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10:31  21 june  2021
10:31  21 june  2021 Source:   espressocommunication.com

Hall & Oates 'opened doors for crossover music'

  Hall & Oates 'opened doors for crossover music' Hall & Oates helped to open up "the minds of commercial radio", according to John Oates.The 73-year-old musician believes the pop rock duo managed to open doors for "crossover music", as they blurred the lines between different genres.

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TAKING TO MASK

Masks are now mandatory on public transport in Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Wollongong, and Shellharbour, the ABC reports — and indoors in theatres, aged care facilities, and retail shops (including supermarkets) and for front-of-house hospitality workers in seven local government areas — after a COVID-19 cluster across its eastern suburbs yesterday increased to nine.

NSW Health has now identified 25 priority exposure sites spanning Barangaroo, Bondi Junction, Drummoyne, Fairy Meadow, Newtown, North Ryde, Northmead, Redfern, Shellharbour, Sydney, Tempe, and Vaucluse, as well as dozens of other casual contact venues and public transport routes. The Sydney Morning Herald notes that anyone who visited Westfield Bondi Junction, including the car park, over the weekend of June 12 and 13 has been asked to get tested, but only those with symptoms and who visited venues at specific times are asked to also isolate.

Senegal: Is President Macky Sall in the election campaign before the time?

 Senegal: Is President Macky Sall in the election campaign before the time? © Eric Piermont / AFP Some analysts believe that the trips from President Macky Sall are political tours in anticipation of elections. (Image of illustration) After a series of so-called "economic" tours that led it in the center of the country, President Macky Sall started since Saturday, June 12 a second tour this time in the regions of Saint -Louis and Matam in the North.

Elsewhere, Queensland health officials have announced that a flight attendant who tested positive after completing hotel quarantine — and on Saturday visited DFO Brisbane (Airport), the CBD, and Brisbane Portuguese Family Centre between, respectively, 4-4.30pm; 5-6pm; and 7pm-close — does not have the Delta variant.

Victoria yesterday recorded no new cases, its fourth consecutive day with either one or zero, while the state government yesterday announced $5 million from a $50 million mRNA research fund to help the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences manufacture a new mRNA vaccine candidate, which is just months away from trials.

And as The Age reports, the Victorian government also plans to push the Commonwealth to treat the vaccine rollout as a “race” at an emergency national cabinet meeting this morning, which was called by Scott Morrison to discuss the ramifications of last week’s AstraZeneca advice.

Prince Harry and Meghan 'plan to hire Nicole Scherzinger's consultant'

  Prince Harry and Meghan 'plan to hire Nicole Scherzinger's consultant' Prince Harry, 36, and Meghan Markle, 39, who are living in their $14 million mansion in California, have been trying to sign up Ollie Ayling, 30, a source told The Sun.Prince Harry, 36, and Meghan Markle, 39, who are currently living in their $14 million mansion in celebrity enclave Montecito having stepped back from royal duty,  have been trying to sign up Ollie Ayling, 30, as a full-time consultant.

PS: For information on where you can and cannot currently travel in Australia check out Guardian Australia’s state-by-state guide.

TIME TO RE-JOYCE?

Nationals leader Michael McCormack could today stare down his umpteenth leadership challenge by Barnaby Joyce, who stepped down from the role three years ago following an investigation into a sexual harassment complaint, which he denies, and revelations of an affair with, and freshly-created positions for, former staffer Vikki Campion.

Following days of speculation, The Conversation reports that some Nationals sources yesterday claimed Joyce has majority support, although this was downplayed by one of his key allies, former resources minister Matt Canavan.

While McCormack spent much of his recent tenure as acting prime minister denying the Morrison government has a (wholly inadequate) 2050 net zero emissions target, yelling about “treasonous” Greens, and manufacturing an urban-regional culture war, “militant Nationals” are reportedly angry their leader has allowed Scott Morrison to “walk all over” them, and are concerned the prime minister might make a firm 30-year climate pledge.

Smith and Warner headline missing tourists

  Smith and Warner headline missing tourists Steve Smith will miss Australia's white-ball tours of the West Indies and Bangladesh with an elbow injury while David Warner and Pat Cummins are unavailable.Cricket Australia on Wednesday announced an 18-man squad for the two tours, with several big names asking not be considered.

However, Joyce and ally Llew O’Brien have told The Australian ($) they had no plans to bring on a spill during today’s party room meeting. The paper cites several leadership proposals under Joyce for aspirants such as Nationals deputy David Littleproud and ­Resources Minister Keith Pitt — for example a plan that sees Littleproud keep his deputy role and transition to leader in five years.

News.com.au adds that Nationals MP Michelle Landry believes voters have had a “gutful” of leadership challenges and that, if Joyce retook the position, “there would be women out there that would be unhappy with that”.

PS: In a bit of British political drama, the former UK speaker who refereed Brexit, John Bercow, has defected to the Labour Party after labelling the Conservative Party under Boris Johnson as “populist” and “sometimes even xenophobic”.

THEY REALLY SAID THAT?

Hi everyone. We wanted to provide an update regarding a particular exhibitor that was present yesterday. We thoroughly investigated the matter with the assistance of the information provided by attendees overnight, and the exhibitor was subsequently removed from the event early this morning with security present. This kind of behaviour is unacceptable, and we thank you for bringing it to our attention.

Tony Hadley: It's a shame I'm not celebrating 40 years with Spandau

  Tony Hadley: It's a shame I'm not celebrating 40 years with Spandau Tony Hadley has admitted it would have be nice to mark his four decades in the music industry with his former Spandau Ballet bandmates - but he doesn't hold any "angst" over his exit from the 'True' group.Despite pleas from ex-bandmate Gary Kemp to re-join the iconic New Romantic group - which was completed by Martin Kemp, Steve Norman, and John Keeble - the 61-year-old musician, who quit as lead singer in July 2017, wants nothing more to do with the band.

Supanova Comic Con & Gaming

Organisers for the goofy, fun-loving comics and anime expo vaguely address the fact they let a booth sell, for more than one full day, Nazi gear.

CRIKEY RECAP

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The PM has dodged the R-word for too long. We’re breaking media convention to force him out

“Does it matter that the prime minister used the word, possibly at the behest of his QAnon family friend Tim Stewart? That it might have somehow seeped into the PM’s consciousness via the family connections who have it as an article of faith that Satan walks among us? That he might have used the word oblivious to its impact on the panting Q whack-jobs hanging off every coded message? Entirely possible. The problem is: we don’t know unless he says.

“Morrison has deployed various media responses to the ‘ritual’ question. And amid the conflicting messages coming from the PM’s office we can now reveal the strangest defence of all.”

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Billionaire tax dodging exposed (just not in Australia, home of the opaque ultra rich)

“But the revelations this month from US investigative journalism outlet ProPublica (republished in Crikey) about the scandalously low tax bills of American billionaires may unfortunately be a one-off. The story was only possible after a leak from inside the US tax office, the Internal Revenue Services (IRS).

The UK's overseas music sales jumped to record levels last year

  The UK's overseas music sales jumped to record levels last year Sales grew 6 per cent tp £519.7million as music fans across the globe tuned in to Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, as well as golden oldies such as The Beatles and Pink Floyd, according to the BPI.They grew by 6 per cent to £519.7million as music fans across the globe tuned in to Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, as well as golden oldies such as The Beatles and Pink Floyd, according to the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).

“So any hopes of working out how much or how little Australia’s powerful billionaires pay relies on someone inside the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) leaking the same information. And given the experience of ATO whistleblower Richard Boyle, who faces a lifetime in jail for exposing its debt collection tactics, that is incredibly unlikely.”

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Ex-Nats leader Mark Vaile tap-dances to the beat of different climate change drums

“The appointment of former deputy prime minister and current coal firm chief Mark Vaile as Newcastle University’s next chancellor has been met with a predictable controversy.

“Some high-profile philanthropists said they would no longer donate to the institution, placing a full-page ad in The Newcastle Herald today saying they ‘would not support a university who would choose as their leader someone who is determined to build new coalmines when most of the world is determined to reduce fossil fuel use’.”


Video: National Party is 'going through an identity crisis': Canavan (Sky News Australia)

THE CRIKEY PAYWALL IS DOWN

Here’s the latest from the Crikey vault, enjoy them while they’re unlocked!

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Suffragette, martyr or out-of-touch CEO? Let’s keep Christine Holgate-gate in context

“Australian women urged to wear white today to mark their respect; licensed post offices around the country pausing for a minute’s silence to show their support — welcome to the weird world of the martyrisation of corporate executive Christine Holgate.

‘We're losing the skills': pandemic threatens Melbourne's music capital status

  ‘We're losing the skills': pandemic threatens Melbourne's music capital status Melbourne's music capital status under threat as musicians consider leaving the city's music scene to find more stable work, get a second job or leave the state altogether.Growing up in Far North Queensland all Tom Spottiswood wanted to do was move to Melbourne to play music.

“Right down to the eve of the keenly watched Senate inquiry showdown between the former Australia Post CEO and its current chairman Lucio Di Bartolomeo, the soap opera continued.”

READ ALL ABOUT IT

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Dangerous disclosures: Risks abound with ASX climate reporting

Industry and environment groups endorse NSW electric car plan

Victorian childcare centres facing a staffing ‘disaster’ ($)

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Key ABC witness Peter ­Alexander Priest is a serial conspiracy theorist ($)

UN: Sri Lanka ship fire caused ‘significant damage to planet’

High-powered diplomats adjourn talks on nuclear deal

THE COMMENTARIAT

Michael McCormack is finished as Nationals leader and Deputy Prime Minister ($) — Dennis Shanahan (The Australian): “For more than a year, Michael McCormack has been a dead man walking. Now he’s getting to the end of the Green Mile. Whether it’s an empty chair or electric chair challenge, the Deputy Prime Minister and his leadership of the Nationals is ­finished. Citing Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership difficulties is not an argument, it’s a concession.”

The Murugappan family and immigration detentionBehrouz Boochani (The Saturday Paper): “Many may see the plight of the Murugappan family as an isolated case, but I look at it as an embodiment of the multidimensional nature of Australia’s detention system. In fact, the story of this family is a symbol of the thousands of lives shattered by this system. The refugee policy championed by the government of Australia has been structured around the principles of ruthlessness and systemic violence. The government has not deviated too often from these principles, except in a few cases where it came under immense public pressure.”

Olivia Holt on Her 'Next' Musical Era and 'Cruel Summer' Season 2 (Exclusive)

  Olivia Holt on Her 'Next' Musical Era and 'Cruel Summer' Season 2 (Exclusive) The 'Cruel Summer' actress opens up to ET about her new summer single, covering iconic Radiohead and Smashing Pumpkins songs and more."I feel like this song in particular really is the start of a new era for music for me," Holt exclusively told ET. "I have spent the last couple of years exploring, finding new sounds, what I want to do sonically, lyrically. This song is the beginning of all of that. The whole journey has been so epic and it's helped me solidify my artistry a lot.

Intergenerational Report must think big on reform ($) — Jim Chalmers (AFR): “There are two ways to get this wrong and squander the recovery: by continuing to bungle vaccines and quarantine; and with the deficit of vision that characterised a budget which spent big but thought small. That’s why next week’s Intergenerational Report (IGR) is so important. The IGR should be all about the long-term thinking necessary to ensure our economy and society is stronger after COVID-19 than before. How we create a new generation of growth and more opportunities for more Australians in more parts of the country.”

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WHAT’S ON TODAY

Canberra

  • Scarves depicting climate data will be gifted by knitters from the Christian group Common Grace’s Knit for Climate Action to MPs including Adam Bandt, Zali Steggall, Labor’s Alicia Payne and Tanya Plibersek, and Liberal Trent Zimmerman.

Melbourne

  • The Wheeler Centre will host Emerging Writers’ Festival event “The Next Big Thing” featuring 2019 Next Chapter recipient Sam Elkin, author of Emotional Female Yumiko Kadota, and Voiceworks contributor Mickhaella Ermita.

Brisbane

  • Retired community worker and public servant Christine Sykes will discuss her memoir Gough and Me: My Journey from Cabramatta to China and Beyond in an Avid Reader event.

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Olivia Holt on Her 'Next' Musical Era and 'Cruel Summer' Season 2 (Exclusive) .
The 'Cruel Summer' actress opens up to ET about her new summer single, covering iconic Radiohead and Smashing Pumpkins songs and more."I feel like this song in particular really is the start of a new era for music for me," Holt exclusively told ET. "I have spent the last couple of years exploring, finding new sounds, what I want to do sonically, lyrically. This song is the beginning of all of that. The whole journey has been so epic and it's helped me solidify my artistry a lot.

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