- Why are Sydney buses still going up in flames and what can be done about it? | Sydney | The Guardian:
For all buses in 2020, the majority of fire and thermal incidents (57%) originated in the wheel well area, while 26% originated in the engine bay and 17% in the body. Over half were caused by brake issues followed by electrical and mechanical faults.
- $13 billion in JobKeeper payments went to companies that saw increased revenue in 2020, according to new data | Business Insider:
The analysis found that around 195,381 businesses, which were expected to lose revenue and were therefore eligible for JobKeeper, recorded rises in turnover for the six months compared to the same period in 2019.Thirteen. Billion. To put this in perspective, Robodebt was launched with a goal to recoup less than one billion; and actually recouped about $179 million (they spent $606m to recoup $785m)... before they ended up paying $1.3 billion in damages because the scheme had caused so much harm. But lose $13b to big business and they won't even discuss the idea that they should recoup any of it.
- JobKeeper went to thousands of companies whose turnover tripled at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic - ABC News (includes a more conservative estimate that the scheme wasted $6b)
- Gerry Harvey is everything that's wrong with JobKeeper:
If anyone enjoying an unprecedented sales boom could – days later – pull a catastrophic sales forecast out of his arse, it's Gerry Harvey, obviously. But the mere fact he was able to do so and bank millions of JobKeeper – in full compliance with the law! – tells you everything you need to know about the negligent design of Frydenberg's scheme.
- Ali Brigginshaw criticises communication around NRLW postponement as men's players' families are relocated to Queensland - ABC News
- Coronavirus Ventilation: A New Way to Think About Air - The Atlantic:
If we are to live with this coronavirus forever—as seems very likely—some scientists are now pushing to reimagine building ventilation and clean up indoor air. We don't drink contaminated water. Why do we tolerate breathing contaminated air?
- F-35 program's future uncertain owing to design flaws, parts shortages and cost blowouts - ABC News
- Parental burnout: how juggling kids and work in a global pandemic brought us to the brink | Parents and parenting | The Guardian:
A poll carried out by Savanta ComRes earlier this year found that 45% of parents feel burned out, while a study by Oxford university found levels of stress, anxiety and depression rose in parents and carers during the pandemic lockdowns.
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