- 'The Australian people had their chance': finance minister dismisses criticism of Coalition's car park fund | Australian politics | The Guardian:
Simon Birmingham has dismissed criticism of the Coalition's discredited commuter car park fund, declaring that “the Australian people had their chance and voted the government back in”.Naked, unashamed rorting.
- Feral deer in the headlines: Australia's 'slow-moving plague' is finally being noticed | Invasive species | The Guardian
- Iceland's four-day working week trials an 'overwhelming success', report finds - ABC News:
the initiative helped increase productivity, and led to an overall improvement in workers' wellbeing
- Australia is paying hundreds of millions to AstraZeneca for COVID-19 vaccines. But the deal is a 'national security' secret - ABC News:
Gavin Hayman, the executive director of global advocacy group Open Contracting, said Australia's blanket suppression of the deal was striking and at odds with other nations.
- 'Team Trump' launched its alternative social media site to fanfare. It looks like it's already failed - ABC News:
a murky world of make-believe and fancy dress, where every other account is selling commemorative MAGA coins or knock-off Viagra ... A flood of imposters, grifters and Sonic the Hedgehog
- Senior business figures turned to former PM Kevin Rudd to intervene in bringing forward Australia's Pfizer vaccine supply
Senior Pfizer executives told the businessman that if Australia was to make a more serious effort, after its treatment at the hands of relatively junior bureaucrats, it would have to come from much higher up, expressing their astonishment that Prime Minister Scott Morrison had not directly spoken to the Pfizer chairman and chief executive Albert Bourla, as former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had done on multiple occasions. The executives suggested that, in the absence of Mr Morrison, former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd — who was known to them because of his work in the United States as head of the New York-based Asia Society — may have some influence.The spin since then has been about denying it had any influence, but that's not really the point. For the incumbent PM, it's an incredible demonstration that at least some Australian business high flyers are taking matters into their own hands. The attitude from Pfizer ("send us your leader or you don't get jabs") is particularly questionable when you combine it with the whole circus about the deal being a national security risk. The whole situation has a pretty big smell to it.
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