The Queensland Government has confirmed it would fulfil its "middleman" role in any federal loan to Adani for a rail line from its planned Carmichael mine. The Commonwealth had sought clarification from the state after Deputy Premier Jackie Trad declared on the weekend that possible funding from the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) to Adani was a matter for Canberra and Adani. That led to suggestions a loan could not go ahead, because federal funding must flow via the state.
Gratitude is "in" right now. There are thousands of articles advocating for why you should sit down every day and write out ten things you are grateful for. Some studies point to the real neurological boosts we'll receive if we tell the people around us why we are grateful for them. But has anyone ever tried this out? And does anyone else feel as weird about it as I do? I put it to the test. I said to my wife, "I am grateful for you. I am grateful to have you in my life."
In the face of continued disruption of creative markets, a list of more than 80 notable European directors issued a call today at the Cannes International Film Festival for “internet giants” to invest more in the region’s film scene. Cannes has already been swirling with controversy this year due to the inclusion of two Netflix original films that had not previously been screened in movie theaters.