We officially announce our endorsement for the US presidential election and discuss Pell walking free. Then we get all dreamy talking about what cities could look like without car commuting.
- Not Good Enough has formally endorsed Bernie Sanders for president.
- Cardinal George Pell has had his conviction reversed by the Australian supreme court. He’s currently on a road trip to Sydney, after being “cheered by inmates”.
- Spain is moving to a Universal Basic Income — and planning to keep it once the pandemic is over.
- QLD Greens MP Michael Berkman has called for state ownership of hospitals, instead of the government leasing beds whenever they are needed.
- “Nationalise It!” — Written and performed by Brendan McPherson
- Scott Morrison has asked for renters and landlords to “talk to each other”, to sort out rent reductions if tenants cannot pay.
- More than two million Australians will be left out of the government’s Job Keeper package, including migrant workers and people on the disability support pension.
- Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston could could raise the benefits for disabled people without any legislation changes, but is choosing not to.
- Tresurer Josh Frydenberg tells migrant workers to draw down on their super, or leave the country.
- Victora police have used the coronavirus social gathering and movement laws to fine a drive-by protest advocating for coronavirus safety measures for refugees.
- Australian coronavirus patients are going to be treated with unproven drug hydroxychloroquine, with billionaire troublemaker Clive Palmer given a contract to produce it.
- Tough guys Border Force has been shown to be responsible for allowing plague ship Ruby Princess to dock.
Riding into blue skies
- Big cities like New Dheli are experiencing clear air for the first time in a lifetime.
- Long-term exposure to air pollution is linked to worse outcomes for coronavirus patients.
- Cities are starting to turn over more space to to cyclists and pedestrians instead of cars.
- Four-day work weeks have been linked to increases in productivity.
- Amsterdam used to be packed with cars. They changed it.