use Social Media | Bitch Media:
There's a more formal term for this: “Parasocial relationships,” a term coined by sociologists Donald Horton and R. Richard Wohl in 1956, are one-sided connections that people form with public figures that give them a false sense of a friendship or even of romantic connection.
- In coronavirus economy, small business owners get creative - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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