- NSW Police investigate officer filmed kicking, pinning down Indigenous teen during arrest - ABC News
- Enormous crowds march in Sydney Black Lives Matter protest after last-ditch win in Court of Appeal - ABC News
- Government scheme delivers just 38 of predicted 36,000 Covid food boxes to older Australians | Australia news | The Guardian:
Just 38 of a predicted 36,000 food boxes have been delivered under a $9.3m government initiative designed to deliver emergency food supplies to older Australians isolating throughout Covid-19.Another one of Scotty From Marketing's greatest hits.
- Why the Golden Gate Bridge Sounds Like a David Lynch Movie Now | KQED:
the eerie sound you're hearing from the Golden Gate Bridge is in fact the result of new sidewalk railing slats, just installed, meant to curb the wind. Funny thing about wind: when it passes through certain open spaces, it creates a hum. This is how all reed instruments work, and it's something that the engineers of said sidewalk panels apparently forgot to take into consideration.
- This Little Story About A Young Ivanka Trump's Lemonade Stand Sure Is Something | HuffPost Australia... it's an old story but holy shit:
When Ivanka was a kid, she got frustrated because she couldn’t set up a lemonade stand in Trump Tower. “We had no such advantages,” she writes, meaning, in this case, an ordinary home on an ordinary street. She and her brothers finally tried to sell lemonade at their summer place in Connecticut, but their neighborhood was so ritzy that there was no foot traffic. “As good fortune would have it, we had a bodyguard that summer,” she writes. They persuaded their bodyguard to buy lemonade, and then their driver, and then the maids, who “dug deep for their spare change.” The lesson, she says, is that the kids “made the best of a bad situation.”
- Black Lives Matter is six years old, but many founding members say these protests feel different - ABC News:
The federal "abolish the police" plan most often cited by activists centres on divesting from the police budget and investing in local resources like education, healthcare and employment. The goal is not to end the police, but to increase the presence of social workers, teachers, doctors — the kind of people who make police interaction an absolute last resort. Mr Hansford expects there to be some backlash to flattening the complex policy discussion into a phrase like "abolish the police," especially from a white America that still views police as their protectors.
- Indigenous issues can be daunting - here are 10 positive ways to engage - Hack - triple j
- When the Office Is Like a Biohazard Lab - The New York Times:
“There are some real practical limitations to the guidance they've provided,” said Jim Underhill, chief executive of Cresa, a commercial real estate firm. “In dense urban environments, you can't have everyone drive their car in alone. And in a 70-story high rise, you can't limit two people to the elevator.” ... Willy Walker, chief executive of Walker & Dunlop, a commercial real estate financing firm, said managers of his 40 offices plan a wide variety of approaches to office life in the midst of a pandemic. In states like Texas or Florida, he said, everyone wants to go back to the office. In New York and California, employees are much more concerned about returning. “In the blue states, just two to three people want to go back in,” Mr. Walker said. “And in the red states, just two to three people don't want to go back in.”
- NSW police pursue 80% of Indigenous people caught with cannabis through courts | Australia news | The Guardian:
During the five year period, 82.55% of all Indigenous people found with a non-indictable quantity of cannabis were pursued through the courts, compared with only 52.29% for the non-Indigenous population, the data compiled by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research shows. The data shows police were four times more likely to issue cautions to non-Indigenous people. In the five years to 2017, only 11.41% of Indigenous Australians caught by police with small amounts of cannabis were issued cautions, compared with 40.03% of the non-Indigenous population.(stats collated from BOCSAR | NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research)
- 'If you want anything done, get the Sikhs': community wins admirers for bushfire and Covid aid | Australia news | The Guardian:
Bairnsdale was a massive operation but it wasn't the first or last crisis the United Sikhs helped with. In fact, the group is becoming a staple of Australia's emergency response.
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