What our editor’s skimming today

Each day we bring you links to some of the interesting news stories and opinions racing around the www that have caught our attention at the Shipping News.  If you come across something you think should also be highlighted, let us know.

The footy is over, so we bring you some serious writing from The Conversation to pore over this week.

And the first piece concerns the history of Aussie Rules and AFL – yes, footy – in Queensland after covid
The Gabba Grand Final: how Queensland fell in love with Australian Rules football again
The Conversation

Followed by, a piece on the establishment of an effective Integrity Commission in Canberra.
Grattan on Friday: Morrison’s promised integrity commission can’t hide behind COVID much longer – can it?
The Conversation

And then there is the current focus on University Campuses moving to central city digs everywhere. Is it sensible?
A fad, not a solution: ‘city deals’ are pushing universities into high-rise buildings
The Conversation

And then one on the Editor’s second favourite topic – the need to focus on Population numbers
Bob Brown is right – it’s time environmentalists talked about the population problem
The Conversation

And then here’s this really useful piece on Google – a monopoly or something just hugely big and large and enormous?
Vital Signs: Google’s huge market share doesn’t automatically make it a monopoly
The Conversation

And finally, perhaps counter to one’s intuitive thinking, maybe e-prescriptions from your GP aren’t the way of the future
E-prescriptions are coming. But what are they? And is this the end of paper ones?
The Conversation

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