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Governments eye a future of renewables, bike paths and closed-plan offices

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to change the fundamentals of our society, businesses and governments are already grappling with the issues of a post-pandemic world.

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Scott Morrison’s “technology investment target”

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison intends to push for a technology target rather than agreeing to net-zero emissions by 2050, and the Australian media has given Holden a send-off. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

The deceased leader of ISIS Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (Image: SalamPix/ABACA)

War is being run like the writers’ room of a Netflix series

The death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi won't deliver 'Saddam spider hole' buzz for American audiences — but it's a hell of a callback.

Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Labor to refer travel document scandal to police

Good morning, early birds. Fallout from the Sydney council 'forged' document scandal grows, and UK police continue their investigation into 39 migrants found dead in a truck container. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in 2017 (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

US announces permanent ceasefire in northern Syria

Good morning, early birds. Turkey has agreed to a permanent ceasefire following its invasion of northern Syria, and a former ASIO official is charged with breaching secrecy laws. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Nationals demand new drought plan

Good morning, early birds. The government is being pressured to come up with a new working drought plan, and Boris Johnson's Brexit deal takes one step forward and two steps back. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

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Brexit deal hangs in the balance

Good morning, early birds. Boris Johnson's best bet for a Brexit deal hangs in the balance, and the US negotiates a ceasefire in northern Syria. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Kurdish YPG fighters (Image: Flikr/Kurdishstruggle)

How the struggle of the Kurds is co-opted for Western ‘oppression capital’

The Kurds have always striven to make their struggle universal, but left identitarians won't be happy until that struggle is branded by identity politics.

Kurdish families flee their home following Turkey's offensive in northern Syria (Image: EPA/Stringer)

Trump can’t even end wars right

There are 'forever wars', and then there are those that have to be fought. It’s important not to get confused.

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Change will come whether the government wants it or not

Crikey readers on the media's ambivalence to climate change, and Trump's abandonment of allies in Syria.

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